Vacations are a special time for us to leave the real world behind and do things we enjoy. Everyone has a different vacation style, which helps make the tough decision of where to visit. Some of us enjoy adventurous getaways jam packed with activities. Others love to do nothing but hit the beach and relax in solitude. If you’re not sure how to spend your time away, here are some ideas for vacation activities fit for each trip style.
For the Laid Back Vacation
Hitting the Beach
Beach vacations have recently been surveyed as the most popular trip option. Booking a beachfront resort or private villa is the guaranteed path to a relaxing, sun soaked vacation. Staying close to the beach allows you to lie on the sand, enjoy the ocean, and recharge as much as possible. Private villas in popular beach destinations like Jamaica, St. Bart’s, and Barbados will provide you with the peaceful vacation you’re dreaming of.
Spending the day on a catamaran cruise is a great way to enjoy scenery in a totally relaxing environment. Catamarans feature a trampoline lounge area where guests can kick back and feel the splashing ocean waves. Seaduced Luxury Catamaran in Barbados is a great option for a luxury twist on Catamaran cruises – the Seaduced experience is private for your group and includes a gourmet lunch, signature cocktails, music, and a dedicated staff who make sure you have a laid back day at sea.
Spa & Yoga
Enjoying wellness activities on your vacation is a great way to really decompress. Trying spa treatments and yoga instruction are popular options during a luxury getaway. Many villa rentals include private spa access, steam rooms, hot tubs, and yoga facilities. Check out Casa at Finca Nosara in Costa Rica and Fairway Manor in Jamaica for wellness villa options.
For the Active Vacation
For those looking to do some underwater exploring, snorkeling is an amazing activity. Most hot destinations offer snorkeling, but certain areas have an exceptional showcase of coral, tropical fish, and gorgeous turquoise waters. Try places like Maui, Barbados, and Punta Mita for the snorkeling experience of a lifetime.
All travel destinations offer different types of day time excursions. Even if you do prefer a relaxing vacation, getting out for a day and exploring your surroundings is a great way to soak up local culture. Popular excursions in the Caribbean include Harrison’s Cave Tour in Barbados, Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour in Jamaica, Exploring Pinel Island in St. Martin, and Island sailing in the US Virgin Island.
Shopping & Dining
Certain destinations will beckon the shopping and food lovers out to explore the local towns. St. Bart’s is known for its upscale shopping and restaurant scene, with a wide variety of designer boutiques and renowned dining options. Checking out the beach bars in Barbados is a great option for casual eats and tropical drinks.
Ready to getaway and try some of these vacation activities? Start by finding a private villa rental that suits your style.