Packing List

Obviously dependent on your itinerary and time of year, but we strongly recommend trying to stick to a carry-on to avoid the craziness that can be the EYW baggage claim.

Things we have:

  • dry bags, fanny pack and beach bags
  • baseball hats
  • towels
  • sunscreen/aloe
  • basic OTC medications (Tylenol, allergy meds, TUMS, hangover recovery etc)
  • soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • most types of chargers
  • Dyson hair dryer, brushes, curling iron


Things to pack:

  • bathing suits and coverups (probably more than you think)
  • rash guards/SPF shirts (the sun gets intense, especially out on the water and if you get a sunburn it will ruin the rest of your trip)
  • sundresses, shorts, tshirts
  • sandals/flip flops
  • water shoes/sneakers (ones like these are good multipurpose fast-drying shoes for going straight from the paddleboard to the store)
  • sunglasses (though we have extras if you forget)
  • deep hair treatment/sun protectant for those with long hair as the salt water and sun can do a number on the tresses. Beth swears by this one
  • camera/GoPro
  • hats - remember, the sun can be brutal!
  • Buff (especially if you’re sensitive to the sun) - it can cover your face/mouth, act as a headband, keep a baseball hat in place when going fast on a boat, scrunchie… the uses are endless
  • SPF lip protectant - we’ve found an actual lip balm works better than any actual multi-purpose sunscreen. And trust me, your lips will burn in the sun, no matter how used to it you are 
  • remember we have a washer and dryer so you don’t need an extensive wardrobe!


Things to limit:

  • dressy clothes/heels – KW is a very casual town, and beachy casual is often as formal as you will need for all but the nicest dinners out. 
  • heavy makeup, especially in the warmer months – it WILL slide off your face!