Will be at The Crane next month. I've been traveling a lot lately (really need to change my username), one problem I've found is a lack of shade on the beaches I've been to. Sometimes the palapas are taken too early in the morning or there is no shade/trees at all. So I purchased a beach shelter from Canadian Tire - you can copy and paste this link to see it:
Do you think I need to take this with me for the beach at the Crane? It looks as though there are plenty of chairs and umbrellas but I'm not sure how quickly the umbrellas are taken in the morning. The person I'm travelling with tends to burn easily so I want to ensure we have some shade on the beach. That being said, the beach shelter takes up a fair amount of room in the suitcase so I don't want to bring it if it's not necessary.
Any help from people that have been there would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much!