SETTING THESAURUS

TROPICAL RESORT



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A drive-up paved entry lined with palm trees and decorative plant urns
Uniformed attendants tagging and sorting luggage as taxis and shuttles load and unload tourists
A partial open-air reception area with complementary exotic juice and flavored water
A reception desk for check in, manned by friendly, uniformed employees with name tags
Multiple sitting areas where tourists wait for pick-ups or hang out to use the free wi-fi
An events desk for planning excursions (posters of exciting local excursions and locations. pamphlets, tourists waiting in line to book tours)
Long, winding tiled walkways through well-kept green areas between buildings
Standard hotel-like rooms of varying degrees of furnishings, some with balconies and a ocean view, and some without
Palm trees wrapped with lights
Flowering magnolia trees and spiky orange bird of paradise flowering bushes
Fruit or nut-bearing trees (banana, avocado, coconut)
Manicured flower beds, trimmed grass
Lizards meandering across the grass, sunning on decorative rocks, or clinging to high palm branches
Local birds soaring high above on warm air currents (seagulls, kites, or other local species)
Resort cats sleeping in the foliage or hunting for handouts
Multiple pools (blue tiles, light splashing off the surface, swimmers and sunbathers seeking to cool off, floating loungers and children's pools toys)
Small bridges that allow access to the opposite side of the pool and resort amenities
Tiki hut bars for beer, blended ice drinks and fruity cocktails
Bartenders, groundskeepers, maids, and handymen (with radios) maintaining the resort and attending to guest requests
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