You can just take a taxi for $8.00 to town, and they have a great beach, lots of shopping, and you can rent chairs on the beach, and they will serve you right on the beach. We were on the Holiday this April, and the beach in Playa del Carmen is soft white sand. You will have a wonderful time.
NCL Dawn (Repo 14 nite) 11-1-09
RCCL Mariner of the Sea (Mexican Riviera) 4-18-10