I went out to the beach this morning to see what I could see and was once again amazed by the progress. I stopped by Playa Marlin (the public access beach by Plaza Kukulkan and Barcelo Tucancun) and was wowed. Two weeks ago I couldn't walk down that beach, rocks everywhere and water crashing against the wall. Now it's humoungous and I walked all the way down to the Royal Sands. There was a very happy group of guests there as it was the first day they had opened the beach, put out lounge chairs and umbrellas and allowed people to enjoy the new stretch of sand. I drove a bit further south and checked out the area next to Cancun Palace and Le Meridien. The bulk of the equipment is at Le Meridien and the Ritz right now and should be hitting the Cancun Palace and the Marriotts next week (my own guess, I don't have any official word on that). Here are a couple of pics, you can see the whole set by clicking here.
Playa Marlin Before and After
Royal Sands Beach After
Looking out at the beach behind the Royal Sands
Video of the brand new Royal Sands Beach
Whatever you think of the environmental impact of the project, you can not deny that the work is pretty amazing. Now, let's hope they take all the precautions they are supposed to to make it stick and that we never have to do it again! I also urge people to take care of the beach, bring a bag for your garbage and pick up a little bit of what others leave behind as well, keep our beach clean and safe for wildlife and all of us please! I would hate to see all of this being done only to find the beaches full of the detritus of humans.