This was the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. It had everything that we wanted - comfortable accomadations w/ air conditioned bedroom, clean beach, quiet, good food, great scuba and snorkeling. My husband and I booked for one week and after two days we were sorry we didn't plan for a longer vacation.
This is not the place to stay if you are looking to live large (Belize style anyway) or party all night in town at the bars. This is the perfect place to come if you want to get away and just relax. The setting is idyllic, about a 30 minute boat ride up the coast from San Pedro, hammocks hang between palm trees, comfortable beach lounges are scattered along the private beach, the reef is only a few hundred yards off making snorkeling there a breeze (though they do provide you with a kayak if that is more to your liking), and the sound of the waves will lull you into an island state of mind. You can actually feel the stress melt away as you soak up the Belizian sun. The constant breeze is another plus as it keeps you cool in the sun and the mosquitos away.
We arrived in San Pedro, got in the taxi the hotel provided, and thanks to a tip from another reviewer we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things for the room (chips, salsa, cheese, crackers, beer, granola bars, etc.) and then Gordo and Isobel were waiting for us at the dock to take us the rest of the way by boat. It was an easy and comfortable trip 30 minute boat trip. Once there, our bags were efficiently delivered to our room as we sipped a fantastic rum cocktail and got the lay of the land. You just have to love a place where the motto is "no shirt, no shoes, no problem"!!!!
The resident dive master, Roy, took us on a day trip to Hol Chan and for lunch at Caye Caulker. This is an experience I would recommend to everyone. Billy made arrangements for us to do other trips while there, diving at the Blue Hole, and a trip back to mainland Belize for rainforrest ziplining and cave tubing. On days when were lounged around the entire staff made us feel welcome - as if we were part of the family. They even made a special coconut pie from coconuts grown on the property when they learned it was my favorite.
If you are there over a weekend, the wife of "the turtle man" (a local man who has been doing research on sea turtles for years and who lives right up the beach - look him up on line) can make you a pizza and/or homemade sweet rolls and deliver them to your room.
Carlos and Isobel, the new management team, are sharp and on the ball. They do everything in their power to make you feel welcome and comfortable. I would recommend this resort to anyone and everyone!
- 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