What to Pack for Your getaway to Osoyoos

Trips to the beach are definitely one of the best ways to spend your summer time, and regardless of whether you’re at a resort or even the local beach, it’s always a blast. While you’re enjoying your time at the beach, what if you realize you forgot to pack sunscreen or goggles? What if you forgot to pack a bathing suit? Well to have the perfect vacation, you have to have the perfect preparation plan first. Good thing we made a list of all the packing essentials for your trip to the best Osoyoos resort.

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It’s always important to pack the basics, like your travel documents, toiletries, and enough clothing to last your trip. However, these are all the thing you need to have the best beach trip possible at the Osoyoos resorts.

The Basics

  • Sunscreen
  • Multiple Towels
  • Multiple Bathing Suits
  • Flip Flops

These are all the things you’d probably find on any generic infographic about the beach. All these items are the building blocks to your perfect packing list. It’s always important to pack multiples of items like towels and bathing suits because you’re bound to be going the beach a lot during your stay, and you don’t want to bring the same dirty swimsuit every day.

Beach Accessories

  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Book
  • Beach Ball/ Frisbee
  • Umbrella
  • Lotion

When you’re looking back on your greatest experiences, it was always the little things that added up to make that day amazing. Make sure you don’t forget to pack the convenient things like hand sanitizer before your picnic, reusable water bottles so you don’t get thirsty, or even a book, if you have kids that found their own way to have fun.

The Evening Bundle

  • Bug Spray
  • Light Sweater
  • Comfy shoes to walk in

Remember that the sun won’t be shining down on you the whole day. It’s important to pack things so you can enjoy the evening too. Mainstreet Osoyoos is full of things to do during these calm hours, and you don’t want things like insects or the cold to ruin your night.

Handy Extras

  • Backpack
  • Extra Cash
  • Space in Your Luggage for Souvenirs

These things are nice to have when you’re going to the beach, or walking down to Main Street Osoyoos. Having cash is always convenient because you never know when you might come across a cool souvenir or an amazing sandwich shop.

Now you’re ready for your trip to the amazing Osoyoos resorts. Make sure to book one of our luxury suites with beachside patios.

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Things to Do in Osoyoos in the Spring

Planning a trip to Osoyoos this Spring? There will be plenty for you to do! Reading our list of must-do activities to partake in when visiting Osoyoos in the Springtime. Looking for a place to stay? Surfside Osoyoos motels offer comfortable vacation homes that will make you feel like you’re right at home.

Play a Round of Golf

The golf courses in Osoyoos open fairly early in, usually around February and March, so finding an open course in the Spring is never a problem. With several courses in the area and the trees beginning to bud, you’re sure to have a great Spring day out on the green.

Acres of Blooms

Osoyoos is home to a lot of wildlife and greenery, including acres of orchards. In April, the valleys and hills are engulfed in white and colours orchard trees. Take a break from all of the Osoyoos excitement and take a peaceful stroll through the country lanes and see orchards, cherry, peach, and pear blossoms.

Model Railroad Displays

Have kids that are coming along or just an avid train lover yourself? The Osoyoos Model Railroad is the stop for you. With thousands of hand-painted of model trains, houses, and people, it’s definitely worth checking out. Plus, it’s open all year-round!

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Interested in Canadian and Native American history? The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre offers both culture and heritage of the Okanagan native community. The Centre offers galleries, education displays, and exhibits. After March it is open Tuesday to Saturday.

Bike and Hike Trails

Osoyoos is located in the South Okanagan region and is home to numerous biking and hiking trails. Spend a day traveling along the winding roads that surround the many wineries. Hiking gives you the opportunity to experience the amazing plant and wildlife in the area. If you’re more into biking, there are a few bicycle tour packages available in the area to take.


A visit to a South Okanagan winery is a must if you’re staying in Osoyoos. During the Spring, several wineries in the area are by appointment only or have set hours. But as the Spring is in the off-season, you’re sure to get a visit. Plus, you’ll get to experience the wineries at a quieter time for a truly unique experience.


Fishing is a go in the Spring. Thanks to the warmer weather in the region, Osoyoos Lake warms up much earlier than other parts of Canada, making it the ideal place for fishing. You can expect to find it full of sockeye salmon and rainbow trout.

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What To Know For Your Beach Vacation

Trips to the beach can be a lot of fun, especially when it’s a trip to an Osoyoos resort like Desert Surfside. There’s nothing better than making memories with friends and family at the beach. However, there are certain tips and tricks to take into account when planning your beach vacation. To avoid any mishaps that might spoil the day and ensure your trip is as enjoyable as possible, read the tips and tricks on beach trips below:

General Beach Tips

When you’re packing for your trip, there are many things to consider. Besides booking a room at a top quality Osoyoos resort like Desert Surfside, bringing beach equipment like a sand-free beach bag is always a good idea. Sand is great when you’re at the beach, however, it is less fun once you get home and everything you brought is covered in it. Also, you may want to consider packing some bug spray. There’s nothing more annoying than getting bit by bugs all day.

If you are going to the beach with kids, you may want to take some other factors into consideration, and prepare for all kinds of situations. Creating a sponge lei as a necklace for your kids to wear in case they get too hot can be a great way to deal with the dangers of overexposure to the sun and sun stroke. Also, bringing along a cooler with ice packs to keep your drinks and food cool, can help when dealing with the heat. Bring a beach tent to provide shelter from the sun. Too much sun and heat will make anyone a little irritable, so bringing along your a tent or umbrella where you and your family can get some rest can keep your day at the beach from being a bummer. 

Sunscreen Tips

Everyone knows the importance of wearing a sunscreen while we’re outside, but not may people are aware that we have to keep reapplying it frequently. If you or one of your guests experiences a severe sunburn, one that results in pain, blisters or nausea, you should get medical attention as soon as possible. One tip we have is keeping your sunscreen in a cooler; this way when you apply or reapply the sunscreen, it will help to cool down your body as well. Remember to apply sunscreen on even on cloudy days as well; 40% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays reaches our planet even on days with overcast. Another tip is to set a timer on your phone to reapply sunscreen so you don’t forget. 

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Why Beachfront Rentals are the Way to Go

Beachfront Balcony ViewVacations are necessary every once in awhile, and more often than not, you’re going to be travelling somewhere exciting and new. As fun as travelling is, it means you’re leaving the comfort of your home and all its commodities. Traditional hotels are pricey and they don’t offer amenities to make you feel at home. However, renting a vacation home is a great alternative to A hotel, as they offer all the features you’d see in your home, such as a fully equipped kitchen and well furnished living areas. Desert Surfside suites go one step further, as their beachfront rentals offer endless entertainment and a great view.

Benefits of Renting Vacation Homes

Beachfront rentals are similarly priced to traditional hotels, but offer much more value. The concept of vacation home rentals is to make the environment as similar to a household as possible, while offering luxury accessories such as private beachfront patios and barbecues. There are also a variety of nearby places to eat, so good food is always a short walk away, or you can cook a meal yourself with a fully equipped kitchen. Beachfront rentals don’t include any hidden fees either, as there are no unnecessary services or meal charges.


When you’re choosing a place for vacation, you should always be considering how enjoyable your stay is. Vacation home rentals offer space and privacy, which is accompanied with comfortable furniture. Our suites also offer the option to have multiple rooms, in case you plan on bringing more guests. The environment is much quieter, so you don’t have to worry about the ruckus you often hear in busy hotels. Vacation home rentals are generally made to make your stay feel less like a temporary living space, and much more like a vacation.


Beach rentals at Desert Surfside allow you to enjoy a variety of beach side activities including boating, water skiing, tubing, and jet skiing. Desert Surfside is also located along tourist-friendly Main Street Osoyoos, meaning there are still many things to do outside of our resort. Desert Surfside is perfect for groups and group events such as family get togethers, wedding parties or any special celebration you see fit. Our resort is the perfect place to spend your day, and has enough activities to keep everyone busy.

For an all around enjoyable trip, Surfside beachfront rentals is definitely the place to spend your getaway. With the unbeatable value you get out of your stay, you can enjoy your time off, without letting your wallet suffer. Plus, whether you’re spending your time in our resort or exploring the culture of Osoyoos, you’ll never be left with nothing to do.

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All You Need To Know About Osoyoos

Osoyoos is located in Southern British Columbia, in what is considered to be one of the most beautiful, and geographically unique areas of North America. What’s so unique about this region of British Columbia, is the warm climate, wineries, fruit, landscape and great resorts and motels, like the Desert Surfside. Considered a vacation hotspot destination, the town is pretty quiet over winter, but it becomes busy for summer vacation. Osoyoos motels and resorts get booked up quickly during the summer months!

Osoyoos, BC offers the best of both worlds: city and country. For a small town, Osoyoos allows visitors to see a different side of BC; one where the beautiful rolling mountains meet a beautiful lakefront city. The town is situated in an eloquent location, which features the best British Columbia offers for a vacation, all in one little place. Visitors range from families with kids, to older couples looking for a quiet get away. Osoyoos caters to a wide variety of visitors.

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In the summer Osoyoos Lake warms up, and becomes a wonderful beachfront destination. Some lake activities include: tubing, water skiing, and canoeing. Other summer activities include: hiking, vineyards visits, and golfing. Golfing is available year round, but becomes busiest during the summer months.

Because of its location, camping is also one of the most popular activities in Osoyoos. There are many beautiful campground sites located close to the town, and allow visitors to experience the beautiful surroundings of the BC landscape without being too far from the city.

Washington state is directly across the US-Canada Osoyoos border, which is a point of entry from the US to Canada. So, if you’re driving to the Okanagan from the US, you can enter the valley directly here. The town is situated in the Sonoran Desert, Canada’s only desert region.

The Southern valleys of British Columbia are also home to many bird, plant and animal species not found anywhere else. This area is well preserved and protected to help maintain the natural beauty of the area, and the wildlife. There are some great opportunities for exploring and learning about this ecosystem, first hand with Okanagan wildlife services. The name of the town, like other cities and towns in the Okanagan is named from First Nations language. The translation is ‘Narrows of the Lake’ or ‘Narrowing of the Lake’.

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Planning A Beach Vacation In Osoyoos

Planning a beach vacation can be difficult. Finding an affordable beachfront property with a great view, comfortable accommodations, and warm weather can be difficult, however, there is one place that has everything you are looking for! Osoyoos! The beaches in Osoyoos, BC are some of the nicest beaches in the world, with breathtaking views, and beautiful warm weather. The town of Osoyoos is a quiet, quaint town that has lots of stuff to do, and has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. When it comes to a relaxing beach vacation, Osoyoos is the right place! And when looking for waterfront accommodations, Desert Surfside is the right choice!

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Below are a few tips put together as a guide to help you plan your perfect beach vacation, and why Osoyoos is the place you’ve been looking for:

Pick The Right Place To Stay

Accommodations are one of, if not, the most important features of a vacation.  Even if you’re planning to spend your days on the beach, you’ll still need somewhere to spend your nights. There are many Osoyoos motels to choose from, but Desert Surfside offers the best beachfront location, and the most comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. Desert Surfside is situated on one of the most beautiful spots of the beach, with an incredible view of the mountains, and located just a short distance from the town of Osoyoos.

Pick The Right Activities

There are many things to do in the town of Osoyoos, and in the surrounding areas. If you’re planning on passing the day with activities like surf lessons, wine tastings or horseback riding, it pays to organize everything before you get there. Many Osoyoos motels don’t offer the same kind of services that are offered at Desert Surfside, when accommodating guests. We strive to ensure that our guests have the best possible vacation, and we will help them with any questions they might have about planning an activity.

Pick The Right Time

There are many things to consider when booking a vacation, and time of year is definitely one of the most important decisions. When you plan your vacation, you should consider the kind of vacation you want, and the people you are going to be traveling with. If you are booking a quiet couples vacation, it might be best to avoid major holidays, and travel during less popular times of the year. If you are booking a family vacation, it might be best to book during holidays, or during the summer time. The “right time” totally depends on you and the kind of vacation you are looking to book.

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Okanagan Vacation Rentals Vs. Hotels

When traveling to Osoyoos or anywhere else, booking accommodations is often the most important thing to do. Finding the most comfortable hotel or resort, at an affordable price, can sometimes be a daunting task. However, now more than ever there are options. At Desert Surfside we not only offer traditional rooms, we also offer exclusive Osoyoos vacation rentals!

It’s important to get the most out of your travel budget, and deciding between a traditional room or Osoyoos vacation rentals, could be what makes or breaks your vacation budget.

So what is the smarter travel choice? When deciding what type of accommodations to book, there are a few important questions you’ll need to ask yourself. Keep reading to learn more. To book a stay at Desert Surfside, give us a call at 1-877-495-2228 or contact us online today.

Booking Questions to Ask Yourself

How Long Will You Be Staying?

The length of your trip to Osoyoos will be the biggest factor in whether or not to get a vacation rental or a traditional room. If you plan to stay for more than five days, a vacation rental has the ability to save you a good amount of money. If your plan is to only stay for a day or two, booking a hotelmight be a better option for you.

How Many People Are Coming?

Depending on the purpose of your trip, and the amount of people coming along, Osoyoos vacation rentals here at Desert Surfside might be the best option. If your party consists of 3 people or less, a regular room will be able to suit your accommodation needs. However, if your party consist of 3 or more people, than you may need to book multiple rooms, which will end up costing you more in the long run. Our Osoyoos vacation rentals can accommodate up to 4 people in one rental, making it the best accommodation option for larger parties traveling to Osoyoos. Also, due to our location, you and your party will be able to enjoy many more amenities, such as fishing or golf, than you would at a regular hotel.

Are You Booking Last Minute?

Looking to book accommodations for a last-minute weekend getaway? You can save money on both vacation rentalsand hotels, it just depends on how much effort you want to put in. Most vacation rental owners do not want their rental sitting empty, which is great news for travelers. If you have the time and patience you can easily score a last-minute deal. If you don’t have the time to negotiate, a hotel may be a better choice for you, though you will likely end up paying more. Last minute travelis a great way to save money when looking for a hotel.

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Things To Do In Osoyoos

When the weather’s fine, you should have fun on your mind! In the town of Osoyoos there are many fun things to do while staying at the Desert Surfside Waterfront resort. Visiting one of the many beautiful Osoyoos beaches, vineyards, golf courses, or fishing lakes are just some of those things!

The town has so much to offer, that a vacation in Osoyoos is one not soon forgotten. Besides the wonderful Osoyoos beaches, there are many other ways to go outside, be active, and soak up the sun! Book your vacation today by calling us at 1-877-495-2228!

Below are just a few of the things you can do in Osoyoos while staying at Desert Surfside:

Vineyards & Wine Tastings

Whether you are a connoisseur or new to the game, visiting a vineyard in Osoyoos is a must! In the spring, there are few things more beautiful than seeing one of the many homegrown vineyard’s coming into its own. Many vineyards in the area host wine tasting events, that are an absolute treat.

Osoyoos Beaches

Osoyoos beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Desert Surfside resort is located on one of those gorgeous beaches, and offers one of the most breathtaking views in the country. The Osoyoos beaches are renowned for their wonderful views of town, as well as the quality of the lakes upon which they sit.


The Osoyoos Golf Club offers breathtaking views of Osoyoos beach, and the lake, so you always have an incredible view while enjoying your game! Situated close by to downtown Osoyoos, it is one of the finest places to play in the country, with some of the most incredible views of the downtown area, and the water!


Thanks to warmer temperatures, Osoyoos beaches and lakes tend to warm up early in the year. This means that it’s a favourite haunt for fisherman year round and you can expect to find plenty of trout, salmon, and more!

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Desert Surfside Packages & Specials

At Desert Surfside, we offer the best in Osoyoos accomodations. We pride ourselves on our wonderful service, and beautiful beachfront property. We also offer a number of packages and specials to our guests in order to ensure the best possible experience while staying here with us. Our packages and specials not only include our wonderful Osoyoos accommodations, but also tours, offers, discounts and more!

When booking your stay with us, please remember to ask about these special packages so you can experience the best Osoyoos has to offer.

7 nights for the price of 5!

We offer a weekly special package where you can enjoy a week’s stay at our Osoyoos accommodations for the price of 5 nights.

  • Enjoy a week’s stay in one of our vacation suites.
  • To take advantage of this offer, please call and mention our weekly special quote “7 for 5”. Please note that this offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Subject to availability.

Wine Tour Packages

British Columbia’s south Okanagan region has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. We have a few packages available including our Santa Fe package and Black Sage Bench package.

  • Our wine tours depart at 10:00 a.m.
  • Complimentary tastings on our leisurely tours visiting several wineries.
  • You will be guided through the inner workings of a winery, you’ll learn about the winemaking process and view the cellars.
  • Transportation is provided to and from your accommodations with an experienced wine tour guide.
  • Lunch at the Burrowing Owl Winery is included
  • Dinner at Southern European style Campo Marina Restaurant is included

For an enjoyable, quiet, and relaxing vacation, there is nothing like visiting Osoyoos. While looking for your Osoyoos accommodations, you’ll see there is no place like Desert Surfside. We not only have one of the most beautiful waterfront resort locations, but we also offer the best prices in Osoyoos accommodations.

Book one of our packages today by calling us at 1-877-495-2228 for more details or contact us here today!