The vacation spot with the most sun loungers has been revealed! If you want to avoid rushing to lay a towel down, travel to Crete.

Revealed – the holiday destination with the most sun loungers! Crete is the place to go to avoid racing to put a towel downBy Olivia Jones Updated: 05:25 EDT, 25 August 2023

The battle for sunbeds continues unabated in popular British holiday destinations this summer, as families eagerly rise early to secure a spot by the pool. However, a hotel in Crete has emerged as a haven where travelers can potentially avoid the intense morning race to claim a lounger. The Lyttos Beach Hotel on the Greek island boasts 3,500 sunbeds, ensuring that each of its 2,150 guests has access to at least one. Spread across seven pools and a private beach, the hotel maintains a consistent availability of loungers, according to research conducted by holiday experts at On The Beach.

In addition, five more hotels boast a surplus of sunbeds compared to their number of guests. For instance, the Akti Imperial Deluxe Resort & Spa Dolce by Wyndham in Rhodes, Greece, offers 2,150 sunbeds for 1,850 guests. Similarly, the Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa in Rhodes provides 1,800 loungers for 1,600 guests. The Rixos Premium Seagate in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and the Titanic Palace And Aquapark Resort in Hurghada, Egypt, each offer a sunbed-to-guest ratio of 1.03, with 1,850 beds for 1,800 guests and 1,196 beds for 1,160 guests respectively. Meanwhile, the Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel & Spa in Paphos, Cyprus, provides 800 loungers for 790 guests.

Zoe Harris, Chief Customer Officer at On the Beach, commented on the sunbed dilemma: ‘The issue of reserving sun loungers at hotels has been a point of contention since the inception of package holidays! The reality is that many holidaymakers, even those who disapprove, have tried their luck with an early morning dash to secure the best poolside spots.’ She emphasized that their selection of hotels with more sunbeds than guests means travelers can wake up without setting an alarm, confident that a sunbed will be available.

As tourists across Mediterranean resorts battle for sunbeds, footage has shown conflicts and strategies in hotspots like the Costa del Sol. The situation has led some hotels to implement measures to manage the demand. For instance, the Estival Torrequebrada in Malaga introduced a system whereby cards are placed on sunbeds with towels and belongings, warning that items will be removed after 45 minutes if left unattended.

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