Here’s the latest update from our turtle guardians at Grand Residences. By August 4 there were 61 nests in the turtle nursery and we are happy to report the first babies of the season, born on August 1.

At the Cancun resorts, we are also seeing a considerable increase in the number of nesting turtles this year when compared to the same period last year. As of July 29 there were 200 nests in the corral at The Royal Caribbean with 23,632 eggs and 133 nests at The Royal Sands with 15,839 eggs.

The first baby turtles at The Royal Sands have already been released to race down the beach towards the waves and we will keep you updated as more of the precious eggs hatch.

In other turtle news from the Mexican Caribbean, early indications in July pointed to a 20 percent rise in the number of nesting turtles (2,140 nests) in Cancun and Puerto Morelos when compared to 2014. In Cozumel, biologists and volunteers are already watching over 1,632 precious nests.

Visit for more Grand Residences and Royal Resorts turtle news and if you are due to come down this month or in the fall you may be lucky enough to witness a turtle release. Ask your Concierge for more information.