After a lot of research and bothering other reviewers with our questions this appeared to be a pretty place with acual snorkeling from shore. It is. After Carlos picked us up at the water taxi in San Pedro we checked into the budget room which was a nice studio and the great price allowed us to stay 6 nites..It is behind a cabana so you do have have to walk an extra 15 feet to get to the lounger under a palm tree (just like in the pictures). With the room you get a great breakfast and as suggested we brought snacks for lunch. Gallon water jugs are avilable at the bar for a great price. The bar has a great happy hour (thank you Mr. Hill and Alex).and at nite there is a constant underwater parade of schooling fish, tarpon, and rays. The snorkeling at the resort was nice at our leisure with lots of fish and decent coral. It was a little intimidating to swim over the break in the reef and see the bottom about 50 feet down. The highlight of the trip was a combo tour with a nice couple we met there. They wanted to fish and we wanted to see the Mayan canal nearby. Jamal put us together in a small boat and we first all went to an empty area (seeing dolphins on the way) which had incredeble areas of waving coral. Then off to the canal where some manatees were present. Right in the canal our friends fished and you could see the red snapper before they even bit. Finished the trip to the empty west side of the canal and visited a looming unexcavated Mayn ruin. The day finished with a shore lunch of grilled fish and vegtables, tortillas, fresh coconut and of course Belikan beer at the pretty little ranger station. Saw a nice sunset on the way back and still made the end of happy hour. Not being real hungry we split one of their fine dinners which they allways allow with a "no problem man". To top it off the nite star show was spectacular as there are hardly any lites at the far north end of the island.
- 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