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8 Ways to Experience A Hassle – Free Solo Beach Trip to Khao Lak

December 6, 2019
MANATHAI HOTEL & RESORT

Summer is the perfect time to visit the beach, and you can’t help but dream about the beautiful white sand and the strong sea breeze. Don’t delay your trip to a tropical paradise and set a schedule for your vacation.

While a trip to the beach is more enjoyable with friends or family members, there may be times when you want to go on a solo trip. Whether you are going to the Caribbean, Bali, or Khao Lak, you can use the time off to refocus your goals and to reflect on how your life has gone so far.

Going on a solo trip enables you to visit destinations at your own pace and avoid dealing with companions that can cause delays. It’s normal to have apprehensions on traveling alone, especially to a foreign land you have never been to before.

That said, here are eight tips that will help ensure your safety and enjoyment to experience a hassle-free solo beach trip.

1. Take care of your essentials

When staying in a reputable hotel such as Manathai Khao Lak you can leave your valuables in a safety deposit box in your room and be assured that they will be perfectly safe when you leave the hotel. Having said that if you want to be extra careful with your valuable you can leave your possessions with the hotel front desk staff to keep an eye on them for you.

If you can’t avoid bringing gadgets, travel document and money with you, place them inside a discreet security waist belt so that it is highly unlikely you will lose them. If you are heading to the beach, bring a waterproof bag and avoid leaving it unattended.

2. Use your book for other means

If you don’t have a waterproof case, bringing a book to the beach gives you a place where you can hide your keycard and bills of cash. Bury it somewhere only you will know and place a marker to see it easily. As you leave the book behind, you can enjoy swimming without losing your valuables or dangling items in your neck.

3. Use spray-on sunscreen

You don’t have to seek assistance to apply sunscreen if you bring the spray-on type. Other people won’t be able to take advantage of you, and your trip won’t be ruined.

4. Make new friends

Since you are yearning to be more adventurous, going on a solo trip is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and try new beach activities like snorkeling and windsurfing. There’s also snuba, which is a mix of snorkeling and scuba diving. When not enjoying the activities, you can stay at the beach and exchange stories with your new friends.

5. Don’t trust friendly people easily

The beach is a generally peaceful place. However, some people may try to take advantage of you. They may offer a free service but charge you with an expensive fee afterward. Some people may throw a Frisbee close to your direction in hopes of getting to know you. However, remember to be wary every time you meet someone new so that you stay away from harm.

6. Drink lots of water

It’s easy to get sick on a solo vacation. Drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated under the harsh sun and decreases the chances of heatstroke.

7. Check beach hazards before taking a swim

There are beaches where riptides are more common. Ask lifeguards regarding the potential risks or concerns before dipping in the sea. Find out the best times for going for a swim to get out of harm’s way.

8. Go to the beach early

Waking up early and going to the beach allows you to avoid bigger crowds and choose a better location. You have fewer people to contend with in getting that cabana bed or lounge that protects you from the sun while relaxing.

Your home for a relaxing vacation

Are you planning a visit to Khao Lak anytime soon? Make sure you get the experience of a
lifetime by staying at Manathai Khao Lak! Between the snorkeling sessions, spa appointments,
and sumptuous food, you’ll never want to go home!