Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Enjoy Your Stay In The Tropical Islands

Summer is just a few months from now. However, if you cannot wait to feel the summer heat then you can book a flight to various tropical resorts around the world where the heat and fun is all-year round. There are countless places you can go to where you can enjoy warm waters, fine sand, gushing waves, fresh breeze, festivals, colorful blossoms, sumptuous delicacies, and good-natured people.

Lucky are these places where the heat stays. The tropics enjoy continuous lush growth of flora and fauna. There is no frost season, of course. The perennial warm humid climate allows the flourishing of a diverse variety of vegetation and wildlife which you will not see in the rest of the world. The tropics also house a huge number of tourist destinations, generating income and fostering economic growth. It is in the tropics where you find the most popular vacation and holiday spots. These places include the Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Hawaii, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mediterranean, Panama, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Thailand. In the Caribbean, for example, you will find the Barbados. It is a popular island noted for its excellent beach resorts, botanic gardens, and spectacular caves.

Enjoy the delights of the tropical resorts these places can offer. This should be fun. Here are some tips you should keep in mind.

1. Plan ahead.

A well-planned vacation will not let you fail. Travelling to another land requires some tasks to be done. It’s not like you’re going to take a ride on a cab and there you go. Decide on where you’ll go, whom you want to join you, what to bring, food preparations or arrangements, how long you’ll stay there, what your activities would be and your budget.

2. Secure your documents.

You can’t just go to a foreign land and then discover upon getting off the plane that you have left your passport. Bring all your necessary identification documents including your license IDs. Also, take note of contact numbers of hotels and emergency numbers. If necessary, make a checklist of all the things you are bringing and be sure to check them before leaving.

3. Don’t forget your first aid kit.

Bring bandages, ointments, aspirins, and other over-the-counter medications in case you need them. Pack them in one kit and do not mix them with your other things.

4. Bring your toiletries.

Toothpastes, deodorants, shampoos, toothbrushes, soaps, among others are necessary for hygiene. The heat in the tropics favors the growth of infectious microorganisms. You don’t want to acquire some skin infection after a fine holiday. Hence, it is important that you maintain good hygiene.

5. Wear light, comfy clothes.

It doesn’t snow in the tropics. There’s no need for sweaters or thick jackets. Bring thin garments made of cotton. You can wear almost anything light in the beach from thin, sleeveless shirts to bikinis or trunks. Some people go to beach naked. Leave your leather shoes and bring beach walking sandals or tennis shoes. Be sure to bring enough clothes, unless you feel like getting the used, dirty ones laundered.

6. Don’t get burnt.

Tropics are places near the equator. The sun’s rays are almost direct. Avoid getting sunburn. It won’t be fun to be somewhere in the shade soothing the burns. Apply sunscreens. They contain agents that protect your skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun which may cause skin cancer. Wear hats and sunglasses that filter out UV rays. Avoid wearing sunglasses that has no UV filter component as these will only dilate your pupils allowing more ultraviolet light to enter your eyes.

7. Be aware of your destination.

You may read a brochure about the resort you’re heading to or you can search the internet for details about the place you have a booked your vacation. This allows you to note of what to expect and to have an overview of the location unless, of course, you fancy surprises. You can also bring a map if you wish.

8. Observe environmental awareness.

It’s rude to go to a place that’s so clean and orderly and then finally leave it with whole lot of mess. Dispose your garbage properly.

9. Be nice to people.

This is basic. You ought to be friendly with the staff of the hotel or the resort you are staying at. Be polite and smile.

10. Have fun.

Soak yourself to the environment. Feel the vibes and explore places. Don’t just stay in your room spoiling what has to be pleasurable. Don’t bore yourself. If you do, you might as well pack up and head straight home.

Getting on a vacation is fun but it doesn’t end there. Be a wise vacationer and follow these simple yet helpful tips and you’re surely have a great time!

By: joalesto

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