Don’t Forget Your Flip Flops! What to Pack for Your Florida Keys Vacation this Fall

Keep your flip flops and sunglasses close by… When summer fades into fall, the sun will still be shining over the Florida Keys. If you’re planning an autumn escape from September through November, get ready to relax during one of the calmest seasons in Marathon, FL. There’s a lineup of long weekends with some of our favorite federal holidays on the horizon, so book early and take advantage of our latest special offers to help you get packing.

Before you step into serenity at Tranquility Bay Resort, put your vacation checklist together with our top tips on what to bring for an unforgettable stay at our tropical retreat:

Dress for Summer

Summer gear is a must! The temperatures may be cooling down on the mainland, but you’ll be surrounded by warm air and balmy breezes across the island chain, so come prepared with flip flops, sunglasses, swimsuits, shorts, and light layers. The evenings will become cooler as November nears, so bring a light jacket and warmer shoes to stay comfortable after sunset.

Stay Safe in the Sun

Sun cream will still need to be applied through the fall months, particularly if you’re planning a day-long boat trip. Stay safe during the day with a sun hat, glasses and cream, then soothe your skin in the evenings with plenty of cooling aloe.

Prepare for Picture-Perfect Moments

Don’t forget your camera to capture your memories in Marathon… and tease those social media likes! With so many picture-perfect places and stunning sunsets to soak up, you’ll want to treasure the moment and frame it forever – no filter needed.

Arrive Hungry

An appetite for feasting on the fresh flavors of Florida is essential! Whether it’s a leisurely beachside lunch at TJ’s Tiki Bar, or a special seafood dinner after sunset at Butterfly Café, our advice is to arrive hungry at Tranquility Bay. From tropical salads to coconut shrimp, our delicious dining is best accompanied with an island cocktail and completed with a slice of our legendary Key lime pie.

Release Your Wild Side

You’ll need a good dose of adventure in the Keys to help you explore the range of activities and attractions onsite and nearby. Whether you choose to glide through the Gulf of Mexico on a paddleboard, splash out on a kayak, dive among colorful coral, or relax on an offshore fishing trip, allow your adventurous spirit to thrive in the Florida Keys.

For more inspiration on visiting Tranquility Bay through fall, visit our Planning Guide for month-by-month tips on what to expect in the Florida Keys. Then, choose your preferred accommodation with either waterfront or tropical garden views, and prepare for your perfect vacation in paradise.

View our helpful planning guide and special offers, including our Best Flexible Rate – perfect for if your plans may change – and book your idyllic Florida Keys vacation at Tranquility Bay.

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Beach house balcony overlooking Tranquility Bay's private beach