Originally posted by SimonB:
Just want to make this clear, there is no Seagrass on the beaches, they are cleaned by the resorts on a daily basis. The Seagrass is in the water growing on the bottom and is not an issue. If you feel uncomfortable walking on it in bare feet then a cheap pair of wading shoes will work great.
The question to ask your hotel about their beach is do they have a seawall or can you walk directly from sand to water.
I must admit that the beaches at AC are not comparable to other beaches I've visited ... my favorite beach would be Nungwi beach in Zanzibar island. It would not be fair to compare AC beaches with Zanzibar's, but I would agreee with Simon's advice to bring sea shoes because the turtle grass is in most parts of the water. Once you are clear of the grass, you are in beautiful crystal water ... another thing to be aware of are the boats ... the further out you go, the more you will see boats ... this was a bit disturbing to me, but I managed and enjoyed it.