"Now as easy as it is to wrap yourself in the hotel towel after coming out of the pool or ocean, it's much sexier to have a cover-up that's just as fashionable as your super cute bathing suit underneath. I love anything with fringe or anything crochet," Melanie Fiona tells ESSENCE.com.
"There's nothing worse than being sunburned or mosquito bitten while trying to enjoy vacation. Protect your skin! I love Murad's Oil Free Sunblock SPF 30 for my face. Not too greasy and has great ingredients to protect and nourish your skin."
"Something small and portable that packs a lot of punch! Brands like Jabra or Beats Pill are great options. You can hook your iPod or laptop up for a personal music experience while working out or lounging pool side," Fiona tells us.
"You don't have to spend a lot of money to own a great pair of glasses. A great pair of frames that can be worn wet or dry, keep you fashionable and protect the world from seeing the evidence of a long night of partying."