Autumn Sun Holiday Essentials

autumn holiday essentials

If you’re lucky enough to go on a last-minute sun holiday just before winter kicks in, then this post may just be for you. I love going on an autumn sun holiday – as soon as summer ends in the UK, I somehow crave for the sun straight away, it’s like I just can’t let go of that heat on my skin, do you feel the same? I’ve recently got back from my amazing honeymoon in the Maldives and it was literally paradise for a week (if you fancy a little lookie at my Instagram @rainingcakeblog, there are some snaps there – cheeky plug, I know). So, I wanted to do a little round up of my top 3 holiday essentials for an autumn sun holiday, just in case it might be useful for any of you’s heading off for some rays before it starts snowing soon (haaa, dramatic, I know…..)

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A handy belt bag

If you don’t know about the belt bag trend, where have you been all year? Belt bags are super handy for holidays because you can literally carry all your essentials on your hips and keep your hands free. I’ve had my eye on the cute, little Gucci ones, but at £750 a pop, I currently don’t have that much disposable income to fork out for one of those. However, trusty Primark have a great selection of belt bags as well as Zara.

An awesome swimsuit

Wherever you’re heading, regardless of strong sun or intermittent sun, if you’re going to lounging by pool or dipping your toes in sea, a swimsuit is an essential. I love my Watercult swimsuit from UK Swimwear, it fits great and I love the print all over. It’s also super flattering and comfortable to wear making it perfect for all-day wear. I took this swimsuit with me to Ibiza and Maldives this year, it was my go-to piece of swimwear.

A selection of sun products

For a quick glow, I highly recommend the use of Bali Body products. I used them on top of my sun protection and it helps to enhance my tan nicely. Whilst in the Maldives, I used factor 30 sun cream and mixed in a little Bali Body Cocoa Tanning Oil, it worked super well and gave me a gorgeous glow in a day. If you’re only going away for a few days and need something to get you tanned quickly, then Bali Body will be your go-to.

Bali Body

Do you have any autumn sun holidays planned? If yes, what essentials will you be taking?



  1. 4th October 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Lovely swimsuit! Going to miss the sunny days!

    • julie
      24th January 2019 / 10:41 am

      I miss them so much. xx

  2. 6th October 2018 / 10:33 am

    That swimsuit is gorge! I could so do with some sun now before autumn really sets in. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • julie
      24th January 2019 / 10:41 am

      Same lovely! I need hot weather. xx

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