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Man Made Beach at Gran Bahia Principe

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Man Made Beach at Gran Bahia Principe

The beach is very important to me. I have been reading that this is man made and is horrible and very hard almost like there is a cement base. Is it really that bad. If you didn't know would you be able to tell the difference? Just wondering if this may be a legit reason to look at something else.

Edited: 21 December 2011, 19:10
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1. Re: Man Made Beach at Gran Bahia Principe

You can see from here that most of it is artificial:

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We were there December 4th - 11th this year. You can not tell the beach is man made. We snorkeled every day and say a great variety of fish, sting rays, star fish and many others. Beach is awesome, and that is what we go for. We stayed on the beach for all 7 days. Don't worry, you will love it.

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3. Re: Man Made Beach at Gran Bahia Principe

If you are really that concerned, consider staying in Negril where there is a large natural beach.

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One of the nicest, natural beaches on the N. coast is in Runaway Bay. Breezes Runaway Bay occupies part of it... attached to that is Ocean Park Beach which is a private/shared beach for Cardiff Hall Villa owners & their guests... attached to that is Runaway Bay public beach (Flavours Beach Bar & Grill is located there).

All in all it is a long stretch of very nice sand... very walkable (unless you have a problem dealing with the higglers) ... not rocky at all.

:)

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Thanks everyone....wishing you a Merry Christmas

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We will be staying at GBP in 2 weeks and were also concerned about the man made beach...Does anyone know if we have access to a beach that is natural from the resort?

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We stayed at GBP 2 years ago... the beach is man made but the kids could still make "sandmen" and had a great time.. great for swimming and snorkelling. Its not quite the deep, soft sand like in Cuba but its not bad.

Have a great time! We are going back in March 2012! 70 more days!

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8. Re: Man Made Beach at Gran Bahia Principe

The beach by the snack bar/shopping centre covers the old North Coast highway before it was relocated and upgraded - but they've done a good job of making the beach so I wouldn't worry about it.

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You can always nip up the road to Flavours Beach Bar, it' one of the very few beaches where the Jamaicans are allowed to swim, it's lovely x

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