Destinations for the Beach Bum: Where to Stay if You Love the Beach

By on October 16, 2019
Beach Bum

Have you ever thought about what you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you currently have a career, but when you grow up, you want to be an architect. As you sit in your office cubicle, perhaps you have dreams of someday working as a florist. Or maybe as you scroll through endless spreadsheets mining data, you have thoughts of eventually switching careers to become a beach bum.

We all have dreams, but life is short. If you don’t act now, you may never achieve your goal of becoming a beach bum. Start the process by looking into all-inclusive vacations in Saint Lucia. After that, travel from resort to resort until you have studied each Caribbean island in detail. Here is a suggested syllabus for your studies.

Lesson 1: Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia has everything one would expect from an Eastern Caribbean island. You probably have images in your mind of white-sand beaches, colorful flora and fauna, and snorkeling, and sailing opportunities. 

What you may not know is that Saint Lucia is most famous for The Pitons, two dormant volcanoes that jut up on the southwestern coach. These landmarks are so beloved that locals named a light, refreshing beer after the peaks. 

Beach bumLesson 2: Barbados

At only 166 square miles, you would think that Barbados would be a quick study. This is far from accurate. In your quest to be a beach bum, you may need to spend at least a month on Barbados to really soak in the local flavor and customs.

The primary regional language of Barbados is Bajan Creole, but this Eastern Caribbean Island is part of the British Commonwealth. Think of Barbados as a combination of calypso music with afternoon tea time.

Lesson 3: Jamaica

You cannot become a true-blue beach bum without spending time in Jamaica. Jamaica is known for its waterfalls, mountains, rainforests, and coral reefs. It’s also a land of reggae music, jerk chicken, and a laid-back vibe. 

Jamaica is best known for its white-sand beaches set against turquoise, sparkling water. In fact, Negril’s 7-Mile Beach is considered one of the best in the world.

Lesson 4: Bahamas

When you say you are going to the Bahamas, what you really mean is that you are going to visit one of the Bahamas’ 700 separate islands that spread out over 100,000 square miles of the ocean. It is here that you will learn the definition of an archipelago.

You will also learn through observation that the ocean surrounding the Bahamas is the clearest water on the planet. Make sure your resort includes snorkeling since that crystal clear water means you will have fantastic visibility.

Lesson 5: Grenada

Warm days, breezy nights, the smell of nutmeg in the air. This is what you will observe during your visit to Grenada. 

Besides enjoying the beaches, Grenada is also the perfect location to do a little hiking. You never know how many waterfalls you will encounter as you trek down the trails made by early settlers. While other Caribbean islands boast excellent diving conditions, Grenada divers may encounter ghostly shipwrecks along with the vibrant, tropical fish. Sailors will love to visit Grenada, which is the gateway to the Grenadines. 

Beach bumLesson 6: Antigua

Even though Antigua is your last lesson on “how to become a beach bum,” it should not be overlooked. While Antigua is the name of the island in the West Indies, it is part of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. 

Antigua is home to Dickenson Bay, 365 miles of premier beach. This protected area makes it the perfect spot to participate in every type of water sport or just relaxing in a cabana on the beach. 

Once you have completed your lessons, you are on your way to entering your new career as a beach bum. Are you truly ready to embrace the necessary lifestyle changes to become a beach wanderer? Beach bums are nomads. They like to island-hop. They know that each island has a unique culture, history, and people. They embrace these differences and enjoy learning a bit more about the uniqueness of each island every time they visit. Beach bums have adventurous spirits. They like snorkeling and sailing. They love kayaking in coves and wind sailing in Caribbean breezes.

Finally, beach bums know that life is short and that it is crucial to grasp the world with two hands and take advantage of every opportunity. Do you think it has what it takes to be a beach bum? Start your career today.

 

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Destinations for the Beach Bum: Where to Stay if You Love the Beach