pool faux pas

Poolside Faux Pas

[trip style = all-inclusive + sun + beach + budget conscious + luxury]

First let me say, there are bigger problems to have in life than being annoyed by something or someone whilst lounging poolside. But since Trip Styler chats about travel lifestyle {and we're big on travel etiquette}, I digress.

Whether you've scored a deal on Travelzoo or paid full price for poolside bliss AND attendants at a Relais & Châteaux property, certain behaviours ruin the mood. And gosh darn it, you've paid to be there! If you're heading away this winter, here are some common poolside pet peeves to avoid for the greater good:

Hotel Pool Faux Pas
  • Leaving your towel on your beach or pool chair when you leave!
  • Saving pool loungers or palapas for 5 hours when you're not there!
  • Loud speakers. Are you delivering a keynote? I didn't think so.
  • Cell phone talkers. Step away, far away from the pool please.
  • Smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes in densely populated areas.
  • Splashers. {Submitted by @ckjnewberry} Sure, a little pool play is fine, but don't splash other guests, that's what the ocean is for.
  • Loud iPod'ers.
  • Not treating the hotel or resort staff {who work harder than you know, and are often mistreated by other guests} with care.

Do you have any to add that we're missing?

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[photo by @tripstyler, taken two weeks ago at the Parker Palm Springs]