How To Prepare For A Beach Bungalow Stay

If you've decided to take a beach vacation, figuring out where to stay is probably at the top of your to-do list. Consider renting a beachfront bungalow, which will provide a comfortable and convenient place to stay throughout the duration of your trip.

Beach bungalows are perfect for solo, couple, and family trips, and work for destination events such as weddings as well. If you need accommodations for a large group, you may be able to rent either a large bungalow or several that are close to each other. If you're planning a beach wedding, for example, renting several bungalows will keep friends and family members close throughout the weekend. 

Quaint beach bungalows are also ideal for family reunions, holidays, and romantic anniversary getaways. If you need the rentals during a busy time of year, such as summer, Christmas, or Valentine's Day, book them as far in advance as possible. 

Although most bungalows typically come with almost anything you'll need for a fun, relaxing stay, there are a few ways that you can prepare to ensure the most comfortable vacation possible. Following are some tips that may come in handy:

1. Pack the Essentials 

While some bungalows may have all of the essentials you'll need, you may want your own personal items on hand. This includes shampoo, conditioner, lotions, creams, toothpaste, and face and body washes. 

Since you're staying on the beach, plan accordingly. Pack your favorite sunscreens, anti-inch and sunburn creams, water bottles, personal fans, and sunglasses. You may also want to bring your own beach blankets, towels, and chairs. If you're flying to your destination, you'll have to streamline your packing to adhere to airline policies. 

2. Appropriate Clothing and Beachwear 

Since most of your time will most likely be spent on the beach, pack clothing items that will keep you comfortable and protected from the elements as you play and lounge. Don't forget swimsuits, cover-ups, sunhats and breezy dresses, tops, and pants for hot days and warm nights. 

Flip-flops and protective water shoes are a must, as are dressier shoes for nights out on the beach town. If the bungalow doesn't feature a washer and dryer, bring enough items to last through the trip.

3. Comfort Items 

Depending on the time of year you're staying at the bungalow, you may encounter some cool nights with ocean breezes. Pack your favorite cozy blanket or robe so that you can stay warm while lounging on the patio or screened-in porch.