The Most Beautiful Location on Ambergris Caye, Belize: Tranquility Bay Resort

A stay at “the last resort on the island”, Tranquility Bay Resort, is absolutely magical.  30 minutes away from San Pedro town by boat and you feel like you are in another world.  Or that you’ve been transported back in time a bit –  in the very best way.

Arrival at the area called “The Aquarium”.  At night, the lights under the dock attract fish and eagle rays galore.


An arrival at the Ambergris Caye many once knew and fell in love with.  Where the only sounds are the quiet roar of the waves on the reef, the palm trees rustling in the breeze and, once in a while, an eagle ray flapping out of the water.  The 24 hours I just spent up there was absolutely idyllic.  I do not exaggerate.



Tranquility Bay is located at Mile 14 on North Ambergris Caye in the Basil Jones area – closer to Mexico than to San Pedro town.   There are a handful of private homes beyond it but it truly is the last resort.

magic The entire area is absolutely gorgeous…and the reef is just a few hundred feet away.  You can even walk north a mile or two to where the reef actually meets the land – something that only happens in Belize.


But I took hundreds of pictures of that walk and I’ll show them to you in the next few days.  Here are some of the pictures of Tranquility Bay – a beach that is soft sandy and white.  A place that would make a vacationer feel like they found a hidden gem or a Belize resident feel like they were truly getting away from it all.

Anyone who has been by on a trip or stopped for lunch knows how gorgeous the location is but staying overnight for the sunset…and the sunrise.  It’s hard to describe.


Our arrival.  Walking from the dock to the beautiful cabanas.


#6.  A two bedroom, two bathroom spot with a comfy living room and pretty tiled kitchen.  Take a look on the website for the photos – pretty hardwood moldings and ceilings, local art.  And, mostly importantly, the main room is surrounded by glass doors to take in the AMAZING view.


The view from the front porch.  A lovely spot to read…


Everywhere you look…it’s like a postcard.

IMG_6619 IMG_6645Just absolutely GORGEOUS water for swimming and snorkeling.


And the dock has the most picturesque restaurant on the island…for sure.   Walking out there at sunset.IMG_6745

Passing a beautiful table set up for a romantic dinner.


And the sun setting over the point…


THE most gorgeous end to the most gorgeous day.  Here are some more pictures from my stay at Tranquility Bay.  I really can not think of a more stunning location on the island.

Things getting a bit stormy the next afternoon.


And just north of Tranquility Bay, the very scenic “Turtleman’s House”.


No longer used for lodging but…it still has a very important use to me!  I think I took about 150 photos of it – at all times during the day and at all angles.


Tranquility Bay has a lovely restaurant – The Tacklebox – with an incredible view…


And great food.  We ate the super chunky, fresh conch ceviche with every meal.


And a dive shop that can easily take you to some of the caye’s remote, untouched spots.  Like the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve.


And it’s a place where there are bonefish flats unreachable by boat within walking distance…

During a flyfishing trek, we met Fritz the springer spaniel who escorts you way north and hunts for anything that moves.  Both in and out of the water.  His success rate during our time together was 0 for about 1000.


This place is simply gorgeous.  The staff is friendly, attentive and your stay is guaranteed to be relaxing.  And just…perfect.


For more pictures, you can check out my post from my last visit…in July of 2012 where I had another blissful experience.  “Tranquility Bay Resort:  Ahhhh…The Beach I’ve Been Looking For“.

Storm cloud or sun…I love this place.  It IS the most beautiful location on Ambergris Caye.



  • Jason

    I can’t agree more we stayed ther last October and it was perfect. Great views from everywhere and hands down the best setting for breakfast

  • Troy

    Love your blog and posts. The ultimate guide to Belize. Is there any relation between the Tacklebox restaurant at TB and the restaurant located in town?