Making the most of a Florida villa: Tips for a relaxing stay
Picture the scene: the sun is shining (and will continue to do so all day), the beaches are waiting, and there is nothing for you to do but kick back, relax, and enjoy the wonders of Florida.
There’s no doubt about it; an Orlando vacation can be the perfect break, offering you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and enjoy all that this exciting region has to offer.
With so much to do, however, knowing how to really relax on holiday can be a challenge – and this is likely to be particularly tricky if you will be travelling with an excited young family, keen to explore the most Magical Place on Earth.
To help, we have put together some top tips that will guide your efforts to book the perfect getaway – and one that is packed with relaxation and chances to unwind.
Chooses accommodation wisely
One of the most important steps to a relaxing vacation is choosing the right accommodation. Opting for villa holidays to Orlando offers a luxurious and spacious alternative to hotel stays, with lots of added benefits such as private pools, hot tubs, and more.
These kinds of rentals are perfect for families. They could provide your own family with all the comforts of home, at the same time as offering the chance to explore the local area rather than be at the mercy of a single resort’s amenities.
Make sure you consider the location of your accommodation – what is it that you are planning to see on your trip? By making sure your villa is close to the attractions you hope to visit, you may save yourselves a lot of time and stress.
Have a rough plan
Once you have chosen your accommodation, it is important that you plan ahead for what you want to do on your stay. Create an itinerary (or at least have a rough idea) of the things that you would like to do and see while in Orlando. This way, you can have a plan and won’t miss out on anything.
Think about what kinds of activities you would like to do each day. This could include visiting the theme parks, taking some time to explore the surrounding areas, heading out for dinner or a hike, or visiting another venue – whatever you do, Orlando and Florida have plenty to offer!
By putting together a rough schedule, you can make sure you have plenty of time to see all the “must-see” spots on your list. This, in turn, will help ensure everyone has the magical holiday they have dreamed of – having a schedule can seriously reduce instances of last-minute stress.
A little planning also means you can think ahead and decide how and when to do things. If, for example, there is a wildlife reserve in the same location as someone else’s must-try dinner spot, you can combine the two on the same day, making the most of your time, and reducing travelling.
It is also important to remember to schedule in some “chill out” time – this will give you a chance to just kick back, relax and unwind. It may seem a waste at first, but once you are in the depths of your trip, you will thank the “past” you for giving the “future” you some scheduled time to unwind and relax. Remember, after all, that you are on vacation!
Go tech-free as much as possible
While some tech may be useful – particularly when it comes to maps and keeping track of time – it is important to try and go tech-free as much as possible, and to switch off from work devices as much as possible.
Turning off your devices can be an incredibly liberating experience, allowing you to really take in the sights, sounds and smells of Florida, in addition to giving you a chance to reconnect with the people you are travelling with.
Taking time away from technology also means we can spend more time in the “now”, and this can help us to really relax, instead of worrying about what is happening back home.
Have back up plans
Even the best-laid plans can go wrong – so it is important that you have back up plans ready.
Whether this means taking a few hours to visit a local museum, planning an unexpected barbecue at your villa, or just making sure you have plenty of books and games on hand, having some extra options can help to reduce the stress of any potential hiccups. As a consequence, you will find it easier to maintain a chilled, relaxed vibe at all times.
Perhaps the most important tip of all is to remember to have fun. This is your holiday, so you should ensure you make the most of it! Take time to explore, talk to the locals and just enjoy yourself – after all, that’s what a truly great vacation is all about!
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