You’ve splurged on the perfect bikini and you’ve got the latest in nautical beachwear, but are your hands looking equally fab? If not, never fear — we’ve got your go-to guide to that perfect vacation mani.
You’ll find some great color picks below, but if you really want to kick it up a notch, consider trying out some nautical nail art. Pinterest is chock-full of ideas and DIY tutorials, from anchor-themed looks to sparkly fish scales. And whether you’re seeing the best of the Caribbean or exploring the Alaskan wilderness, your manicure will be on-point.
If you’re heading to Cozumel
Try: Essie Blanc
Take a tip from blogger Caitlin of Southern Curls & Pearls, who recently showed off her minimalist mani on Freedom of the Seas. It’s the perfect match for the white sands and foamy waves in beautiful Cozumel.
If you’re heading to Hawaii
Get ready for tiki heaven with this pastel mint green color inspired by the lush landscapes of Hawaii. Worried about chipping a nail while you learn to surf? Consider trying a shellac mani in a similar shade.
If you’re heading to St. Thomas
Try: Orly Beach Cruiser
Make like Alabama-based blogger Amanda of KevinandAmanda.com and choose a shocking pink hue to match the brilliant colors you’ll see on the island of St. Thomas.
If you’re heading to Alaska
This icy blue mimics the breathtaking North Pacific waters you’ll be navigating during weeklong Alaska cruises. Those gorgeous glaciers will have nothing on you in this color.
If you’re heading to Bermuda
Like Bermuda’s famous pink-sand beaches, this surprising peony color is the perfect mix of prim and cheeky.
If you’re heading to Aruba
Try: Ciaté Pool Party
P.S. If you’ve totally procrastinated, the Vitality Spa onboard will come to your rescue.