In theory, a beach vacation should be a chance to unwind in the sunshine and forget all about our hectic lives back home. In reality, however, it can be rather stressful which is the very opposite of what we’re trying to achieve. Let’s take a look at a few simple ways in which you can ensure your holiday is as enjoyable as you’d hoped.
1 – Pick the Perfect Beach Destination
A beach is a beach, right? Wrong! Whilst some destinations may be the deserted paradise of our dreams, others will be overcrowded and overrun with young or noisy holidaymakers. For example, holidays to Sharm el Sheikh are perfect for individuals who want to enjoy a haven of tranquility while having their rest and relaxation time. Do your research beforehand and find a beach that is perfect for you.
2 – Choose your Beach Buddy Carefully
Just because you’re friends with somebody does not automatically mean you’re compatible as travel companions. Consider the fact that whilst on holiday, you’re likely to spend almost every minute of every day with each other for anything up to a few weeks. Therefore, ensure that your beach buddy is somebody you can tolerate for long periods of time, and not just in small doses. It’s important that you want the same things from your holiday so that you don’t clash and cause unwanted stress during your trip.
3 – Be Sun Safe on the Beach
It’s tempting when on a short break to expose yourself to the sunshine as much as physically possible, because who knows when you’ll see it again? Well, be careful! Too much sunshine can lead to illnesses which will inevitably ruin your relaxing break. Always ensure you’re wearing an adequate amount of sun screen to return home with a beautiful but healthy glow. Try to avoid the sun at midday and take regular breaks in the shade with an ice cold glass of water to cool off.
You may think that lying on a beach for a week should cost you nothing but small expenses such as drinks and snacks can quickly add up. Plan a rough daily budget to avoid any nasty surprises for your bank balance.
Aside from these few simple steps, just take a deep breath, relax and allow yourself to switch off and enjoy your beach holiday. You deserve it!
Sharm el Sheikh Beach – Wikimedia Creative Commons
Beach buddies – Microsoft Office Clipart Collection
Guest Author Bio
Elma Humpries is a photographer and blogger who works out of a Bahay Kubo interactive base in the Philippines. She loves travel and especially beaches!
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