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Thread: Ritz beach umbrellas

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    Ritz beach umbrellas

    A friend just sent me this photo with this question.
    How do the wind gusts not take those umbrellas/tables airborne?

    If the Ritz wants to "anchor" them into the beach like the fixed palapas as we all see along Palm and Eagle and Druif beaches... does Ritz have to get a permit for erecting a permanent/fixed structure(s) on the beach?
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    Interesting. I wonder if they have the screw in anchors into the sand? I'm not sure those would stand up to the winds though.
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    How does the Bucuti have theirs anchored?

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    "Industrial" strength beach umbrellas have a screw system on the bottom. They bury down pretty deep and can handle some wind. I would think if a real storm came through they would remove the umbrellas. But for everyday wind -- the screw system goign down deep enough would suffice. Cant wait to visit the Ritz! 9 Days!!!
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    Thx all.

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    Walked over today and the umbrellas are anchored in cement and then anchors also. The pole is sitting in cement buried deep down.

    As an aside, not impressed with the pools. Seemed very sterile to me. Hyatt pool is still the nicest in Aruba, imo. Beach area was ok as well. I was expecting "more"!
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    The only thing I thought was cool was the Segways that delivery food to you on the beach and the little Ritz flags attached to the pole that you hoist up for service. The entire place was sterile and empty when we were there during opening day and week.

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