Visiting resorts in Florida is one of my favorite things to do with my family. We are the type of family that likes to be on the go and going to fun resorts is always at the top of our list.
Not every resort is the same, but many resorts in Florida offer the same activities like pool, beach, and dining. Therefore, if you pack the basics for those activities, then you will be on your way to having an easy packing experience.
Before I begin to pack, I'm the type of traveler that likes to know the aesthetics and vibe of a hotel so that I can plan and pack accordingly. For example, if the hotel is modern and edgy, then of course I would like to bring clothes that would complement the look and feel of that specific hotel. If I'm visiting a classic well-known hotel, then of course I would like to bring more timeless pieces.
Other times, I'm running on empty and I'm just trying to pack three kids and myself included, so that's why I like to do my research and make the family packing easier on me.
That's why I'm compiling this list of items for you to pack the next (or first) time you're visiting a Florida beach resort.
Since we've visited Florida beach resorts throughout the state, this list is a good starting point or could easily complement the resort attire that you already have.
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1. Beach Cover Up
First and foremost, pack a beach cover-up. There are so many choices to choose from, but I tend to pick loose-fitting flowy coverups because there's nothing worse than putting on a coverup over a wet sandy bathing suit and having it stick to your body. So I always opt for breathable, light-colored fabrics.
2. Sun Hat
Pack a beach hat that will cover your face and stay on if case it's windy by the beach and pool. Again, there are so many beach hats on the market that you can purchase one based on your personal preference but I personally have this hat and it's been great!
3. Tote Bag
Bring a tote bag with you when visiting a Florida beach resort. If your family is like my family, then we are bringing sunscreen, devices, water cups, hats, etc. I like to bring bags that I don't mind getting wet and sandy and this bag is perfect for those beach and pool days.
4. Sun Glasses
Always keep your eyes protected while out in the sun. These Costa sunglasses are perfect because they are durable and stylish. I love the green lenses.
I always pack sandals that can double up as beach shoes and casual shoes for the evening. These Tory Burch sandals are perfect for walking around the resort, chilling around the poolside, and for casual dining at night.
Most resorts in Florida will have a pool so be sure to pack a swimsuit...or two!
7. Resort Casual Dress
Pack a resort casual dress when visiting resorts in Florida. Keep the fabric light so that you stay cool and dry. If you're visiting during the winter months, then opt for layers like a cotton jacket or scarf to keep you warm. Restaurants can be on the cooler side so I tend to bring a shaw.
8. Cute Earrings
I love using vacations to bring out my more daring earrings. Maybe you're the type to wear daring earrings throughout the year, but I tend to stick to studs for my everyday style. So this is when I bring out my shiny dangling earrings and so should you!
Pack a neutral clutch to pair with your daytime and evening outfits. I love the gold handle on this clutch. It adds an upscale glam factor.
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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a creative travel writer, mother to three awesome kids, and a native Floridian. We live in beautiful Naples, Florida and we love to visit beautiful Florida beaches, small quaint towns, Florida State Parks, and of course Disney! I like to write about our travel adventures and provide tips to other families traveling or relocating to the Sunshine State.