We honeymooned at this resort in 1958. Since then we have travelled the world but returned for a week only in April 2012. We hoped to find "The Keys the way they used to be" at Coral Bay. We were delighted to discover that a pool and tidal inlet had been added. The room that we rented had been renovated and fitted with new appliances and a very comfortable King sized bed. Being an intimate property well off the busy highway, Coral Bay was indeed "The Keys the way they used to be".
The pool was large and well maintained as were the beautiful grounds. While we were there, the lounging furniture, which was perfectly acceptable was being replaced with new chairs and loungers. We met the owner who had planted numerous native species around the property and he gave us an "horticultural tour". Angie the manager and her husband Tim were extremely friendly and helpful, contributing greatly to our pleasant stay. All the other staff were fast, efficient and friendly. Our experience was greatly enhanced by the local pelicans, gulls and terns on the dock and by a flock of Indigo Buntings that lingered for several days.
Sunsets from the dock were superb as was the location which was easily accessible to numerous excellent restaurants. They say that "You can't go back", but with Coral Bay, we did and loved it. It is a beautiful quiet resort at a very reasonable price. We recommend it highly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandy beach, heated pool, free dockage and ramp. Efficiencies, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom Apartments. Unspoiled and unhurried, the Coral Bay Resort preserves an informality and grace that other keys can only distantly recall. We invite you to join us and our many other long-time guests this year for a step back into a simpler, more relaxed time. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coral Bay Hotel Islamorada
- Coral Bay Islamorada