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Shade on the beach – Palapas and more Palapas!

The Reef is pretty well defined as a tranquil and relaxed beach resort. However, one area where we seem to get some complaints is that we don’t have sufficient shade on the beach itself. Yes, every suite is beachfront (and in the shade much of the day), and yes we have lots of palm trees dotted around the place, but I guess these days people are more and more conscious of excess sun exposure, yet love the feeling of lying out on the beach enjoying the sounds of the ocean lapping on the beach and the cool breeze.

So… we’ve just finished installing 12 permanent palapas on the beach in front of and around our beach bar. Each of these will provide shade for two beach lounge chairs, and also be in convenient range of a cool drink from the bar.

As was once seen on a thank you note in a hotel in the Phillipines (and I kid you not)… “tenjewberrymuj” :)

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  1. Anonymous
    Posted December 12, 2006 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    WOW! Somebody has done a perfect thing! Now we can linger on that gorgeous beach and order our mojitos!We may never want to leave!
    Any photos available?

  2. Anonymous
    Posted December 16, 2006 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Super, can’t wait to see them! Do they have a thatched roof?

  3. Vince
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    This will be great, I love being outdoors for 10 – 12 hrs daily but avoid direct sun. Will be there in April, can’t wait to be there.

  4. Nick Bradbury
    Posted February 10, 2007 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    That’s great to hear! We’re visiting later this month, and were wondering what to do about the lack of shade.

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