sand rimmed bottles: beach partying 101

Imagine staring blank at the horizon as the huge ball of fire dipping slowly into the ocean, then you pop a bottle to signal the start of a long night of fun.

Is there a better way to spend the nights of your beach escapade than to party it away? However, most if not all first timers underestimate the power of sand and booze and end up waking up the next morning wasted, busted, harassed and in a lot of documented cases–lost somewhere along the shore.

So here are some quick beach partying tips before you head off to the full moon party in Koh Phangan or book one of those package holidays to Ibiza.

Know the crowd. Usually parties happening simultaneously and it is important to know the war so that you will have the proper ammunitions and battle plans. Choose the right party venue by read blogs and accounts in travel forums about the taxonomy of the party animals in the place you are visiting, most specially if you are a foreigner. Check the security and safety reports, advisories and know where to go and whom to call in cases of “unlikely” riot. (unlikely?)

Do not bring phones, jewelries and expensive cameras in the party. Ask yourself first: “Will I commit suicide if I lost this _____ ?” If your answer is a resounding YES, then leave it in the comforts of your hotel. According to studies, vacationers have a higher tendencies to lose control of themselves when drinking in a beach party as compared to the usual weekend clubbing. That is obviously the reason why most of the cases of lost belongings or on the road gadget casualties actually happened on a beach.

Tag a buddy. It is safer to party in numbers. A friend from the opposite sex is a proven and effective repellant of unwanted party trolls who is stalking and hitting on you. But what if you spotted someone you like? Just push your buddy in the corner he/she would understand, believe me. Ultimately, having a buddy is an advantage because at least, someone will drag you home in case the alcohol transformed you into a seaweed.

Label an address tag. Write your room number, hotel address and phone number in a piece of waterproof card (or better yet grab a card from your hotel receptionist) and keep it with you all the time. Slip it in your pouch, bikini, trunks or in your butt crack. This is to avoid waking up in someone else’s room when you crawl your way back home. (Ignore this tip if you want an excuse and wake up in someone else’s room.)

Lastly, Do not push your limit. Know your threshold and be responsible by knowing when to stop. Having fun is not synonymous to “partying until you puke your guts out.” Chillin’ out is way more fun than having regrets the morning after.

Do you have an unforgettable beach drinking story? Share away!

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  • Claire @lakwatsera de primera

    November 30, 2011 at 1:07 am

    If there’s one place I feel comfortable getting drunk and passing out, it would be on a beach, (good luck na lang pag-gising sa umaga ) 😉

  • chyng

    November 30, 2011 at 1:44 am

    no, mahirap magkahang-over on a trip. comatose ako the next day. sayang naman.. hehe

  • Lawstude

    December 1, 2011 at 11:19 am

    there is this one particular unforgettable beach drinking party i had a decade ago and it still brings smile whenever i remember it. but i am not ready to spill the beans yet :-p

  • Bonzenti | Con Tour Blog

    December 5, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Ron & Monette.

    This is really a helpful tips to everyone who didnt know their limits and end up……:-). Yan ang fear ko sa mga anak ko pagdating ng araw. BTW, congrats pala sa inyo.:-).

  • gayE @ pinaytraveljunkie

    December 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I had an argument with a Thai during the Full Moon Party coz she was claiming Sherv’s Tribu sandals. Haler, TRIBU?! Pinoy na Pinoy lang ang brand. She gave in, I was ready for a cat fight. It’s gonna be Muay Thai versus Pacman moves!

  • flip'n travels

    December 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

    @Claire… we got quite a number of experiences too. yung recent ang pinaka masaya.
    @Chyng… hindi uso sa amin ni monette ang hang-over. the next day rampang fresh lang ulit
    @Oman… PM mo samin. bilis!
    @Bonzenti…. Thanks a lot 🙂 send your kids to Ron and Monette’s shcool of drinking! lol
    @Gaye… sana kinrompal mo. hahahaha sayang ang saya sana nun, kung nandun ako baka nag sub pa ko sayo

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