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Old December 31st, 2006, 01:00 AM
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Default Cozumel and Grand Cayman beach choices

Okay, I think I have it narrowed down. We're sailing on the Rhapsody a week from tomorrow. In Cozumel, I'm thinking either Playa Uvas, Playa Corona, or Paradise Beach. I want to avoid the rest of the cruisers at Playa Mia, unless y'all think it's just so wonderful it's worth being in and amongst the masses. Playa Uvas has the clear kayaks, and my 19-year-old daughter is definitely up for that.

In Grand Cayman, I think I've narrowed it down to either going to the public beach at Seven Mile Beach or going to Smith's Cove Beach. I love the white sand and clear water, and just lying on the beach like a squash, but I would also love a little bit of easy off-shore snorkeling. I have a torn rotator cuff and a torn tendon that is going to get repaired when we get back home, so I cannot do any really strenuous swimming, so it needs to be easy to get to and easy, with calm water.

We have Ocho taken care of. I'm a travel agent (we've always done the E. Caribbean before, so that's why I have so many questions), and we are going to spend the day at Beaches Boscobel, and I'm going to do a site inspection. I'm a Certified Sandals Specialist, so I get a break on that. Actually, for $40/person, I can get a day pass to Melia and do a site inspection, but my husband is balking at the $160. Any and all opinions welcome!
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Old December 31st, 2006, 10:25 PM
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Okay, I think I have it narrowed down. We're sailing on the Rhapsody a week from tomorrow. In Cozumel, I'm thinking either Playa Uvas, Playa Corona, or Paradise Beach. I want to avoid the rest of the cruisers at Playa Mia, unless y'all think it's just so wonderful it's worth being in and amongst the masses. Playa Uvas has the clear kayaks, and my 19-year-old daughter is definitely up for that.

In Grand Cayman, I think I've narrowed it down to either going to the public beach at Seven Mile Beach or going to Smith's Cove Beach. I love the white sand and clear water, and just lying on the beach like a squash, but I would also love a little bit of easy off-shore snorkeling. I have a torn rotator cuff and a torn tendon that is going to get repaired when we get back home, so I cannot do any really strenuous swimming, so it needs to be easy to get to and easy, with calm water.

We have Ocho taken care of. I'm a travel agent (we've always done the E. Caribbean before, so that's why I have so many questions), and we are going to spend the day at Beaches Boscobel, and I'm going to do a site inspection. I'm a Certified Sandals Specialist, so I get a break on that. Actually, for $40/person, I can get a day pass to Melia and do a site inspection, but my husband is balking at the $160. Any and all opinions welcome!
I can't speak to beaches on Cozumel, but I recommend that you forego the beach there and take the shore excursion to Tulum instead -- especially if you are a travel agent. This excursion is not strenuous so your injury won't be a problem, but it is a really unique tour that you should be able to describe to your clients.

On Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach does permit the easy access that you need, but does not have snorkeling nearby. I can't speak to the other beach.

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Default Cozumel and Grand Cayman beaches

Thanks for the info. If it were just my husband and myself, I would definitely go to Tulum, but our 19 and 22-year-old daughters just want beach time. Actually, my husband has requested the same on this trip, without a lot of walking (bad knees), so we will just be relaxing a lot. I am thinking about trying to get a day pass to a resort so I can at least do a site inspection, but I'm afraid the Melia is a little steep. Thanks again!
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seven mile is my first choice ,but I don't thnk it is a snorkel area. Oh I love that beach. There are plenty of taxi's or how about renting a car at the port and do a few hours here and a few hours there. Great way to explore and stop at a beach that interest you.
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