We chose this place for a long weekend getaway from the cold and snow in Michigan based on reviews and ratings here on tripadvisor. We're glad we did. What a cute, cozy hideaway! We loved the location in Tavernier...far enough from Key West to be quiet and serene yet with a convenient shopping center nearby for anything you may need. There is a cute little beach with comfy loungers and even though there was no vacancy during the time we were there, we never saw more than two other couples on the beach at a time. The only negative is the sea grass close to shore. Definitely bring water shoes if you want to do anything more than cool off in about 2 feet of water. The sand bocce court was fun...a great way to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. The room was very nice. Super clean with lots of "homey" touches including fish and manatee artwork everywhere. The bed was one of the most comfortable we've encountered away from home. The kitchenette came in handy as we chose to prepare most meals in the room rather than going out. Be aware that if you like to have coffee in the morning, you will need to bring your own. While the rooms have coffee makers, the coffee was not supplied as we've become used to at common hotels. This is not a big deal since there is a supermarket just a mile or so away. We did go out for lunch the day we arrived. Mike and Carol suggested Chad's Deli within walking distance. Great sandwiches...so big we brought half home with us for lunch the next day.
Mike and Carol have done a great job with this place. It was just what we needed to get away and decompress for a few days. We'll definitely go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island Bay Hotel Tavernier
- Island Bay Tavernier
- Island Bay Resort Key Largo/Tavernier