- “Sand Cabana If no one's here, be prepared to wait for a loooong time.”
- —Sign, Super Mario Sunshine
The Sand Cabana, also referred to as the Surf Shack, is a small bar found on the east side of Gelato Beach in Super Mario Sunshine. It is looked after by a local Pianta, and it features a rack of colorful surfboards in front of it. On top of the building is a sign with wooden letters in a fictional writing system also used elsewhere on Isle Delfino. The sign translates to "Bar Gelato." In the Japanese version, the text instead translates to "Bar Mamma," matching the Japanese name of the level, "Mamma Beach." Additionally, the first word is placed at the top center instead of in the top left.
The Sand Cabana can be found in every episode of Gelato Beach, but it is really used only in Red Coins in the Coral Reef, in which Mario must travel to the inside of it to retrieve whatever type of fruit a Yoshi happens to be craving. Three fruits are laid out on a table inside the hut: a pineapple, a papaya, and bananas. Mario must select the correct fruit and bring it back to the Yoshi to make him hatch from his egg.
Aside from this, the Sand Cabana also hides a blue coin. Depending on the episode in which Mario enters the hut, the blue coin is hidden on the ceiling of the hut, amidst four regular coins. Otherwise, the ceiling has just the four regular coins. Also, if Mario uses the Squirt Nozzle to spray the cash register, he will find a 1-Up Mushroom. To the right of the hut is a nozzle box containing the Hover Nozzle, and to the left is the sunglasses vendor, who rewards Mario with sunglasses and a tropical shirt when spoken to. Depending on the episode, a number of Dune Buds may also be scattered at intervals around the Sand Cabana. The Shine Tower is also located directly behind the Sand Cabana.
Names in other languages
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- Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 61.
- 2CPhoenix (February 1, 2024). Mario Sunshine’s Mysterious Text. YouTube. Retrieved February 12, 2024.
- Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 53.