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92530 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2758
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 hotels in Tavernier
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4.9
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4.9
Value
4.7
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Silver level
Island Bay Resort provides you with a complete "Florida Keys experience." Our hotel is centrally located between Key Largo and Islamorada and just two hours from Key West and Miami. Enjoying your Florida vacation is easy. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, boating and sunbathing can all be enjoyed from our resort's beach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Boating
Massage
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Canoeing
Snorkeling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English
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Tanya S wrote a review Aug 4
Libertyville, Illinois3 contributions4 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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tbone017 wrote a review Jul 2022
Newnan, Georgia14 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ARMY TRAVELER wrote a review Jul 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Parking is very tight. RV’s aren’t allowed on the premises for that reason. Office hours are 9am...
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anaabente wrote a review Jul 2022
Asuncion, Paraguay14 contributions5 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Go watch the sunset from the dock!
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Kristine R wrote a review Jul 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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ian s wrote a review Jun 2022
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom10 contributions9 helpful votes
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..
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Indy Girl in Boca wrote a review Jun 2022
Boca Raton, Florida24 contributions2 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Key West room was ideal for me as the bride to watch the event come together from my window.
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Logan Kirkman wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lauren S wrote a review May 2022
Petoskey, Michigan4 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mia Martin wrote a review Apr 2022
Newton, Massachusetts12 contributions18 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$282 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
island bay hotel tavernier, island bay tavernier
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida KeysKey LargoTavernier
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Island Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Old Road Gallery (3.3 miles), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (1.2 miles), and florida keys key lime products (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Island Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Island Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Twisted shrimp, Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory, and Harriette's Restaurant.
Does Island Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Island Bay Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.