What to Pack for Your Overwater Bungalow Vacation

The time has come: you’re finally taking that overwater bungalow vacation you’ve always dreamed of! Whether it’s the Islands of Tahiti, the Maldives, or beyond, we’ve got the ultimate overwater bungalow packing list to make your trip picture perfect!


Portable Speaker

JBL’s Flip 4 portable speaker is a wireless bluetooth speaker that will allow you to play your tunes with ease while you lounge on the deck of your overwater bungalow. Just be mindful of folks in neighboring bungalows and don’t max out the volume!


GoPro Hero 6

The waterproof GoPro Hero 6 is the go-to waterproof camera for snapping snorkeling selfies and shooting underwater video.


Cute Coverup

You'll likely spend a lot of time sporting your bathing suit, whether it’s on the deck of your bungalow or at the resort’s shared pool. Pack a cute coverup to throw over your swimsuit for a stop at the bar or if you want to simply save your skin from a little sun.


Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Sunscreen is absolutely essential in the Islands of Tahiti and the Maldives and we're big fans of reef-safe varieties so that future generations can enjoy snorkeling the reef off their overwater bungalow just like we can.



Shield your eyes from the rays with a cute pair of sunnies! These cat-eye mirrored sunglasses are not only adorable, but offer all-important UV protection for your eyes.



The best sunscreen won’t save your skin if you forget to reapply it! Always pack aloe for post-sun soothing. Our motto is: if you pack it, you probably won’t need it. But if you forget it, you’ll surely wish you had it!



At some point you’ll tire of snorkeling and staring at the horizon. Pack your iPad or Kindle Fire tablet to read, watch movies, or even post photos to make your friends back home jealous!