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— Elaine Glusac
It’s a common dilemma for beachgoers. To get great sand-and-surf snapshots, you risk ruining an expensive digital camera. No worries. The Sony Cyber-shot U60 is a rugged, 2-megapixel, beach-ready model that can even take shots underwater (up to 5 feet). And at $250, it makes for a good day at the beach.
— Beth Snyder Bulik
You Missed A Spot
Beach boys have graduated. The work of porting tanning oils and mai tais has been professionalized at resorts from Barbados’ Fairmont Royal Pavilion to Maui’s Sheraton Resort, which employ beach butlers. Pros at the new Ritz-Carlton South Beach even carry holsters of sunscreen selections for on-command slathering. Hmm, what do ya tip for that?