I went as a solo traveler expecting to spend most of my time by myself, but the staff was so friendly that I immediately felt like I was a part of their family. I hardly spent any time alone. As you've read in other reviews, the location is AMAZING. A trip to shark ray alley is a must. Food was very good, especially the fish tacos, fish at the beach barbecue, and lobster dishes. I have to give a special shout out to the guys who made my trip extra special. Giovanni in the restaurant welcomed me every meal with a hug, and made me feel like a special guest. Jacob was my sweet teddy bear with a big shoulder to lean on if I wanted it. Best of all was Jamaal, the guide. He didn't think I would be up to my talk about my adventurous side in the water, but I proved him wrong the first time out. I'm a natural in the water and want full interaction with the stingrays, and I definitely got to enjoy that. What impressed me was how great Jamaal was with the novices and those who were very nervous. He was very patient with them and extremely helpful. He also helped me check something off my bucket list, petting a shark's belly.
Only two negatives I'd mention. Make sure you bring bug spray. In the evenings if there isn't a breeze, the sand flies and mosquitoes are a nightmare. I also hope they can improve the amount of hot water in the cabanas. I'd run out by the end of my shower, and this will be a problem when I return in June with my niece. We will have to fight over it.
I recommend Tranquility Bay 100%.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A relaxing 12 miles North of San Pedro Town, Tranquility Bay Resort is a secluded paradise. 10 Separate cabanas line the nicest beach on the island. The only resort on the island where it is safe to snorkel from the beach to the reef! Relax and enjoy our beautiful setting from our water top restaurant and watch the Tarpon, Barracuda and Eagle Rays swim under our dock lights! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tranquility Bay Hotel Ambergris Caye
- Hotel Tranquility Bay
- Tranquility Bay Resort Belize/Ambergris Caye