We loved this hotel and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a place to relax and get away from it all. We spent the last 3 nights of our 10 day vacation there in October of 2012. We knew it was remote and would be the perfect place to unwind. We choose TBR because you can snorkel right from the beach and we we were not disappointed with the sea life we saw. We loved taking out the free kayaks and paddling around the calm waters inside the reef whenever we wanted.
The cabanas cost a bit more then we wanted to spend so we opted for the Budget Travelers room and we were pleasantly surprised. It was much larger then expected and still had a decent view of the ocean from the patio. The shower drain did back up a bit but not enough for us to complain. Although, I’m sure if we said anything it would have been addressed right away. We shared our room with a very vocal, nocturnal gecko who would let out a little chatter every now and then. We got a kick out of it and enjoyed its company. To this day we try and recreate the noise he made. The bed was AMAZINGLY comfortable and IMHO rivals the Westin's heavenly bed. I don't know what kind of mattress is it but I need one for my home.
I can not say enough about the welcoming staff that took such good care of us. In fact, we found that everyone in Belize is incredibly friendly. We had a great time with Orlando and Winfield on our late afternoon fishing trip. Andres (waiter/bartender) was our favorite! We had a blast with him on our last night listening to music (from our iphone) and drinking into the wee hours of the morning. The nightlife is what you make it and really depends on the other guests. If you are looking for some wild party, this is not the place for you. Watching the rays, barracuda and tarpon from the deck of the restaurant/bar in the evenings was a highlight.
I do have to say that the mosquitoes and sand fleas were pretty ferocious so come prepared. Although, they do keep baby oil behind the bar to help stave off the little buggers and it was much appreciated.
The food was very fresh and tasty. I was afraid there wouldn't be too much variety since it is the only place to eat but there were plenty of options to chose from. We had something different every meal.
Overall, it was an amazing stay and if we ever go back to Belize we will not hesitate to stay there again. Thanks TBR!
- 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