When I've been staying in a hotels in Spain I often go down to the pool in the morning and find that there are no sunbeds to sit on because people have reserved them with towels.
I'm never 100% if a person has reserved it for later or if they've just gone for a dip in the pool, gone to the bar, etc. Sometimes reserved seats can be there until there owners stroll in after a day out. I know you aren't supposed to reserve the sunbeds but a lot of people do.
What should I do in this situation? Should I do the same as everyone else and reserve sunbeds with a towel or stand around waiting for a free one. Does this behaviour happen in other countries or is it limited to Spain?