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AI Resort with BEST family friendly beach?

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AI Resort with BEST family friendly beach?

We are planning a vacation with our 18 month old child. Which AI resort has the best family friendly beach? By that I mean great sand, calm water without huge waves, little waves are ok, and no seaweed! Thanks!

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1. Re: AI Resort with BEST family friendly beach?

While the Crown Paradise Club, Omni Resort and others on the Hotel Zone's eastern shore receive the most favorable review for family travel, this may not be the best place to swim with an 18 month old.

We recommend you consider Dreams Resort, Riu Cancun or Riu Caribe because these are located on the northern side with less waves. You may encounter seaweed but it should not be a problem.

Safety is the most important issue when swimming with infants in our opinion.

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2. Re: AI Resort with BEST family friendly beach?

How much seaweed?

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3. Re: AI Resort with BEST family friendly beach?

I stayed at the Riu Cancun last week and did not encounter any seaweed while going into the water up to waist height.

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How much seaweed generally depends on how well the resort does at keeping its beachfront clean. There have been many reports that Riu Cancun does an excellent job while others on the Hotel Zone's north shore such as Club Carrousel and Aquamarina Beach do not.

Whatever you do don't worry, most of the reports of seaweed accumulations being at their worst happen during the more stormy season. Hurricane season is winding down and all is well in paradise.

Saludos,

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5. Re: AI Resort with BEST family friendly beach?

I agree with 1212eric, he is normally right on the money with his suggestions. The resorts on the northside of the hotel zone do not have the waves that the others have. Normally very small waves, some 4-6 inches. The RIU hotels are in that north area. The only small difference is that Dreams has TWO beaches, since it is surrounded on three sides of water. Now, when the sun starts going down, it is on the south, ergo, the RIUs hotels block it and it limits the sun on the beach. Dreams has sun almost to the end, since they have a south and a north beach. The south beach is located in front of the Towers and has calm water and sun all day. As eric said, the sea weed come in from storms, no real tropical storms in Cancun this year, so that water should be just clear and fine.

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Just be sure to avoid the Grand Oasis. I was there Nov 1 - 6, 2006 and it is in terrible condition. I hope others will see what we went thru and avoid having their vacation ruined by the false advertising on the Oasis website.

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