There are people who travel managing all the vacation things by themselves - they find and reserve room in the hotel, buy air tickets, purchase meals and entertainment directly at the resort. They say that this way is to save your money. The only disadvantage that all this settlement requiresis much time and worries. Not everybody will agree...
Today travel industry is so well-developed and travel routes are so well-experienced by customers-travelers, that a cost of vacation package might include the minimal extra money which you should pay to the travel agency preparing the vacation package for you. That is why the majority of people prefer just pay once and enjoy travelling and staying in the vacation spot selected.
Certainly, vacation packages mainly depend on the resort and the activities they used to undertake there. That means, for example, that at beach resort you might buy a standard vacation package, which includes 2- or 3-time meals, comfortable hotel room or villa rental, developed resort infrastructure near the hotel, lots of activities for passive and active rest.
Advantages of purchasing the vacation package are that you will be provided with a huge number of vacation services. Snorkeling, sailing, fishing, bicycles, and tennis are usually possible. Golf courses, many restaurants, nightclubs, and shops are located near the resort you are staying at. There might also be a special golf program. A shuttle bus service among all resorts is usually available.
Ask what exactly is included into this price. Will you have to pay extra money for different local excursions, visiting the near-located island, water-falls tours, jungle, safari and so on.
If you want to buy, for example, a diving vacation package - this means that you pay at once for the certain number of hours which you spend diving in the sea. Gather info about whether diving equipment, diving classes, and instructor's services are included into this price. The same one can say mostly about all water spots beach vacation - parasailing, rafting, surfing, sailing, boating and so on. You may purchase a parasailing package, a rafting package - but be sure to know what exactly is included into the price.
If you are going to purchase a beach vacation package, do not forget to clarify for yourself the kind of the beach. Remember the following:
- there are the beaches where there are no lifeguards, not even at most hotel pools. So, try not to swim alone as no big lifeguard hunk wearing red Speedos is going to come to your rescue;
- certain beaches have seas with severe undertows, dangerous breakers, rip tides, or deep drop-offs close to shore. Pay attention to any warning signs.Always remember that beaches can be very dangerous even for the best of swimmers and never turn your back to the ocean. Be sure to check weather conditions. If you like to swim, the pools at the hotels are the best bet for safety.