Going on holiday is always a pleasure, but when the destination is the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort, the experience is even greater. Because here you'll find all the amenities of an extraordinary five-star complex set in a stunning natural environment that’s home to the world's second largest barrier reef. Not bad, eh?
An even though there's a whole host of beaches nearby, we'd like to highlight five of them just for you.
Xaac, also known as Turtle Beach, is located right outside the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort. A privilege for your eyes. And for your body, because you can sign up for a multitude of water activities. Discover its coral seabeds while snorkelling and immerse yourself into a world full of kaleidoscopic tropical species. Or you could leisurely kayak across the calm waters or enjoy the thrills and spills of jet skiing.
Tulum is another beach that we highly recommend. Its spectacular Mayan ruins stand at the edge of the sea and form an amazing profile. Its white sands and emerald waters never fail to captivate visitors. Admiring the remains of an ancient walled city from the year 1000 AD while taking a dip is a pleasure that few other places in the world can offer.
Akumal is another must-visit beach. A coral barrier keeps its waters calm and turns it into a huge natural pool. The beach is a turtle nesting site, so it's highly likely that you’ll end up swimming with one. The nests are under the protection of the local recovery centre and are clearly signposted. By following one of the paths by the beach, you'll get to the truly impressive Yal-ku cenote, where you can go diving to round off a perfect day.
Meanwhile, Xpu-ha Beach combines white sands with a lush jungle, forming the typical Caribbean postcard. Its waters are barely half a metre deep and corals are abundant. Within walking distance is a magical cove that connects up to the Manatí cenote, nestled between mangroves. Couldn't ask for more, could you?
Last but not least, the fifth recommendation is Sian Ka'an Beach. It's one of the most important unspoilt marine reserves in Riviera Maya. A huge coral reef, the second most important in the world, embraces a protected area that showcases its natural splendour.
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