You might feel like you’re the only person on Earth to suffer the horror of bad weather on holiday, but you’re not. Quite to the contrary in fact, as the odds of at least a couple of rainy days in a two-week summer holiday are actually pretty high.
Much as it’s not ideal, it also doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Not only is it perfectly possible to survive the odd bad weather day, but try and be proactive about things and you might just enjoy them too!
1. First of all, why not spend a rainy day doing an activity that would have got you all wet anyway? Hit the ocean on a jet-ski, book a diving trip, lounge around on an airbed in the pool – you would have ended up wet anyway, so why should the rain make any difference?
2. Don’t forget there’s always the option of doing nothing at all. Cramming as much as possible into every day is the standard norm, but how about having a massive lie-in, breakfast in bed, lunch in your pyjamas and dinner on your balcony? You’re here to rest, so go for it!
3.Grab yourself a few time-killing apps and revel in the antisocial delights of modern technology.
4. Take a trip…pretty much anywhere it might not be raining. You might find that you literally only need to travel maybe 30 minutes in any direction to escape the bad weather entirely. So feel free to take the opportunity to spread your wings and go exploring.
5. Use the bad weather as the perfect excuse to treat yourself to that overpriced spa treatment or day-long package you’ve had your eye on for some time. After all, there’s really nothing else you could be doing with your time…right?
6. If you’ve got anything completely boring yet necessary to do, make sure you reserve it all for a day when the weather’s not great. From stocking up on duty-free booze to writing postcards to folk you wouldn’t normally speak to, it’s all the kind of stuff you might as well tackle when it’s grim outdoors.
7. Speaking of grim, cheer yourself up on even the worst weather day by asking someone at the office to send you a quick picture of the ‘action’ there in real-time. You’ll soon realise there are far worse places you could be right now!
8. Take a stand against the bad weather, grab your sunglasses and go lay by the pool in the torrential rain. It’s not only quite therapeutic, but quite fun to note how many folk can’t help but point and laugh.
9. Shopping…there’s one absolute must for most holidays that in no way requires good weather. In fact, spending hours traipsing around the local shops does nothing but waste the best weather, which is a bit of a shame.
10. Last but not least, you could always resort to the typically British approach to dealing with bad weather – moan and whine about it to anyone and everyone willing to listen to you!