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Planning a beach vacation? Find the perfect type of accommodations. Here's a quick guide to some great beach options.
A no-frills beach hotel will get you where you need to be—by the water. While you won't see amenities like spas or upscale nightclubs, you'll have access to a pool and basic services. Check ahead for suite accommodations and mini-fridges. If you're staying on a budget, a mini-fridge is key for quick meals.
If you'd like a private, quaint atmosphere, book a stay at a beach cottage. Look for resort properties with private cottages or privately-owned cottages. When going this route, plan on reduced room service and fewer scheduled activities and entertainment opportunities.
Beach Club Resorts
Want to go all out? Book a stay at a beach club resort for an immersive beach experience. Thanks to golf, fitness, elaborate poolside activities and plenty of water sports, a beach club keeps everyone in the family busy. Check for off-season rates to get a great deal on your beach vacation.
Looking for a stress-free luxury beach vacation? All-inclusive beach resorts charge you up front for meals, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, activities, taxes and resort fees. Stay and play without worrying about your budget. Perfect for special occasions and romantic travel, all-inclusive resorts offer a true escape from the real world.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|