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Plan Your Beach Vacation; For an Unforgettable Seaside Vacation - Tips on Planning a Memorable Beach Getaway

Although beach holidays are among the most popular vacation options for travellers, few take the time to plan out their seaside excursions. From timing the trip to finding the right accommodation, here are some tips on how to throw together an unforgettable beach vacation.


Choose a Location and Time the Trip

The first step in planning a beach holiday is determining which beach to visit. Tourists should remember that all beaches are not identical and that the atmosphere, attributes, and drawbacks of each beach location are different. Those who are heading out for a weekend may want to find a beach closer to home or within easy driving distance while others with the means can explore more exotic and far-flung beaches around the world. After selecting a location, it is then time to set the dates and make sure they coincide with the sunniest days of the year for that particular beach hub. Avoid travelling to beach hotspots in the off-season as there's little to do in paradise when the rains fall.


Reserve a Beachfront Resort

While it may be more affordable to stay in a beach resort that's inland, no beach holiday would be complete without a rest that's literally on the shores of a stunning beach. Whether you select the Anantara Kalutara Resort or any other luxury villa in Sri Lanka, ensure the property has direct access to the beach in addition to other facilities such as a swimming pool, spa, and restaurants.


Explore Excursion Options

Swimming and enjoying long walks on the beach are not the only activity options for a beach getaway, that's why it is necessary to find exciting excursions in the area. From glass-bottom boat rides and sunset cruises to dolphin and whale watching safaris, the list is seemingly endless while some destinations also offer island hopping and fishing tours. Find reliable tour organisers to make the most of these experiences and check online reviews to ensure the prices and the service record are also top-notch.


Sign Up for Water Sports

Beach holidays also offer vacationers the chance to take part in a host of water-bound activities. Whether it's snorkelling or scuba diving or banana boating or kayaking, there are a plethora of engaging ways to splash around the ocean. Time away at a beach hub will also afford some tourists the chance to learn how to surf or scuba dive as instructors offering lessons are easily found in these areas.


Make Time for Cultural Experiences

Every beach hotspot is home to at least a few cultural points of interest whether they happen to be museums, temples or ancient churches. Do some digging and find out what landmarks and historical attractions are within close range of your beach location and make plans to visit these sites.


Pack for Success

Less is more when it comes to packing for a seaside holiday as one needs only a bathing suit and a few casual clothing items for the duration of the trip.