My husband and I are considering Belize for our 15y anniversary in January. We first looked into Tranquility Bay Resort. Love the seclusion, beautiful beach, ability to snorkle off the beach, and overall vibe of the resort. Our only concern is distance to town and lack of restaurant choices. We like to try new restaurants and do a little shopping, but maybe only for a day or two. Will it be too challenging to get back to town to do this? I know they have planned trips to town to pick up and drop off people, but we don't want to be too restricted and only have an hour or two in town. That said, I'm not sure we want more than a day or two in town anyway.
Our main goals are to relax, swim, snorkle and take a fishing and snorkling/diving trip. All of these seem to be options thru TBR.
Is there another resort option that is closer to town with a great beach that is not too close to town but still accessible?
VH looks like it might be an option, but we're worried about the beach being less than ideal for swimming.
Budget is ~$200-300/night.
We would also consider a split trip between TBR and another closer hotel but still want a great beach at the hotel that is closer to town.
Thanks so much. Seems like the more reviews I read, the more confused I get.