First Base jewel-coloured string bikini

Bikini model at overwater bungalow on Bawah Island

I love bikinis in all different styles, but nothing beats a good triangle string bikini. One of my all-time favourites is this jewel-coloured bikini by Aussie label First Base. If you’ve been following my island adventures for a while, you might have seen this bikini on my travels across Thailand a few years back. I used to get all new bikinis for each destination I visited, and while I still add a few new swimsuits to the mix each trip, I’m trying to reduce my fashion consumption. While this particular style is sold out, First Base always have great bikinis that stand the test of time, including multiple trips across Asia!

I paired this First Base string bikini with a striped wrap dress by Turkish brand Ipekyol. I picked this dress up while vacaying in Bodrum on Turkey’s coast and I love that it doubles as a cover-up. With the hot and humid Indonesian weather, it was perfect for throwing on over a bikini after a swim.

My ideal island holiday is one where I get to wear a bikini 24/7.  And with a swimsuit and cover-up being the dress code for Bawah Island, I was in tropical heaven. After drying off, we headed up to Bawah Island’s restaurant in the treetops for a late lunch. Even though it’s fine dining on the island, it’s perfectly acceptable to stroll in barefoot and sandy. This string bikini and cover-up was one of my favourite resort wear combinations to wear during our stay on Bawah Island. And the fact that they were extremely photogenic against the clear aqua ocean and stunning overwater villa was an added bonus.

Shot in our overwater bungalow on the incredible Bawah Island – a luxurious five star private eco island in Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago. 

Bikini model at overwater bungalow on Bawah Island

Bikini model at overwater bungalow on Bawah Island

Girl at overwater bungalow on Bawah Island

Swimwear model at overwater bungalow on Bawah Island

Bikini model swimming in clear aqua water

Bikini model swimming in clear aqua water

Girl at overwater bungalow on Bawah Island

Stay tuned for our Bawah Island article coming soon.