Post # 1
I’m getting ready to book my last minute honeymoon to Cancun when I found out that pretty much all of the Mexican and Caribbean beaches are pretty much covered in brown rotting seaweed. Ugh! Has anyone been to a Mexican or Caribbean beach recently? If so, how bad was it? Is there a specific beach or resort that you recommend?
Post # 2
Yes, we saw disgusting brown seaweed all over the beach when we went to Playa Del Carmen for a day trip. Cancun is a bit north, but it was probably the same.
We stayed in Cozumel for a week and it was awesome. BUT our resort had guys out raking the seaweed, plus the beach was small. Cozumel is really beautiful, some of the best diving in the world and very low crime compared with the rest of Mexico.
Check it out if that’s the area you want to honeymoon. Good luck😀
Post # 3
Oh, we stayed at the Intercontinental El Presidente. It’s one of the best resorts on the island. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it’s completely remodeled inside. There are rooms on the the beach (reef room) with outdoor showers and hammocks.
Seferal restaurants on site-pricey but overall pretty good. Check it out😀
Post # 4
We went to Playa del Carmen in June and while seaweed was present, it didn’t stop us from getting in the water. The resort workers did an excellent job of burying it every day so there wasn’t a smell. It mostly stayed right along the beach, so once we got out in the water just a little bit we never had an issue. We had a similar issue in Jamaica last November. My advice is just go with it. You’re going to the beach where seaweed is part of life. It’s definitely not something that will ruin your trip.
Post # 5
I went to Cuba in mid August Cayo Coco, Hotel Playa. The beach was stunning and no rotting seaweed. I would recomend Cayo Coco for the honeymoon, but not that hotel though.
Post # 6
I’ve been checking the seaweed reports because of a trip I’m planning in january. If it were my last minute honeymoon I don’t think I’d risk it in Cancun. If Mexico is preferred I’d consider Los Cabos or Puerta Vallarta. I’d stay away from the Yucatan. As I understand it the seaweed problem is happening on gulf beaches & Caribbean beaches in close proximity to the gulf. So I would steer clear of this area.