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“Tranquility is the right word” 5 of 5 stars
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Basil Jones Beach | San Pedro,Ambergris Caye,Belize, Ambergris Caye P.O.Box 149, Belize   |  
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Satsuma, Florida
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“Tranquility is the right word”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

Beautiful beach, water, reef. Great food and service. Total relaxation. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded, small resort, this is it. There is no night life except for going to the restaurant/bar, and visiting with other guests. The reef is close enough to snorkel to even if you are not an expert. Shorts, bathing suits, t-shirts, and bug spray are all that is required.
The staff will set up excursions for you if you choose to leave the resort to sight see, fish, or visit the Mayan ruins.
Hill the bartender, waiter, whatever you need guy, made sure we had everything we wanted or needed. The rest of the staff was also helpful and friendly.
The ONLY complait we had was there were no fans in the restaurant/bar, which on one particularly still and buggy evening, sent us to our air conditioned room to read a book.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Relaxing, awesome snorkeling, fantastic daily sunrise & sunset, private, secluded, swim from shore to reef in minutes, look down upon tarpon, rays, barracuda and more right off the restaurant porch/dock, friendly, attentive staff, excellent food (Sonya), excellent management (Carlos, Isabelle & their newborn), excellent service (Hill, our attentive bartender & new friend, Boat Captain Winfield, Boat Captain Harrison, Dianie, who arranged our stay with perfection from arrival to departure, Marceni, who made sure we had outstanding room service, and other staff who worked to maintain and keep the facility and beach clean during our stay. This is the best vacation we have ever had. We've been to Cancun, Cozumel, Mexico, stayed in town (San Pedro), and been numerous other places in and outside of the US but NOTHING can compare to this vacation at Tranquility Bay Resort. And, we were able to keep within a budget, including flights, of under $3,500. Needless to say, we will be going back to Tranquility Bay contrary to other destination plans made prior to this vacation. When you've had the best, it's hard to want to go anywhere else. To everyone at Tranquility Bay Resort, you made our vacation week the most heavenly week of our lives. Thank; we love you and will see you again soon!! Bob & Brenda

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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knoxville, tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

I went to Tranquility Bay with my husband and another married couple in August. We stayed the first 2 nights in town to experience that end of the island and then went to Tranquilty to just relax. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place. It's as far from the hustle and bustle of our daily life as we could get. I think the beach and water is the prettiest on Ambergris. You can walk way out into the water without going through sea grass and the color is beautiful. With the many palm trees on the beach, it looks like a post card. The bungalows are very attractrive with alot of wood and colorful furniture and pictures. The bar/restaurant was a great place to hang out and meet the staff and other visitors. Instead of TV we had a live aquarium off the porch of the restaurant. We would stand out there with our boat drinks and watch marlin, barracuda and many stingrays float by. We also enjoyed taking the sea kyacks out to a beautiful patch of shallow light blue water not too far from the resort. The staff was some of the friendliest I've encountered anywhere. Hill the bartender was great and took superb care of us. He wouldn't let us life a finger for ourselves. We had a substitute manager while we were there who was so wonderful she became one of the family. The usual managers, Carlos and Isabelle had just had a baby (who we got to meet before we left). They also were wonderful. I was extrememly impressed with the food which I enjoyed much more than one of the fanciest resorts in town. They even let us try the food they fixed for the staff which I told them should have gone on the menu it was so good. The last night we were there they had a beach bar b que with a bon fire and a fire dancer. It was a great way to end the trip. We are already trying to plan a trip back there for the winter. If you want night life and shopping, this may not be your spot. If you want beautiful surroundings, wonderful people, great food and drink and time to just enjoy with your spouse/friends, this is your place.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

OK people, if you're looking to get in the water and snorkel in one of the best places on earth you found it. This is the only place on the island (and just about anywhere else on the planet) where you can snorkel right off the beach. Amazing clear water and all the sea life you could want right there. We saw Barracuda, tarpon, rays, lobsters, crabs and tons of colorful fish! Grab a kayak or just go right off the dock at the restaurant. Most anywhere else you'll need to charter a boat or join a group boat trip to get to the good snorkeling. Here's its free right out your door, AWESOME!

We also went fishing, chilled out on the beach and enjoyed our favorite food in the world right there at the restaurant/bar. Its great just to have one place to go for everything, that's vacation. Can't make it clear enough what an awesome place this is, its a stand out in all of Belize. San Pedro is bustling, Tranquility Bay is paradise. Go here and enjoy one of the best places on earth!

Oh yeah and the folks who run the place and all the staff are amazing. The sweetest people. They make your stay into an experience you won't want to miss.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010 via mobile

Super friendly management and staff...willing to go the extra mile to make you feel at home and have an amazing experience ! Breathtaking views, privacy galore, everything you need in a vacation spot and more. Went here for a union ceremony and it could not have been more perfect! Love it and will be returning!

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

Tranquility Bay is the perfect name for this perfect place. The staff was beyond accommodating and amazing. The view was breathtaking and the cabanas felt like home. Despite having no a/c I slept like a dream every night with the sound of the ocean mere feet away and the calming cool breeze. The food and menu selections were great as well. I honestly can not think of one negative thing to say about Tranquility Bay. It’s the perfect place to go if you want peace and quiet and want to avoid crowds. The days are spent lying on the beach taking naps in-between meals. There is snorkeling and kayaking if you’d like but you might be too relaxed to bother! I would recommend this place to singles, families and anyone who wants a nice, safe relaxing vacation. Prepare to be met with a very kind staff!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

It's taken me 25 years to finally make it to Belize. We spent a week at Tranquility bay resort and enjoyed everything. This is a little out of the way resort with great management and staff. I could not tell you how much we enjoyed spending time with Larry (Dive Master) & Hal (night bar tender), everyone made an extra effort to schedule our dive trips, snorkel and trips into town at our convenience. This was the first open water diving for both my wife and our friend, Larry spent so much time and care making sure they were very comfortable and kept tabs on them while diving - highly recommend diving with him.
Just a note: This resort is 12 miles by boat north of town, be prepared for solitude. Bring plenty of suntan lotion and mosquito repellant - it is central America. Only regret; we would have liked to dive the atolls, but not the Blue Hole and spend more time at The Lazy Lizard, next time. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Basil Jones Beach | San Pedro,Ambergris Caye,Belize, Ambergris Caye P.O.Box 149, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Ambergris Caye
#10 Family Hotel in Ambergris Caye
#13 Romantic Hotel in Ambergris Caye
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Ambergris Caye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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

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