My husband and I stayed here for a week in November 2010. After a beautiful 30 minute boat ride along the coast of Ambergris Caye we arrived at paradise: Tranquility Bay. The staff was ready to greet us and brought our luggage to the cabana while we enjoyed a cocktail and food at the Tackle Box bar & restaurant. The lodging was comfortable and well appointed with a fridge, microwave and coffee pot. The bed was comfortable and the fact that the room was air-conditioned was wonderful . My favorite part of the cabana was how the front doors opened wide, inviting the beach into my living room. Apart from sleeping we didn't spend much time in the cabana, not when the beautiful white sand beach beckoned us! There were plenty of cushioned lounge chairs and hammocks for us to use and we spent a lot of time just enjoying the sun. The reef keeps the waves relatively calm on the beach and we enjoyed swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise blue water. The dive shop rents snorkel equipment and we took advantage of this all week, snorkeling everyday. If you've never tried snorkeling, this is the place to do it! The depth of the water doesn't get more than 5-6 feet and we could swim out to the reef and still touch sandy bottom if needed. The staff arranged for a day trip to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley and I would definitely recommend this trip for we saw huge grouper, barracuda, nurse sharks and large sting-rays which were amazing. Jamal was our snorkeling guide and he was fantastic, diving down to point out eels and bringing sea cucumbers to the surface so we could touch them before he returned them to the ocean bottom.
My husband & I enjoyed all the food at the Tackle Box. The menu is heavy on seafood but also has American favorites such as cheeseburgers & fries as well as pork chops. Try the hummus and shrimp ceviche! Delicious. Hill was our "go to" guy and offered fantastic service. Some of the other staff were brand new to the resort but everyone we met was friendly and approachable. Isabelle & Carlos, the managers, were welcoming and knowledgeable and helped make our stay more comfortable. They were willing to plan day trips such as visiting Mayan ruins, zip lining and cave tubing among other activities. They also offered us an opportunity to go into San Pedro for an afternoon. This was a perfect resort for unplugging from the "real world" and getting down to the basics of rest and relaxation.
- 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