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Top 20 Family Resorts in the Florida Keys

Many people think of the Florida Keys as a travel destination for couples looking for romance and to celebrate something special. However, it’s also fun to visit the Florida Keys with kids and spend some time on the beaches and at nearby attractions for a family vacation. To make your stay here comfortable and accommodating for everyone, here are the top family resorts in the Florida Keys.

Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key Hawks Cay Resort
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Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key

Hawks Cay Resort is secluded, small, relaxing for families, and considered one of the top resorts in the Florida Keys. One thing that sets it apart from other resorts is the kids’ camp, which welcomes little ones ages five to 12. The camp includes crafts, learning about the Everglades, and lots of fun. For teenagers, fun activities include volleyball, basketball, kickball, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and video games. All of the rooms here are decorated with Caribbean décor. There are five swimming pools on-site, and also a golf course here. Adult and youth tennis programs are offered at Hawks Cay Resort, and there is also a 7,000-square-foot spa, fitness center, marina, and multiple restaurants.

Key Amenities:

  • Kids’ camp and teen activities

  • Five pools and lagoon

  • Marina and swimming with dolphins

Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada Cheeca Lodge & Spa
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Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada

Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a top place to stay in Islamorada, and you can choose how relaxed or adventurous you’d like to be. This resort has a golf course, watersports, poolside food and beverage service, sunrise yoga, and bikes to explore the island. It also has an on-site children’s camp with lots of kid-friendly offerings, such as board games, coconut painting, coconut bowling, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and tennis and golf instruction. Enjoy modern rooms and suites, adult and family pools, an oceanfront tiki bar, and easy access to the sportfishing capital of the world.

Key Amenities:

  • Kids camp with activities for ages 5-12

  • Adult and family pools

  • On-site golf course

Sunset Key Cottages, Key West Sunset Key Cottages
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Sunset Key Cottages, Key West

At Sunset Key Cottages, you can stay in a luxury oceanfront cottage with your family and embrace its beloved beachfront location in Key West. Sunset Key Cottages caters to families and offers five-course feasts, scheduled resort activities, and fun things to do for kids. This includes scavenger hunts, guided resort tours, and movie nights with popcorn. Stay in a two, three, or four-bedroom cottage to accommodate the whole family and enjoy oceanfront views, as well as the pool and boutique spa. The resort delivers a breakfast basket to your porch daily, offers beach dining service, and serves tasty ice cream for the kids from the colorful “conch cruiser.”

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront cottages on private island

  • Breakfast basket delivered each morning

  • Kids’ activities like scavenger hunts and game days

Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort, Marathon Private beach houses to truly get away
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Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort, Marathon

One of Florida’s best beach hotels for families, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort is a top-rated stay just 90 miles south of Miami and 45 miles from Key West. Stay in a beach house or tropical garden guest room with your family here and enjoy the 2.5-acre private beach, three pools, an excellent seafood restaurant, a fitness studio, and a putting green. There are spacious houses and rooms available for your family vacation, and also watersports are available on-site. Families who stay here enjoy the eco-tours, feeding tropical fish, and visiting the nearby turtle hospital. Tranquility Bay also provides baby and toddler gear to assist families, such as booster seats, high chairs, strollers, and toy packages.

Key Amenities:

  • Private white-sand beach access

  • Lagoon-style pool

  • Nicklaus-designed putting green

Parrot Key Hotel and Villas, Key West Parrot Key Hotel and Villas
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Parrot Key Hotel and Villas, Key West

Parrot Key Hotel and Villas is a waterfront Key West hotel that has nature-inspired guest rooms, watersport rentals, on-site dining, and five acres of beautifully landscaped space. The family-friendly hotel in Key West is just minutes from the historic district but yet far enough away to offer a tranquil vibe. Families here enjoy the complimentary shuttle service to Smathers Beach, patios and porches in all rooms and the fitness center. The Grove is the on-site restaurant that serves a delicious breakfast and offers an all-day menu too.

Key Amenities:

  • Nature-inspired rooms with patios and porches

  • Shuttle service to Smathers Beach

  • Watersport rentals

Islander Resort, Islamorada Islander Resort
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Islander Resort, Islamorada

Islander Resort accommodates families on its 24 acres of oceanfront getaway property with an eco-friendly atmosphere. Each room has a private lanai and lounge furniture, and the resort grounds also have two oceanfront pools, a hot tub, and a splash pad for the kids. For young travelers, the resort offers kids’ crafts on Wednesdays, as well as family-friendly movie nights on Thursdays at dusk. Other weekly events include live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Tuesday night bingo, and yoga classes on Wednesdays through Sundays. For more space with your family, consider renting out one of the bayside townhomes with a private kitchen.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront pools and splash pad

  • Live entertainment

  • Rooms with private lanais and lounge furniture

Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina, Marathon Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina
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Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina, Marathon

Stay at Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina by KeysCaribbean with your family, which has conch-style villas and cottages on six acres of paradise. The rooms here have gourmet kitchens, dining tables to fit six people, private porches and original artwork. There’s a full-service marina here with boat rentals and fishing charters with top captains. Families enjoy the heated swimming pool, washer and dryer access, and local adventure attractions like watersports and eco-tours.

Key Amenities:

  • Conch-style villas and cottages

  • Full-service marina

  • Heated pool

Reefhouse Resort & Marina, Key Largo JReefhouse Resort & Marina
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Reefhouse Resort & Marina, Key Largo

Reefhouse Resort & Marina is a great choice for families and is located on 17 acres of land in Key Largo. It has an on-site marina and dive shop, a heated outdoor pool and water sports. In total, the hotel spans four floors and has dog-friendly beachfront rooms and suites. Cribs and play yards are available for families. A tiki bar, on-site restaurant and poolside snack bar are your dining options.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site marina and dive shop

  • Private beach access

  • Dog-friendly rooms and suites

Southernmost Beach Resort, Key West Southernmost Beach Resort
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Southernmost Beach Resort, Key West

Located in the Historic Old Town of Key West, Southernmost Beach Resort is right in the middle of where you want to be with your family. One of the best beachfront hotels in the entire U.S., it has three pools, two beaches, a fitness center, spa, and private cabanas. Your family will enjoy the tastes of the Caribbean at the on-site restaurant and also the regularly scheduled live music, exercise classes, and educational series.

Key Amenities:

  • Three pools with private cabanas

  • Access to two beaches

  • Live music at on-site restaurant

Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa, Key West Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
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Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa, Key West

One of the best family Keys resort accommodations is the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa, which has a great pool, fitness center, and on-site seafood dining. This is a pet-friendly hotel, so you can bring your pup along on vacation, and it has a spa. The Hyatt also offers a boutique vibe that’s near the lively Duval Street of Key West and offers accessibility features for older and disabled travelers.

Key Amenities:

  • Pet-friendly rooms

  • Located near Duval Street

  • Pool with deck and hot tub

Isla Bella Beach Resort, Marathon Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
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Isla Bella Beach Resort, Marathon

The Isla Bella Beach Resort spans 24 oceanfront acres and has ocean views from every room and suite. The resort has five pools, private terraces, and a marina where you can book a fishing charter. Families can enjoy fishing adventures together here, go biking, or join a guided kayak expedition. There is a spa at the resort for a bit of pampering. There are two-bedroom guestrooms that work well for family trips at the resort. Other complimentary features to look forward to include mini-golf, yard games, beach yoga, and a fitness center

Key Amenities:

  • Marina with fishing charters

  • Two-bedroom guestrooms for more space

  • Mini-golf and yard games

Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West Ocean Key Resort & Spa
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Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West

A top pick in Florida for luxury stays, the Ocean Key Resort & Spa is located in historic Old Town Key West and adjacent to Mallory Square. Each room here has a private balcony and views of the Gulf of Mexico or Duval Street. Families can enjoy poolside lounging and multiple restaurants serving Floridian and Caribbean cuisine. Parents can unwind at the on-site spa, and there is a daily calendar of events that includes live music and water activities.

Key Amenities:

  • All rooms have private balconies

  • Spa with Balinese treatments and Thai body rituals

  • Multiple restaurants on-site

La Siesta Resort & Villas, Islamorada Colorful beachfront casitas for your vacation paradise
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La Siesta Resort & Villas, Islamorada

You and your family can enjoy laid-back leisure at the La Siesta Resort & Villas in the Florida Keys. There are spacious and colorful suites, villas, and cottages that suit various types of groups, including families. For example, there are coastal villas that sleep up to 10 people and come with one complimentary boat slip, full kitchens, and private patios. Guests love the heated, zero-entry pool and watersport opportunities to get active with jet ski rentals, ocean golf, scuba diving, and fishing trips. The La Siesta Resort has eight unique restaurants, over 55 slips to dock your boat, and lots of activities and events. Fishing and biking are popular activities here.

Key Amenities:

  • Villas for groups of up to 10 people

  • Complimentary boat slip with your stay

  • Jet ski, kayak, and scuba gear rentals

Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, Key Largo Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
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Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, Key Largo

This Marriott-brand resort is on 14.5 acres of secluded beachfront property and near local attractions, like the Theatre of the Sea and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. There are stylish rooms, suites, and bungalows here, as well as a beach house you can reserve. This is a pet-friendly resort with a restaurant, spa, and fitness center. You and your family can rent a private cabana by the pool or on the beach to enjoy some shade and the tropical breeze. Other features of this hotel include a game room, watercraft rentals, snorkeling, bike rentals, and a hot tub.

Key Amenities:

  • Bungalows and a beach house are available

  • On-site spa, restaurant, and fitness center

  • Game room and watercraft rentals

Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, Key West Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel
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Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, Key West

For your family trip to Key West, you can also consider the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, which is located on seven acres of private beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Adventurous families enjoy it here because of the jet ski tours, marina, and day and night paddleboarding. There is a beachside express water taxi and hotel shuttle available to access downtown. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, waterfront swimming pool, and spacious suites with private balconies.

Key Amenities:

  • Waterfront swimming pool

  • Water taxi and hotel shuttle to downtown

  • Jet ski tours, a marina, and paddleboarding opportunities

Margaritaville Beach House Key West Margaritaville Beach House Key West
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Margaritaville Beach House Key West

Margaritaville Beach House Key West is a family-friendly resort next to the island’s largest beach and near historic Old Town Key West. It offers poolside cabanas, outdoor fire pits for gatherings, and activities for kids. Little travelers love the poolside popsicles, fireside s’mores, freshly baked cookies in the lobby, and relaxing hammocks to lounge in. The bar and grill restaurant offers coloring paper and crayons for kids. There are also two-bedroom suites available to accommodate larger families.

Key Amenities:

  • Two-bedroom suites for families

  • Cookies, popsicles, and s’mores for kids

  • Coloring supplies at the restaurant

Seascape Motel and Marina, Marathon Seascape Resort & Marina
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Seascape Motel and Marina, Marathon

The Seascape Motel is a relaxing resort with a private marina, dock, and boat launch in a central Keys location. It offers 12 island-inspired rooms that can accommodate up to six people in your family. The motel also offers a large pool, kayaks, paddleboards, BBQ facilities, bicycles, and fishing rods. The five-acre resort can be fully booked for all the rooms if you are hosting a family reunion or other gathering.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms that can accommodate six guests

  • Large outdoor pool

  • Free kayak and bike rentals

Oceans Edge Resort & Marina Key West Oceans Edge Resort & Marina Key West
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Oceans Edge Resort & Marina Key West

This Florida Keys resort spans 20 acres and welcomes families with a laid-back vibe. It has bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards that you can use for free on a first-come, first-served basis. At the resort, there is also an on-site marina, six pools, and a shuttle to get to Old Town Key West. You and your family can dine at the alfresco restaurant overlooking the marina and stay in a suite that comfortably sleeps up to eight guests. This is a pet-friendly hotel where you pay an extra fee and one that offers poolside movie nights, live music, yoga classes, and poolside games.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites for up to eight people

  • Poolside movie nights and games

  • Shuttle to Old Town Key West

Pines and Palms Resort, Islamorada Pines and Palms Resort
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Pines and Palms Resort, Islamorada

Bring the family to Islamorada, Florida and stay at the Pines and Palms Resort to get into the island state of mind. This resort offers oceanfront cottages and one- to three-bedroom suites with full kitchens. At Pines and Palms, there is an oceanfront pool with a poolside tiki bar, free boat dockage, free kayak rentals, and free paddleboard rentals. There are fishing and swimming piers here, as well as seasonal poolside entertainment and yoga classes. It’s easy to book a private fishing expedition with an experienced guide here for an unforgettable experience on the water.

Key Amenities:

  • Three-bedroom suites with kitchens

  • Pool with poolside tiki bar and entertainment

  • Fishing guides and free boat dockage

Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West Opal Key Resort & Marina
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Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West

The Opal is a waterfront resort in Key West with spacious rooms and a location just one block from Duval Street. Families can enjoy the sparkling pool, waterfront cuisine, and marina at the Opal. There are activities for guests of all ages available, as well as a spa and fitness center. This is a dog-friendly resort that offers a three-bedroom suite option to give you extra space, a separate living room, and a full kitchen.

Key Amenities:

  • Pool with free smoothies and fresh fruit popsicles

  • Three-bedroom suite option with a full kitchen

  • On-site marina and water activities

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