This place sets the standard for all other hotels in the Keys to live up to!
This is a very small resort, which made it that much nicer. I almost never saw the owners or other guests. It was like we had the whole resort to ourselves. The beach on the property is VERY nice. They had lounge chairs, hammocks, and tiki huts right next to the water. What a beautiful place to watch the sun go down in the evening. The grounds are so well manicured with beautiful plants, flowers, and palm trees everywhere. I did see Mike, the owner, one time while we were there and all he did was give a nice smile and a wave and continued working. His wife greeted us when we checked in and she was just as nice as can be. She was very helpful providing us with a list of her favorite things to do in the keys. The rooms were extremely clean and decorated with the owners photography of local sights and wildlife. This place is SO much nicer than any chain hotel and far more relaxing. My son and I stayed here for a snorkeling trip to the keys. This resort would be perfect for couples, family, or even a solo trip to the Keys. Honestly, it would be an awesome Honeymoon location. This resort could also be great for a large family reunion if you booked every room in the resort...we might try that for next summer. No kidding, this is the nicest little place I have found in the Keys. If you want peace and relaxation, then this is the place to go. If you want crowds, bars, nightclubs, fancy restaurants, etc, then go to one of the big resorts in Key West instead. For me, this place was perfection. It is what a Keys hotel should be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Bay Resort provides you with a total "Florida Keys experience." Our hotel is centrally located between Key Largo and Islamorada and just two hours from Key West. Enjoying your Florida vacation is easy. Swimming, snorkeling, boating and beach sunbathing can all be enjoyed from our resort’s beaches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island Bay Hotel Tavernier
- Island Bay Tavernier
- Island Bay Resort Key Largo/Tavernier