We stayed at TBR for 5 nights at the beginning of July. After spending the previous week having a wonderful time in the jungle we were looking forward to enjoying our time on the beach. We were not disappointed. Even our arrival was a small adventure as we took the small aircraft from Belize City to San Pedro, a very short taxi ride to the boat dock and then climbed aboard our speed boat to get to Tranquility Bay. I must admit I was expecting a more leisurely boat ride but zipping along the coast line with the wind in your hair was quite refreshing after the humidity of the jungle. Carlos and Maya (his beautiful daughter) were there to great us when we arrived with a welcome drink. He gave us a quick introduction to the resort with information on the various trips we could do during our stay and then showed us to our bungalow. The bungalows are all very quaint with bright paintwork. Inside they are very comfortable with 2 good sized bedrooms with their own bathroom. There is also a good lounge area with comfy seating. It also has a small kitchen area with a fridge and microwave. If you have time before you get on the boat on arriving stock up on some drinks and snacks to bring with you.
The beach was my dream come true with lovely white sand, hammocks strung between coconut palms and turquoise water. It was lovely to come out of your bungalow straight onto the sand and then be in the water in about 10 steps. The staff do a great job of raking the beachfront every morning. The water was lovely and warm (something we are not used to coming from England!) and full of the most amazing fish (we even swam with a stingray one day). My husband is not a strong swimmer so the fact that the water never gets very deep and gets shallower near the reef was perfect for him to snorkel with confidence. Being able to have use of the canoes was also good. Whilst we were there we did the snorkel trip to Hol Chan which was an amazing trip - saw lots of the bigger fish and plenty of nursing sharks and stingrays.
The food at TBR was excellent and the service from all the staff (who were extremely friendly) was very good. If you want a relaxing break away from the world then this is the place for you. I have a picture of the beach as my desktop so I can always dream I'm there as a look out my window at the murky gray skies here! Would love to go back some day.
- 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