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Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

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Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

We are heading to RPTB in June and noticed in a review that there are no palapas on the beach. Can anyone advise how much shade there is available from the trees on the beach please? I presumed there would be palapas as there have been at other RIU properties we've stayed at before(entirely my fault for not checking). I've ended up with interesting palm leave shaped sunburn before when I've thought I was shaded by trees and wasn't quite.

Have been considering buying a parasol to bring but reluctant to use up any of my paltry 20k of luggage allowance if I don't need it.

Thanks

Halifax, Nova Scotia
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1. Re: Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

There are quite a few palm trees if you sit back from the water. I would go out every

morning and set my stuff up under a tree and just move into the sun when wanted

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2. Re: Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Yes there are a few palm trees but these spots get taken early.

We did the same thing as SunJam suggested.

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3. Re: Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

There is plenty shade back from the water, I never had a problem finding shade when I needed it. Especially in front of the beach gift shop.

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4. Re: Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Lots of shade under the trees close to the Scuba Shack, that's where we hung out during our stay !

toronto
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5. Re: Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

there is lots of trees for shade and no need to rush out

Scotland
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6. Re: Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Thanks for all the replies. Can stop panicking now.

7. Re: Shade on the beach at Riu Palace Tropical Bay

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