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Beach Vacations

Taking a beach vacation sounds relaxing, right? But, there’s a few things you should keep in mind to make it even more relaxing. Read ahead for our tips on how to help make your vacation at the beach one of the best ones yet.

  1. Many resorts offer water sport rentals, like snorkeling, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. Check the resort website before you arrive to see what’s available and if any advance reservations are needed.
  2. Think about investing in a waterproof case for your phone or tablet to keep it safe while surfing the web or listening to music. If you don’t want to invest in a new case, bring along a zipped sandwich bag to help keep your phone safe from water and sand while it is stashed in your beach bag.
  3. You may be headed to a beach resort with the comforts of home, but that doesn’t mean you have to take your home with you. Many items can be purchased during a quick visit to the grocery store, either right before or after you check in. This includes beach vacation staples like sun screen, sand toys, and aloe.
  4. Speaking of aloe, keep this in the refrigerator in your unit to keep it chilled. This should help reduce the pain when applying to your sunburn.
  5. Stock up on bottles of water, throw them in your kitchen freezer, and take some before you hit the sand. It will melt throughout the day, but should stay cool enough in the morning hours to help quench your thirst.
  6. You should also consider the magic of baby powder. Yes, it smells nice and clean, but it also is great at taking sand off your legs and feet – just shake some baby powder on and wipe away. Now you won’t have to worry about tracking sand back into your unit.
  7. The early bird catches the worm! Depending on the resort you are staying at, beach chairs may fill up quickly. Get there early to secure your desired spot in the sun or shade and enjoy some downtime before “rush hour” starts.
  8. Don’t forget about the convenience of having a washing machine in your unit! This means you don’t have to pack as many t-shirts or beach cover ups, helping to save space in your suitcase.
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