Now, let me start by saying, I am not a big tanner, by any means. I am as pasty white as the snow (like most New Englanders) and burn quite easily. A couple of years ago, when I was planning a trip to the Carribbean, I realized that I would turn into a lobster the second I hit the beach, if I did not do a little prep work ahead of time. I wanted a basic base tan so that I would not burn right away. Boston Beach Club offers a "beginner tan" package that is reasonably priced and perfect for someone like me (who also has no clue about tanning!). They have the entire three week program mapped out... how long you should come in, and on which day, whether you should be in a bed or a booth that day (or whether you should use the face tanner). I did not turn a dark, unnatural color from the tanning... it was just a light tan... just enough to do what I needed it to do. It was very easy on my part, and, as I had hoped, I did not burn on my vacation, at all! The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would go back.