This beach is regularly quoted as one of the top ten in the world, and I have no problem putting it right at number one. The beach is public, so you can literally walk from end to end with no impediments. The sand is like talc, it is so soft and fine.
Most of the hotels have beach chairs and umbrellas or other sunshade for their guests, but this does not stop walkers from taking in the water’s edge and shelling along the way. You can even stop in at many of the hotels for a meal or drink, as most are open to the public.
The water is a fantastic turquoise colour that really is hard to believe.
We were there in late April, when the sun set at approximately 7pm. I would recommend starting your walk heading east, and then turn around to finish your walk by following the setting sun. We were not alone, but at no time did the beach feel crowded.
The water is always warm and fairly calm.
Down in front of Coral Gardens, there is opportunity to snorkel right from the beach. There is lots to see by just swimming out a little ways.
There are a couple of tour operators along the beach from where you can take a banana boat ride or parasail. These act ivies are non-intrusive to those just hanging out on the beach.
You will need sunscreen - as a family of three, we went through four bottles. The sun is intense, and unless you are under a shade structure provided at your hotel, then you will get burned.