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Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

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Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

We will be staying at the Riu Palace Bavaro. It looks like there's not much in the way of shade there on the beach. My dad, a melanoma survivor, will be with us. Of course he'll be drenched in sunscreen, but would there be anywhere in the airport or the hotel gift shop to buy a beach umbrella? Or a place to rent one? This is an anniversary trip for my parents and I know my mom will enjoy the trip much more if she knows my dad can get out of the sun. He won't want to leave the beach because that's where the grandkids are going to be :-).

Any and all suggestions appreciated. Thank you!

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1. Re: Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

There are lots of palapas on the beach.

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2. Re: Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

wud, RIU doesn't have palapas.

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3. Re: Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

There is a lot of palm trees on the beach,some areas ares are all shaded.You will find a shade , if not you can use Riu Macao beach area ,Riu Bambu or Riu Palace -because you are guest of Riu Bavaro you have acces to all of them .

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4. Re: Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

no Palapas at the Rius, just palm trees,,, perhaps the rooms have umbrellas?

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5. Re: Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

Wud, or is this something new?

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6. Re: Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

of course no Palapas on the Riu Beaches.

Mike

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7. Re: Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

Thanks very much for all the responses. Good to know that we can just keep crawling the beach until we find a spot in the shade for Granddad (and Grandma too). We didn't realize when we booked that the Riu's didn't put palapas on their beaches.

Can't wait! Only 2 weeks until the trip!

8. Re: Place to buy or rent beach umbrellas for Riu Palace Bavaro?

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