Once in a while, everyone needs to disengage from everyday obligations – school, work, and all sorts of daily stress, and give in to some quality relaxation time. You are finally ready to reward yourself with a much-needed spa vacation, but not sure what to pack? It would be ironic to spend time stressing about packing for a de-stress trip. No worries, we’ve got you covered. Below we’ve listed the ultimate packing list for a well-deserved break of luxury and recreation. Prepare to enjoy some quality self-care time accompanied by a glass of champagne in a hot tub.
The pair of shoes you’ll definitely be wearing most of the time are slip-ons. A spa holiday is all about comfort and relaxation, so make sure you’re equipped with comfortable and cozy slippers that you can wear all day long, both in the indoor and outdoor facilities. If you’re looking for a more chic option, pack a pair of flat sandals as well, but forget about high heels – you’re going on a spa holiday to relax your neck, not to break it.
Needless to say, a swimsuit is THE essential of a spa holiday. Considering that you’ll be spending a lot of time in the water, perhaps it’s a good idea to pack more than one pair. For the best look, you should always take your body type into account when choosing a swimsuit. If you’re one of the lucky ones and have no flaws to hide, then super-flattering triangle swimwear is your cup of tea.
3. Workout clothes
This includes a pair of quality running shoes as well. Yes, a spa holiday usually sounds like indoor hot tubs, massages and saunas, but it can and actually should involve outdoor activities as well. Spa resorts are usually located in green areas with stunning scenery, fresh air, and beautiful hiking trails, and you will not want to miss these. Pack a pair of leggings, maybe a windproof jacket, and comfortable shoes for the physical activities that will benefit both your body and mind.
4. Sun protection kit
Unless you’ve chosen to have your spa holiday during the colder months of the year, a sun protection kit is a packing must. Outdoor pools, strolls in the parks, morning jogs or yoga classes in nature mean that your skin will be exposed to the sun most of the time. In addition to sun protection creams with SPF (at least SPF30), pack your favorite sunglasses which will also come in handy for completing your casual, yet trendy outfit.
5. Little black dress
Yes, there is no need for dressing up, putting on makeup and doing your hair while having the most laid-back time in your life, but a bit of elegance at some point of the holiday won’t harm. Perhaps you’ll want to spend one of the evenings in a fancy restaurant, or go for a romantic walk, or go sightseeing in a city nearby. A one-piece outfit that you can easily adjust to any occasion is the best – the LBD is every girl’s best friend, so make sure you make room for one in your suitcase.
Stop prioritizing everything else over your health and making up a myriad of excuses for why not to take some time off, spoil yourself with a spa trip and pamper yourself with a blissful escape from everyday life – at least a weekend spa trip. Personal pampering should be an irreplaceable part of your lifestyle if you aspire to maintain your sanity and physical agility. Now, when you’ve got the list of the spa holiday essentials, your shut-down from the world and struggle with maintaining that unattainable work-life balance can finally start. Aside from the most important things we mentioned above, keep in mind that this trip is all about relaxation and recreation, so prepare accordingly.