Our nice big bed. Gina said act natural, so that's what I did!
The resort has one large pool which is actually shaded until about 10 am. There is also easy access to the beach. The beach is where we spent all of our time. It gets more sun than the pool and you can spread your chairs out so you don't feel like you are laying next to a stranger. The negatives for the beach is that there is no wait service, so if you want a drink you have to go back up to the pool. You also get harassed a little by the locals wanting to sell you bracelets, flutes, braid your hair, have you rent a jet ski, etc. Definitely could have done with out this.
This was either tropical or native. There wasn't much of a difference.