Continuing Tropical Vacay Month, this cute palm leaf print swimsuit is a one-piece that’s actually more flattering and flirty than some bikinis!
Hat: Primark, similar here
I wasn’t keen on wearing a bikini on a vacation with my family, so I only packed one-pieces for this trip. I was initially attracted to this swimsuit because of the tutu-like effect that the bottom ruffle elicits and its hourglass silhouette. Somehow, the details of the suit–the sheer panels and cutouts–actually made this swimsuit more fashion forward than any bikini I own. As a bonus, the floral and palm print also matched the fauna and flora on this Roatan beach.
Speaking of Roatan, this was the first stop on our cruise and my pictures do not do the beach justice. For $100 total, my family purchased a shore excursion that included beach chairs, floaties, and snorkeling equipment. I actually went snorkeling right before these pics (I put on the accessories just for the pics) and the reef (second biggest in the world!) was literally about 10 yards from where we were taking photos.
I spent most of my time out on the reef, while my sister and dad stayed on the floaties because they swallowed seawater more times than they would’ve liked. It actually felt a little claustrophobic swimming in the coral reef because you were surrounded on all sides by giant formations, with only a snorkel to accompany you. Sometimes a fish would flit by, but it was very silent and slow trying to navigate your way around the maze of “living rocks.”
If you get the chance to cruise to Roatan, I’d say to purchase the most basic beach package but spring for snorkeling equipment. Sure, the fancier beach packages include hammocks and private huts, but you don’t get to stay any longer in those fancier accommodations. If I could’ve spent more time in the reef, I totally would have. Miss you, Roatan!