Sun drenched beaches, long walks along the water’s edge, luxury suites with a view, a beach vacation is full of memory-making experiences. However, you should consider a few things before checking into a beach resort, hoping for a relaxing weekend.
Large resorts Vs boutique hotels
Some beach resorts will be in urban locales in the middle of all the action while others will be in secluded spots. There are also large resorts as well as boutique hotels. Beach bungalows will be ideal for you if you are looking for a quite getaway. If you want to spend your vacation sunning and participating in resort activities like golf, tennis, and water sports, you can consider more remote resort destinations.
Plan your budget
If you are looking for an all-inclusive experience, then book a resort that is more wallet-friendly. If you are ready to pay-as-you-go, then luxury hotels should be your choice.
Read up the amenities
Most resorts will have a menu of water sport options like paddle boats and windsurfing. These are no-cost items that give you a break from the daily sunbathing routine. Some resorts offer water sports, spa treatments, golf, off-shore fishing or other specialised amenities. If you are interested in any of these, make sure the resort offers these or they are available nearby. If you are a fitness freak, look for fitness-focused functions that can increase your endorphins. Look for opportunities to engage in beach yoga, golf, or other activities that get you up and active.
Ask for your food to-go
Dining at the same restaurant all through your stay can get monotonous. To change up the ambience, ask for your food to go. Eat down on the beach or go for room service and have a little picnic indoors.
Engage the kids
If you are travelling with kids, make sure there’s a kids club and plenty of kid-friendly activities at the resort. Ask for pool toys and a kid’s menu to make your kids feel special. Include them in happy hour by ordering any kind of smoothie.
Feel free to ask for an introductory lesson
Many all-inclusives offer free classes. Some resorts offer salsa classes, cooking classes, yoga classes, and sometimes even introductory swimming classes. While diving trips usually cost extra, feel free to ask for other introductory lessons that are offered free of cost.
Comfort is all that matters
You want to look your best on your vacation. But remember that fashion and function is not always related. A pair of comfortable shoes is a must while on a beach resort. You will be going for long walks along the beach and may even go for trekking, so make sure these trips are as comfortable, enjoyable and pain-free as possible.
Keep an eye on the forecast
No matter what time of the year you’re planning your beach vacation, weather around the water can change rapidly. Keep an eye on the forecast so you can anticipate a rainy day or a storm while you’re there, and be prepared. It is always good to pack a hoodie, an umbrella or other protection gear.
Do something new
Want to have amazing memories? Then try something new at the resort like snorkelling or parasailing.