Natural Lagoon in Akumal

Yal-Ku Lagoon

Yal-Ku Lagoon

Yesterday was stormy so we didn’t venture out.  This morning the sky looked brighter and the sun was shining, but about an hour after I got up, it started pouring rain again!  It rained off and on for the next two hours, and then it finally stopped, so we took off for another adventure.  Since the sea was still choppy from the storm, we went to a natural lagoon in Akumal.  The lagoon was calm since it is protected but the storm surge had the visibility compromised.  Even so, visibility in parts of the lagoon were still good enough and I saw lots of fish!  It was neat snorkeling and looking at the big boulders and reef too.  The water was a comfortable temperature and the mostly overcast skies made the air temperature comfortable too.  The lagoon and park are beautiful with nice landscaping and statues all around the park.  I was snorkeling for the second time, when I came across an unusual sea creature.  It looked like some kind of jelly fish, a pale pink color and about six or so inches across.  I stuck around to look at it, but I kept my distance since I had no way of knowing if it was a stinging jelly fish.  When I came in from swimming, one of the park staff was warning people to come out of the water because there was a  “jelly fish” that had a serious sting and could be deadly,  in the lagoon!  Oh yeah, that is what I saw alright!  I’m glad I kept my distance!  We spent two hours at the lagoon and then found a restaurante in Akumal called “Cuevo del Pescador” and I had a fresh fish and shrimp kebob, cole slaw, and veggies for dinner.  It was really good!  I want to go to the lagoon some other time when it isn’t stormy in the sea and the visibility is perfect.  I think it could be so much better under better conditions.  It was beautiful though!  Hopefully the weather will continue to improve and we can go on another adventure tomorrow.  Stay tuned…..

About wildwahinepaddler

I have been happily living on Maui for the past twenty-four years. I have been stand up paddling for over five years. I am married to Bob; have three grown children, five grandchildren,( two grandsons and three grand daughters.) I live in Kihei, on the South shore of Maui, right up the street from Kamaole Beach Park I. I paddle from Kam I almost every morning. I love living the island life and I love sharing my paddling adventures! Come join me! Maui No Ka Oi!
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