At Divi AI I used to save my palapa very early in the morning and there were always the save people each day getting theirs. It was like being a member of some kind of club (lol). Even though I am still up before sunrise for my morning walks I prefer not to get a palapa these days. Our room is always the same and steps away from the sand/beach and huts so I plant my lounge chair right outside of my room/patio on the grass. I face the beach and huts so get the same scene as everyone else. When I need shade I simply step onto my patio which is nice as I keep all my "stuff" on the table there and go in and out of my room. My DH is not a beach person so is usually on the patio reading.