The same group behind the celebrated Parrot Key Hotel (in Key West) brings the same Conch-style homes and luxurious amenities to Marathon’s Tranquility Bay Resort. Set just 45 miles north of Key West on the Gulf of Mexico, the private, two and three-bedroom beach homes make it an ideal place for weddings or family reunions.Luxurious beach houses — Photo courtesy of Tranquility Bay
Quality beaches are a rare find in the Florida Keys, and the resort offers 1,100 feet of private shoreline with 2.5 acres of white sands. Woven among the property are a lagoon swimming pool with beach-style entry, a private adults-only pool, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, and a putting green by Nicklaus Design. Activities include jet skiing, fishing charters, snorkeling, and private spa services delivered to guest rooms. Beach homes feature private porches and entrances, flat screen televisions, full baths, and a washer and dryer.Sunset at Tranquility Bay — Photo courtesy of Tranquility Bay
Casual fare is served beach side at TJ's Tiki bar with spectacular views of the sunset, while the upscale Butterfly Café has been voted the best restaurant in Marathon year after year. Fresh, local ingredients are incorporated into dishes like hand-harvested Baja scallop risotto with pepper cream sauce, or Cuban pork chops with plantain crema and black beans. Private dinners under the stars can also be arranged with advance reservations, and your catch of the day can be cooked up any way you like it.
Beware that Tranquility Resort does not allow smoking on the property.