I recently walked the whole hotel zone beaches. Beaches are so weird. So much of the beach just is not that great. I know it comes and goes but right now it is more of the latter. First my observations: the best beach right now from the Hyatt Caribe to Carissa/Palma (the beach literally ends at Carissa/Palma). That is a pretty subjective statement so when I say best beach I mean the best sand quality not necessarily the biggest. I really love the fine white sand and in front of Le Blanc/Bayview Grand/Maralago/Girasol the sand is the fine white powder that I love so much. Some of the sand in other places is not sand at all rather just shells that are difficult to even walk on. We encountered this on the north end of Playa Delfines and infront of Royal Mayan and in a few other spots north. The absolute worst "beach" was the Royal Cancun to the Real. No beach at all. Just sandbags and rusty rebar. Last year we spent time at Solymar and the beach was quite big –though it was not my favorite in terms of quality. Now the beach is mostly a huge pile of sand against the beach wall with a steep incline to where the waves crash on the huge rocks. The best beach in the south end is from the Westin past Lahia and in front of Villas Nizuc. There the beach is quite large and really flat. So much of the beach now is angled steeply to the water, it is not flat like it used to be where the waves broke further out and the energy seemed to be dispersed. In front of Villas Nizuc was like that today. We had a nice swim there. I guess I am just wondering…are the beaches changing and this just happens from time to time? Has the construction changed how the waves react to the shore during a storm ie hitting a wall instead of going into the lagoon? Did pumping in sand last year do more harm than good? Just wanted some input. On one of the large limestone rocks on the shore someone had carved their name and ’87 so I suspect this is not the first time the beach looked like this. By the way, the color of the water is still breathtaking.