Booking a vacation shouldn’t be the enormous undertaking it so often is. You might choose to let an agent take on the heavy work of putting a package together. Or, if you know what you like, you might try to do it all yourself. After all that work, you’ll need the vacation to get over it! One of the most important parts of any vacation is the accommodation. Whatever type of vacation property you’re looking for, make sure you can get the very best for your budget:
If you’re booking a hotel, it’s important you check the rating. Stars or other awarding systems are given to a hotel by independent parties. They reward facilities and good management over many other things. Don’t rely on just these. Remember, you’re on vacation, so you plan to be out of your hotel more than you’re in it.
Look for walking distance attractions. Hotels like the Best Western Beachside Inn are well situated for the types of attractions and activities a family might be interested in. But don’t stop there. Make sure you check the hotel is family friendly. Can you all sleep in the same room? Are menus at the hotel suitable for the kids? What safety features are available around the pools?
Private Apartments and Houses
Renting a vacation let is often easier for families with babies and small children. There are more facilities there like a full kitchen. This helps you cater for the fussy eater and hygienically manage any feeding bottles. Best of all, you’ll have an outside garbage pail for those smelly diapers! Of course, you still need to check where it is situated.
Aside from a great location, check what services are provided. Can you get in contact with a maintenance person or cleaner as required? Where are the local doctors or pharmacies if you should become unwell? Are there any guarantees for the property when you book and pay?
Nothing varies more than the humble campsite. Some are nothing more than a patch of land in the middle of nowhere. Others are full facility luxury sites that are fully staffed and complete with a restaurant. Most have stipulations about the type of RV or tent you’re allowed to bring so read the small print carefully.
Yes, you can fall foul to legal bans on lighting a campfire, so make sure you’re fully aware of what you can and can’t do. You should also consider what you will all do should the weather be foul throughout your stay. Make sure you have plenty of options for activities as well as places to go. Some campsites become hazardous with excessive rainfall so check what your rights would be should this happen.
What Would Be Your Choice?
There is so much variety in vacation accommodation that it can be tricky to choose. The best way to select is to decide exactly what your family needs most. Cross off anything that doesn’t meet those needs. Look to your most important vacation activities or places of interest. Then select from accommodation choices nearby. What do you choose?