Whether you’re an experienced self-caterer, or new to the entire idea, self-catering holidays can be a home from home and offer amazing flexibility. It all depends on where you decide to go and what you decide to do. To make sure your holiday goes as smoothly as possible here are our top ten tips for making the most out of your trip away.
Do your research
Doing your research before embarking on a Self-Catering Holiday is a must. Give the place a call and ask “What do you supply?” That way, you will know what you do and don’t need to take with you.
Take a camera
Make memories by taking lots of pictures to record everything you’ve been up to, take pictures of food, the views, the people and anything else that catches your eye. Coming to Falmouth? Why not share them with us on our Facebook page or tag #falmouthhotel on Instagram.
This one seems a bit obvious but forgetting pants is a bit embarrassing. Take what you need for as long as you’re staying plus some extra. If you’re staying somewhere cold take layers rather than heavy jumpers, it packs easier and you are prepared for a change in the weather. Take a waterproof jacket. You don’t want to go all the way to your self-catering accommodation and have the whole experience ruined by a downpour.
Take a Book
Why not take a take a seat poolside with a good book, or, during inclement weather hunker down in our lounge bar with a great cup of Voyager coffee.
Taking money is very important, if you need to buy supplies, go out for dinner or generally just need to spend some cash, it’s worth having cash on your person just in case, after all, who knows how far away the nearest cash point is, and whether they will charge you for a withdrawal.
If you’re taking the children with you there’s nothing worse that one of them using their week’s supply of battery on the journey than having no phone, iPod or Kindle. Take a universal charger which should cover all electronics and don’t forget spare batteries (Double A’s etc).
Sandwiches for the journey there are a must, roadside snacks can be expensive and if your accommodation doesn’t supply food you’ll need to stock up on the essentials items, such as bread, eggs, milk, sugar, and cereal, and don’t forget the tea and coffee, you will be ready for a cup of something on your arrival!
Arrange dinner for your first night
Book in advance: The Castle Beach Restaurant at the Falmouth Hotel is a fantastic place to visit. With its huge choice of food and drink, this really is the perfect place to start your self-catering holiday.
Having fun is the whole point of the holiday, go out, enjoy the local area, relax, eat, drink and be cheerful.