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    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
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    Nows the time to get those things you can lock onto the palapas
    Vacation vaults or those things from pacsafe
    we own both
    we also travel with the corded bike locks and lock thru the zipper pulls, looks like a tangled mess but does the job
    you don't often see people walking the beach with wire cutters
    Gotta be pro active here

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    Think I'll just go to the pool or stay in a casita so I can just put out my chaise on the lawn. I'll still have a view and be just a few steps further from the beach. Problem solved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Nows the time to get those things you can lock onto the palapas
    Vacation vaults or those things from pacsafe
    we own both
    we also travel with the corded bike locks and lock thru the zipper pulls, looks like a tangled mess but does the job
    you don't often see people walking the beach with wire cutters
    Gotta be pro active here
    Love my vacation vault and use it all the time. Cindy, I missed the "don't" and at first glance thought you said you often see people with wire cutters! Scared me for a second.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    here is an OLD thread about locking safety devices for use at the beach http://www.aruba.com/forum/f35/locki...08/index4.html

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    it will be interesting to see how things play out for us in the late spring when we are in aruba.

    we will be staying at a place that is not on the beach and does not have a "deal" with Moombas for chair and sun protection rentals.

    it is likely that we will take our sand chairs and make camp somewhere on eagle beach under a palapa.........after all they are "on public land and the right to use is for the public"

    seriously, we will be using our own chairs and making camp under some shade trees and not "ruffle any feathers"

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    I hope you're all not tired of me saying this, but I still think the Holiday Inn has the best system. At 4:30 in the afternoon, you reserve your palapa for the next day. You know which one you have and they tell you that you have til 10:30 to get there or they give it to someone else. If you're there by 10:30 it's yours to use for the day.

    I know, I know, some people say not everyone is always around at 4:30 to get in line. But, I say neither is everyone up at 6 a.m. to get in line.

    Like I said before, I'm so excited for my upcoming trip, but reading about the chickee issues at various beaches and at especially what I've heard at the Playa Linda and now knowing the PL pool will be closed, I'm second guessing my switch to PL. I tried asking PL if they had a plan in place to deal with the increase in chickee problems since the shade areas of the pool won't be available. Their response was that there are plenty of chickees on the beach and the new "activities" pool (i.e. boring rectangular lap pool) will be available. DH gave me a "look" when I told him the pool will be closed when we're there. I convinced him to switch to PL

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUA1989 View Post
    I hope you're all not tired of me saying this, but I still think the Holiday Inn has the best system. At 4:30 in the afternoon, you reserve your palapa for the next day. You know which one you have and they tell you that you have til 10:30 to get there or they give it to someone else. If you're there by 10:30 it's yours to use for the day.

    I know, I know, some people say not everyone is always around at 4:30 to get in line. But, I say neither is everyone up at 6 a.m. to get in line.

    Like I said before, I'm so excited for my upcoming trip, but reading about the chickee issues at various beaches and at especially what I've heard at the Playa Linda and now knowing the PL pool will be closed, I'm second guessing my switch to PL. I tried asking PL if they had a plan in place to deal with the increase in chickee problems since the shade areas of the pool won't be available. Their response was that there are plenty of chickees on the beach and the new "activities" pool (i.e. boring rectangular lap pool) will be available. DH gave me a "look" when I told him the pool will be closed when we're there. I convinced him to switch to PL
    If I understand the government ruling correctly, the hotels technically do not have the right to let you reserve them, no matter what time they do their sign ups.

    I've heard different things about PL. My understanding is that some weeks are worse than others as far as how early you need to try to get shade. On their Facebook group, most people are saying you can usually get one in the back until 8am or so. It's not the resorts, it's the crazy vacationers who have created the culture of waking up at crazy hours to reserve "their" spot. It's so frustrating to see towels on chairs that sit unoccupied all day.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    AUA1989... Radisson has a similar palapa sign up system starting at 3 in the afternoon for the next day. With the towel hut open until 6 or later, I've never had a problem reserving for the next day.

    Traceyd14.... Total agreement.... frustrating to see reserved, yet unused, palapas on the beach for an entire day.... it's pretty selfish IMO.

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    It's all just silliness. You're right Tracey, it's the crazies that cause the issue. I'll reserve comment for when I return with first hand experience.

    P.S. Love my vacation vault.

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    I usually sit at a palapa reading for an hour while sipping a vacation refreshment. Once I'm done, I get in the water and usually for about an hour to 1 1/2 hours. I leave my bag, towels, sun glasses etc. When I get back I usually relax for 30 minutes and then I go back to the room for lunch but I don't leave my towel on the beach chair or hut. I pack up for the day becuase i know lunch will take an hour or two so I would rather someone else use the palapa. But I also hope that when I'm in the water for 1 hour that my beach towel and stuff does not get moved. Although I usually get a palapa all the way in the back the less desirable place.

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