Staying in the UK doesn’t need to mean making do with a rusty old caravan in Skegness – there’s a wealth of luxury to discover. Discover The Wordrobe’s top tips for planning a luxury staycation
In a post-pandemic world, the allure of foreign shores has become a little less desirable, as so many of us have realised what vast wonders there are to explore on our own little island.
That’s why the increase in interest for staycations has grown exponentially in recent years and shows little sign of slowing as heading abroad becomes even more expensive and fraught with potential hurdles.
But staying in the UK doesn’t need to mean making do with a rusty old caravan in Skegness. There’s a wealth of luxury to discover as long as you’re willing to do a little digging. Allow us to be your guides.
1. Choose the Right Location
Of course, the success of your staycation will largely hinge on choosing the right location and your decision should reflect the kind of holiday you want. If you’re looking for a more serene and peaceful holiday, for example, Northumberland is rife with history and some incredible coastal walks. Cornwall too is a coastal gem that’s perfect for those who fancy surfing, exploring quaint villages, and devouring fresh local seafood.
If you fancy something a bit more adventurous, meanwhile, Snowdonia in Wales is a haven for adventure enthusiasts, boasting some of Europe’s best mountain climbing and hiking opportunities. For less severe climbs, meanwhile, the Peak District (England’s oldest national park) promises captivating valleys, moors, and dales.
2. Consider Your Budget
A luxury staycation doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. Determine a budget beforehand and stick to it as much as you can. Allocate funds for accommodation, dining, activities, and unforeseen expenses and put it all on a charge card, if possible. This will give you an exact figure to stick to and make you think twice about every expense.
3. Find the Right Accommodation
Your choice of accommodation can also elevate your staycation experience:
Luxury Hotels: Offer indulgence, fine dining, and spa facilities and the UK boasts some of the most esteemed and legendary luxury hotels in the world.
Log Cabins: Provide a rustic yet luxurious feel, often set amidst nature so perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Motorhomes: Ideal for those who wish to explore multiple cities and coastal locations without compromising on comfort. The UK is just the right size for a motorhome holiday too. If you lean towards this option, however, always ensure you’re fully covered with the right motorhome insurance.
4. Plan an Itinerary
Although staycations tend to be more relaxed affairs, having a basic itinerary in place ensures you don’t miss out. Look online before setting out to get a lay of the land and pick out the attractions you want to prioritise. You might also need to prebook certain activities and meals if you’re planning on visiting particularly popular locations too.
5. Prioritise Relaxation
The essence of a staycation is always relaxation. Even if you have dozens of activities on the agenda, allocate some time to unwind with a book too.