The 2022 Swim Guide—and 7 Dreamy Spots to Suit Up For

The 2022 Swim Guide—and 7 Dreamy Spots to Suit Up For


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The 2022 Swim Guide—
and 7 Dreamy Spots to Suit Up For

Minimalist maillots. Pattern-happy two-pieces. Slinky, string-tied bikinis. This season’s swimwear has something for every style and setting—plus an array of easy cover-ups, slides, and accessories to round out each look. And because, after two summers of staying put, we’re itching to break out our passports, pack a suitcase, and fly…anywhere, we’ve organized this year’s swimsuit guide by location. Below, seven bucket-list-topping bodies of water that live up to the hype—and what to wear (and bring) to each one.

Wade into the crystal-clear waters of Mirabello Bay. Sail around the ancient fortifications of the nearby isle of Spinalonga. Soak up every bit of the sunset over white-peach Bellinis at the poolside bar. Whatever your chosen aquatic adventure, you can’t go wrong with a strapless suit inspired by the beauty around you—plus slides, sea salt spray, and a feminine puff-sleeve cover-up.


  1. Anemos The Ritts Strapless One-Piece

    Anemos
    One-Piece
    goop, $240

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  2. tktk

    Ananya
    NECKLACE
    goop, $10,735

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  3. Rahua Enchanted Island Sea Spray

    Rahua
    Sea Spray
    goop, $34

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  4. Agua by Agua Bendita Dress

    Agua by Agua Bendita
    Dress
    goop, $410

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  5. Emme Parsons Sandals

    Emme Parsons
    Sandals
    goop, $430

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The pool at this secluded desert oasis was built around a 165-million-year-old rock—a stunning example of environmentally respectful design. We suggest rising with the sun for an outdoor yoga flow with panoramic views of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, then sprawling out on one of the king-size daybeds at the water’s edge.


  1. Sara Cristina Shell Top

    Sara Cristina
    Bikini Top
    goop, $150

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  2. Sara Cristina Bottom

    Sara Cristina
    Bikini Bottoms
    goop, $120

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  3. Unsun SPF 30

    Unsun
    SPF 30 LOTION
    goop, $32

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  4. Ulla Johnson Dress

    Ulla Johnson
    Dress
    goop, $645

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  5. G. Label anand denim shorts

    G. Label
    anand denim shorts
    goop, $275

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  6. Janessa Leone hat

    Janessa Leone
    hat
    goop, $267

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  7. Ray-Ban sunglasses

    Ray-Ban
    sunglasses
    goop, $203

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The glassy infinity pool offers mesmerizing views of the Talamanca Mountains. But the real draw of this Auberge retreat is the extensive wellness programming. The highlight: an hour-long river bath that starts with an aura-cleansing plunge and a guided meditation, followed by a full-body coffee scrub and an herbal soak under the shady canopy.


  1. Jade Swim Top

    Jade Swim
    Scoop Top
    goop, $90

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  2. Jade Swim Bottom

    Jade Swim
    Bikini Bottoms
    goop, $90

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  3. Mejuri anklet

    Mejuri
    anklet
    Mejuri, $225

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  4. Agua by Agua Bendita DRess

    Agua by Agua Bendita
    DRess
    goop, $680

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  5. Cult Gaia tote

    Cult Gaia
    tote
    goop, $498

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo is every bit as decadently luxurious as you’d expect a Lake Como grande dame to be—marble tubs, verdant private gardens, fabulous gilt-accented Belle Epoque décor. And the pièce de résistance: a swimming pool that floats on the surface of the lake itself. Suit up in high-waisted bottoms and an underwire top—this look has big Sophia Loren energy—and a red-hot sundress you can wear straight to lunch.


  1. Ephemera Top

    Ephemera
    gingham top
    goop, $160

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  2. Ephemera

    Ephemera
    GINGHAM bottoms
    goop, $80

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  3. Marlo Laz necklace

    Marlo Laz
    necklace
    goop, $2,600

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  4. Tove dress

    TOVE
    dress
    goop, $645

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  5. Lack of Color Hat

    Lack of Color
    Hat
    goop, $129

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  6. Emme Parsons SANDALS

    Emme Parsons
    SANDALS
    goop, $395

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Come for the silica mud mask, stay for the Retreat Spa package. Between float therapy (the azure water is rich in sulfur and silica), massages, and personalized beauty treatments, you can expect to spend about five hours at this vast geothermal spa. Be sure to bring a clean conditioner to protect your hair and shearling Birkenstocks to shuffle around in afterward.


  1. Jade Swim One piece

    Jade Swim
    One-piece
    goop, $198

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  2. Reverie Leave-in conditioner

    Reverie
    Leave-in conditioner
    goop, $42

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  3. goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Face Cream

    goop Beauty
    GOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Face Cream
    goop, $98/$86 with subscription

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  4. G. Label gervais round-sleeve ribbed sweater

    G. Label
    gervais round-sleeve ribbed sweater
    goop, $595

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  5. Suzie Kondi track shorts

    Suzie Kondi
    track shorts
    goop, $125

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  6. Rue de Verneuil
            TOTE

    Rue de Verneuil
    TOTE
    goop, $208

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  7. Birkenstock sandals

    Birkenstock
    sandals
    goop, $160

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Set on lush, landscaped grounds planted with native species and dotted with sculptures by artist-in-residence Fitzhugh Karol, this Finger Lakes retreat embodies lake life at its best. When schvitzing in a cedar-walled sauna barrel or flexing the sailing skills you learned at camp, a simple string bikini and cotton separates you can peel off as you please are key. Other nonnegotiables: a chunky knit for when the sun dips below the horizon and DEET-free bug spray that smells like citrus and vanilla.


  1. Jade Swim VIA TOP

    Jade Swim
    VIA TOP
    goop, $90

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  2. Jade Swim ties bottoms

    Jade Swim
    ties bottoms
    goop, $90

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  3. Kinfield bug spray

    Kinfield
    bug spray
    goop, $22

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  4. Ganni
            cardigan

    Ganni
    cardigan
    goop, $425

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  5. Kule tank

    KULE
    tank
    goop, $68

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  6. Kule shorts

    KULE
    shorts
    goop, $108

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  7. Hereu sandals

    Hereu
    sandals
    goop, $430

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Across the world from its canyon-bound location, Aman Resorts built a world-class spa in the sky, complete with a 30-meter black basalt pool, sweeping city views, onsen-style hot baths, and steam rooms. Ask for the Signature Journey—a grounding full-body scrub of fine camphor, kuromoji powder, and Japanese clay. We love the ease of a frond-print wrap dress and flatform sandals, which transition effortlessly from sauna to sidewalk should you need to step out.


  1. Eres swimsuit

    Eres
    swimsuit
    Eres, $430

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  2. Ariel Gordon studs

    Ariel Gordon
    studs
    goop, $995

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  3. Act + Acre comb

    Act + Acre
    comb
    goop, $40

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  4. Playa HAIR MASQUE

    Playa
    HAIR MASQUE
    goop, $38

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  5. Eres WRAP DRESS

    Eres
    WRAP DRESS
    Net-a-Porter, $690

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  6. Gianvito Rossi sandals

    Gianvito Rossi
    sandals
    Net-a-Porter, $895

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We hope you enjoy the products recommended here. Our goal is to suggest only things we love and think you might, as well. We also like transparency, so, full disclosure: We may collect a share of sales or other compensation if you purchase through the external links on this page.

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