Varadero, Cuba!

April 30, 2017

So, we booked a last minute trip to Varadero, Cuba, one day before our departure and in that small amount of prep time, I managed to sew 2 kaftans, throw my whole resort wear wardrobe in my luggage, did my mani and pedi and even got my hair done with some pink braid accents! Yes, all in that short amount of time. 

Nonetheless, I was super excited to leave the cold Canadian weather and land into beautiful Cuba.  We spent our time, tanning on the beach, swimming in the Atlantic ocean and enjoying Cuban rum, which taste so good. Of course, shooting my bikini looks on the beach before sunset everyday was a priority. 

So, I packed 12 bikinis for a 4 day vacation like a true bikini fashionista, options are very important! I finally wore my nude mesh private beach top from Montce Swim which matches my skin tone so well. The embroidered flower detail is so sweet and feminine, this is what I call "luxury swimwear". It was definitely worth, the 100$ dollars I spent, I purchased it on Cacique Boutique.

This pink chevron bikini is from Brazilian Bikini CN, read my full review here.

 I wore this scantily clad neon g-string bikini from Body Zone Apparel, that I bought on sale at Rouge Désire in Montréal, it was 75$ went down to a whopping, 40$. What a great deal!

I picked up sea shells for future craft projects, got a massage on the beach and ordered many more "Cuba libre" cocktails at the open bar.

In the evenings, we checked out live shows. I was obsessed with all the classic taxis around and would only flag down the pink ones! We also went off to the Varadero market for a day of artsy shopping. If you are into leather goods, it's a must. The amount of beautifully crafted leather hats and purses is insane, I got the cutest orange leather pouch for only 3 pesos.

We also did a 2 hour excursion on a catamaran, in the middle of the ocean, while I watched my boyfriend snorkel. I'm scared of sharks so I didn't dare go in, the instructor pleaded that the sharks were only in Holguin, but I wasn't believing that lol.


Vy Nguyen, the designer behind Lolli Swim recently went to Cuba and mentioned on her Instagram that the locals really appreciated any type of gifts, so I packed a bunch of clothes to give away and gave it to the cleaning lady at the hotel and she was so happy. So, If you plan to go to Cuba, bring some type of gift that the locals can use such as clothing or toiletries.

Check out more of my bikini looks! Follow me on Instagram: @TheBikiniFashionista

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