How to Pack For a Summer Holiday in Algarve
The summer season is FINALLY in full swing and your upcoming
holiday with family or friends awaits! But before you can enjoy a
week or more of sunshine and embrace a carefree lifestyle, the
dreaded p-word needs to be completed!
Lets face it, nobody enjoys packing their suitcase and deciding
what to include for a vacation abroad, even worse when you have to
pack it again when it's time to come home - but these things must
be done to ensure you have a wonderful time and the essentials are
within your grasp.
Did you ever play the childhood game "in my bag I packed"?
You know, when one person says "I packed my bag and in it I
put...", and names any object. The next person then says "I packed
my bag and in it I put...", followed by the original suggestion,
before adding their own.
This blog serves a helpful reminder as to what essentials you
will need for your luxury summer holiday and what should be going
in your bag. We have broken it down into four sections for
Passports, Boarding Passes and Insurance
An obvious and arguably the most important one on this list.
Without these documents your holiday could start and end quickly at
your home airport as you wave off the other passengers checking in.
Make sure Passports and boarding passes are to hand and in a safe
place throughout your journey from home to the golden triangle
along with Visa and other holiday documentation - if you are
concerned about coronavirus, our team can help assist or recommend
a course of action with any travel insurance policies.
Phone Chargers and Electronics
You won't be the only one who can't go a day without checking
their phone for news and social media updates. But imagine if you
forgot your phone charger, then what?
To save the pain and struggle of low battery, make sure a phone
charger is in your hand luggage or suitcase. Perhaps you also want
to bring your Kindle, iPad or other relevant electronic device? You
may also need an appropriate plug adaptor.
Unless you are just bringing electrical equipment on holiday, we
hope that the majority of your case will be packed with appropriate
summer wear for warm weather. Shirts, t-shirts, shorts, dresses and
swimwear are the order of the day.
If you are looking to experience Algarve culture through local
restaurants and bars, you may want to include some smart-casual
wear, furthermore if you want to relax beside the pool or head down
to the beach for watersports you will certainly need your swimming
Sun hats and sunglasses are other essentials you will be pleased
to have packed. Also, don't forget to bring a jumper or two if you
get chilly at night time.
Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
With almost no rainfall across the summer months, the luxury
regions of Quinta do
Lago, Vale do
Lobo and Vilamoura
peak at 12 hours of sunlight a day with limited cloud cover,
meaning you will experience a very warm climate.
Temperatures can hit as high as 30°C in July, ranging upwards
from the mid-20s. So, it's important that you bring a sensible
sunscreen factor you are comfortable with to eradicate painful
It's important to also not spend too long in the midday Algarve
sunlight. As this can result in sunstroke and dehydration. The last
place you want to visit is the local hospital. Furthermore, once
the sun sets, the mosquitos could take a shine to you. So it's
worth purchasing repellent to keep them away and reduce any itchy
bites over the course of your holiday.
Where will you be heading this Summer?
If you are thinking about packing a bag for a trip of a
lifetime, you will surely have your destination in mind.
Nonetheless, we encourage you to browse our website for our
carefully selected luxury villa rentals within Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo and Vilamoura.
It's time to pack your bags, so be sure to include these
summertime essentials and enjoy creating special moments with the
ones that matter most all over again this summer!