Cold months are already nearing towards the end, with summer months gearing up for hotter months. As coming months are hot and humid it calls for a beach vacation. Goa being the beach capital of India, witnesses a large number of tourists every year. The tropical weather, perfect balance of flora and fauna with great culinary options in abundance are one of the prime reasons why Goa tops the best places to visit in India list. Other than being a delightful place to shop, eat and explore it is also known for an array of watersports in Goa.
You might find a large base of information on what and what not to do in Goa, but what about the carry-ons and luggage preferences when you plan for a vacation? Having the aid of right thing at the right time definitely makes your trip more carefree, fun and enjoyable. So, here is a list of key essential things you should always have while planning a beach holiday to places like Goa.
Sunscreen: Beach holiday is definitely going to give you a lot of beach tan. Tan is not an issue as it fades eventually, but sunscreen helps prevents from cancer-causing UV rays. You should always invest on a good sunscreen ranging from 50-100 SPF as it helps you to stay protected for a longer time. So, while you are getting ready do not forget to put sunscreen keep your skin glow intact. Don’t be a victim to sunburn or hyperpigmentation that’s a common occurrence on beach holidays. Enjoy, but be skin safe!
Sunglasses: Yes, needless to say but always carry a reflector and a good branded pair of sunglasses having the film for both UV and UVA protection. Eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the body, so keep you glares intact while sight-seeing, chilling on a shack or enjoying a sunset cruise in Goa. A sunglass not just helps your eyes from harsh rays, but also keeping your eyes helps in preventing fine lines and wrinkles.
First aid kit: Not just a beach holiday, but every travel plan should have a first aid kit as an essential condiment. You might travel to far remote places or experience discomfort due to any sudden change. Keep your bag stuffed with antacids, preventive medicines, painkillers, Band-Aids, antiseptic creams and other prescribed medicines if any. Prevention is better than cure, and what better that stay alert with the minimum necessities for emergencies.
Dry Snacks: No, we are not asking you to carry multiple packets of food and beverages, but always carry small food packets and water bottles. In case the wait time at a restaurant is longer than expected or you travel to a place without any eating joints, you can make use of the dry snacks. Carry packets that are compact and easy to carry with things like dry fruits, cookies, dehydrated fruits, potato chips, chocolates, nuts and much more.
Waterproof bag pack and zip locks: When traveling to a beach or planning for watersports in Goa, it advisory to carry a waterproof bag and bunch of zip lock bags. Not just the convenience, but it provides you to segregate things and making things less messy. Additional storage is always a good idea and probably it will help you to carry wet clothes, slippers or even store essentials from getting wet or accumulating moisture.
Selfie stick and portable charger: What is a vacation without a few good and goofy pictures? At this age of selfies and social media rage, surely you want to miss out on cool pictures for your social media feed. So, make sure to pack you best camera along with essential with your portable charger that will help you keep your phone battery up and running. As you would be out for long period of times, it’s better to carry a charger that keeps your devices active throughout.
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Mat and Beach slippers: When planning for a day out at the beach do not forget to carry a mat and beach slippers. Watersports’, playing on the beach or just hanging around with friends, beach vacation is no fun in tight clothes and fancy shoes. So, carry your beach slippers with you to have all the carry without having to fuss about pain and shoe bites. Also, carry a mat to have your set of accommodation in case you do not find places to hang along the shack or any good pubs. It’s a great way to lounge around and watch the sunrise or sink into the roar of beach waves.
Cash in hand: Goa is undoubtedly a tourist spot, but many the well-known shacks and shops based in flea markets do not accept cash. So, it’s advisable to carry a good amount of cash to make transactions without any hassle. It will make your shopping experience much easier and convenient.
So, these are a few essential components to pack for a beach vacation. Smart packing not only makes your journey easier but ensures that you have a great vacation without having the fear of missing out essentials.