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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:13 am 
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You now reserve a palapa ONLINE. No more waiting on a line, but 21st century "online".

Officially started on December 15th but it did not go well so as of the 17th, they were still doing it the old fashioned way, lining up, but they were working on the kinks and if it is not in effect today, it will be any day so be prepared.

Here is the front and back of the information card that they gave out with all of the information/instructions.

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I don't know if this has been implemented at Ocean Club and/or Surf Club but if it works here you know they will do it as well.

And if you want to know the evil genius behind this https://www.ipalapa.com/


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Thanks for your post.
But when online there is no mention of the $50 credit for the pool cabanas... :(
Only this description:A reserved cabana includes 2 water bottles, sliced fruit, high quality lounge chairs, a tea table, and wireless internet.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:24 pm 
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Just received the following info from the Stellaris:

"Just to inform you the 50$ f&b credit means, if a guest consume any food and beverage in their cabana or at the adult pool bar, as soon as the guest reaches 50$ or more of food and beverage automatically the cabana will be 25$ instead of 75$. The adult pool bar staff will adjusting that during your reservation at the adult pool."

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:05 am 
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I don’t know about you, but I find $ 75 for a cabana very steep. Marriott is already an expensive resort to stay at, and these costs you have to add up.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:46 am 
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Last time I looked, the hotels do not own the palapa's, how can they charge you?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:35 am 
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Money always changes the "Rules"! Now, if some can solidly challenge this activity, I'd like to see the outcome!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:54 pm 
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ronnieb wrote:
Last time I looked, the hotels do not own the palapa's, how can they charge you?


Isn't it that the resorts put up and take care of the palapa's but they are on the beach which which is public.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:39 am 
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arubajoey wrote:
ronnieb wrote:
Last time I looked, the hotels do not own the palapa's, how can they charge you?


Isn't it that the resorts put up and take care of the palapa's but they are on the beach which which is public.


Correct. And because they are on public ground, everybody is free to use them.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:23 am 
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dutchdushi wrote:
arubajoey wrote:
ronnieb wrote:
Last time I looked, the hotels do not own the palapa's, how can they charge you?


Isn't it that the resorts put up and take care of the palapa's but they are on the beach which which is public.


Correct. And because they are on public ground, everybody is free to use them.

look at it this way. the hotels charge a fee for putting towels and lounge chairs at your palapa first thing in the morning. that palapa is now occupied unless left unattended for an extended period of time(2 hrs).where there is a will there is a way around anything.

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Jimmy B wrote:
dutchdushi wrote:
arubajoey wrote:
ronnieb wrote:
Last time I looked, the hotels do not own the palapa's, how can they charge you?


Isn't it that the resorts put up and take care of the palapa's but they are on the beach which which is public.


Correct. And because they are on public ground, everybody is free to use them.

look at it this way. the hotels charge a fee for putting towels and lounge chairs at your palapa first thing in the morning. that palapa is now occupied unless left unattended for an extended period of time(2 hrs).where there is a will there is a way around anything.


Yes, that is how they do it. Nobody wants to get there at say, 4 am to claim a palapa on a part of the beach that is too crowded anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:29 pm 
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I don't know how you all deal with this up in the high rise area...seems like a lot of stress on vacation.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:52 am 
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Do they still allow smokers in the casino there ?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:03 am 
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Isn't the 2 hour rule a resort made rule and not a government rule?
The government is allowing a local to lose a palapa because he/she took a snorkel trip or a long lunch?
The resorts only do it (if they enforce it) to maximize getting their guests under a papapa and to charge money when they do not have an adequate supply.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:51 pm 
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The Hyatt is also doing it, but charging more than the Marriott. :?
I reserved on line 5 months in advance.

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pmarrier wrote:
The Hyatt is also doing it, but charging more than the Marriott. :?
I reserved on line 5 months in advance.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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