(Closed) Going to the Bahamas for a week – how many swimsuits?

posted 11 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: How many swimsuits should I bring for a week-long honeymoon in the Bahamas?

    One is fine - your fiance is totally sane.

    2-4 - your fiance is nuts.

    5-6 - your fiance is nuts.

    7 or more - your fiance is nuts.

  • Post # 32
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would definitely recommend at least bringing 2 or 3. And – don’t bring your FI! if he’s anything like mine, he probably dreads that kind of shopping. I also get VS suits and usually buy a new one every year of the same type just different color/pattern. Target always has a really good selection too and they are cheap. Unfortunately I’m a little busty and they aren’t really supportive so I stick with VS.

    Post # 33
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m going to Kauai for 12 days for my honeymoon and plan on bringing at LEAST five suits.  I’d say 3 or 4 would certainly be reasonable in your case!


    Also – don’t forget swimsuits start going on sale LONG before summer is over, so you don’t even have to buy something right now!

    Post # 34
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ummm, yeah, I brought 9 bathing suits for the 7 day trip to Cancun. Reason for my excess, I didn’t know what mood I’ll be in.

    Plus, ever since high school I used to buy a new bathing suit every year until a few years ago, so I definitely have a bunch that I still fit. 

    If I only had 4 bathing suits before my hm, I would only probably go out and buy one more.  But since I had so many in my wardrobe, I brought them all. haha

    My DH brought I like 3 or 4 swimming trunks.  My DH does not like getting into damp swim trunks from the day before that’s why he brought extras.  He didn’t go out and buy these swim trunks.  I bought one new one for him and one new one for me for our hm.

    Post # 35
    12 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Here’s a solution…interchangable tops and bottoms!


    You can get the same neckline in different designs or colors so your tanlines will be the same.  They’ll look like different suits and you’re ultimately taking up less precious suitcase space!

    Post # 36
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    Meowkers, I totally know how you feel! I too bought a handful of new suits at the end of last summer (hello clearance) for my trip this past April only to lose my luggage and have to buy a suit at the resort. The selection was minimal but it cost twice as much as I would normally pay for a bikini. Luckily for me, the airline reimbursed. It was miserable having only one bathing suit for 6 days, especially knowing I had 4 new ones sitting in a bag.

    If you like to be in the water, I would suggest at minimum 2 because one won’t dry overnight.

    Post # 37
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I normally take 3 or 4 for a week long beach vacation. Normally I end up sticking with just 2 of them, but I like having the option :]

    Post # 38
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    ok, i voted for just 1 but after reading all the advice about needing another one while the first one dries, I change my vote to 2-4.  I actually had 2 in mind to pack (we’re leaving in a week for ours, getting married next saturday, can;t wait!!!!) but the 2nd one was only for the day we do a sea tour and go to the mud baths.  but now i think i’ll bring a few more!  I have one suit that is the most amazing suit ever, and it was going to be my uniform the whole time but all these girls are right: swim suits are never dry by the next day!  I did not even think about that!  So thank you everyone, I got this bit of advice just in time 🙂  

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