My fiance and I stayed at Tranquility Bay to celebrate our engagement. We took the puddle jumper in and the resort manager picked us up by boat to take us to the resort. He offered to give us time for grocery shopping and he similarly had a few errands to run in San Pedro. This was nice because it gave us an hour to walk around town and have a margarita. We opted not to buy groceries and regretted this decision later on. First tip if you are going to stay at this resort is be sure to buy snacks, water, sunscreen and alcohol to supplement what they provide at the resort.
The manager then took us to the resort. The boat trip up the coast was absolutely stunning. We were served welcome cocktails that we thoroughly enjoyed and were made to feel right at home. We stayed at the resort for five days. It is very secluded and felt perfectly suited to our needs for the trip: relax, unplug, enjoy the ocean breezes, lay in hammocks, and enjoy each others' company. We didn't travel into town during our stay because doing so is quite inconvenient and anyway we enjoyed the seclusion. There is a dive shop at the resort and kayaks which we made use of. We especially enjoyed being able to kayak out to the reef and jump off to snorkel. The surroundings are spectacularly beautiful and the beach cabanas are the perfect island vacation stay. We ate our meals at the resort restaurant and had cocktails there too. The meals were very good. The portion sizes are small compared to a typical American restaurant, which we appreciated: enough food to fill our bellies, not too much to stuff ourselves. The restaurant and bar has somewhat limited hours, and so if you are hungry at times when it isn't open, this is where grocery shopping comes in handy. Our bartenders did not make the best margaritas and this is another reason that we wished we had brought our own fixings. The resort beach is lovely and clean, and we relaxed in the beach hammocks or in the cabana, listening to the ocean waves and reading. My fiance went for a run south along the beach and found several stray dogs that came after him, barking and snarling. Although this inspired him to run faster, it is probably not the best way to develop cardiovascular fitness. We would not recommend venturing too far away from the resort by land because of these stray dogs.
We absolutely loved staying at the resort and can't wait for our next opportunity to come back.
- 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