We are leaving for the Iberostar Grand Paraiso in May (yes I know, late in the year, but it is a free trip with my company) and I love to snorkel. Was wondering if I should bother to pack my gear? Is there anywhere within walking distance of the resort to go snorkeling? Some fo the reviews on TA seem to indicate that even swimming off the beach is not great, let alone snorkeling or diving. Also some of my travel companions have had negative experiences with being unable to get a lounge chair near the pool at other esorts, unless they were at the pool at 8:30 am to "reserve" one before breakfast. Is this the case at the IB Grand too?