When it comes to group holidays, some things are just predictable...
So whether you're going to Magaluf or Marbella, there some things that you can just expect to happen. Whether it's your first group holiday or your 10th one, here are some things that you can GUARANTEE that you'll encounter:
- All systems go
Weeks before the trip, all attendees are added to an unreasonably active WhatsApp group. This is to discuss serious matters like coordinating t-shirts and what fancy dress theme you'll stick to...
- The starting sign
After a quick nosey around duty-free, everyone will gather at the airport pub for a few quick drinks and a hearty breakfast - is there really a better way to say "we're on holiday"?
Arriving at the hotel, most of you will race to change and head out. However, the mum/dad of your group will have grabbed leaflets from the lobby and be planning your itinerary. None of you will take notice as you're just ready to start exploring!
- Holiday soundtrack
That banger you hear when entering the club on your first night will become the holiday anthem! Whenever it plays, your group will run from different sides of the room and bust out killer moves that nobody else can top - or so you think...
- Tan trouble
At least one of you will suffer the wrath of your friends by falling asleep in the sun and getting novelty shapes tanned onto your back. Some are luckier than others...
- You will befriend a group of the opposite sex
Otherwise known as 'lads/lasses on tour'.
- Trivial arguments
There will be fallouts on nights out that those involved will be too stubborn to apologise for the next morning.
- You will go too hard
This will ruin the next day in the sun as you fester in a sweaty room with the curtains closed from day until night feeling incredibly sorry for yourself.
- Language barriers
Splitting bills for meals out will get complicated - especially when trying to explain to the waiter what you're trying to order.
- A relaxing break?
At the end of the holiday, you'll all feel drained and ready for home, but it won't stop you from taking advantage of the duty-free deals first. Milka bars and Toblerone all around, obvs!