• Sophie Atieno

5 Great Reasons to Go On a Beach Vacation Once We Can Travel Again

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

We certainly hope you're considering going on a road trip after reading our last post. However, if you’re not too sure about that, how about a beach vacation instead? There’s something about feeling the grains of the sand on your feet, smelling the beautiful breeze, taking a dip in the fresh blue waters, listening to the crashing of the waves, and basking in the sun, that just makes one feel relaxed and refreshed while having so much fun.

In today’s post, we highlight five good reasons to go on a beach vacation once we can travel again. They include that:

1. The beach has physical health benefits

What better reason for one to go on a beach vacation than the fact that it has a great impact on your physical health? That’s right! The ocean water contains iodine that boosts one’s immune system and improves the functioning of your thyroid gland. This water also has antiseptic properties. The natural beach environment generally provides restorative benefits for the overall well-being of an individual. Whilst at the coast you can participate in physical activities and get the exercise that you have probably been deprived of during the isolation period.

2. It’s good for your mental health

Did you know that the ocean’s blue color is a natural soother and that the sun aids with depression? A beach vacation allows you to completely relax and declutter your mind. The expansive view of the ocean is known to calm the mind and brings you a sense of peace. The beach allows you to reconnect with yourself by putting you in a meditative state which lowers your stress levels and helps you sleep better. Beach vacations are also known to tickle your brain and enhance its development promoting creativity and a great imagination which might have faced a block during isolation.

3. It provides a much-needed break from routine

A lot of people work within the confines of an office everyday. However, as has been the case in the past few months, many have had to work from home which also involves long hours indoors. As such, a great reason to go on a beach vacation after isolation is that it provides an opportunity to take a much-needed break from routine. While there you can forget for a while about the virtual meetings you’ve been having, work emails, deadlines and most of all the updates on the COVID-19 pandemic that have made part of your daily routine in recent times. You can breathe in the fresh air while you unplug from the routine activities that have been stressing both your body and mind. You get to rejuvenate and recharge so that you can go back to your routine renewed and restored.

4. A beach vacation allows you to explore beach towns and the surrounding islands

If you’ve been to the coastal towns and cities you will agree that aside from just the water and the beach, they provide an opportunity for a great adventure as well. These beach towns and surrounding islands are rich in history and are very unique in terms of structure and culture. Some, for example Old Lamu Town and Old Town Mombasa, which is the home of the famous Fort Jesus, make part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kenya. Exploring such means you get to learn and open your mind while having fun. You can participate alongside the locals in their activities and sports, get to wear their kind of attire, dance to their music and sleep in their traditional shelters. While there you can also get a taste of the coastal delicacies which are known to be rich in flavor, very different from what you’re used to in your city or town of residence in the mainland.

5. It’s great for your skin

If you like to stay youthful in terms of your appearance then a great reason to go on a beach vacation is that it will help you achieve that in the simplest of ways. The sand acts as a natural skin exfoliant, useful in sloughing off dead skin on your body. The seawater is also useful in preserving the elasticity of your skin. The ocean is rich in anti-aging minerals and taking a swim in it every now and then is a simple way to take care of your skin and overall appearance without having to pay a huge sum of money.

These are just a few great reasons to take a beach vacation after isolation. The best part is you can choose from a number of local beach destinations from Diani to Malindi, Lamu to Watamu, just to mention a few. Better yet, you could add them all to your bucket list!

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