Then grab your mask and fins, we’re diving into the best all inclusive resorts for snorkeling.
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Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Throw in a few bread crumbs from your breakfast leftovers into the water
Then, step right off your front porch into the water.
You will have more finned buddies to hang out with than you can fathom.
If you prefer an adults-only vacation, with superb snorkeling that checks your boxes, then consider Check PricesPalafitos at El Dorado Maroma in Rivera Maya.
What could be better than donning a mask and fins and jumping right off of your private patio into warm, turquoise-blue waters?
The new Palafitos – bungalows set over the water – gourmet dining at six restaurants, total relaxation and a romantic getaway are guaranteed to make your vacation just about perfect.
Watch ocean life from inside your accommodation, where there are windows set into the floors, or simply mask up and dive in – right from your private patio.
Finest, Playa Mujeres, Mexico
Want a family-friendly snorkeling resort?
Well, families just love the Check PricesFinest Playa Mujeres in Mexico.
Aside from swim-up suites, and an ever changing activity list, Finest is one of those resorts where you can just switch off and enjoy some family time in style. Grab your masks and fins and go snorkeling together, making forever family memories.
The water is safe, warm and calm, and bright white so you can see everything.
See who is first in the family to spot starfish, turtles, and brightly colored fish – a family vacation scrapbook is a must, so invest in an underwater camera before you go!
El Dorado Casitas Royale, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Want to snorkel with ‘The Whales’?Check PricesEl Dorado Casitas Royale, an upscale adults-only enclave located adjacent to Check PricesEl Dorado Royale Spa Resort installed some barriers to protect their coral reef.
They refer to their coral reef restoration project as Kan-Kanan, but we call them ‘The Whales’ because they are big, dark and the water just brushes over the top of them.
These protectors bring ton’s of fishies and sea creatures to within 100 feet of shore so you can wade out to them.
Plus you have a small lagoon that allows you to snorkel in water you can stand up in. For those of us who don’t like being in over our head.
Kan-Kanan will have you spending hours watching the magic of marine life building a new habitat!
Barceló Maya Colonial, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Ideally, you want to be able to snorkel straight from the beach, with shallow and easy access.
That’s exactly what you will get at the Check PricesBarceló Maya Colonial in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico.
Dive straight in from the pier to the left of the hotel for superb snorkeling, and get the chance to see Barracuda, Ray and even Turtles.
There’s a huge variety of sea life to explore in the clear and warm waters of the 1.2 mile stretch of beach belonging to the well equipped resort – this includes several swathes of coral so remember your snorkeling footwear too, as it can be pretty sharp. Besides amazing aquatic discoveries, Barceló Maya Colonial is a resort with luxurious and excellent facilities, several bars and restaurants, and active nightlife.
Beaches, Turks & Caicos
Providenciales in Turks and Caicos has the most beautiful beach we have ever seen.
If you are dreaming of a tropical hideaway beach, then wake up and look at the all inclusive Check PricesBeaches Resort in Turks & Caicos for the ultimate family beach vacation.
Not just for leaving footprints in the powdery-soft and dazzlingly white sand – there are 230 miles of it in Turks & Caicos – but also for exploring the crystal-clear and warm waters.
Those very waters boast 1,000 square miles of colorful reef and sunken ships to explore, whether you’re a scuba diving or snorkeling enthusiast.
Do you like to make new friends while on vacation? Then your snorkeling session might include a meet and greet with Jojo – the resident bottle-nose dolphin! If only paradise was half as nice…
DO you have kids who love snorkeling? Many of our readers tell us they LOVE both Check PricesHard Rock Riviera Maya and Check PricesHotel Xcaret because they have naturally-created lagoons along the beach area instead of an open expanse of seashore, and while adult snorkeling purists might look down their noses, it creates a safer space for kids as parents won’t need to worry about rip-tides or their little ones floating too far from shore.
CONSIDER the seaweed issue – nobody likes it (except maybe skincare and supplement manufacturers!) but it’s a fact of life at many beach destinations and no, the destinations cannot control it – it comes and goes with the tides and weather. If snorkeling is the highlight of your vacation plans, then it’s best to stick with locations where you’re less likely to encounter it, such as Playa Mujeres, Puerto Vallarta, or Los Cabos.
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