Collecting Things: What to Pack for Cyprus

Cruising the island of Cyprus on a private luxury yacht charter, you’ll find lots of pristine coastline and inviting blue water. This sunny climate, one of the Mediterranean’s warmest, will welcome the use of swimwear as daytime attire. Not just another pretty island, however, Cyprus is also ready to rock all evening, so do pack some edgy frocks suitable for an exclusive club or romantic dinner. Here’s what’s on our list.

Cypriots love the beach. The only thing they love more is a beautiful woman on the beach. Capture attention for all the right reasons in this strappy two piece bikini from Mikoh swimwear. The Vanuatu top and Banyans bottom make a stunning statement. For a handsome surfside profile, choose an Armani nylon swim short for him with logo sides.

Relaxing on board, or tendering in for afternoon shopping and a cocktail or two, don something simple and elegant from Naeem Khan. A richly embroidered top and matching cropped pant fit in perfectly with the locals. For him, seek the light look by Versace from the 2015 resort collection, pairing a pastel with a neutral for a casual yet respectable look wherever you’re headed.

Versace Double-Breasted Suit

Versace Double-Breasted Suit

Seeking shade for your gaze, put on something that will enhance your style. Balenciaga’s updated translucent, rounded aviator is just the thing. For him, all you need to know is Dita Cruiser. Strong, simple, and handmade in Japan, these are the ones. Period.

What time is it? Do you really want to know? Then strap on Ulysse Nardin’s new musical marvel that plays Frank Sinatra’s Stranger in the Night. Or, for those who prefer classical, select the Vivaldi Concerto in E. It’s a music box. It’s a watch. It’s something incredibly special, crafted of 18-karat rose gold 5N, and limited to 99 pieces. What are you waiting for? Make sure she has something worth her while on her wrist as well. This beautiful piece from Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra collection should do it, with a symbol representing luck, health, fortune, and of course, love.

Ulysse Nardin Stranger-Vivaldi

Ulysse Nardin Stranger-Vivaldi

Whether you’re dressing for dinner on the yacht, or going out to taste something spectacular in Limassol, it’s key to look effortless. Naeem Khan makes it easy with a beaded slip dress in gold. You can have it in red, black or silver, but really, how great does this look with the Alhambra watch, and why do it in any other color? For him, check out Versace’s Resort 2015 double breasted suit. Casually worn with a silk tee and some suede slippers, it works perfectly.

Naeem Khan Beaded Slip Dress

Naeem Khan Beaded Slip Dress

Tuck everything into cases as stylish as the clothing, from Globetrotter. The Voyager collection for her, in purple leather with dark brown trim, is a sophisticated retro look that is well made and truly unique. For him, the Albermarle collection comes in navy with caramel and red leather trims. Again, there’s nothing else like it, and it’s truly fun. They’ve been doing this since 1897, so rest assured you’re buying the best. Bespoke and made to order, it’s worth the wait.





Kathleen Turner

Writing engaging, intelligent, accurate copy for the luxury audience, KLTurner covers wine, sailing, travel, and a variety of luxury profile topics.

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