There’s nothing like the resort life: Kicking back, taking in some sun, having a fruity drink, and doing nothing else. However, if you’re sick of airports, tourist buses, and massive fees, there’s no reason to go further than your pool.
Begin with the music. We all know that the right music sets the mood; it’s why we save the metal and pop for when we have to get motivated and fire up the calmer stuff for dinner. So set up your resort playlist and connect your phone to a robust outdoor speaker that can take anything a pool, or the people jumping into it, can throw at it, and use Bluetooth to keep your phone indoors, safe and dry.
What’s a resort vacation without cool, refreshing beverages? While the cooler you bring camping can fit the bill in a pinch, consider something bigger and more solid for your longer-term lounging plans. A rolling outdoor cooler can also serve double duty as a drinks cart and poolside bar, giving you a little space to slice limes and rim glasses, so you can have the quality margaritas by the pool.
Not just any floaty will do for your home resort. Look for one that has a lot of space to lounge in and some extra features that will make you never want to leave. Many floaties now come with cupholders and shades, so you can simply stretch out on the water. Just don’t doze off completely, unless you’re planning on getting a resort tan while you’re at it.