BLUE TANG. Any place you stay, unless it's toward the beach side or the front, will be noisey as most places back up to a main street and street traffic(even in San Pedro) is noisey. I just got back two weeks ago & stayed at a different place than I usually do & it was horrible in terms of noise. I had to use earplugs. As for "nice beaches", the only truely nice beach area on ambergris is at a beach park up near the ferry crossing. Having said that, many areas on the island have a narrow stretch of groomed beachfront that they provide for their guests. Many bars are near this hotel & the pier there is great to snorkle off of. Enjoy.