If you want to experience the upper Keys as they are meant to be, then you should stay here. Mike and Carol have truly outdone themselves when they took over this place. Every attention to detail has been made - from the bed linens to the decor' that is unique for each room, everything is perfect. This resort is also a good value. It is very hard to find nice places that have all this and a kitchen!
We stayed in the Bahia Honda room #5 and it was very upscale compared to many places we have stayed. Each room here has a small kitchen and a nice large shower. A nice touch was an automatic light/fan that comes on when you step into the shower. Almost all the lighting in the rooms and around the property is either cfl or solar powered. There are even recycle bins for your "beverage" containers. They are very eco-friendly here!
The beach and dock areas are spotless and there are plenty of comfy places to read a book or sunbathe. (watch out for falling coconuts!) You can borrow a kyak - we just didn't get around to it. Every room has it's own porch with chairs and umbrella so that is where we did all of our eating. There was even a kitty named Wahoo who managed to get into my lap every night while we were eating.
This is "old" Florida Keys style and is a great place to stay while visiting Pennekamp park or Theater of the Sea only minutes away. By the way - the snorkling is better at Pennekamp than down in Key West - you get more water time with less people and less cost.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Island Bay Hotel Tavernier
- Island Bay Tavernier
- Island Bay Resort Key Largo/Tavernier