Royal Island is a secluded island oasis in the Bahamas, about 40 miles northeast of Nassau. Admittedly, you could get away with only packing a swimsuit and wiling the days away on the beach and exploring Royal Island’s crystal-clear blue waters. But, if you’re an overachieving packer (like us), we’ve prepared a packing list of luxe essentials for island life.
Feel at ease as you lounge and play on your own personal stretch of white sand beach. With reef-safe sunscreen and a game of Brazilian Frescobol, you’ll find balance where play-time meets relaxation.
Sunscreen: Biodegradable ocean-friendly sunscreen by Raw Elements.
Paddles: Handcrafted wood Trancoso Beach Paddles.
Towel: Skova Travel Towel.
Scuba Mask: ScubaPro Trinidad Combo snorkeling duo.
What to wear may be the least of your concerns on Royal Island, but if you’re planning for a blissful dinner under the stars, we have a handful of beach-meets-chic attire suggestions.
Sandals: Stuart Weitzman Lexia suede espadrille wedge sandals.
Espadrilles: MULO Suede Espadrilles.
Dress: Zimmermann Wayfarer wrap skirt dress.
Earrings: Oscar de la Renta Clam Shell earrings.
Shirt: Tommy Bahama Sand Linen Stripe Shirt.
Shave kit: Lorenzi Milano Travelling shaving set.
Work up a sweat in the studio overlooking the water or train on the scenic sand path around the island. We’ll even meet you with a green juice when you finish your workout.
Tech: Bang & Olfusen Beoplay E8 wireless earphones.
Skincare: Tata Harper Apricot Resurfacing Mask.
A day trip excursion calls for a few essentials for exploring the surrounding islands, whether you’re swimming with pigs on Max Patch or touring Harbour Island’s charming beach town.
Water Bottle: Hyrdro Flask Insulated water bottle.
Portable charger: ToughTested 8,000mAh Solar Power Bank.
Camera: Underwater travel camera Olympus Tough TG-5.
Skincare: Aesop Protective Body Lotion SPF50.
Dip your toes in the pool while staying hydrated with fresh island coconut water. With a book in one hand and the ocean view on the horizon, you’ll feel completely carefree.
Book: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.
Sunhat: Eugina Kim Made in the Shade sunhat.
Speaker: UE Wonderboom Waterproof Speaker.
Moisturizer/SPF: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Body Moisturizer.