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Tons of Seaweed!!!

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Tons of Seaweed!!!

I recently checked out a live beach webcam of Akumal. the shorefront was COVERED with seaweed! I am going to Luxury Akumal Bahia May 20th. I hope the seaweed is gone.

Anyone recently return from there? Is this a fluke or is the seaweed that bad?

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1. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

Don't worry LBPA is doing great job clearing Beach . Now Akumal and HMB are BAD !

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2. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

Should be gone by then ,it is a winter storm season problem. It was bad in 2015 and we arrived on May 17th and it was all gone.

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3. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

This is not regular seaweed but sargassum. Google it and read up on it, where it comes from, what affects it and why it may be " the new normal."

I admit it looks awful and resorts are trying their best but some days they are fighting a losing battle.

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4. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

The Grand Bahia Príncipe usually avoids the worst of the sargassum via the man made 'whales' situated along the shore front which act as surf breakers which in turn help make the swimming safer.

We arrive in a few days time so will update.

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5. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

Hoping it's gone by June 10th🤤🤤🤤🤤

Our wedding is on HMB. Glad to hear it was gone by May last time.

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6. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

Unfortunately, sargassum is becoming the new norm in most of the Caribbean, especially east facing resorts, like all of the Mexican Caribbean. If you look it up, it started a few years ago, and has been fairly steady since then. In a week, you could have it everyday or two days, it's a gamble. It's a large bloom in the Atlantic that carries to the Caribbean. Good luck, but don't let it ruin your trip!

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7. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

Even with sand whales it doesn’t stop it. The b p akumal beach is always cleared first. They did do a better job last year on other areas also. The year before in May in was monstrous

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8. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

oh man, that would be great if you could update after your trip!! <3

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9. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

Thank you everyone for your feedback!!!

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10. Re: Tons of Seaweed!!!

Good luck hope it clears up 👌🏽

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