If you have been dreaming about that beach holiday at an exotic destination, how about visiting Gibraltar this Christmas? Winter is a great time to visit the country and escape the cold weather back home in the UK. Gibraltar is a popular winter getaway with tourists from across Europe. With plenty of sunshine, great beaches, shopping and entertainment, Gibraltar is an exciting holiday destination.
Visitors looking for luxury accommodation will find The Caleta Hotel Gibraltar ideal to stay in luxury and comfort. Located in the beautiful Catalan Bay area, with a stunning beach at its entrance it is one of the best locations to stay in the city. Food lovers will enjoy the excellent Italian culinary fare on offer at the hotel’s popular Nunos Restaurant Gibraltar has plenty of sunshine and if you plan to spend most of the time by the beachside some tips that might come in handy are:
Luggage: When travelling it is best to carry luggage that is lightweight and convenient to carry around. The purpose of taking a holiday is to relieve stress and not lug around heavy baggage and make it stressful. The best types of luggage to take on a holiday are:
- Carry on: Another convenient and comfortable piece of baggage is a carry bag.
- Bags with wheels: The most convenient way to travel with heavy luggage is to get a bag with a set of wheels, which makes it easy to carry around.
- Duffel bag: Compact and easy to carry a duffel bag fits in comfortably in most spaces.
Packing: You need to pack all your essentials but not over pack and carry around more than you need. It is best to make a checklist of items you will require and pack accordingly. Carry your beach essentials along with your clothes, accessories and 2 pairs of footwear. Compress the clothing as it would save space and opt for folders to keep the clothes neat and wrinkle-free. Jewellery, makeup and other necessities can be stored in zippered compartments for easy access. Toiletries are not necessary as they will be available at the hotel although, if you use a particular brand you could carry those along.
Travel documentation: Always ensure you have all your travel documentation easily accessible during your trip. Keep them on a carry on with you at all times. These would include passports; ID proof, credit cards, birth certificates for the little ones, insurance cards etc. If you are a student having an ID would help to get discounts. Having a frequent flyer card will also be beneficial. Download the necessary apps or if you are not tech savvy, carry a local guide and a map etc.
Medications: When travelling abroad it is always a good idea to pack medications for use as preventive measures. If you are using prescription medication ensure you carry enough of them to last you through the trip. Always carry a hand sanitiser, allergy medication and a first aid kit to prepare for any eventuality. Also, check the country’s health advisory for any necessary precautions or vaccination requirements etc. Prevention is always better than cure!