THIS is the hilarious moment when vacationers burst out of their fenced enclosure and fight for the best spot on the sun lounger.
The footage was filmed by other hotel guests from the safety of their rooms as they marveled at the “incredible” sunbed wars raging beneath them in Ayia Napa.
Every year during the summer months, large hotel pools come into chaos as guests compete for the best sunbeds.
And this year, the urge for sun loungers appears to have taken a more rapid and calculated turn.
Filmed at the Tofinis Hotel in the Cypriot resort, guests are seen waiting impatiently in what appears to be a lattice cage for a hotel employee to open the gate.
One of the men does not want to wait a second later, grabs his things and throws himself over the railing.
A second later the gate is opened and dozens of competitive people in search of sunbeds are released into the pool area and rush to secure the nearest spot.
“Run, run, my children, run,” calls the laughing cameraman from his high balcony in the 244-room hotel.
Stunned by what he sees, he exclaims, “Look, everyone’s going to get a nasty hit, don’t break your neck.”
“I can’t believe he jumped the gate,” adds a female voice.
“Incredible,” he replies.
TikTokers rushed to share their thoughts on the video, which was posted last year but has resurfaced as the tanning wars drag on across Europe.
One wrote: “I’m afraid of this. We’re going next year. Last year we couldn’t get a sun bed in Tenerife.”
“The worst holiday ever,” said another.
“It’s so sad to see. Just why lol,” replied a third.
It comes as another holidaymaker filmed the glorious moment hotel staff removed towels lying on empty sunbeds at a Lanzarote resort.
Meanwhile, a British tourist and self-proclaimed “king of sun lounger eaters” has revealed how he always hogs the best sun loungers abroad, telling others “you sleep, you lose.”
Johnny Seifert has honed his skills over the course of 15 years visiting the same hotel in Gran Canaria.
And another proud hotel sunbed thief shared her clever tricks for snagging the best sunbeds — but some say they’re selfish.
On the other side of the debate, a woman who’s had enough of tanning bed gluttons said she last laughed when she called hotel guests “selfish.”