While a huge part of travelling is getting out of the resort, enjoying excursions, and experiencing the culture; another huge part is getting a huge helping of relaxation & beach time. The first time I ever went anywhere tropical I remember walking out on the beach and thinking the soft white sand & bright azure blue ocean water was too beautiful & bright to be real, and that’s a thought I haven’t been able to shake since then. Each time I go away I am completely awe-struck by how stunning and unbelievably gorgeous the beaches are. Photos just don’t do it justice. This is why I think getting that beach time in is so necessary; you have to have that time to “zen” out and really take in all that beauty.