Brits defy sunbed rules at Majorca resort with ‘crazy’ overnight queuing system

We Brits know that bagging a sunbed can sometimes be trick at holiday resorts. Often people engage in all-out war for the loungers getting up early to snap up the best spots.

But, in recent years sunbed demand has increasingly outstripped supply in popular resorts, causing people to get up earlier to place their towel down to secure a poolside spot for the day. Some wake up as early as 6am to leave towels.

So that everyone gets a chance to relax outside hotels have kept pool areas closed until a certain time of the morning. But, sunseekers in Camp de Mar, Majorca, holidaymakers came up with an all new way of reserving their spot.

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Necessity being the mother of invention, some people – presumably Brits given the expert queuing technique on show – started lining their towels up outside the swimming zone overnight to defeat the rules over sunbeds.

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"In an effort to control the sunbed madness, the door from the hotel to the pool area was kept locked until 8am," holidaymaker Geoff told the Mirror.

"So people were lining their towels up on the floor in a queue order by the door before it opened. I must add this wasn't youngsters, but mostly elderly and middle-aged people."

Geoff was visiting a four star hotel in the Camp de Mar region of Majorca, Spain, when he saw the amusing technique.

"The towel line actually went back much further (than the picture shows) and the owners were seated on the sofas just out of sight, ready to fly outside when the door was unlocked," he continued.

"I don't know what time they started, but we were up at 6.30am one morning to grab breakfast before an excursion, and there was already an established towel queue forming at the door. Crazy behaviour!"

It's not the first time this year that some extreme behaviour has been documented at a resort. TikTok poster Gillian, @makeup_cleanse_repeat, shared the wild actions of some guests on her holiday.

She said they’re not even getting up early, but instead put their towels on the sunbeds in the evening – and leave them there for 7 days. Gillian showed people reserving an entire row of sun loungers in the video as she enjoyed her trip to Spain.

She said: "It's 7 o'clock at night, and these people reserve their sunbeds for the whole week. They don't move them."

According to experts the correct sun lounger etiquette is to reserve your bed for no longer than one hour at a time. So if you're not sitting in the seat you shouldn't be gone longer than it takes to grab some food or go for a swim.

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