Before you book your stay at any of the island hotels, you need to do your homework. You should know exactly what the accommodations are and what amenities are included. If it is a resort, you will want to know what type of food is offered and what activities are available for you to enjoy. If you are traveling with small children, you should determine if they have cribs or playpens available and reserve one in advance if you know that you will be needing it.
Talk to the Staff
It is easy to book everything online these days. However, by doing so, you lose contact with the people that work and live in the area. Even if you’ve settled on a particular inn, you should call the front desk and ask questions. Have one of them tell you about restaurants in the area and about the shopping. Ask in advance about activities that are going on or if there are any festivals available for you to visit.
Find a Few Points of Interest
After talking to the staff and doing your own research, write down a few points of interest in the area. Make sure you list several destinations from which to choose. While you don’t necessarily have to hit everything on your list, it will give you the chance to choose from the ones that sound the most interesting. Don’t forget to add important information like hours of operation, cost, and addresses of these activities.
While you may have a long list of things you and your family might enjoy, you need to be flexible. You want to rest during your time away, not get more worn out by trying to visit a dozen places each day. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to sit out in the sun and sand, and enjoy the beautiful water for a day.