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.
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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 it 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.
Cheeca Lodge & Spa is also a top place to stay with your family in the Keys and 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 a 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. The kids will love the on-site camp, which is available for kids ages five to 12. Enjoy modern rooms and suites, adult and family pools, an oceanfront tiki bar, and its easy access to the sportfishing capital of the world.
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.”
Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort is a top-rated resort that’s 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, fitness studio, and putting green. There are spacious houses and rooms available for your family vacation and also watersports 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.
Parrot Key Hotel and Villas is a waterfront Key West hotel 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 on all rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, and fitness center. The Grove is the onsite restaurant that serves a delicious breakfast and offers an all-day menu too.
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 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.
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, Wi-Fi, 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, local adventure attractions like watersports and eco-tours.
Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort is a great choice for families and located on 17 acres of land in Key Largo. It has an onsite marina and dive shop, heated outdoor pool, water sports, and complimentary Wi-Fi. In total, the hotel spans four floors and has beachfront rooms and suites. Pets are welcome here for your family vacation that doesn’t leave anyone behind. Cribs and play yards are available for families, breakfast is available on site.
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. It has three pools, two beaches, a fitness center, spa, and private cabanas. Your family will enjoy tastes of the Caribbean at the onsite restaurant and also the regularly scheduled live music, exercise classes, and educational series.
Our last family Keys resort recommendation is the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa, which has a great pool, fitness center, and onsite seafood dining. This is a pet-friendly hotel so you can bring your pup along on vacation, and it has a spa and free internet access too. 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.