Restaurants, takeouts and fast food can often become staple places to eat when you are on holidays. For many not having to cook is all part of being on holiday. For others, sticking to a budget is important and having the ability to cook and prepare food can be more appealing.   Taking the time to prepare and cook your own food while on holidays can be a real bonding experience. Those travelling in larger groups will often choose to have a BBQ over going out for dinner or lunch. There are several reasons why you should cook for yourself on holiday, however, read on to find out or top 5. 
  1. Use Your Hotel Facilities Not all hotels and resorts offer accommodation options that include a kitchen or kitchenette. Those that do provide kitchens open guests up to more eating options when on holiday. Rooms offering these kind of facilities will generally include a fridge, stove top and microwave and limited pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.
  2. You Will Save Money Holidays can be quite expensive, especially if you are a family with children. Taking advantage of your hotel kitchen will help you stay within a budget and save you money. This is also a great way to help plan and budget in advance. As you will have access to your kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner you know you will be able to stick to your plan. Plus, if you stick to your budget you may be able to fit in a few treat meals at some of the fantastic local restaurants.
  3. Stay Healthy Some holidaymakers will find it hard to eat out for every meal. Eating restaurant food and takeaway isn’t always the healthiest option. Having the ability to cook and plan your own meals will help you to make healthier choices. Stay in control of what you eat and rest assured that you will keep your beach body looking spectacular!
  4. Allergen Control If you or a family member suffer from food allergies then you will know how hard it can be to order food in restaurants. Stay in control of what you eat when you use your self- contained hotel room kitchen or kitchenette. You will be able to enjoy your getaway knowing that your food is prepared in a safe manner and no contaminants will ruin your holiday or affect your health.
  5. Local Ingredients Want to try some fresh local ingredients? Cooking for yourself will give you the chance to mingle with the locals and try first hand some amazingly fresh ingredients. You will be able to taste and try out local produce such as fruit, vegetables, seafood and locally grown meat. Your accommodation will be able to recommend some markets or shops that you can buy your produce from so you can start getting creative in the kitchen.
 The Manning-Great Lakes region has much to offer its visitors, including some fantastic local produce. At Serenity Diamond Beach, our beach house kitchens include dishwashers and full ovens, as well as a regular fridge (not just a bar fridge) and a good range of kitchen/dining equipment. Those with timber decks also have dedicated BBQ’s .For more information on your self-contained accommodation, contact us today!

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