Category Archives: Tranquility Bay Resort
Did you know that our on-site restaurant, The Butterfly Cafe, does an incredible Thanksgiving Day spread?
Never mind the fact that it’s the highest rated restaurant in Marathon…we’ve just got two words for you: No clean-up.
With all the classic dishes you remember– and a few new ones we’re sure you’ll love– Thanksgiving dinner at The Butterfly Cafe is the perfect way to sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday with your loved ones without any of the usual stress and mess. And with seating as early as 3:00pm you’ll have plenty of time to get back home before the post-turkey sleepiness kicks in.
This Thanksgiving, why not give Mom a break and treat her to an incredible gourmet holiday feast– we’ll provide the sumptuous spread, tropical atmosphere and we’ll even do the dishes afterwards.
To book your reservation for Thanksgiving day, call 305-289-7177.
And if you could, please save some of the sweet potatoes for us– they’re our favorite.
When you live someplace tropical, anything less than 85 degrees can feel a little chilly. This weekend, we’re throwing on a cozy sweater before we head out on the water. It appears that winter may have finally arrived here in the Keys– or at least, the later days of autumn. In any case, the sweltering temperatures we felt a few weeks ago have been replaced with cooler, crisper weather that makes us want to go exploring outside (and by exploring, we mean fishing. Definitely.)
The forecast for this weekend looks good, with party cloudy skies throughout and temperatures in the mid-to-high 70′s range. Sunday looks to be the hottest, so if you’re deciding on which day might be best for lazing by the pool or beach, that’s our pick.
Winds are expected to stay in their currently gusty state, with gusts of up to 20mph expected by Sunday. (Perhaps not the best weekend to go sailing if you’re not a bit adventurous.)
As always, stop by the front desk at Tranquility Bay if you need suggestions for fun activities for you and your family.
Here’s the weather roundup:
We’re thrilled that Costal Living magazine has chosen to feature Tranquility Bay as part of its “Fabulous Villa Vacations” spread, located in their current issue on stands now! We’ve always know that Tranquility Bay was fabulous, but it’s always nice to have a little outside recognition. Check out these photos now and revel in smug self-assuredness: you chose the right Fabulous Villa Vacation when you chose to stay with us.
November is truly a fantastic time to fish here in the Keys. The arrival of cooler water temperatures signifies a really exciting time for flats, patch reef and deep sea fishing, with some excellent species showing up almost dockside. You can practically walk into the water and catch something fantastic with your own two hands.
As swarms of baitfish push out onto the patch reef areas, pulled by the cooler water, they’re followed by some magnificent mangrove snapper, grouper, mackerel, yellowtails and more. You don’t have to go far out to catch these beauties! And a day of reef fishing is one of the more relaxing and enjoyable activities we can think of.
Farther out, the deep sea fishing takes a dramatic turn with the arrival of blackfin tuna, whose numbers really swell beginning this month. Great numbers of sailfish, wahoo and cobia also abound, so an afternoon of trolling can definitely result in some nice hauls this time of year.
Whatever your fancy, whatever fillet you plan on bringing home– just get out there! Speak to one of our front desk agents here at Tranquility Bay; they’ll be more than happy to help you find your way out onto the water.
Everyone here at Tranquility Bay loves January– that perfect period of calm and quiet after the craziness of December has ended. The weather is sunny and warm (but not boiling), the streets are calm (but not deserted), and the fishing is excellent (but not crowded). In short, it’s the perfect time for a vacation to the Florida Keys…especially for those of you who need a quiet break from all the previous month’s hectic holiday activities.
After the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Years is over, why not shove the tinsel and wrapping paper aside and take a relaxing, tropical vacation to our beautiful beachfront property? Believe us when we say that nothing cures a case of the “holiday hangovers” like a day in paradise.
January is one of the best months for fishing here in Marathon– with mild temperatures, low winds and an astonishing range of species, it’s truly a wonderful time to be out on the water battling some of your favorites. (We’re especially partial to the excellent Sailfish bite that begins in early January.)
If you’re thinking about taking a vacation to the Florida Keys this winter, look no further: we’ve just published our January sale rates, and boy, do they look good.
Interested? Check them out here.
For one weekend only, Marathon Community Theatre Presents: Hats Off to Broadway, a celebration of the songs, dances and performances nominated for “Best Musical” at the Tony Awards.
With only two performances– this Friday and Saturday evenings, the 2nd and 3rd of November at 8:00pm– you’ll want to reserve your place at this special show now! Tickets are $40 and include hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a cash bar after the show.
Don’t miss this limited run! Get your tickets now at http://www.marathontheater.org/
For more information, call 305-743-0994.
We love posting the weekend forecast a few days early here at Tranquility Bay…somehow looking at Saturday’s projected sunny skies seems to draw it a little bit closer to us here on a Wednesday afternoon.
And boy, is that forecast a good one.
This week’s clear, sunny weather is expected to improve (if that’s even possible!) to near-perfect conditions, with temperatures rising from the mid-70′s to hover in the low 80′s, humidity expected to remain minimal, and winds peaking at a breezy 10mph.
This is the quintessential beach weather we look forward to all year– a relief from the scorching temperatures we braved all summer, and the perfect chance to get out on the water or relax by the ocean.
Pack a beach bag, throw on your flip flops and meet us down by the pool. This weekend we encourage you to try all the things you’ve dreamed of trying on vacation. Maybe go jet-skiing, or sailing, or have one of our front desk agents arrange a fishing charter for you and your family.. or maybe just continue your quest to try every drink at TJ’s Tikki Bar.
It’s important to have goals, even on vacation.
From everyone at your favorite Marathon hotel…
We hope your holiday is a terrifyingly good time.
If you’re taking the kids out trick-or-treating tonight, please swing by the front desk here at Tranquility Bay so we can see their costumes!
Have fun out there, be safe, and remember: go for the King-size candy bars.
We’re always up for a good scare here at Tranquility Bay. And while some other Marathon hotels like to raise their prices around Halloween (now that’s scary!) we prefer haunted trails to price hikes. So we’ll be sure to swing by The Haunted Hammock at Crane Point Nature Conservatory, a fun-filled Halloween treat that is not to be missed. Children 12-and-under are sure to have a spooky good time– check out our blog post highlighting this special Halloween treat here.
This Wednesday, October 31st, ghosts and ghouls of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat at Gulfside Village, a shopping plaza located at 5800 Overseas Highway. This annual Halloween party is free to all from 5:30 to 7:30 and includes refreshments, candy and a great all-ages atmosphere. Don your best costume and bring the whole family– we’ll see you there!