Your dream beach vacation is RIGHT around the corner and you’ve found yourself twiddling your thumbs, simply waiting for the day to arrive.
Luckily, we’ve put together a list of productive (and fun) things you can do in the meantime! It will make the time go faster and you will be happy you take care of it all in advance.
What To Do 100 Days Before Your Beach Vacation
1. Add to your swimsuit collection and other beach-wear.
These days, the second there’s a day with a temperature over 60 degrees, it’s automatically “summertime.” At least according to retail stores, that is. It can be dead of winter and you’re tempted to get a head start on all the new adorable suits on the racks. Luckily, when you have a trip planned, you have an excuse to do so! Go ahead and purchase one or two, so that you’ll have an updated look for your upcoming getaway.
Hopefully, this task won’t be necessary, but it’s always a good idea to dig the thing up and physically feel it in your hands. This gets rid of all the inevitable paranoia that you lost it. Once you’ found it and/or updated it, keep it somewhere super safe, but also memorable.
3. Double-check your itinerary and travel plans.
Because it’s pretty far in advance, it’s likely you won’t have all the possible details regarding flight boarding times, seat assignments, etc. It definitely won’t hurt to take a second look at your flight date/times to calculate how much time you’ll need to commute. With a BeachMaster, this whole process is way easier, since they tend to double, triple, and quad-ruple check these details for you!
4. Find the best beauty products for the beach.
Any excuse to go to Target, am I right? But for real, there are a handful of beauty products that are really beneficial to have on hand when you know you’ll be getting lots of sun and water exposure. For example, water-proof mascara will be your saving grace on a beach trip.
5. Make babysitter, pet sitter, and/or house-sitter arrangements.
If you don’t have kids, pets, or a house — disregard! It’s best to find someone to take care of anyone or anything of yours well in advance so that you’re not scrambling in the weeks before. You’ll be lucky to come across someone who is available to commit to something like this with little notice.
6. Do more research on the resort you’re going to.
All you have to do is visit our main page, www.bluesunvacations.com, to find your resort’s page. There you can scroll through photos, as well as read about your resort’s amenities, activities, restaurants, and other perks. You can also dig into the resort’s individual website to find a more detailed schedule of events. This is fun because it gives you a more realistic vision of what you’re going to be experiencing 100 days!
7. Start finding entertainment to bring along.
You’ll definitely need at least one good book for laying out on the beach everyday. Plan to find one for that and maybe even another in case you finish it quickly, because you will have flight and airport time to kill, as well. In addition to books, magazines are great too! Even making a summer/beach-y playlist for your phone or iPod is an awesome idea. You can listen for the next 100 days to gear up for the trip, plus you will thank yourself later when you have your beach jams ready!
8. Save up a small amount of cash.
The main perk of going to an all-inclusive is that you don’t have to worry about money! However, it’s always a good idea to have a bit of cash on-hand. You’ll want a little for airport snacks, as well as any fees to be paid at customs or when transferring to your hotel.
9. Watch beach movies to pump yourself up.
The Last Song, Blue Hawaii, 50 First Dates, and Cast away — just to name a few.
10. Get a bit of sun before you leave.
In the 100 days (3ish months) leading up to your trip, it could be beneficial to get some sun on your skin beforehand! Not only will you be a little sun-kissed for your swimsuit, but you may have less of a chance of burning later.