We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (483)
Filter reviews
483 results
Traveler rating
358
88
20
11
6
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
358
88
20
11
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstackle boxsan pedrohol chan and shark ray alleyfishmexico rocksdive masterdive shopbudget roombarrier reefbaby oilboat trafficnurse sharksaquarium restaurantremote locationminute boat ridesea grassgreat snorkeling
Filter
Updating list...
33 - 38 of 483 reviews
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Took a day trip from san pedro town to tranquility bay on a golf cart, quite a long drive but well worth the trip. Had a few cold ones and walked all the way north to see the reef touch land. Had a couple more cold ones and took a swim from the dock. Some critics have previously stated that the swimming there is not to good. These are just some bad apples that don't know how to enjoy nature or life. Would definitely go back and stay a few nights this summer.

  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Stan C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Tranquility Bay Resort is a hidden gem. It's remote and only accessible by boat or taking a golf cart along the beach for 1 1/2 hrs. Truly an adventure getting there because it's so remote from people. The contrast is huge - most beaches in Ambergris Caye aren't walk-in friendly due to sea grass. Top that with an enormous amount of trash on the reef side/north. Then, suddenly a clearing appears with a beautiful clean beach, colorful cabanas, great snorkeling, and a restaurant over water with great food. For $10 USD a person, they let us borrow fins and a kayak even though we weren't staying there. Lots of fun.

Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
4  Thank Joni H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed four nights. The location is remote, and scenic. The view from our cabana, french doors wide open to the breeze, is one I will always remember. The restaurant food is good to excellent but the menu choices are limited. This is significant given that taking the resort's boat into San Pedro for variety would be expensive and time consuming. The resort advertises snorkeling right off the beach, and this is true if you take a kayak out or swim a distance and know exactly where to look for coral. Otherwise you're viewing sea grass and rocks. The highlight of our trip was a snorkeling excursion to Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Resort staff accompanied several divers while a professional guide picked up on the way led a group of us snorkeling, and did an excellent job. I am not a strong swimmer so it was reassuring having guidance through the strong current, with explanation of the coral and spectacular marine life. The resort staff in general were truly kind, and made up for some of the resort's shortcomings including deferred maintenance on the cabanas, aging and leaky kayaks with incomplete rigging, and garbage on some of the beaches one uses to access the water for snorkeling. Recommend you bring a supply of your favorite drinks and snacks with you to store in the cabana fridge for between mealtimes, and also fresh ground coffee and creamer as the brand provided with the coffeemaker in the cabana is bland. Also note, especially in the hot summer months, that the claim of AC applies only to the bedroom.

Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
1  Thank LisaG3991
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 14, 2017

I was looking for a cabana on the beach, which I got, and great snorkeling which I did not get. The bay is covered in sea grass, the visibility is awful, and access to the reef or anywhere worth actually seeing is a boat ride away not beach access, as promised. After multiple attempts to get a trip coordinated to see a good snorkel spot it became clear that the staff could not be bothered to arrange anything because I was traveling alone. I was willing to pay for the trips that were advertised in their brochure but it was a hastle and I never got to do any good snorkeling. Finally I insisted that they arrange a Mayan ruin tour or get me to a hotel that could. Had to ask for clean towels as opposed to just provided daily. Didn't get clean linens for three days. Some of the staff was really great but mostly I felt like I was just a big bother to them. If you like to sit on a beach and do nothing else it is fine.

  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank insearchofsnorkeling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This is a resort at the north end of Ambergris Caye. From San Pedro it is a long - 30 - 45 minute golf cart ride however, once reached, the resort is delightful. Unspoiled surroundings like the Caye was 20 years ago. Good snorkeling and unique in that the famous reef curves in just north of the resort to actually touch the land! It is possible to walk out to the reef and the shore is covered in polished chunks of brain coral which are there for the taking - I have nice additions to my aquarium in Houston from these pieces. There is an excellent, over the water restaurant on site which should not be missed. All in all it's well worth the effort to visit there and enjoy the tranquility.

Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Jeff L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews