Are you planning a romantic escape? Saint Lucia is the ultimate honeymoon destination! Most of the hotels on this small island are all-inclusive resorts. Whether you’re on your honeymoon or annual vacation, here are some tips on what to wear in St Lucia!
St Lucia Packing List
Written By: Josie Reim
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Saint Lucia is a wonderful island in the Caribbean. Although it’s a popular honeymoon destination, there’s no reason to limit the island to honeymooners – it’s great for any couple that’s looking for a romantic escape.
Because you’re more likely to stay at a resort than at a hotel in the city, it’s important to bring clothing and accessories that work well for both the pool and any excursions you go on. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re trip ready when you visit.
What to Pack for St Lucia:
Summer rompers make a great alternative to dresses and are one of our favorite styles for island and beach vacations. They can be dressed down as a swimsuit cover-up, worn casually for sightseeing, and dressed up at night.
They’re a one-piece instant outfit, weather friendly, and versatile – definitely a great option to consider when planning what to wear in St Lucia.
Versatility is key to a capsule wardrobe. Learn more in my guide!
The weather is warm on the island so why not take advantage and get some resort wear style. When you’re planning what to wear in St Lucia, think airy dresses and beautiful ocean-inspired hues like the ones shown in this summer capsule wardrobe.
A maxi dress in a climate like Saint Lucia screams relaxing vacation. Pack one to look fashionable and fuss-free. The beauty of a maxi dress is its versatility – add or subtract accessories to change the entire outfit – a simple way to take your look from the beach to the resort restaurant.
These trousers scream tropical vacation. Neutral linen pants are easy to pair with a variety of colorful tops. Find a comfortable pair that you can wear with your favorite clothes and you’ll be ready for paradise!
They’re super comfortable – I discovered them accidentally on a trip to Brazil. Two years later, I bring them with me no matter where I travel – they still look as good as the day I bought them.
TFG loves Ipanema. Learn more about these stylish womens flip flops!
A wide-brimmed hat is a must when you’re moving from cold temperatures to warmer climates. Bring one that complements your carefree wardrobe but isn’t too difficult to pack so that you ditch it while you’re on the island.
A lightweight but versatile jacket is the perfect layer for your week in paradise. It goes great with both the maxi dress and the romper. I like having one for those cooler evenings when you need something thicker than a cardigan but not as heavy as a coat.
If you don’t want to carry the same bag all week but you need something that holds your poolside necessities, pack a reversible tote! Its double the bag that takes up half the packing space.
This one comes with a small wristlet that you can grab for dinner when you don’t want to bring a whole tote. As a bonus, use it as your personal item on the plane, too!
If you plan on hiking either Gros Piton or Petit Piton, make sure to bring some good fitness wear. The hike is steep, through rocks, but doesn’t require you to bring traditional hiking gear if you go with a guide.
A pair of workout leggings you can use both for a dinner out and a hike are versatile and necessary Saint Lucia.
These are the best leggings for travel!
How to Pack Travel Clothes
One way to organize your travel wardrobe is by using packing cubes. The Compass Rose packing cubes have a numbering and color system so it’s easy to identify where everything is! The video below demonstrates this.
Learn our hacks with packing cubes in this video!
We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!
What are your tips on what to wear in St Lucia? Comment below!
For more Caribbean packing tips, please read:
- What to Pack for Grand Cayman
- What to Pack for the Bahamas
- What to Pack for Jamaica
- What to Pack for a Sailing Trip in the British Virgin Islands
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Author Bio: Josie Reim has been traveling the world with a carry-on luggage since 1995 and has visited 18 countries. She loves immersing herself in the local culture, including learning the language and seeking out local wildlife. Packing is a way of life for Josie as she and her husband move their home around the United States often.