Plan the Perfect Spring Break in the Florida Keys
Slow the pace this Spring Break on a calm, crowd-free vacation in the heart of the Florida Keys. Tucked away off the Overseas Highway, just an hour’s drive from the party town of Key West, Tranquility Bay Resort is a haven for peace and serenity with its three pools, a private beach, spacious guestrooms and beachfront houses with stunning views. It’s no wonder the resort is rated as one of the best in the Florida Keys for families. View our special offers and plan today!
Home Away From Home
Families at Tranquility Bay Resort can sprawl out in one of our spacious two or three-bedroom beach houses. Designed with simple luxury in mind, each beach house boasts its own private porch and overlooks the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Offering a relaxed “home away from home” atmosphere, everything a family needs is under one roof, including laundry facilities, a fully-equipped kitchen and a super comfortable living room complete with a 42-inch plasma TV.
Families on a budget can enjoy our double queen guestrooms. More intimate than our larger beach houses, they are super comfortable and offer much more space than a standard hotel room. The surrounding gardens and pathways are perfect for strollers and wildlife spotting – especially iguanas lazing in the sunshine.
Just steps away from the private porches is the soft touch of our white sand beach where families can stay safe in the shade of our towering palms. The gentle subtropical sea is shallow, making it an ideal choice for little ones to make a splash and keep cool in the spring sunshine.
Adventure is Out There
For nature-loving families, the wild beauty of the Florida Keys provides a perfect playground for all ages. Weather year-round is beautifully warm to explore the natural wonders of the island chain, in and out of the sparkling waters.
Grown-up kids seeking adventure can choose from a range of onsite activities offered by Turtle Island Watersports, including Wave Runner rentals, kayaking, snorkel lessons, scuba diving classes, or setting sail from the dock to enjoy blue water offshore fishing for the whole family in the Atlantic Ocean.
Start the day with a classic Cuban breakfast across the road at Juice Paradise, our favorite nearby spot for a café con leche, pancakes and Spanish-style omelets. Fuel up later in the day at our beachside TJ’s Tiki Bar, before soaking up a spectacular sunset with a Blueberry Mojito in hand. Families can get together for a private feast in their own beach house, or book a special dinner onsite at our award-winning Butterfly Café which features a Little Caterpillars menu for younger diners.
Directly next door to Tranquility Bay is one of Marathon’s most famed attractions, The Turtle Hospital. Visitors can enjoy watching a variety of turtle species swim around their rehabilitation tanks during guided tours, with a behind-the-scenes look at the recovery of injured turtles.
Other nearby attractions include the Dolphin Research Center, offering families in-water encounters with dolphins and fascinating insight into their behavior.
Marathon is also home to the exciting Aquarium Encounters where children can stroke starfish and handle conch in a tide pool – or even feed a nurse shark!
For helpful vacation tips including local events and what to pack in April, visit our Planning Guide.
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