Family Resorts in the Florida Keys

Family resorts in the Florida Keys have something for visitors of all ages. Parents and children love the warm water, beaches, and plenty of cool things to do, and even the most sullen of teenagers will crack a smile when they discover all the fun that is waiting for them. This necklace of islands, which includes the southernmost point in the United States, offers all of the charms of a Caribbean island without leaving the country. Between Key Largo and Key West, several Florida Keys resorts are geared towards kids and their parents with accommodates and activities suited for fun in the sun.

Hawks Cay Resort

Hawks Cay Resort
Hawks Cay Resort

In the middle of the Florida Keys, you’ll find Duck Key, a 60-acre tropical paradise and the home of the Hawks Cay Resort (pictured above). People flock to the island to watch for dolphins, embark on deep-sea fishing excursions and simply play in the ocean. Guests of one of the finest family resorts in the Florida Keys get to do all this, all close to their comfortable rooms. Upgrades are also available for private villas overlooking the beach—all places to stay have upgraded amenities including flat-screen TVs, dark-wood furniture and wireless Internet access. Whether you’re staying in a double room or expansive villa, you have access to the resort’s island playground. Kids’ programs are available for ages 5-17, which activities suited to each grade level. Young kids might embark on a scavenger hunt while their older siblings are learning how to kayak and mom and dad are relaxing at the spa. Guests of all ages will love their time spent at the expansive pool complex.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Another favorite of the family resorts in the Florida Keys, the Cheeca Lodge & Spa has activities for kids and adults alike. At once intimate and well-appointed, the resort on Islamorada would be right in home in the West Indies. The island design is accompanied by access to a private beach and pier—Islamorada is known for its sport fishing, an activity that the whole family can enjoy. One of the packages available at the resort includes a half-day fishing excursion. Another favorite with families is the snorkeling package which allows all levels of abilities the chance to explore the colorful coral reef. The package also includes breakfast, kids’ programs at Camp Cheeca and overnight stays in one of the queen-size suites with room for the whole family.

Westin Key West Resort

Westin Key West Resort
Westin Key West Resort

Moving south to Key West, you’ll also find Florida Keys resorts with activities suited for all ages. The Westin Key West Resort is a favorite of families thanks to its long list of things to do both on and off the water. The waterfront resort, nestled in the heart of Old Town Key West, is literally steps away from the beach, great shopping and some funky restaurants. Like the other family resorts in the Florida Keys, the Westin has special kids’ programs and family-themed vacation packages. An all-inclusive dining package was specially designed for younger travelers. With this add-on, guests under the age of 12 have all-access to beverages, buffets, and children’s menus at the Westin’s dining options. Families will also find comfortable guestrooms and a big outdoor pool surrounded by swaying palm trees, all overlooking the blue ocean waters.

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