You found the perfect beach bungalow on the perfect beach filled with attractive, scantily clad people. Now you just need to figure out how to not lift a finger for anything besides rolling over to make sure your other side gets enough sun.
Because you don’t want to get out of the hot tub to tussle with the maitre d’ over the advisability of wearing a bikini to dinner. Hire a private chef to whip you up a batch of lobster bisque and roast you a quail instead. Or perhaps you’d prefer a chef specializing in Caribbean cuisine for your vacation to… San Francisco. (You said the Caribbean, your husband said Indy 500 – a compromise was made.)
Private Yoga Lesson
Why bother scouting out a studio when you can have the teacher come to you? May as well use that bougainvillea-infused garden for something other than napping. Plus, you can just fall asleep in savasana, the way you always want to except you can’t because studios frown on prolonged sleeping. Guess that garden is still being used for napping. C’est la vie.
Possibly the only downside to a vacation rental rather than a swish hotel is the obvious lack of spa. Thumbtack will bring the spa to you. You’re responsible for your own cucumber water, though. (OR ARE YOU?)
Point Break-era Keanu Reeves probably isn’t available, but you can still find a solid surf lesson. Just don’t try to find one in Chicago. There aren’t as many waves on Lake Michigan as one might hope.
Learn to play the maracas
Because shaking things that make noise is fun and vacations are all about fun. Conga lessons are necessary for a well-rounded life and here’s your opportunity. If this was a feel-good movie and you looked like an ‘80s Matthew Broderick, you’d end up onstage playing with the band and winning the heart of that attractive specimen at the next table.
Over to you – how can local professionals help make your vacation experience even better?