This dad is a vacation hero, reserving spots for his family at the resort’s pool
I never understood buying a plane ticket and paying for a resort – and then having to get up at 6 am just to reserve a pool or a beach chair to “chill out”. This puts me out of step with many travelers who flock to resorts where this is the norm.
I try to make every trip count because my time is scarce when I can afford (especially with points) nice places to stay where I’m not four rows of chairs from the beach and where I don’t need to put a book and a towel on a lounge chair before someone else gets up. It’s the kind of places – even in expensive resorts (I experienced this at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, for example) – that I call “resort factories”.
Here’s a dad doing the rounds on social media, trying to plan his family’s relaxation by the pool – sprinting from lounger to lounger, putting a towel in there to mark territory.
He’s just a man. Holidays are not relaxing for him but he damn sure his family can get what they are looking for during their trip. It’s a modern family hero.
At some stations, however, it is Every. Alone. Guest. Like in this complex in Tenerife, Spain, where people line up at 6:30 a.m., 90 minutes before the pool even opens, in order to be in the first line to reserve chairs. Then they take over this chill-out space like it’s Black Friday at Walmart.
@chloeturner_1 Another day another tanning bed war 😂 #vacation #tenerife #playadelasamericas #deckchairs ♬ original sound – Chloe Turner
In Tenerife, Spain, I guess it would be called “guest management”. Your resort fees probably also include pool chairs.