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Half Moon Bay

Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Akumal
Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
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Port Washington, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We loved the sandy beach, the mix of people (families, couples, children) who were all quite pleasant and relaxed. The weather was a bit windy so we didn't get to snorkel every day. When we did snorkel, it was good viewing. The turtles were a pleasure to watch.

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loomis ca
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210 reviews 210 reviews
60 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed at a condo at Half Moon Bay, and walked a short distance on the beach towards Yal-ku to enter the water. We saw turtles, beautiful coral, and loads of fish without all the crowds. Much preferred to congested Akumal bay.

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Keosauqua, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stayed in a condo in Playa Caribe. Good location, good snorkeling, especially in the lagoon on the north side. Stayed for a week and will certainly return!

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williams lake
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

we walked the entire beach quite afew times, & toured some of the other resorts . We diffinitly preferered where we were staying.Less people and the snorkeling was great.

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Schenectady, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Many different condos to choose from. Away from the crowds and "spring break." Beautiful, quiet, restful. Truly relaxing place to be with great restaurants as well.

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Colorado, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a lovely quiet bay surrounded by condos. While there are rocks in the water and you can't enter without water shoes, it's a good place to snorkle. It's a very shallow bay, you can go out a few hundred feet and still stand up, with the water just reaching your thighs! If you go north/left and fairly far... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Whole family just spent last week enjoying some quite time on Half Moon Bay. Lovely location. Hardly anyone else on the bay. Rented a condo and it was the perfect get away for some family time. Highly recommend avoiding those huge all inclusives and see how laid back and un crowded Akumal is. Or maybe we don't so we can... More

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed in a condo (Playa Caribe) right on HMB for 2 weeks. Really, it depends what you like whether you love this little beach or not. For snorkeling, it's awesome. There is so much to see out here, it's unreal. It can be fairly rough, so exercise caution if you are not a seasoned swimmer. A vest might be... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Half Moon Bay will delight you with so much gorgeous coral, fish, turtles but several suggestions are in order : Snorkeling is easiest and safest when the wind and waves are down. Getting in and out is tricky and backing into the water with fins can be a stumbling experience. We always go at high tide and find a steeper... More

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We swam here when we visited the Akumal sea turtles. We been here before and it's stunning. The water is warm, full of sea life and well worth visiting. My only concern about Half Moon Bay is that the motor boats zip around everywhere. Akual Beach does have a roped off area where you can see the turtles, but if... More

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