The goal of any vacation or getaway is to relax and unwind, so it’s smart to get advice from those who are familiar with an area where a visitor might be venturing off too. Today, there are also many online tools consumers can use to locate the most suitable vacation lodgings too, no matter whether it’s a hotel, vacation home, resort or a beachfront condo complex.
These six tips are perfect for newbies to PCB, beyond a doubt–and more importantly, they will alleviate worry and stress.
- Study feedback and reviews on valid and reliable sites online. Star ratings are everything and they can make or break a property. If you find negative reviews consistently then you’ll know to stay away. No one wants a misrepresentation of a property to mar their vacation.
- Stay within your budget, and the easiest way to do this is to check on what properties offer incentives or freebies for staying with them at the kick off of the season. Some properties offer 1 night free for a 7 night booking. It takes a little bit of research, but in the end, this will pay off for you and you’ll save money.
- If you’ll be dining out quite often you want to make sure that the property you choose is within close proximity of great dining establishments. Some guests like to walk the beach to the restaurant of their choosing, so making sure that is possible can increase visitor satisfaction.
- Book your reservations early! It is advised to start looking at least six weeks ahead of time for where you’ll want to stay and get those rooms booked in.
- If you have small children there is no doubt you’ll be going to places such as: Ripley’s, The Race Trax, Putt-Putt, Water parks and more. Check on discount tickets. Some resorts offer packages that include discounted tickets to the most heavily visited tourist attractions.
- If you’re taking a pet, start researching and planning ahead to find the place you want that will accept 4 legged visitors. Some do, but they charge a pet fee. However that is refundable if there are no damages. These are few, but you can find them in perfect locations if you book ahead.