Behind the splendid ‘floating breakfast’ photos at luxury resorts, few know that tourists have failed many times before getting a good photo.
“Floating breakfast” is a form of dining in a rattan/wooden tray/basket floating in swimming pools, hot tubs at luxury resorts. According to CNN, this trend once blossomed about 5 years ago and tends to be interested again. It can be said that the factor that makes floating breakfast one of the internet phenomena is because of its eye-catching, luxurious and desirable appearance when appearing on photos.
However, not everyone has a good time with their floating breakfast, and many visitors are disillusioned because the breakfast experience in the middle of the pool is not what they imagined.
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Undeniably, the floating breakfast is a very photogenic meal. Visitors do not need to take too many photos of the hotel architecture, rooms… but with just one eye-catching photo with a floating breakfast, they have proven the “luxury” at the place they are staying.
However, the experience with a floating breakfast is not always so desirable. Blogger James Booth recounted her “struggling” morning with a floating breakfast tray in Bali that:
“When the three hotel staff brought me a full tray of breakfast food to the pool, I was still very sleepy. So I asked them to put it in another area other than the pool center to I have a little time to prepare.
I woke up and went to the pool 15 minutes later. Unfortunately, they left the steam tray in the small pool area, where I could hardly show off its beauty. Even though the staff will be back in no time, I’m embarrassed to have to ask them again. So I manually cleared the tray out into the larger area of the tank and spilled champagne, wet the croissants with orange juice, and spilled the coffee on the lake.
… I rearranged the food, tried to take some pictures, ignored my empty stomach and the smell of chlorine on my tongue. Then I figured it out: My floating breakfast has it all, but no enjoyment. I pushed the tray to the edge of the pool outside the back door, popped into the room to make some coffee but, when I came back, the tray was empty?”
Another traveler, Jayne Gorman, wrote on ourtravelhome page about her “failed” floating breakfast:
“I made Justin (my husband) take a million different pictures of me, because the food is almost always swept away by the water.
About the experience of eating in the pool, we both hold the tray, the other cut the cake. After that, we felt cold, a bit… silly and worried about us spilling pool water all over the fruit salad, so we sat on the edge of the pool to warm up, finishing our breakfast with one foot holds under the tray so it doesn’t drift away.
It’s a really good breakfast, but is it worth it? It depends on whether you value romance, ‘magical’ and how much time you waste dealing with your floating breakfast.”
Why should a resort consider offering a ‘floating breakfast’?
In the context of the pandemic and the rise of social networks, budget resorts have added a floating breakfast service to attract visitors. This way not only helps to attract a wider variety of tourists, but also is a free promotion tool for hotels, resorts… as tourists will post their floating breakfast photos on the internet. Internet.
However, through some of the above inadequacies, hotels should have a plan to support customers, instructing them how to hold the tray, take pictures with the tray or move the tray with less effort and safety. Besides, designing and arranging food on the tray so that it is attractive and beautiful (within cost) will help the hotel have more advantages.
Comedy stories about the difficulty, “not like a dream” when taking pictures, eating breakfast are not difficult to find on social networks. Tourists know that, but the attraction of sparkling, noble breakfasts still outweighs the inadequacies that this type brings. Therefore, resorts should take advantage of the “looks” of floating breakfasts as well as their virality and influence on social networks to turn these beautiful trays into a form of free advertising. for its base.