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Old 12-15-2013   #16 (permalink)
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We are coming in feb for six weeks and am trying to mitigate the steepness of the learning curve here at home and avoid disappointment. I just want to laugh, snorkel, and toast to it every day with my friends, I'll keep you posted on our trips..skitter
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Old 12-15-2013   #17 (permalink)
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So yours also failed and you had to have it replaced...
Nope, as I said before, we had no trouble at all with ours and are taking it again for our next trip. Obviously you had a different experience. Yours seems to be an isolated incident as other folks who have owned this back raved about it, so we bought ours. Too bad for you, maybe try that water proof box you can carry as you swim.
The bag was awesome because you could put a small cooler, clothes, towels and your valuables with no problem Also seeing a lock on the bag was a deterrent to anyone messing with the bag secured to the tree or lounger

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Old 12-15-2013   #18 (permalink)
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We have the Travel Vault that CGrover linked to, and love it. We've used the heck out of it for years. The cable is long enough on it so that I can always find a tree or a post to attach it to. When I'm at a beach club, I usually just fasten it to the lounger...not the most secure thing, but the baddie is going to have to casually carry a big lounger away, or try to run with it if we see it happen.

It's a sturdy box and a steel cable with a combo lock. It's not perfect, but it'll slow bad guys down and makes stealing anything incovienent for sure.

We're going to be in Akumal a couple of weeks before you guys. So can not wait!! Hope y'all have a great time!
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Old 06-15-2014   #19 (permalink)
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Old 06-15-2014   #20 (permalink)
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Better hope that the beach cleaners don't throw it in the trash.
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Old 06-15-2014   #21 (permalink)
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We used the Pacsafe mesh reinforced pouch when we where there this spring. Worked great. I would recommend it for what that's worth. It was good piece of mind. All you need is a tree to attach it to.
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Old 06-15-2014   #22 (permalink)
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The Lol Ha restaurant (outdoor area) has lockers you can rent....talk to someone behind the bar! The lockers are by the restrooms behind the restaurant. Yes, kind of rickety looking but secure.
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Old 06-16-2014   #23 (permalink)
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+1 for PacSafe. A little pricey, but if you're going to be spending substantial amounts of time on the beach, it's a good investment. We use ours all the time with no product damage or thievery yet in the almost 3 years we've lived in Mexico. We also always have a variety pack of aLOKSAK waterproof bags for our phones and Kindles (and back when I smoked, my cigs and lighter). http://www.loksak.com/products/aloksak

If all you want to take to the beach is your room/car key and cash/cards though, you can find waterproof sacks or boxes (about the size of a deck of cards) that can be worn around your neck or waist in most of the tourist souvenir shops.
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Old 06-16-2014   #24 (permalink)
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I use a Denko PakPak as my primary wallet in Mexico, pool parties etc. Its big enough for cash, credit card, copys of passports and its totally waterproof. I don't think they're easy to find any more. I've put mine through hell for the past 10 years or so and it's never leaked a drop. I usually strap mine to my leg but you can carry it many ways with what supplied with it.
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Old 06-17-2014   #25 (permalink)
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I travel alone and use a dry pak I ordered from Amazon, Amazon.com : DRY PAK DP-44 Alligator Waterproof Wallet : Waterskiing Ropes And Handles : Sports & Outdoors. Just 8 bucks and big enough to store keys, CC's, some money. I wear with the adjustable cord like a belt and let the pak fall into my swim trunks pocket. Totally waterproof and easy to wear around. Not for full wallet or cell phone, but amazon does have some of those as well. This way you've always got it with you and you don't have to worry about the beach things, (if somebody wants to steal my towel, they are welcome to it!).
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Old 06-17-2014   #26 (permalink)
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Pesos don't seem to mind the water, nor do credit cards and room keys. I just put them in the pocket of my trunks.
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We love our kyss bag I got one custom embroidered for my parents for christmas it's held up well thus far.
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I travel alone and use a dry pak I ordered from Amazon, Amazon.com : DRY PAK DP-44 Alligator Waterproof Wallet : Waterskiing Ropes And Handles : Sports & Outdoors. Just 8 bucks and big enough to store keys, CC's, some money. I wear with the adjustable cord like a belt and let the pak fall into my swim trunks pocket. Totally waterproof and easy to wear around. Not for full wallet or cell phone, but amazon does have some of those as well. This way you've always got it with you and you don't have to worry about the beach things, (if somebody wants to steal my towel, they are welcome to it!).
From their description:

Holds ID, cash, credit cards, keys, pagers


PAGERS?
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