This small, intimate resort has the most pristine kept grounds I’ve ever seen. The cottages are stocked with everything one might need for their stay, and are kept beyond clean! The small beach and intimate seating areas were a huge plus for us. You simply need to experience this small gem!
Awesome quiet little place! If you like to be left alone and get away from all the crowds Island Bay is for you! Beautiful beach with the best sunsets! We will definitely be back! Loved trying out the paddle board and kayaks. Our unit had a kitchenette that was perfect for snacks, coffee and drinks.
This resort was exactly as advertised. It’s small and quaint with a private beach and access to well-groomed sand and clear water. It isn’t a typical hotel with a bunch of rooms, amenities, and people/vehicle traffic. It’s located on private property. The owners actually live on the property. I immensely enjoyed my 9 day stay. Although the resort is catered to couples, I still felt welcomed as a solo traveler. The staff are very welcoming and eager to ensure an enjoyable stay. Staff will begin to communicate with guests through email and text as it gets closer to your reservation date. The resort provides cottages - not rooms - each with its own Florida Keys Theme. On the premises, there are outdoor showers, lounge chairs, hammocks, paddle boards, kayaks, life vests, and paddles. You will be required to sign a waiver to use the gear. The resort area is very well maintained. Only registered guests are allowed on the premises so as to provide a quiet, more secluded and quaint experience - no kids allowed. I can go on with this review and it still wouldn’t capture the ambiance of it all. Definitely check out their website for additional information.…
WOW! This should suffice, but I’ll tell you more. If you’re looking for a safe, cozy, private, quiet, absolutely GORGEOUS beach experience, this is it. My wife and I stayed for 4 nights and we wish we could stay forever. The cabins are beautiful, very clean, the decor is simple and perfect, the kitchenette is super efficient, and the place itself is a little piece of paradise. Lauren and Austin have definitely made this place a perfect spot for a quiet couple’s retreat. We will definitely come back!
Incredible place to stay. Clean and friendly staff. Plenty of outdoor spots to make yourself comfortable. Close to all the fun activities. Like the everglades, snorkel tours, turtle hospital, dolphin research center, shark tour and sky diving to name a few. Definitely recommend.
We came here not knowing anything about the area. Arriving late all was set and the place is just a delight. Quiet, very clean.. a ray swimming in the sea.. For a few quiet nights this place is perfect..
My husband - boyfriend/fiance prior to April 23, 2022 - and I have been visiting Island Bay Resort since January 2017. We fell in love with the place on our first visit. The cozy, simplistic and relaxed feeling of this little home-away-from-home were just a few reasons which kept drawing us back. As we continued to visit and get closer as a couple, I had dreams of having a wedding here. Long story, short - we did! We rented all 10 cottages and had the wedding of our dreams here at this non-wedding venue. IT WAS EVERYTHING!! The owners and the managers (Lauren and Austin) were totally and absolutely accommodating. We could have asked to bring in a 3-ring circus and they would have smiled and said "Yes, that sounds great!" It was a beautiful event and an amazing weekend at Island Bay Resort. There are not enough letters in the alphabet, or words in the dictionary for us to say THANK YOU to Island Bay Resort! Lauren is a doll! Austin is just so cool and helpful! We love this place and we'll let you fall in love too with the photos attached here.…
My wife and I planned a Florida Keys honeymoon and we hit just about every island on our way down to Key West. Of all the places we booked, this one was the one we were most excited for! When we arrived we were walked down the road by the front desk lady and given a mini-tour of the resort and the amenities. When we entered our room we were greeted by tropical flowers on the bed and the cutest island cottage we've ever seen. We could only stay a few nights because it was a little bit expensive for some broke college kids, but when we got there we realized that all of the paddle boats/paddle boards/kayaks were free to use! The attention to detail in everything was incredible. The boardwalk was swept daily, the rafters had dolphins and sharks carved into them, and the landscaping was so beautiful! We had a wonderful time and we would love to return some day!…
Room was perfectly arranged, complete with a fresh flower on the bedding and bathroom. This laid back, relaxing resort was small and intimate, just what we were looking for. Ideally located for the nearby snorkeling opportunities. We can't wait to plan another trip and stay here!
Island Bay Resort is a fantastic place to stay if you want to enjoy the beach in a low key setting. The resort is well maintained and has beautiful views all day and night. It is a small resort so it feels really quaint and secluded. We came here for our honeymoon and it was the perfect relaxing destination.