Sparkling swimming pool in the Florida Keys

Long Weekends in Marathon: 10 Things To Do with 72 Hours in Paradise

A line-up of long weekends awaits us this fall as some of our favorite federal holidays sit firmly on the horizon. Put on your out of office, load your luggage, turn up the heat, and add a splash of tropical color to your long weekends as you switch off in style with 72 hours in paradise. Here are our top 10 things to do during your mini break at Tranquility Bay:

Check In then Chill Out

Once you’ve checked in at Tranquility Bay Resort, take time out to unwind in our beautiful grounds. There are three swimming pools to dip in and out of, including an adults-only relaxation pool, and if you’re traveling as a family then the kids will love making a splash in our lagoon-style tropical pool. Our private beach on the Gulf of Mexico offers a crystal-clear ocean gently lapping against 2.5 acres of powder-soft white sand.

Make Some Waves

Get ready to discover a huge variety of water-based activities directly from the resort, including snorkelling, diving, jet skiing, sailing and fishing. If there’s one activity not to be missed during your long weekend in the Florida Keys, it’s to fully immerse yourself into warm water wonderland surrounding the resort.

Sip by the Sea at TJ’s Tiki Bar

Whether it’s a Strawberry Daiquiri or Blueberry Mojito, there’s only one way to quench your thirst during your long weekend celebrations, and it’s right here oceanside. Pull up a seat at TJ’s Tiki Bar, soak up the views of our private beach and sip away at one of our refreshingly cool hand-crafted cocktails.

Practice Your Swing

Tranquility Bay Resort is home to a Putting Green by Nicklaus Design which boasts beautiful views of the ocean. Put your putting skills to practice under the warm autumn sunshine and surround yourself by the natural beauty of the Florida Keys.

Indulge in Keys Cuisine

Whether you’re after snacks in the sunshine or tropical Keys-style cuisine, take your pick from our casual TJ’s Tiki Bar or sophisticated Butterfly Café, the #1 rated restaurant in Marathon. The restaurant is the perfect spot for lunch and dinner, whether you choose to stay inside or on the covered patio area for al fresco dining. Our Key Lime Pie is an absolute must!

Meet Local Sea Turtles

If your long weekend is a romantic retreat for two or a celebration with the whole family, you’ll love a visit to the nearby Turtle Hospital.  Open your eyes to the amazing work carried out behind the scenes at the world’s only licensed veterinary hospital specializing in sea turtles, and you may even experience nature at its best with the release of a turtle that has been returned to good health.

Watch the World go by

72 hours in paradise needn’t be bursting with non-stop adventures. There’s always time to just sit back and watch the natural beauty of the Florida Keys unfold in front of you. If you book a beach house during your long weekend, you can easily while away a few hours on your private porch, glass of wine in hand and interrupted ocean views ahead. Ready to relax?

Paddle Board through Crystal-Clear Waters

If you’ve yet to try the relaxing and energizing sport of paddle boarding or you’re already a pro, you’ll be in for a treat here at Tranquility Bay. Simple, straightforward and hugely satisfying, rent a paddle board for a few hours and take off right from the resort to explore through the mangrove trees and along the beaches.

Pamper Yourself in Privacy

Our in-room spa services will have you relaxing in an instant during your long weekend in the Florida Keys. With facials, massages and body treatments all on offer, retreat to the privacy of our room while our Island Spice Private Spa team pamper you to perfection.

Celebrate Spectacular Sunsets

72 hours in paradise means three nights of soaking up the sights of a color-bursting golden sky as the sun sets over the Florida Keys. Celebrate it from your balcony, porch, or along our beach to start your evening off in style.