Island holidays are a fun way to spend your vacation time with friends and family, so we are providing you with cool seaside holiday activities to try out.
Diving– scuba diving is a lovely way to spend the afternoon because deep-sea diving has always been popular. The magic lies under the surface, where you can swim alongside coral reefs or, if you are lucky enough, get to swim with other sea life like crabs and small schools of fish that often occupy the deeper seas. Snorkelling is a fun activity for people of all ages so you can make it into a family activity. Some deep-sea divers have encountered sharks and whales. Hire out the best equipment you can find a qualified instructor and make a day of it. If you are especially passionate about diving activities you could earn an open water diver certification.
Fishing – fishing is a serene activity made for those with a lot of patience and a lot of time to spare. While this is not an activity for the seaside, a lot of holiday getaway destinations also have small fishing lakes for interested people. It is a great activity for all ages and requires little experience to enjoy. So, carry out a cooler of drinks and snacks, rent out a boat, smother yourself in sunscreen and cast out your line to find Nemo!
Bird-watching– several islands offer bird-watching activities. Arrange a guided walk into the forests of the islands and get to see birds of all kinds. If you still want to stay close to the sea, several holiday activity services include eagle-watching in their holiday packages where you watch from your boats as majestic fish eagles swoop to catch their meals.
Boating activities– jet-skis, banana boats and parasailing are all fun adrenaline-rush-inducing water sports that are great for people looking for a fast, speedy activity with their friends. These activities are great (and safer) during the day where you can also witness some of the most beautiful beach sunsets. For a calmer boating activity, islands also offer canoeing or kayaking in a protected area where the currents of the sea will not be able to sweep you out.
Walks– Speaking of sunsets, some of the simpler activities can make the best memories. Walking along the beach is an easy and cheap activity that only requires yourself, a love for sticky sand and an appreciation for the great outdoors. Walking at sunset is perfect, but you could try early morning walks to see beautiful sunrises. Walking can also include guided forest walks if you enjoy forestry, animals and flora.
Swimming– swimming is another great way to spend your morning if you want to get a workout in or simply wish to float about in relaxation. Swimming requires very little equipment and it’s another family activity that is great for everyone. All you need is a swimming attire and perhaps a sand-building kit for when you’re ready to go back to the beach!