Coco Bay Co-Founder Belinda Robinson’s Holiday Suitcase Essentials

What is my key to successful packing? Making sure that every item that earns a place in the suitcase is guaranteed to work hard for you while you are away. By picking versatile and co-ordinating pieces, you don’t have to take as much but can end up having many more options.  No ‘what to wear’ dilemmas on holiday = more time to relax, which is exactly what I plan to do! Armed with my my own advice, here are a few of the key pieces that will certainly be earning a place in the suitcase this Summer:

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Villa Hanedan Kalkan Turkey

Our Trip to Kalkan, Turkey

Plus a review of Simpson Travel’s Villa Hanedan. June 2018 saw team Coco Bay flying out to Turkey for their Summer photoshoot. After some help from the experts over at Simpson Travel we were keen to book Villa Hanedan in Kalkan, south western Turkey. The stunning cliff top location of the Villa with it’s incredible views over Kalkan Bay promised to provide the most wonderful photoshoot setting. Most of the Coco Bay team were new to Turkey and were all particularly excited about this trip. We’d all heard good things about Kalkan, the beautiful beaches in the area and the cosmopolitan vibe of the town.

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Top Tips for a Long Weekend in Marrakesh

I love my job at Coco Bay, but with a business to run, 2 teenage daughters and a needy Labrador my husband often takes the back seat!! We therefore decided that to celebrate 20 years of marriage it was time to escape for a few days and Morocco was calling. A few glasses of wine later on a dark November night we decided to be ‘spontaneous’ and booked 2 flights to Marrakesh (with our Avios!). There was no time for our sensible heads to take charge and February was the other side of Christmas after all.  There would be plenty of time to justify our spontaneity!

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beach make up

5 Tips for Beach-Ready Makeup

We all want to look effortlessly flawless when you hit the beach, but if you’re haunted by visions of sliding foundation and smudged mascara, you are not alone! We spoke to the professionals over at Fragrance Direct to discover their top tips for achieving perfect, beach-ready makeup. Armed with their expert advice, you’ll own holiday beauty. Here are the five things you need to know…

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Coco Bay Beachwear Photoshoot

A Beachwear Photoshoot: It’s all about the planning 

One of the very best, but equally the most challenging parts of our jobs at Coco Bay has to be the photoshoot. Twice a year we set ourselves the challenge of transporting the entire new collections of swimwear and beachwear to a beautiful location in the name of getting some dreamy lifestyle photography and bringing the products to life.  Moving the Coco Bay office out to the sunshine for a week is always pretty exciting but not without it’s challenges, of course there’s a lot at stake and time never seems to be on our side!

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Seafolly-Sahara Nights Deep V Maillot

How to Pack for a Beach Honeymoon with La Blonde Voyage

Calling all 2018 brides to be! Are you in need of some inspiration for your Honeymoon capsule wardrobe? Fashion and lifestyle blogger Emma aka La Blonde Voyage has taken some time out from planning her own wedding to share some of her favourite pieces from the latest Coco Bay Beachwear collections:

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10K race training tips

How to Train for a 10K Race and Avoid an Injury!

To celebrate the start of Spring, Team Coco Bay decided they were in need of a new fitness challenge. After decided to train for a 10k run, our marketing manager Rosie was feeling in need of a little motivation and called on Personal Trainer Alice Thomas to ask her for a few pointers to get her training on track and all of us sprinting towards the finish line! 

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Moontide Tankini

Moontide 2018 Swimwear Collections

Moontide describe their 2018 swimwear collections as a ‘global quest for wanderlust’. Their team of swimwear designers have taken inspiration from the Exotic East and have incorporated touches of Nautical Elegance into the products which adds to the spirit of luxury and adventure for the 2018 designs. Coco Bay have long been huge fans of Moontide swimwear. Using the highest quality fabrics which are sourced from the world’s leading fabric suppliers along with their innovative design features combine to create some of the best fitting swimwear on the planet. Coco Bay are pleased to announce our 2018 Moontide collection which includes three beautiful mix-and-match bikini sets, plus three super sophisticated one-piece swimsuit options. 

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Beachwear Trends 2018

5 Beachwear Trends We are Loving in 2018

A new year brings fresh new trends and brand new beachwear collections land at Coco Bay. We’re taking a look at 5 key holiday trends we are loving for 2018. From romantic floral blooms on your one-piece swimsuit to botanical print on your bikini, these 5 top beachwear trends are all you need to get  set for holidays this year. Whether you are heading off for some Winter sun, a European weekend beach break or a long haul hide-away, we have the perfect beachwear look for you.

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Healthy Protein Muffin Snacks

Healthy Protein Muffin Snacks

Alice Thomas from Alice Clare Fitness has been helping motivate us to get in shape and she’s back to share some some of her expert nutrition tips with us. Being huge fans of snaking at CBHQ, Alice has started us off with this super tasty recipe for Protein Muffin Snacks. Easy to prepare, packed full of goodness and comes with Alice’s personal assurance we can snack on these all day long with zero guilt! Thank you Alice, it’s a winner – the first batch didn’t last long!

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