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#1 Pelican10

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    Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:31 PM

    I imagine the beach geography changes along the Mayan with some being rocky and some being more like sugar. Anyone know of some resorts with less rock and more sand? Where is the best beach? Closer to Cancun or more towards Tulum? Or does it matter? Any experiences are appreciated :)

    I just don't know what resort to choose and this will be a big factor in picking a resort for us as we spend more time at beaches than poolside.


    #2 Simistar

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      Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:40 PM

      The resort we got married at -- Secrets Maroma Beach -- has an amazing beach! Beautiful white, flour-like-texture sand...no rocks...and they clear away the seaweed every day....

      #3 lalanyc

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        Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:51 PM

        I have found the beaches can vary quite a bit - geography is not the only factor. For instance, in Cancun along the hotel zone, there are some hotels w/ practically no beach, some hotels w/ very rocky beach and some hotels w/ big open beach areas (i.e., the Westin). Trip Advisor reviews generally touch on these points but you can also contact the hotels directly and they should be able to tell you.

        Even in Playa del Carmen, which is farther down along the coast, you can find hotels w/ little or no beach area. That said, I would guess most hotels have great beach areas and those that don't are the exception.

        #4 TATrisha


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        Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:56 PM

        I would say, in my experience, the further south you go the whiter the sand and the bluer the water... but that's just in my experience.


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        #5 jamk32179

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          Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:47 PM

          I stayed at the Royal in Playa del Carmen and they had a nice beach. Another plus was the 2 minute walk to the main part of town allowing those who want to shop and eat outside of the resort the ability to do so. It also was not a "mega" resort, I believe it was under 400 rooms.
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