Best 6 Florida Keys Resorts for a Relaxing Time

The Florida Keys are a chain of hundreds of tropical islands located several miles southwest of the Florida coast. Well-known as a vacation destination, the Keys are home to numerous resorts, tourist attractions, bars, and dining establishments. Tucked away between breathtaking beaches and the year-round warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the southern Atlantic Ocean, the Keys are the ideal backdrop for a relaxing getaway. We’ve explored many of the luxurious tropical retreats scattered throughout the string of islands and recognized the top six most relaxing Florida Keys Resorts.

Top 6 Most Relaxing Florida Keys Resorts

1. Southernmost Beach Resort

Southernmost Beach Resort

The Southernmost Beach Resort is located in the heart of charming Old Key West. As its namesake implies, this is one of the southernmost Florida Keys resorts. It offers warm, tropical vibes much like that of the nearby Caribbean. Guests can enjoy luxurious seaside rooms, lounge by one of three pools, or explore the neighboring island delights. The onsite spa provides in-room and beachfront massages for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Guests can also find tranquility on South Beach or at the resort’s private tanning pier. After a day in the sun, the onsite restaurant and bars provide a wide range of tasty delights and cocktails.

2. Ocean Key Resort and Spa

Ocean Key Resort and Spa

Ocean Key Resort offers guests a wide range of amenities to make their stay as stress-free and convenient as possible. However, the highlight of this Key West destination is SpaTerre, the onsite spa. From manicures to exotic bath treatments, SpaTerre offers numerous ways to wind down, destress, and rejuvenate. We love the variety of eating destinations located at Ocean Key. For example, the Hot Tin Roof offers guests an expansive menu with a view of the harbor.

The resort is within a short distance of several optimal tourist destinations, such as Ernest Hemingway’s historical home and the always entertaining Mallory Square. Favorite activities of guests include swimming, fishing, boating, and deep-sea diving. However, setting sail on one of the many sunset booze cruises may be the ultimate way to end a day in this tropical paradise.

3. Island Bay Resort

Island Bay Resort

Island Bay Resort is located on the island of Key Largo and boasts a number of budget-friendly room and cottage rentals. Guests will enjoy the peace and quiet of Island Bay’s private beach. Guests can work on their tans while lounging on one of the many beach chairs or hammocks, or they can cool off at the private beach hut. Guests with boats have the luxury of docking their water crafts feet from their rooms at Island Bay’s private dock. Personal barbecues, hammocks, and fully-furnished decks make this island getaway feel like a tropical home away from home.

We adore that this small resort is privately owned and operated. The owners are a personable couple with an expansive background in hospitality and a genuine love of the Keys. What’s more, unlike other Florida Keys resorts, they keep a current list of room rates on their web page.

4. Amara Cay Resort

amara cay resort

Amara Cay is located in Islamorada and provides luxurious spa-style accommodations. For guests looking to truly unwind from the daily grind, the private balconies, fine linens, bathrobes, and plush slippers are sure to do the trick. Oltremare Ristorante, an onsite Italian, features a menu ripe with locally-inspired seafood creations and tropical cocktails. However, we suggest Island Bay’s own Sparrow’s Rum Bar for finely crafted rum drinks and a slice of tangy key lime pie. One of the unique draws of Island Bay is that they offer several

One of the unique draws of Island Bay is that they offer several specialized discounts, including a generous discount for teachers, policeman, EMT’s, firefighters, and first responders. Like many Florida Keys resorts, Amara Bay charges a $28 a day “resort fee.” This includes unlimited access to beach chairs, pool towels, hotel shuttle rides, and other conveniences.

5. Coral Bay Resort

coral bay resort, florida

The Coral Bay Resort is located in specialized discounts, an area of the Keys known a the village of islands. Unlike many of the Key’s built-up resorts, Coral Bay offers guests small cottage style rooms with private patios. For reasonable rates, guests can relax at the heated freshwater and saltwater pools, sandy beaches, or nearby tidal pool. For those looking for more adventure, there is no shortage of snorkeling, fishing, boating, and other nautical adventures to embark on. Nearby beaches include Anne’s Beach and Sombrero Beach. Both beaches feature white sands,

Nearby beaches include Anne’s Beach and Sombrero Beach. Both beaches feature white sands, turquois waters, and are home to thousands of tropical fish and other sea life. While there are no onsite restaurants or bars, there are countless options for local fare and cocktails within walking distance. We recommend Lazy Day Restaurant for top-notch outdoor dining and seafood plates.

6. Hilton Key Largo Resort

Hilton Key Largo Resort

One of our favorite features of Hilton Key Largo is its location. Neighboring this resort is the specialized discounts. However, you don’t need to leave this resort to find thrilling oceanside adventures. Like most Florida Keys resorts, the Hilton is located beachside and many of the rooms feature large, private balconies that offer breathtaking views. Rooms start at under $200 a night and include access to a private Key Largo Beach. There are also two heated pools, a large fitness center, tennis courts, and onsite massage offerings. The hotel requires a $25 a day resort fee that includes a wide range of

There are also two heated pools, a large fitness center, tennis courts, and onsite massage offerings. The hotel requires a $25 a day resort fee that includes a wide range of amenities. The gorgeous, spa-like room designs don’t reflect the resort’s low rates. Guests will have no difficulty winding down and forgetting their woes at this beachside resort.

After researching several Florida Keys resorts, we discovered that there is no shortage of inviting hotel and resort accommodations. After digging a bit deeper, we revealed a select number of resorts that have gone above and beyond to develop the most relaxing and luxurious guest experience possible. Have you or someone you know recently traveled to the Keys? If so, please share the details of your travel experience or your favorite relaxing resort destination below.

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