I thought the beaches along Mexico's Caribbean coast were absolutely stunning. I can see why people thought it would make a great tourist destination. Blue water, white sands, palm trees (although they were wiped out on some beaches in recent hurricanes). Some of us were able to see some sea turtles and there's a photo of a sting ray here too.
But it was also very boring. It was great for sitting on the beach and splashing about a bit in the water, but when I'm at the ocean, I want waves.