Well I don't quite agree. The swimming is fantastic, the water clear as glass (unless churned up by a storm) and in the low 80's temperature wise. There is a low wake zone set up for swimmers and casual snorkelers.
It's the walking into the water from the beach that isn't (most places) so hot. We swim several times a day. Virtually all the hotels, condos, etc. have piers that have steps you can walk down into the water (if you are to chicken to jump) and of course to get back up. The swimming is absolutely great and if you wear your mask and snorkel you will see fish..not like the marine reserve but they are there. And some places have little artificial reefs (we have several in front of Paradise Villas) that usually have fish in them. Sometimes even a big surprise!
But I have to agree that this particular group probably would prefer going elsewhere,it sounds like they are more into lounging on the beach than swimming and there are few places on AC to do that. Placencia Peninsula would be a better choice for them probably. The beaches themselves aren't much on AC.
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