Just off of the bustle of Route 1 on Marathon Key, down a winding driveway lined with palm trees you will find the brand new Isla Bella Beach Resort. Set on 24 acres with over a mile of coastline, every room is designed to take in gorgeous ocean views. Families will appreciate the cheery room design, especially the outdoor living spaces that are perfect for grabbing a bite with your tribe or lounging with a cocktail in the evenings while little ones snooze just inside.
Families who are looking to chill out will enjoy having a choice of five pools all with comfy lounge chairs and oversized umbrellas. Shaded pods set under palm trees throughout the properties are big enough for story time or even nap time. The main family pool features a café offering kid-friendly bites along with chopped salads, lobster rolls and ice cream. The resort’s main restaurant, Il Postino, offers an Instagram-worthy waterfront view and delicious bites. Little ones will love making their own pizzas while adults can enjoy an excellent wine list and sophisticated menu.
Active groups will love the resort’s easy access to adventure. Five minutes away you will find The Turtle Hospital, where injured and sick sea turtles are rescued and rehabbed back to health. From Isla Bella Marina, guests can hop aboard Two Conchs Fishing Charters for a fishing expedition.
Also on property you will find AquaVentures kayak tours led by Miranda Murphy who boasts an impressive knowledge of local wildlife and ecology. Kids will delight in spotting manatees, jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, and cowfish while exploring sandbars, coastline and mangrove forests in clear double kayaks.
By Sara Bliss