This resort is nearly a half hour by boat from San Pedro and I would sincerely recommend it to anyone who wants to be as far from a town as possible without sacrificing air conditioning! Taking into consideration the seclusion of this resort, one must understand the difficulty of accessing everyday things like water, food, and supplies. That said, the resort is in need of some updating, but I can understand why it's hard to do so. Ultimately, the room was provided with a really comfortable king size bed, air conditioning, and diligent room cleaning which is all we really required. The people and the seclusion was the main draw and it totally lived up to our expectations.
So here's the nitty gritty. We stayed in the budget travelers room, it was a mere twenty feet farther from the beach than the other rooms, for 10 days. The weather was not very cooperative, but three to four days of calm sunny weather was enough to book some mainland tours. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Snorkeling right in front of the resort is a definite must. I don't think it would have been possible at any other resort because of the boat traffic farther south and the sea grass. We brought our own snorkels because we are a little picky, but we saw they rented them out for a small fee. They also lent us a fishing rod to fish from the dock for fun. We released everything but were told they would cook up any fish we caught.
The tours that they offer seem to be some of the best tour operators we've encountered. They were so knowledgable and seemed to genuinely enjoy what they are doing. We snorkeled hol chan with Yemen and toured the Caves, zip linned, and Ruins with Babar and Carlitos. The later included an abundance of rum drinks irreverently titled "panty rippers". Would do again in a heart beat.
We stopped in town on the way in to pick up 4 liters of rum and a large quantity of pineapple juice, was a great money saver as 1 liter of rum was about 8 dollars and equivalent to one drink at the bar. The restaurant was great, really wished they had whole fried fish on the menu because of the abundance of seafood.
Thanks for the wonderful time Ms. Catherine.
- 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