I have come to the conclusion that there are two types of people in this world, those who like getting sand between their toes, and those who do not!
White sandy beaches may look idyllic and inviting, but those fine grains of sand manage to work their way into the most inconvenient places (including ones sandwich!), and if you have ever applied sun lotion before sitting down on a windy beach, you will know what a sugar-covered donut feels like!
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore pure sand, crystalline waters, and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, but I enjoy the experience a whole lot more if I am sitting next to an infinity pool, safely lifted from those pesky grains of sand below. Therefore, I must concede that I am a ‘pool person’, but I’m pretty sure I am not alone.
The pool scene in the US is huge, and if you have ever experienced one of the Sunday afternoon pool parties in Las Vegas, you will know exactly what I am talking about! Beautiful bodies, loud music, and free-flowing cocktails are standard, but it might not be the best place in the world if you want to relax and read your book…!
Europe is still behind when it comes to the whole ‘pool scene’, although many of the larger resorts are now trying to copy their American counterparts by setting up large white sofa beds, ultra cool cabana’s, and offering ridiculously overpriced cocktails.
Destinations like Fiji and Mauritius seem to get it right when it comes to the pool scene. With separate areas for children, and strategically placed sun loungers, it is easy to find your perfect spot, be it next to the live band playing tropical music, or shaded under a palm tree in complete solitary.
So if you find yourself digging sand out of your Speedo’s this summer, head off to the pool – it’s a whole less complicated!