Barbie Beach Vacation takes her and her friends to the the sands and the waves of a remote island. Like most Barbie titles, it's geared towards 5-9 year olds.
There are plenty of activities to occupy Barbie when she gets tired of soaking up rays. Since this is a Barbie game, of course Barbie can choose her attire from dozens of bathing suits and beach outfits. She can surf or water ski, build a sandcastle, snorkel, photograph marine life and hula dance. You can win prizes for doing well in each activity. Prizes are items like beach umbrellas and tiki torches that can be used to decorate the beach for the final stage of the game - the big beach party.