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!