We ( a senior couple and my son and daughter -in-law) just left 8 days ago after 5 short nights. We are all experienced travelers and snorkelers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We used the Prime Minister's Cabana and loved the veranda and the overall accommodations. Unfortunately, we experienced 2 days of rain and the walls and windows do leak in the living room. The housekeeping staff was very responsive about bringing towels to put on the puddles. The mosquitoes were a problem in the upstairs bedroom even though we were careful to keep the door closed, etc, so be prepared.
The staff is wonderful and helpful. The food in the restaurant was very good and not too overpriced considering the logistics of bringing it in, etc. We did think that the "food prep" charge for fish that the guest caught ($12.50 U.S. per plate) was a little unreasonable, particularly considering that you pay for the fishing trip and the resort keeps your extra fish.
The snorkeling was very good right from the beach if you don't mind traversing through the sea grass (I didn't mind). The always available kayaks were great because you could tie up at snorkeling areas in shallow areas near coral. The resort dive master was not available the day we wanted to visit Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley so they arranged a tour through Belize Pro Divers. It was by far the best snorkeling tour we have ever taken with great guides. We also took a fishing/snorkeling/lobster diving trip with Pany which was great.
I was pleasantly surprised, because I had not read it in previous reviews, that you are able to walk on the beach in the northerly direction for quite a distance from the hotel. My only suggestion for improvement would be that they improve the wi-fi so that it is available in the cabanas. I realize that is a sad commentary about how wired-in most of us are these days, but it is a reality.
- 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