When planning a vacation, there’s very little that sounds more peaceful than spending your days relaxing at the beach. With the gentle sound of the sea, the warmth of the sun, and a cocktail in hand – it’s pure heaven.
Most of us spend months planning a trip and counting the minutes until it arrives. So how do you ensure you’re getting the most out of it when you’re there? Here are some tips to help you make the most of your beach vacation.
Choose Somewhere Right on the Beach
There are many benefits to choosing a hotel right on the beachfront. Firstly, what could be better than waking up in the morning, opening the drapes, and stepping out onto your balcony to ocean views? It sounds like bliss, right? More importantly, however, is that having the beach close by is really convenient. There’s no need to think about how you’ll get there and back or worry about getting lost.
It ALSO saves you from carrying bags of belongings because you know that you can pop back to the room anytime you feel like it.
Need a minute out of the sun? The room’s right there. Forgot something? No problem! Fancy a late night/early morning trip? Just grab what you need, and you’re right there. Stay as long as you like.
What can be better than a selection of food and drinks available whenever you want them?
Sandals has multiple adults-only all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean. The sea is crystal blue, and the sands are always white at these beautiful locations.
When you go all-inclusive, you can access a wide range of delicious food, snacks, and drinks at your fingertips all day long with a short trip to the bar or even delivered directly to you on the beach. There’s no need to worry about packing drinks and snacks to take with you or leaving early to go and get something to eat or drink. You can spend the whole day at the beach while keeping hydrated and happy.
There are also often plenty of restaurants and bars on the beachfront. Enjoy some lunch or an afternoon drink while taking in the fantastic views.
Apply Sunscreen Regularly
While this might sound a bit obvious, regularly applying sunscreen is essential to enjoying your beach vacation. A sunburn will not only ruin your day and leave you feeling uncomfortable, but it can also cause damage to your health.
It’s recommended you use a sunscreen of 30SPF or above and reapply every hour. You might want to apply even more frequently if you’re in and out of the water.
As well as sunscreen, ensuring you have other sun protection is essential. Here are a few things to consider:
- Take a hat and sunglasses with you
- Stay out of the sun between the hottest hours of the day
- Always have the option of some shade available (an umbrella is perfect for this)
- Make sure you stay hydrated and always have access to water
Make the Most of Activities and Excursions
While spending the day lying on a sunlounger sounds like heaven to some, others need a little more excitement. If you’re on a family vacation, you’ll no doubt be thinking about how you can keep everyone happy and entertained.
There are often plenty of activities you can do on a beach holiday if you’re something of an adrenaline seeker. Why not try something like snorkeling, water sports, or scuba diving? If you’re thinking of something a bit more laidback, boat trips and excursions are also usually available.
No matter what level of skill you have or what you’re interested in, there’s something for everyone.
A Checklist for Your Beach Bag
You know the feeling. You’ve packed a bag to take to the beach, thinking you’ve got everything you could possibly need. Once you get there, you realize all the things you’ve forgotten. Here’s a helpful checklist of things to tick off to avoid annoying trips back to the room.
- Book or tablet
- Bathing suit
- Dry change of clothes
- Water bottle
Start Counting Down to Your Beach Holiday!
There’s nothing quite like that feeling of knowing you’re about to go on vacation. It’s a week or two of no stress or worry that you can spend simply enjoying yourself.As the time gets nearer, you’re getting more excited and looking forward to a break to help you unwind and reset. If it’s the relaxation that you need, a beach vacation is the ideal setting. Making the most of your beach vacation comes down to choosing somewhere that caters to you and your needs so that you can enjoy every minute.
Have a wonderful vacation. You deserve it.
Meg is an author at Cinnamon Hollow. She writes on a variety of topics sharing tips and ideas for daily life.
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