Easter in the Florida Keys: Top tips for an unforgettable family vacation
The perfect spot for a memorable family vacation is closer than you think. Just 90 miles south of Miami and 45 miles from Key West, Tranquility Bay Resort in the heart of the Florida Keys is a coastal hideaway just off the Overseas Highway. A private beach, three pools, delicious dining and simple luxuries will make you feel a million miles away this Easter. Here are our top tips for an unforgettable family escape in the Florida Keys:
Our Home, Your Escape
Our calming collection of white-washed cottages border the beach for your ultimate relaxation. Rise refreshed and step out onto your sandy backyard, then retreat in the evening and watch twilight twinkle as porches light up along the waterfront. Choose a two or three bedroom beach house for a spacious family getaway with home comforts, or book a tropical garden guestroom for a more intimate stay.
Set Sail for Adventure
Dive into an ocean of adventure straight from our private jetty where Turtle Island Watersports will arrange family-friendly fun. Choose from activities including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, ride on a wave runner, or take a guided boat tour to spot tropical wildlife at home in paradise.
Make Every day a Dip Day
From tiny toes to adventure-seeking teens, our private 2.5 acre beach is a pristine playground for all ages. Explore the clear waters of the Gulf, stay active with a game of volleyball, swim safely, or just kick back in the shade of the palms as pelicans take flight above. This is an Easter indulgence like no other.
A morning beachside, an afternoon poolside? Take your pick from our three pools, including one just for the grown-ups and a large lagoon-style pool for the whole family where little ones can try a snorkel lesson, watch a scuba demo or practice their bubble-blowing skills.
From One Paradise to Another
For a day trip of a lifetime, add Dry Tortugas to your Florida Keys bucket list this Easter. Brimming with natural beauty and places to explore including the historic Fort Jefferson site, this national park is one of the world’s most unique eco-attractions. The islands can only be reached by seaplane or ferry, so the journey makes the destination even more memorable. Take your time to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, explore the famous bird and marine life sanctuary, and relax on the powdery sand on the best beaches in the Keys.
Swim with Dolphins
Take a short drive along the Overseas Highway to mile marker 59 and park up at the Dolphin Research Center. Here you can enjoy a close-up look at this much-loved marine mammal, gain fascinating insights into dolphin behavior, and even take the plunge to swim with them.
Reconnect with nature at Crane Point
Feel wild and free among 63 acres of tropical oasis in one of Marathon’s best kept secrets beside the town’s shopping district. With an extensive natural trail system, the whole family can spend the day exploring history and nature, with plenty to keep both kids and adults entertained.