Discussion in 'Temptation Cancun Forum' started by Steve, Oct 17, 2008.
Thanks to CancunCanuck for the original post:
Hola, Steve exactly what does this mean? They are going to haul a lot of sand and put it where? Dont mean to sound dumb but I know nothing about beach recovery. Terry
I can only go by the report above, but basically as the report says they are looking to dredge a sandbank which is 300 metres off shore and then use that sand to improve the beach, presumably making it wider / deeper or both.
Kind of strange really since the TTR beach has not been affected by erosion in any way like the beaches on the other side of the 7 have, so their isnt really much to restore only improve. Still, I expect no one will complain about a better beach because it has always been one of TTR's draw backs.
Maybe it will help towards that extra star rating they obviously Desire.
Good point Steve.
I am also confused about a few other things
- How can TTR make this cost effective to do if done the right way
- How did they get a permit seeing as how this will undoubtedly affect other beaches on the North side of Cancun
Can you find out when Temptation plan to improve the beach?
I found a great deal for Temptations in December. I am wondering if that is because they will be dredging the beach then. Does anyone have any info? I don't want to be in a construction zone.
I do not know when they are going to do this but I just got back and there were survey teams out on the beach several days. Which is a good thing because the beach seems to have gotten even smaller since May, I do not know if the water level is higher this time a year or not but it was only several feet away from some of the umbrellas
Having observed beach restoration down in Miami, typically the way it works is that they tap an offshore sandbar and then use a pump system to literally pump the sand to the shoreline ... if Steve's post is an indication, that's how they'll do it. It's actually pretty cool - they station a barge out by the sandbar, there's a huge foot-diameter hose that carrys the water/sand slurry to another barge near where the beach is restored, and they spray it into place. Should be minimally invasive on the resort - no bulldozers trucking up and down the beach. Assuming they do it this way.
When we were down in South Beach a few years ago and they were doing this, the section they were working on was literally "growing" wider by 50 feet per day. Not sure how much Temptations wants to add, but they could easily in a few days, triple the width of the beach.