We’re going to kick off this list with a recently renovated resort that has combined modern luxury and tropical charm. This gem of the Keys is none other than the Hilton Key Largo Resort.
You’ll find this beautiful resort destination on the southern boundaries of the Everglades National Park just six miles from the famed John Pennekamp National Marine Sanctuary. The 13 acres of lush hardwood forestry set against the azure blue waters of the Gulf create a breathtakingly beautiful island setting. The stunning Hilton Key Largo Resort blends perfectly with the wealth of natural wonders that surround it. Just steps from the resort hotel you’ll find one of Key Largo’s largest private beaches. It is here that you can let the worries of the world drift away as you dig your toes into the soft white sand. Make the most of the oceanfront location and go snorkeling, parasailing and kayaking. After the sun has set below the horizon, return to the resort to dine at one of the three unique restaurants. Let the day’s activities and adventures wash over you as you unwind and listen to the cascading waterfall in the hotel’s heated outdoor pool. When you feel your eyes start to get heavy, retreat to your ultra-comfortable guest room, which feature modern tropical décor and thoughtful amenities like a private balcony, marble bathroom and spacious sitting area. These luxurious accommodations will allow your mind and body to recharge for another day in Key Largo. At the Hilton Key Largo Resort, you can experience a Caribbean paradise without leaving the United States.
97000 South Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
John Pennekamp State Park is where you'll find North America’s last living coral reef.
Some resort amenities include a marina, lighted tennis courts, two outdoor heated pools, massage services and an onsite beauty salon.
At our next destination you’ll be surrounded by nearly four acres of lush tropical gardens and the unique atmosphere of a family owned and operated resort. Rock Reef Resort’s peaceful waterfront setting exudes a casual island charm that will make you wish you could stay forever.
Rock Reef Resort offers a variety of accommodations, making it an ideal destination for singles, couples and even large groups. Family Suites and Beachfront Cottages provide a comfortable place to spread out, while the Deluxe Bedrooms and the Hibiscus Room offer a more intimate and private stay. There are lovely spots throughout the property where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. Catch a catnap or read a good book in a hammock under the swaying palm trees, or soothe any soreness and tension in the Jacuzzi. Rock Reef Resort also has a fishing pier complete with a tiki hut, which provides a great place to watch the sunset over the bay. Fill your days in Key Largo with fun beach activities. The resort has one of the best private beaches in the Keys and it’s a great place to go swimming, snorkeling and paddle boating. Explore the area and you’ll find wonderful attractions like Dolphin Cove, Theater of the Sea, and great state parks. At Rock Reef Resort, you’ll experience personalized, friendly hospitality and tons of island charm that could only come from a family owned resort.
MM 98 Bayside, Key Largo, FL 33037
The Rock Reef Resort has a great picnic area with Bar-B-Que facilities where you can cook up your daily catch.
There are many restaurants within a short drive of the resort or the try the delicious food at Ballyhoo’s just across the street.
Come to Key Largo and dive right into the adventure at Marina Del Mar Resort!
You will find Marina Del Mar Resort right on the Key Largo Harbor. It’s the perfect destination for anyone wanting to experience Key Largo’s exciting watersports. The 75-slip marina offers charter boats for deep sea fishing and dive/snorkel trips to the famous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Marine Sanctuary. If you just want to do some boating, bring your own watercraft or rent one from the marina. There is also a world-class dive shop and gift shop on site! But the marina isn’t the only amenity this resort offers. Two lighted tennis courts, a fitness center and banquet and conference rooms can also be found at Marina Del Mar. Not to mention the Olympic-size heated swimming pool, relaxing Jacuzzi and a huge outdoor sun deck! Once you’ve had your fill of fun in the sun, the resort’s spacious and airy guest rooms will give you the perfect place to kick up your feet after a long day. Choose from a studio, one or two-bedroom suite. Each room has a full kitchen, central air and cable TV. Plus every unit has a balcony that overlooks the marina! And in the morning, feast on a delicious complimentary breakfast! Marina Del Mar has the amenities of a resort, but the feel of a home-away-from-home!
527 Caribbean Drive, Key Largo, Florida 33037
Marina Del Mar is a pet friendly resort. Bring your four-legged friends!
A private island of paradise, the Key Largo Marriott Bay Resort is a premier, full-service Key Largo hotel with luxurious guest rooms and a long list of amenities.
Everything you need to have the perfect Keys vacation, you’ll find at this resort. All you need to do is ask yourself, “What do I want to do today?” Maybe you want to start off the morning with a quick workout before you head down to the water. Or skip the fitness center and head straight to the dock, where you can join the crew Private Island Divers on an underwater adventure. They can help you arrange dive instruction, a snorkel trip, fishing charter, or even a sunset cruise. And they have a variety of equipment available for rent including sea kayaks and wave runners. If you feel in the mood to just relax, that’s no problem! Soak up the rays on the resort’s private sunning beach or at the heated pool. Grab your favorite tropical drink at the Flipper’s Poolside Tiki Bar! Then finish off your perfect day with a rejuvenating massage at the Open Air Spa. Find your personal oasis in the resort’s beautiful and luxurious guest rooms and suites. Each room has breathtaking waterfront views! Contemporary Guest Rooms, Deluxe Two Bedroom Suites and Penthouse Suites are available. All accommodations have a distinct “Floribbean” flare with wicker chairs and bright colors. Leave your cares on the mainland and escape to the Key Largo Marriott Bay Resort!
Create lifelong memories with the most playful mammal in the ocean! The resort offers a wonderful package that includes daily breakfast for two and a Dolphin Swim!
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Host your business meeting or wedding at this beautiful Key Largo resort destination!
All of your vacation dreams will come true at the majestic Bayside Inn Key Largo!
This resort is constantly striving to improve their property and make it better for their valued guests. The guest rooms have been redecorated and updated, and now feature elegant White Milan comforters, feather beds and hand-carved “coconut palm” furniture. Guests can choose to stay in an upscale studio or one-bedroom suite with waterfront, bay, or island views. These accommodations offer upscale amenities in a secluded tropical atmosphere – they’re perfect for couples, families and Honeymooners! If you’re vacationing in Florida, chances are that you don’t want to spend your days inside. So hit the beach! The resort rests on a beautiful stretch of white sand near the dolphin swim, fishing charters, and many other waterfront activities. Quench your thirst with a refreshing drink –umbrella included! Beautiful sunsets, swaying palm trees and cool breezes await you at Bayside Inn Key Largo!
99490 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
Resort amenities include a waterfront heated pool, swimming lagoon, pier and much more!
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Bayside Inn Key Largo is a pet friendly resort!
If you’re seeking a variety of accommodation options, look no further than Sunset Cove Beach Resort!
At this sunny and vibrant island resort, you’ll have the choice between beachfront cottages, waterfront suites with kitchens, Divers Dens, waterfront rooms, and numerous other fun and interesting accommodations. With so many great options, you’ll have no problem finding the lodging that is right for you! All units have air conditioning, cable television, refrigerator and microwave. And the breakfast each morning is complimentary! Breakfast isn’t the only feature that comes free of charge at Sunset Cove Beach Resort. Guests are also welcome to use the canoes, kayaks, and snorkel equipment. Take a stroll along the private beach or explore the resort grounds, which will transport you into a tropical fairytale. Relax in a wicker swing or grab a drink at the Tiki Pavilion. The crystal clear waters and peaceful sunsets of Florida Bay are best enjoyed at Sunset Cove Beach Resort!
99360 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Fl 33037
Have a BBQ at the resort's African Plains Picnic Area!
The resort is within walking distance of Key Largo’s best night life, dining and attractions which include The Glass Bottom Boat, the original African Queen, and Jacobs Aquatic Center. Plus it's only 3 miles from the legendary John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park!
Want to be just steps from some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world? Stay at the Hampton Inn at Manatee Bay, where you’ll be just 500 yards from the world-famous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park!
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is home to the only living coral reef in North America. You won’t want to miss out on this grand opportunity! Other area attractions include Dolphin Cove, Theater of the Sea, the Homestead Miami Speedway and much, much more! But you don’t even have to leave the resort to find fun and excitement. Step outside the front door and discover a pristine white sand beach and lush, tropical grounds – the perfect place to spend the day soaking up the radiant Key Largo sunshine. All of the hotel’s 100 beautifully appointed guest rooms have a comfortable island feel, which will ease you into “island time.” Each room is furnished with a King or two full beds. Room amenities include a flat screen TV with premium cable, a wet bar, plus a refrigerator and microwave. When you’re on island time, the days are long and full of relaxation – and now is the perfect time to visit the Hampton Inn at Manatee Bay.
102400 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida 33037
Visit the nearby Atlantis Dive Center and let Captain Slate introduce you to one of his pets for an experience you'll never forget!
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Inquire about the hotel's great specials and packages that will make your Key Largo vacation even better!
Coming in at No. 8 on our list is the Holiday Inn Key Largo, a wonderful hotel just steps from marina adventures!
Ideally located next to the Key Largo Resorts Marina, the Holiday Inn Key Largo is the perfect basecamp for your Florida Bay excursions like romantic sunset cruises, exciting scuba dives or glass bottom boat tours. If you’d rather stay close to the hotel, feel free to enjoy the two outdoor swimming pools, the Tiki Pavilion, and of course the beach! The rooms at the hotel are affordable and well appointed with many modern amenities, which include flat screen televisions with cable and HBO, a mini-fridge, and free Wi-Fi. You’ll sleep soundly on a comfortable bed with plush, triple-sheeted bedding. If you seek an elegant room with a view, upgrade to the Executive Club Level, where you’ll enjoy a private balcony overlooking the marina! Stay at the Holiday Inn Key Largo and take advantage of endless Florida Keys fun!
99701 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
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Boasting 3,000 square feet of function space that can accommodate events of up to 140 people, this hotel has you covered whether you're planning a corporate retreat, family gathering, reception or sales meeting. Catering and A/V equipment are available.
The next resort on our list is not for families and it’s not for those looking for a large, sprawling resort. Azul del Mar is a secluded boutique hotel, resting in a beautiful tropical garden far removed from the crowds.
Azul del Mar is the most exclusive all-adult hotel in Key Largo. This impressive art deco villa is divided into six elegant guest rooms. Inside each suite you’ll find numerous luxuries like a king bed with a soft comforter and top of the line, all-cotton sateen sheets. For your convenience, a kitchenette with a microwave, mini dishwasher, refrigerator and coffee maker can be found in every suite. These upscale and airy accommodations are the ideal destination for a romantic getaway. At Azul del Mar, they believe that the natural beauty of the Florida Keys should be enjoyed in small groups. Their location borders the Everglades National Park and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive Sunset Cruise or Wilderness Kayaking Adventure. Seclusion, seduction, and romance…your personal paradise awaits you at Azul del Mar.
104300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
Azul del Mar was featured as one of Travel + Leisure's World's Greatest Hotels.
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When it comes to Backcountry Fishing and Eco Touring, the knowledgeable guides at Azul del Mar can whisk you away on an authentic Florida Keys adventure.
We hate to say it, but we’re at the end of our list of Top 10 Florida Key Largo Resorts. Before we go, we want to leave you with one last tropical paradise.
Our No. 10 pick is Gilbert’s Resort, a historic destination that has kept its laid back charm. Gilbert’s Resort is one of the oldest destinations in the Florida Keys. It started in 1903 as a fishing camp and today it is home to a legendary Tiki Bar with great live entertainment. Enjoy the “simple life” as you stroll along the private beach or kick back at the pool. Fishing, boating, and snorkeling are always on the schedule (if you want them to be!) At the end of the day, return to your charming waterfront room, which reflect “the real Keys.” The rooms aren’t 5-star, but they’re comfortable, clean and each Bay Level room has a patio for your enjoyment. Inside each unit you’ll also find a resort-size refrigerator, cable television and air conditioning. Family Suites are also available! Come experience the Keys as they used to be at Gilbert’s Resort!
107900 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
Gilbert's Resort has a limited number of pet friendly rooms!