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A Guide To Choosing An Island Or Beach Resort

If you are thinking about booking next year’s holiday at a premier beach destination like Thailand, choosing a beach or island resort can seem a little challenging, with so many venues, all saying they are the best. Of course, you could just take pot luck and hope you made the right choices, yet rather than risking your comfort, here are a few tips to help you make the right accommodation when searching for beachfront holiday accommodation.

  • Search For Local Attractions – While the resort would have many amenities, you do want to have easy access to the local attractions, and the Internet can certainly help you to find a suitable venue that is not too far away from the best places to visit. If you want to save a little money, book well in advance, as prices will be a little lower, even if you are going in the high season.
  • Use Online Resources – There are, for example, many luxury resorts and hotels in Thailand, and when browsing through websites, take the time to check out customer reviews, as this is a very good way to find out about the service and the facilities they have on offer. Once you have found what looks like a great resort, simply type the name of the resort, plus the words “tourist reviews”, and you will be able to see what other travellers have said about the venue.
photo of brown bench near swimming pool
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  • Think About Transport – While staying at a 5-star island resort might sound appealing, you don’t want to find yourself in the position whereby you cannot get out and about. In Thailand, for example, many beach resorts will recommend a local motorcycle hire company, and for a few dollars a day, you can be fully mobile and enjoy the local attractions. You should make sure that your holiday insurance covers the use of a rented bike, just in case.
  • Look For An All-Inclusive Package – Some resorts or beach hotels actually offer an all-inclusive package that covers food and drinks, and by choosing an established local tour operator, you can be sure that the venue is top-notch. With a little effort, you might be able to find a resort that offers an all-inclusive package, which will save you some money. There are informative blogs you can find online on aspects to consider when booking beachfront holiday accommodation, which are well worth reading.
  • Insist On A Beachfront Location – Of course, an inland resort or hotel will be a little cheaper, but you’ll probably regret that you have to walk a few kilometres to access the beach. Ideally, you want a resort that has its own private beach, plus you should also insist on a hotel that has at least one swimming pool.
Luxury, Resort, Ranong, Thailand, Andaman Sea
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By considering all of the above, the chances are you will be more than happy with your accommodation choice, and if you are booking online, spend some time checking out many venues before making any decisions. Look for customer reviews, as this is the best way to find out about the level of service, and once you have booked your holiday accommodation, you can prepare for what should be a very relaxing experience.

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