I don’t know about you, but I’ve got really itchy feet at the moment. Considering my last holiday abroad was back in November, I think this is the longest I’ve stayed at home in my entire adult life – crazy, isn’t it!?
It’s been a challenging few months for most of us I simply can’t deny that my desire for a change of scenery is particularly strong right now! With lockdown measures slowly being eased in the UK, we’re now able to stay in hotels and other holiday accommodation.
However, as international travel is uncertain at the moment, now is the perfect time to explore the country we live in. I particularly love Bournemouth, so I wanted to share why it should be on your radar right now and how you can have a secluded trip there this year..
When planning your trip to Bournemouth this summer, consider driving there instead of using trains/coaches if you can, to help reduce your risk of virus exposure.
When booking a hotel or any other accommodation, you can call ahead to make sure the property has rigorous new cleaning measures in place. Ask if they are implementing such procedures, from check-in to common spaces like the lobby, lift area or restaurants, and of course, in your room.
I would take a packet of anti-bacterial wipes with me to wipe down door handles and other hard surfaces in my room. I would also not request a turn-down or cleaning service during my stay to limit contact with anybody else from coming in.
If it isn’t possible to socially distance at the breakfast buffet due to space or the number of people, try visiting earlier to avoid the crowd or request room service instead.
Currently, spas aren’t open for a few more days, but there is nothing stopping you from pampering yourself while away. Pack some face masks, hair masks and give yourself a mani-pedi from the comfort of your own hotel room. If there’s a bathtub in your room, you can even pack your fav bath bombs or relaxing essential oils.. order a bottle of fizz and live your best life!
Of course you don’t want to be confined to your hotel room for your entire stay. There’s plenty of things you can do in Bournemouth while maintaining a social distance form others..
We’ve all seen the photos of people flocking to Bournemouth beach on the news recently. However, one of the best – if not THE best beach in Britain; Sandbanks is a calming stretch of seaside away from the busier Bournemouth beach. With fewer people around, I imagine it would be much easier to socially distance here, while soaking up some rays.
How many places are there in the UK where you can do watersports? Bournemouth is the perfect place to go at paddle boarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing or sailing. And I can’t imagine coming into contact with too many people in the sea.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie and the watersports don’t quite cut it for you, you can zip line off the end of Bournemouth Pier! It’s the world’s first pier to shore zip line allowing you to soar over the sea and down to the beach.
We all need some kind of break after this pandemic. Whether you were on the frontline, a key worker or homeschooling your kids while attempting to work from home – we all deserve a break, and thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do this safely now.
We last visited Bournemouth a few years ago, and I fell in love with Sandbanks beach so I’m dying to visit again soon! Where would you visit?