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Snorkeling right off the beach

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Snorkeling right off the beach

Have never been to Cancun but have been researching all- inclusives for an April vacation.

Can anyone tell me some of the ones that you can snorkel on site?


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1. Re: Snorkeling right off the beach

I don't know of anywhere in Cancun that offers that - you need to go further south where the beaches can be more rocky (sandy beaches are no good for snorkelling).

The Barcelo Maya complex (five resorts in one) at Puerto Aventuras has very good on-site snorkelling. It has a long stretch of beach which is rocky at one end and sandy at the other, so you get the best of both worlds - rocks for snorkelling; sand for swimming and lounging.

Akumal Beach also offers great snorkelling and you'll usually see turtles here too. The only AI resort is Akumal Beach Resort - which has a reputation of being a two star resort on a five star beach. Some people love the resort but it's definitely not as glitzy and up-market as some other resorts in the region.

I think the Grand Palladium has good on-site snorkelling as well. Not sure if it's as good as the Barcelo though.

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