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Palapas are FUN
Our custom palapas are built to provide you with that carefree Caribbean feeling right at your home! Our hand selected cedar from the Texas Hill Country will be selected for you individual design, stripped of the bark, stained and sealed for long lasting beauty. This process adds to the durability and beauty of your palapa. Each palm frond is individually attached, as they are in the Caribbean, to add that authentic look and feel. Please feel free to call for any questions you may have.
1. An open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves.
2. A structure, such as a bar or restaurant in a tropical resort, that is open-sided and thatched with palm leaves
There are so many other names for the product we call “Palapas” & “Tiki Huts” we thought you might like to know what some of the other names are and some terms from around the world. To get started we feel it best to better define the term “palapa” & “tiki hut”. Wikipedia.org defines: “A palapa (a Spanish word of Malayan origin, meaning “pulpous leave”) is an open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves.
It is very useful in hot weather and, therefore, very common in Mexican beaches, such as in Acapulco.” The word palapa seems to define what we call palapas as well as tiki huts but we have found that people are more familiar with the term tiki hut then they are palapa. Here are the words we have found so far: Tiki Bar, Nipa Hut, Tea House, Chiki Hut, Chickee Hut, Thatch Hut, Thatch Roof, Gazebos, Polynesian Hut, Hawaiian hut, Grass Hut, African Reed Hut, Thatch Hut, Thatch Gazebo, Grass Gazebo, Tropical Gazebo, Fiji Hut, Island Huts, Palapa Gazebo, Tiki Shack, Palapa Hut, Balinese Hut, Palm Hut, Makuti Hut, Atap Hut, Cabana, Tropical Shade, Palapa Shade, Tiki Shade, Tiki Umbrella, Thatch Umbrella, Grass Umbrella, Mexican Umbrella, Palm Umbrella, Tahiti Umbrella, Fiji Umbrella, Palapa Umbrella and Island Umbrella. Please let us know new names and terms you have heard!