|Moana Surfrider Resort and Spa|
That was easily accomplished on my first day here---but at something of a price. The grandly-named, impressive looking but not-quite-luxurious Moana Surfrider Resort and Spa, where I am staying, has found a way to ensure that sun-seeking guests pay for the privilege of acquiring a sun tan in relative comfort.
Towels can be borrowed free of charge but anyone wanting to sit on a chair on the beach in front of the hotel is charged $50---yes, $50---for the day.
Smokers have it even worse. A friend of mine who hasn't yet given up the habit and has to diligently search out corners and alleys where smoking is still tolerated, is smarting over the $11 he is charged for a packet of cigarettes.
Yes, it's paradise----but at a price.