We loved Tranquility Bay - the resort is set on an idyllic beach, which due to its remote location in the far north of the island is only frequented by the guests. At times we had the entire beach to ourselves. This obviously isn't the place to choose if you are planning nights out in the bars of San Pedro - it is a good half hour away by boat, so really once you are there you are there. Maybe if you were there for a long stay you would get a bit restless, but we were quite happy to be stranded in paradise! The resort is right on the reef and provides kayaks, so you can paddle out and snorkel from the beach. They will also organise diving trips for you - there is a dive shop on-site.
The cabins are spacious and very comfortable. They are equipped with a fridge and some basic cooking facilities, so you could stock up on some supplies before you got there if you wanted. The downstairs bedroom is air-conditioned, but it gets very warm in the upstairs bedroom.
I know some previous reviewers commented that about having to eat in the restaurant - which is true unless you want to pay for a boat trip somewhere else. However, we didn't feel this was in any way a problem - the food was great, reasonably priced and delicious (particularly the lobster rolls!). At night, the lights under the restaurant attract large numbers of fish and rays and we loved sitting on the deck watching them whilst having a pre-dinner beer!
The staff at Tranquility Bay were really friendly and helpful. We had a really enjoyable and relaxing stay - the only disappointment was that we had to leave and come back to reality.
- 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