Thanks, all. I'll be perusing your links!! Yay!!
For clarity . . . I'm a "healthy BMI" . . . In US sizing, I'm usually a 10-12 or a size "L" in most things. (I don't like things tight, or I'd be a M in most things.)
I am a Caucasian with fair to medium skin tone & blue eyes. I also have tons of freckles and moles and a strong family history of skin cancer, so I'm already always very diligent about sunscreen/etc.
I need something that covers *everything possible* as doxycycline can make people so sun hypersensitive that you can get full-thickness burns in a few minutes. (Google doxycline sun sensitivity for some traumatic photos!) This is why I'm looking at the Burkini stuff -- as my emergency plan.
I already have a long sleeve high SPF rash guard that I would ordinarily wear during all boating/snorkeling/etc on this sort of trip. Ordinarily, on these sorts of trips, when I'm outside in the sun for 10-12 hours a day on or next to the water, I'd keep that on all the time I'm in the water, along with tons of high SPF sunscreen at all times, reapplied frequently. Then when I'm sitting in "the shade" on the beach, I would strip down to a tankini plus some sort of loose cover up. I'm *hoping" that I can go with this "ordinary" sun protection scheme, so long as I can stay off the doxy. I'm just looking for an emergency plan in case I have to go back on it while traveling . . . SOMETHING that can allow me to cover up every square inch so I don't have to sit in the VRBO, looking longingly and tearfully out the window at the beach where my family is enjoying themselves . . .
Unless the sun issues stop me, I'll likely be in the water snorkeling (extremely high sun exposure) for 6 or more hours a day, and otherwise paddle boarding/kayaking/lounging in the sun (with hopefully some umbrella or shade, but still tons of sun exposure, even when you are "in the shade" in that circumstance) during nearly all daylight hours. I know I can do this if I'm off doxy with my "ordinary" sun protection, as we've done it many times (lucky me, I know!!) I just really, really don't want to miss out on this trip!
Thanks again!! Off to peruse your links!!!
Edited by StephanieZ, 16 July 2017 - 08:34 PM.