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Island Bay Resort

92530 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2758
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#1 of 4 hotels in Tavernier
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Island Bay Resort provides you with a complete "Florida Keys experience." Our hotel is centrally located between Key Largo and Islamorada and just two hours from Key West and Miami. Enjoying your Florida vacation is easy. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, boating and sunbathing can all be enjoyed from our resort's beach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Express check-in / check-out
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Kathy B wrote a review 23 Jan
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Just spent 7 nights at Island Bay Resort (2nd visit). Love this intimate, charming piece of paradise. The moment we turn into drive and go through the beautiful gate, I feel like I am in another world, away from the hustle bustle. Owners have not missed a detail. The quaint, private beach is lovely. We’ve stayed in #4 and most recently #1. All cottages steps away from water and beautiful sunsets. We spent several of the days right here on the private beach, sunning, paddle boards, kayaking, and also ice cream at DQ across street. We also got our exercise walking 1.9 miles (on sidewalk) to breakfast at Made to Order (best breakfast and waterfront seating). Lots of choices for great nearby restaurants. If in the keys, this is the place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
tdm58 wrote a review 19 Jan
Wrentham, Massachusetts116 contributions86 helpful votes
Found this place via trip advisor as alternative to island vacation back in august. The website has changed since then as I remeber pics of some individual cottages. No difference as we got the room we wanted no 8. The grounds are immaculate and well groomed. Beach area was nice and set up perfectly for 10 rooms. The offer bocce and corn hole have kayaks and paddle boats. Our problem was we picked the week of the bad storm wind and noth wind so very limited water play. Room was just perfect for us. Bed large and comfortable. Access to restaurants only 10 mins away. It met our expectations of a quiet Florida resort back in time.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jonathan G wrote a review 18 Jan
Cranston, Rhode Island17 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed at this property which was over $1,600 for (5) nights. The positives are that the grounds are beautiful. The beds, are comfortable, and get made everyday. and fresh towels are replaced. This is unheard of when traveling in these Covid-19 times.While its off the main road, still there was no noise.However, in my opinion, the word resort is misleading. Sure there is a private beach, but no one is swimming. You can put your feet in the water or can sit and look at the water is all. There is no outdoor or indoor pool, no exercise room, no breakfast, no activities, nothing but a room, and parking for the money. This property is small, with tight parking on site. A family member booked this after reading the reviews, which were mostly positive. There is no safe in the room, but you can't gain access inside the property without putting the code in for the front sliding electric gate. The central location is nice to go north to key largo down to Marathon. Without going all the way to Key West( we've been x3). Next time I'll choose a real"resort" hotel, with a pool, bar/ restaurant on property. Also a beach, where you can really swim in the ocean. Is that too much to ask.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julie B wrote a review 16 Jan
nj18 contributions11 helpful votes
Wow just wow. This little gem is in the same category as the Ritz Carlton. There a gate to keep the property safe, fresh flowers on the bed, a resort style beach area with sand that is racked everyday. Very impressive.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jeff M wrote a review 11 Jan
3 contributions
Exceeded more and beyond our expectations! Very serene and relaxing... Entire staff was awesome!!! Highly recommend! Clean and cozy! Make no mistake about it, we picked the most awesome place in the Keys!!!! We will definitely be back, (hopefully soon!!!) Exemplary Indeed!!!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
$235 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Island Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Old Road Gallery (5.3 km), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (2.0 km), and florida keys key lime products (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Island Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Island Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Twisted shrimp, Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory, and What The Fish Rolls & More.
Does Island Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Island Bay Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.