ZAMAS Hotel in Tulum Mexico

Getting hitched at adults-only The Beach resort requires a buyout of all 20 minimalist-modern rooms, but that means couples and their clans can privately enjoy the yoga palapa, catch of the day from Ziggy’s fogata (fi re pit), tequila sunrises from one of two pools and, come winter 2017, a full spa.

Rooms from $287; weddings from $3,000. Unplug in one of just 18 colorful rooms or casitas at ZAMAS, and celebrate with a beach ceremony and palapa reception.

Also on the itinerary: kitesurfi ng, bird-watching, sunset cove swims and picnics   deux with house-made salsas and oat breads. Rooms from $125; weddings from $2,000.

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They breathed by means of water trapped in little gill cover sacs, giving them a few precious minutes when out of the water. occasionally, troupes of macaque monkeys slipped cheekily down from the forest canopy to forage for their favourite crabs among the mangrove roots while, in the sky, majestic white-breasted fish eagles gracefully swirled high over the palm-lined tropical sea, sometimes sweeping down to grab fish in their razor-sharp talons. Surprisingly, visibility underwater was never very good, only two or three metres thanks to a large number of working tin mines and heavy rainfall, which turned the jungle rivers pouring into the shallow Malacca Straits a peaty-brown in colour. one thing, though, made up for the inconvenience and hardship of a jungle existence: the coral reefs within snorkelling distance of the beach still teemed with the variety and abundance of marine life that you only read about in blogs. I had caught the snorkelling bug and purchased a full-face mask, complete with integrated snorkel and ping-pong ball valve, a set of fins (which I still have) and a small single rubber-powered harpoon gun, for protection against the tiger sharks which, I’d been told, cruised the coastline of Malaya. From a friendly local fisherman I learned what was dangerous in the sea and what not to touch on the reefs, and his advice almost certainly saved me from countless stings and bites during my snorkelling adventures. I later disposed of the harpoon gun after my snorkelling buddy Dennis, a Scouser, accidentally stabbed himself in the leg while paddling backwards over a large coral head. He required hospital treatment to remove the one-inch doubleedged barb and took some stick from the British Army hospital doctor. I never did see any sharks, but maybe only because of the poor visibility. And when I look back, I often think how futile that little rubber powered gun would have been against a five-metre tiger shark.

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