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Best hotel for snorkeling from beach/turtles

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Best hotel for snorkeling from beach/turtles

Hi,

My wife would like us to go for a weeks holiday to Akumal in October. She had her heart set on the Akumal bay beach and wellness resort but on checking today this is sold out.

My question is, what hotel would be the best to stay at for snorkeling from the beach and seeing turtles as this is why she wants to visit Akumal?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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1. Re: Best hotel for snorkeling from beach/turtles

Who did you check with re: ABBWR

Perhaps give the resort an email directly

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3. Re: Best hotel for snorkeling from beach/turtles

Colin, it might just be that the tour company you checked is out of rooms, but that rooms are available - don't give up. ABBWR is a great resort and the best for snorkel centered trips.

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4. Re: Best hotel for snorkeling from beach/turtles

Just got back from ABBWR. This is the best place for snorkelling and seeing turtles. Head more to the left of the hotel for the best spot for seeing turtles. Past the dive shop. ENJOY!

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5. Re: Best hotel for snorkeling from beach/turtles

ABBWR had a big sale in September and is sold out for like 3 weeks in a row. VSD probably has the best idea to contact the hotel directly. They might have cancellations.

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6. Re: Best hotel for snorkeling from beach/turtles

Akumal Bay has the turtles but otherwise there is much more to see under the surface at Half Moon Bay

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7. Re: Best hotel for snorkeling from beach/turtles

But be careful with HMB

It is much more shallower and prone to winds and waves

Snorkel vest is highly recommended (for the shallow water and for the deeper centre of the bay which can get a rip tide)

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