Family of 4 (11 and 13 year old kids) stayed here in June in the Prime Ministers Suite. We loved our stay here. The cabana was very nice, nicely maintained, kept very clean. All our requests were promptly responded to. The beach was lovely, the snorkeling was GREAT! My husband loves to snorkel and it was so nice for him to be able to wade out into the ocean at any time of day to have a leisurely snorkel. We brought quite a bit of food with us, and only ate in the resturant for the free breakfast and one other meal a day, making the other meal ourselves in our cabana.
Here are some of the things I wanted to know about before we left.
The ocean is very very CALM at the beach here, very safe for kids. Right at the beach it is very very WARM. The kids spent lots of time playing in the sand and the shallows. The surf breaks several hundred yards from the shore where the reef is, and at the shore there are only tiny little waves. Some places the bottom is sandy, some have grassy seaweed. You can get to very good snorkeling with an easy, slow 5-10 minute swim from the shore. Far out from shore there are places where you can stand up, places where the water is only 1-2 feet deep above the coral, places that are sandy with a few feet of water, and places where the water is much deeper. We put life jackets on the kids, but they weren't really necessary. There is a current along the shore, but it is not treacherous or swift. You can just walk back up the beach if you get swept some in the current.
Consider bringing some food, a sharp knife, small cutting board, life jackets for kids, long sleeve rash guard swim shirts, water shoes, sand toys, and extra swim suits.
This place is really relaxing, very well kept, very nice place to visit. We don't usually go back to places, but we just might come back here someday!
- 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