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“Great place to stay !” 5 of 5 stars
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3 Miles Out of Trujillo on the Road to Santa Fe, Trujillo 12345, Honduras   |  
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“Great place to stay !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

I just spent 3 nights at Tranquility Bay . It was wonderful ! The cabana wasn't air conditioned but you have to remember where you are , the ocean breeze was always there to cool you off !
The owners Larry& Linda were so warm & down to earth , I felt as if I was staying with family .
Linda did most of the cooking for us and she is an excellent cook ! You won't need to go into town for dinner . All I can say is " try it...You'll like it "

Stayed November 2013
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siovermere123, Public Relations Manager at Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thanks so much for your wonderful review . I am delighted that you had a great stay at tranquility bay. We do love it here and every day seems to bring a new adventure. It is so much fun experiencing the beauty of Honduras on horseback. Tonight I went for an amazing ride along the beach just as the sun was setting. The sky was ablaze with pinks tones and the ocean was very calm. It was a perfect way to end the day. I hope you will come back to experience the magic soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We were the only guests at the retrait and had the deserted beach all by ourselfs. Carlos and his very kind senorita made sure we had everything we needed. What made our stay special was the horseback riding to waterfalls starting from a small village nearby. Larry and Danny offer with Tranquility Air the perfect opportunity to fly from and to the bay islands or other Honduran locations.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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siovermere123, Public Relations Manager at Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Seasons greetings to you and your family. It was a great pleasure sharing our home with you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Tarzana, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We arrived on June 13 2013 and we stayed in tranquility bay. Nice place to stay as a couple or with kids. Nice and cozy cabins.Larry, Linda, Carlos and Emily made us feel at home. We loved that the beach was only a few steps from our cabin and that one of the monkeys was friendly with us . Thank you Larry for your hospitality, you are a great host.We did some snorkeling and kayaking but you can also do wind surfing if you'd like. Since the water is so warm, we even swam at night.We love the quietness as well as the privacy we had. Beautiful surroundings and landscape. Friendly monkeys, parrots, and dogs. There is no need for a pool when you have Caribbean waters steps from your cabin. There is no air conditioning but the fans made it comfortable enough to sleep in, with the option of a hot shower if you'd like. My family was delighted with the place and people, we will be back soon. We will definitely recommend your place. So Larry get on with the souvenirs okay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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siovermere123, Public Relations Manager at Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Greetings from TBay. We thought of you today as we moved in a glass cabinet into the restaurant which will make a great place for souvenirs . I am happy to report that Chimi and Cheetah are both doing very well. They are not staying out of trouble though. Given the opportunity they cause absolute chaos. Carlos, Louisa and Emily are all well. Emily is on school break and today showed me how to make wonderful tortillas.
Please come back and visit us soon. Thank you so much for spreading the word about our little spot of paradise.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We spent a week here in Cabaña #3 (the larger of the 5) and absolutely loved our stay. It got hot the week we were there at the end of May (over 100°F), but since we live in Honduras we were accustomed to the heat somewhat. The fans in the cabin made it cool enough to make the high 80s feel cool! But we have no complaints about it not having A/C. We knew this beforehand. We had the beautiful Caribbean just steps from our cabin to cool off in. The facilities are above typical Honduran standards and the retreat has beautiful landscaping ending right in the white sand. For lounging there are chairs on the manicured lawn, hammocks hanging over the sand under a palm roof hut, or a beach towel in the sand next to the crystal clear water. This stretch of beach is unlike anywhere along the north coast of Honduras, only like those of the islands. We paddle-boarded one day and saw spotted eagle rays, skates, and a large amount of fish all from standing on the board. The location was close enough to Trujillo where we could drive 10 minutes and be in the downtown area or drive the other direction and visit Santa Fe, a Garifuna community. The food in the restaurant was excellent. They usually had two choices for meals, always unique and differently prepared than what was expected. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meals! The animals were great for our 2 boys as well (ages 7 and 11). They have 2 dogs on the property (very friendly), 2 horses to ride if desired, two monkeys, and a cage of parrots. None were too noisy. The retreat is not "resorty" and does not have a pool. But this is one of the reasons we chose it. We loved the quietness of it all and just enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. Above all else the owners of the property went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, and we enjoyed visiting with them and others who gathered together to eat at meal times. We highly recommend Tranquility Bay to anyone considering visiting the best-kept secret of Honduras: Trujillo!

Room Tip: Cabaña #3 has a bunk bed, two singles and a queen, the largest of the 5 cabañas. Cabin #1 and 2 are...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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tranquilitybay, Public Relations Manager at Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you so much for taking time from your busy family life and language classes, to send us such a wonderful review. Tell the boys, Piper slept outside your cabana for two nights must waiting for her friends to come back. I consoled her by telling her you WOULD return. The kittens are all tearing around now, eating cat food and ready to go to their new homes.
We are all very excited about seeing you again .
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I recently spent a week here. I cannot think of a more relaxing place on earth. I love the individual cabins for rooms. Larry is sooooo sweet and welcoming. While I have only been out of the country twice before (once to Jamaica and the other to Canada), I can't think of a place I'd rather be. Some things that make it stand out.....the resort has two monkeys you can get close to. I loved that. The thing that really stands out in my mind is the food! Home cooked and soooooo delicious. The chef is so sweet and really tries to make your dinner special, such as with decorated drinks and delicious desserts. I also loved the beach. Most days we were all alone in the ocean. While we didn't take advantage of it, there is water recreation such as paddle boarding. I will have a hard time adjusting this week back in the states for sure!

Room Tip: All rooms are the same but cabin 1 is closest to the beach (but not by much).
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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tranquilitybay, Public Relations Manager at Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that your stay with us was so tranquil. I know your gave your sister exactly the support and encouragement she needed. We saw her at the FINCA anniversary, and she is still smiling.
Come back soon. Johar has a few new recipes?
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Wow what a beautiful tranquil place..... Doesn,t gett any better..... :-) We spend 5 days at tranquilty resort this past april.
A two week holiday along the North coast of Honduras. Such beautiful scenery along the drive to trujillo. We stayed a few nights on Roatan (2nd time there) to get rid of winter fluff then over to the mainland. We never book in advance. Just rent a car n go... Our mission was to go to 'the end of the road' east..... Looked liked beautiful beachs in an untouristique but historical area of honduras.
Wow What a treat.......
After a nice drive (about 3 hours) from La Cieba, we arrrived a Trujillo. Looking for Tranquility beach resort... The many policia along the route didn't seem to have ever been there as they all told us another 4 hours. we were starting to get discouraged when we arrived 3 hours later.

Tranquilty beach resort is just that. A quiet lovely spot with 5 large very comfortable cabanas, beautiful grounds and the beach to dye for. We could walk the beach for hours. Never seeing anyone other than he odd local. Folks told us the beaches were dirty there but once arrived we saw with our own eyes such a beautiful strip of beach all by self... If you have travelled to some of the more touristique areas ie mexico, in comparison, the trujillo beaches were way cleaner.
Nice calm waters in morning and a littl more waves in afternoon. all perfect..

There are paddleboards, windsurfers and kayacs for rental. Horsebackriding as well.
If you love animals, this is the resort for you. They have two rescued monkeys. Both behave like children as they have been saved by the resort owners. One white faced and one spider monkey runnning about the resort. Both are very friendly and tame.
Also two lovely dogs and two horses. they do have a few parrots too.

There is a restuarant with 'the best food'. The young chef Yohan is amazing. We ate our 3 meals there all the time. What a feast we had each meal..

Larry the owner is Canadian retired AC pilot. he is a charming man with such great hospitality. Larry is building another small resort over in the village that will accomodate pilots with their own planes. Quite the project.

I had my 50th birthday at Tranquility Beach REsort and learned to paddleboard (with great success i might add = thanks to teacher Larry).

We travelled as a couple and loved our holiday at Tranquility beach ...

thank you 'Mister Larry for having us at your beautiful spot in Honduras.. till we meet again.

Room Tip: all cabanas are great.....
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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tranquilitybay, Public Relations Manager at Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely, detailed review. I am sorry I was in Canada while you were visiting as Larry spoke so highly of you both whenever I phoned. Thank you for keeping him company. I am a bit envious of how quickly you caught on to paddle boarding, though. I fell 12 times the first day.
We are all well here and now have three new baby kittens. Mick Jagger and Chinga are very proud parents.
The airport project is just about done and we had our first fly in guest last week.
I look forward to meeting you in the future and all of Tbay will be happy when you venture this way again.

Linda Forseth
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

What can I say about Tranquility Bay that hasn't already been said? Larry and Linda are tremendously gracious hosts! From the moment we arrived we were treated like family. Our cabana was perfect for us. We loved the open, airy feel and the sound of the surf as we slept. Johar's abilities in the kitchen would put many a professionally-trained chef to shame. Every meal was a new treat and seemed even better than the one before! The name has been chosen well. If you're looking for a 'resort' (lots of excitement, dancing, and parties), this may not be the place for you. But a RETREAT? ABSOLUTELY!! We busy days and we always felt like we'd come home when we arrived back at our cabana. There's plenty to do (horseback riding, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, and cuddling the monkeys), but it's just as easy to curl up with a good book or read your email (yes, there's Wi-Fi).

Truly a delightful oasis in a busy world! Thank you, Larry and Linda, Johar and Betty, Lulu, and Kayle for some of the best days we've had in years!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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tranquilitybay, Public Relations Manager at Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
We have been thinking of you both lately and hope you are well and finally warm. We have some lovely pictures of you both in the resturant snuggling chimi. We are however, happy to have her enclosed Casa so I can hang the wash without Chimi and her partner pulling them off the line and running through the horse pasture with them.
I do hope we see you again. Maybe if you just need some R &R and some of Johars home cooking.?
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful response. It brightens our day.
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Address: 3 Miles Out of Trujillo on the Road to Santa Fe, Trujillo 12345, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Colon Department > Trujillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Trujillo
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Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five years ago, 2009, Larry and Linda left the fast paced, rainy climate of Vancouver, Canada, to begin a new adventure as owners of Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat. Extensive renovations and personal touches have turned this little paradise into a "5 Star Resort" rated "#1 in Trujillo" by Trip Advisor. Five comfortable, spacious cabanas only steps away from the sparkling Caribbean, await our guests. Each cabana, that sleeps 4/5 people, is equipped with Air Conditioning, bar fridge, coffee maker, hot water, private bathroom, Free high speed WiFi, and private verandah with hammock for afternoon siestas. A wide variety of activities keep guests busy and fit with paddle boarding, wind surfing, kite boarding, ocean kayaking, beach walks, horse back riding, banana boat and snorkelling. Experience a Mayan massage or Hot Rock massage to complete your Tranquil experience.. Tours to historic and cultural attractions are easily arranged by our friendly staff. Tranquility's restaurant offers a wide range of traditional Honduran food as well as American cuisine. We take great pride in bringing a satisfied smile with delicious and artistically presented fare. Tranquility continues to be a meeting place where guests, neighbours, and community volunteers gather to exchange stories and local news. It is our wish that our guests will appreciate the untouched beauty of the land and sea, the warmth and diversity of the people, and the rich history of the country that has become our new home. ... more   less 
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