Something to declare: Pack the perfect holiday swimwear

May 24, 2023

Something to declare: Pack the perfect holiday swimwear

If you’re anything like us, your holidays have to include water. From hotel spas and resort pools to activity holidays and exploring new swim spots, we spend as much time as possible in our swimwear.

So, what should you pack? We give our top swimwear recommendations for different kinds of holiday.

The family vaycay

Whether your children are big or small, family holidays at the pool or beach keep everybody happy. With chilling on a sun-lounger very unlikely, you need your swimwear to be supportive and secure – like a second skin in which you can jump waves, build sandcastles on the beach and go down slides at the water park. From pregnancy and breastfeeding to aging and menopause, you'll also need swimwear that looks after your changing body.

We recommend: The Essential Swimsuit or Tankini

Made from bonded fabric, the Essential Swimsuit is comfortable, supportive and extra durable. That means it’ll stay in place, be resistant to multiple sunscreen applications and endure endless activities. If you prefer a two-piece, pair the Tankini with bikini bottoms in Black, Teal or Beach Meadow.

Deakin & Blue Essential Swimsuit Black

The adventure holiday

When it comes to learning a new skill, refining your technique and exploring new places, adventure holidays are the business. There are so many brilliant swimming, surfing and paddling holidays to choose from. Whatever you choose, you’ll need swimwear that’s as adventurous as you are.

We recommend: The X-Back Swimsuit

The smoothest swimsuit with barely any noticeable seams, the X-Back feels like a second skin. Anti-chafe and pro-movement, it’s so sleek and comfortable that you can wear it for any activity - even under a wetsuit. It’s low-cut under the arms for swimming and paddling freedom, and the distinctive X-back prevents strap slippage. It’s also beautifully tailored for bust support.

Deakin & Blue X-Back Black

The resort break

If relaxing in the sun is top of the list for your holiday, then you’ll need swimwear that makes you feel amazing. Lying by the pool, plopping in the water for a cooling swim and making the most of cocktails at the swim-up bar… take us there now.

We recommend: The Plunge Bikini

We designed the Plunge with tan-lines in mind. Simple, sleek and minimal, the super-soft fabric is supportive and smooth. In short, it makes you feel like a goddess. If you want a little more coverage, you could also choose its one-piece sister, The Plunge Swimsuit.

Deakin & Blue Plunge Bikini Plum

The camping staycation

We love homegrown adventures and nights under canvas. With miles and miles of stunning coastline and National Parks full of fresh water lakes, nothing beats exploring the beautiful British Isles. When you’re camping, you need a dependable swimsuit that dries out quickly.

We recommend: The Signature Swimsuit

Our gorgeous Signature Swimsuit is made from extra-durable, bonded, recycled nylon. Not only can you wear it to body board in Cornwall, jump into lagoons in Pembrokeshire or paddleboard a Highland loch, but it also looks fabulous and offers great support. Added to that, it’ll dry out overnight ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

Deakin & Blue Signature Swimsuit Black

The wellbeing retreat

Boutique spa or wellness retreat, we’re great believers in taking time for yourself. Swimming and spa-ing for mind, body and soul makes you feel amazing, and you need swimwear that’s comfortable, easy to move in and that can withstand chlorine, chemicals and oils.

We recommend: The Swimcrop Bikini

With two layers of ultra-durable, butter-soft stretch fabric, this bikini is twice as resistant to chlorine and chemicals than ordinary Lyrca®. The clever, supportive top zips up the front for ease of putting on and taking off, and is cut low under the arms so that it doesn’t chafe when you swim. Mix and match with Regular Bikini Bottoms or Highwaisters.

Deakin & Blue Swimcrop Bikini Teal