Planning a vacation for a group to a resort can be stressful. This post will cover six ideas to help you pick a resort that both you and your group will enjoy.
The first idea is to make sure that everyone in your group buys into your plan. Your group will not be able to blame you if the majority of your group voted for a particular resort. This first idea will help reduce your stress and allow you to enjoy your vacation.
The second idea is to make sure you know exactly what is included in the resort and whether you and your group will use what is included. Some resorts can include waterskiing lessons and scuba diving. These items might be a great value for a group with adults and teenage children but might not be so great for a group of retirees.
The next idea is to book very far ahead. The amount of time that you should book ahead is the most that you can without risk of having to cancel. The reason to book so far ahead is that you will have the most choices of both locations and room styles. You will also generally be able to obtain the best prices available by booking far in advance.
The fourth idea is to think carefully about the location that you are choosing. It might seem adventurous to pick a distant locale, but if half of your vacation budget is used in travel, you might be better off if you pick a resort closer to home. Whether the resort is remote or near a city can also make a difference in whether your group will enjoy the vacation. If the resort is in a remote location, your group will be spending almost all of the time in the resort. If the resort is near a city, parts of your group will have the chance to leave and explore.
A fifth idea is to use email for bookings so that your desired bookings are not miscommunicated and that you have proof of your bookings. There can be a lot of miscommunication even if you are speaking to native speakers of English.
A sixth idea is to pick an appropriate location if members of your group are bringing their children. Adults in your group may want to have some time away from their children, so making sure there are activities for children is a good idea.