I love to travel the globe searching for the best family friendly destinations, romantic escapes, and places for those girlfriend getaways. One destination that offers all three is The Florida Keys. Here are a few of the family friendly lodging choices I found that stand out from all the rest.
Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada – My daughter and I checked out this place on a mother-daughter trip. You can check out our experience at this family friendly resort and my daughter’s take on Camp Cheeca with a video slideshow of our stay.
Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort – I checked out Tranquility Bay solo to see if it passed my super-secret standards for review. The beach is definitely family friendly for even the littlest ones. These townhouse-style beach houses are perfect for families wanting to stay in one spot for their vacation. Each unit offers a kitchen, eliminating the need to leave the property during your stay. However, if cooking isn’t on your agenda, the beach bar and property restaurant is convenient and offers a wide variety on their menu. Two pools, one for families and an adult-only pool, is smart for a property to offer. I personally enjoyed the balcony of my oceanview unit and looked forward to evenings sipping wine and looking at the stars.
Sunset Key Island – This 27-acre luxury resort property has residential and resort units. One site is private, for residents. The other side offers the cutest little beach bungalows, some beachfront and others on the interior of island. If I was kid again, I would love spending a few days here playing in the sand. This property is a little pricey due to the location and atmosphere. There are tennis courts and other recreational opportunities on this getaway island, and during school holidays, group activities for kids are scheduled. The onsite gift shop is very pricey (Flipflops $50) but Latitudes Beach Cafe (onsite restaurant) offered some of the best French Toast I’ve ever eaten. Visitors are transported to and from the island from the dock at the Westin Key West Resort.
The Florida Keys offers a variety of attractions and activities for families. There are so many places to see and so many things to do that you just might have to plan multiple visits. Be sure to check out my Top 10 Family Activities in Key West.