Can anyone tell me about the steep incline on the beach and if it causes trouble with swimming? How big is the swimming area?
Which beach are you referring to? There are many beaches on San Salvador -- the majority of which do not have a steep incline. Do you mean the beach itself, or the after you've gone into the water and there is a drop off?
Sorry at the Club Med area. Their website says steep incline. Appreciate it!
The beach itself is pretty wide with a mild incline. When you go in the water there is a drop-off of usually 6 - 10 inches, then the water gets gradually deeper. This is pretty standard for Bahamas/Caribbean beaches.
If this is your first time at a Club Med, you might want to check my web sire: www.hammocktree.us/ms/trips.html and read the "Guide for First Time GMs" at the top of that page. There are also several trip reports, with pictures, from our Trips to that Club Med.