Sandy beaches; soft, warm breezes and the sun gently warming your skin.
There’s no better recipe than this for a super-relaxing getaway. One week of this and you’ll feel like you’ve been on holiday for six months!
But before you book your next island getaway, ask yourself a couple of questions and the answers to these will ensure that your retreat will be just as relaxing and rejuvenating as you want it to be!
What Type Of Vibe Do You Want?
Before you start trawling the Internet and, plugging in the search term ‘great island deals’ and selecting the first one that pops up on Google, decide on what type of experience you want to have. Based on this, choose the location and then go from there.
If you’re looking for a cultural vibe, then why not head off to Mauritius?
Mauritius is a multi-cultural society and the majority of their natives are descendants of the Indian people which can be seen in their cuisine, with curries being a staple part of their menu – although they are not as spicy as their Indian descendants. Being of Indian descent, there are many Hindu temples on the island. Some of these are:
- Maheswarnath Shiv Mandir
- Ganga Talao
- Sagar Shiv Mandir
- Shri Prasanna Venkateswara Temple
- Pandurang Kshetra Mandir
- Sri Siva Subramanya Temple
How Much Can You Spend?
The answer to this question is extremely important as if you want to go middle-of-the-road, costs wise, some destinations will be scratched off your list.
Saint Barthélemy – or ‘St Barts’ as it’s known among the people who frequent this destination – is an island in the Caribbean.
If you really are desperate to see the island and are on a budget (not too-strict-a-budget), there are cheaper alternatives in terms of accommodation. However, the hotels will set you back around $200 a night.
What Do You Want To Do?
Do you want an active holiday or do you just want to lie next to the pool and soak up the sun? Do you want to windsurf, waterski and kayak? Is having Wi-Fi important to you? How about TVs in your room?
So when you’ve decided on the location that you want to go to as well as how much you want to spend, have a look at the various amenities in the hotels which are in your price bracket.
See if they tick off everything that you have on your list and if it doesn’t, decide on if it’s a dealbreaker or if you want to find somewhere else.
There’s nothing more relaxing than an island holiday, and the tranquil setting is one of the big bonuses for any one looking to kick back and enjoy some downtime.
Still, you can’t just hop onto the next plane without doing any type of research and also taking into account what you want to experience from your getaway.
See what time of year you can go, which part of the world you want to go to and be very strict about what your budget is. Careful planning will make for a super holiday!