Australian calls out ‘annoying’ Bali act many of us are guilty of: ‘Ignorant and self proclaimed people, this shouldn’t be allowed!’
- Woman slams ‘annoying’ Bali travelers who reserve pool lounges with towels
- Angela Scott posted on the Bali Bogan Facebook group complaining about the act
- She said that every day the same guests reserved beds and left them unoccupied
An Australian has blasted “annoying” Bali travelers after they reserved pool lounges with towels or personal belongings and then left without using them.
Vacationer Angela Scott, who is staying at Bali’s Grand Inna Kuta Resort, noted that the same guests would go to the pool every day and reserve sun loungers with personal belongings and then leave them unoccupied.
Ms Scott shared her frustration with the Bali Bogans Facebook page on Wednesday, saying she had no place to sit even though the pool was empty and the sunbeds unoccupied.
An Australian has slammed “annoying” Bali travelers after reserving pool lounges with towels or personal items
“I can’t believe she came down and reserved two more lounges and put towels on them before leaving. FFS,” Ms. Scott wrote.
“Beautiful hotel, stayed a week, only downside is that every day the same people come out, put an item on the sunbeds to reserve and then disappear.
“It’s really annoying to throw tempting [the towels] into the pool and sit down.’
Many Australians agreed, saying they found the sunbed blockers “very annoying”.
‘Had the same problem for the 4 days we were there. Each morning, without exception, each bed was “reserved” with either a towel or a personal item. We were too cowardly to move it,” said Hannah Crugnale.
Chris Mutch said it was his “absolute pet hatred” when he was in Bali.
“Bloody ignorant, self-proclaimed people,” he said.
Others said to just remove the items and take the sun lounger for herself.
“If that happens while I’m there, I move her shit, that shouldn’t be allowed, and I don’t give a shit if you’re not there, that’s a shame,” Buffy Murrace said.
Suzanne Schembri agreed, saying, Angela, you’re being too nice and if you sit back and whine about it, they’ll continue to feel like they own the joint,” she explained.
“I would just remove the items and sit down. You paid for the hotel and its amenities.”
Bali isn’t the only destination where sunbed blockers are making tourists angry.
In June, hotel staff at the Gran Costa Adeje Hotel in Tenerife took away towels that had been placed on empty sun loungers by guests trying to reserve the sun loungers.
Vacationer Amanda Proctor filmed the moment as workers picked up dozens of towels that guests had laid out on empty sun loungers to reserve the best spots next to the pool.
Holidaymaker Amanda Proctor filmed the moment as workers picked up dozens of towels laid out on empty sun loungers by the pool at the Gran Hotel Costa Adeje in southern Tenerife
The footage shows three hotel employees picking up the hotel’s yellow towels from the sun loungers, with a man carrying over 10 towels slung over his shoulder
Proctor said staff at the hotel, which has four pools, took guests’ bags and towels and left a note on the sun loungers telling them where to pick up their belongings.
The holidaymaker said there was a sign at the hotel saying guests were not allowed to reserve sunbeds before 10am.
She said it was “absolutely hilarious” to see people come back to find their towels removed from the sunbeds, adding that some didn’t return until mid-afternoon.
In 2017, footage emerged of people running for sunbeds at the Hotel Servatur Waikiki in the popular Gran Canaria resort of Playa del Ingles, when the pool opened at 8am.
Hotel insiders say that people line up at 7:30 am every day to grab a prime spot in the front row of sun loungers.
Julie Larsson titled her humorous Tiktok video “Sunset Wars at 6am” as she filmed holidaymakers in Mallorca rushing to snag sunbeds
Sources say the British and Irish are the worst offenders.
In many cases, they shed their towels and go to breakfast before returning at leisure. The hotel has almost 500 rooms in total, with more than 150 sun beds that can be seen in the footage.
The problem of bagging sunbeds got so bad that hotel staff were instructed to remove towels from sunbeds that had been left empty for two or three hours.