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Island Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Tavernier
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We booked our honeymoon stay based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor. Our goal was to visit the Keys from one end to the other, which we did. But always, every night, we wished we could be watching the sunset at the pier at Island Bay Resort. As others have said, Mike and Carol have created a slice of paradise that leaves you feeling relaxed, content, and grateful to have found such a wonderful spot. There are other guests staying there, but you feel it is your special bungalow in beautiful south Florida. You could say it was the cleanliness, the friendliness, the ambiance, the simplicity,; and it is all of that- but more. The resort is an expression of love by the owners, and it shows. They offer the amenities for you to have your own getaway, from the decor to the wonderful beach area. Just fantastic!

Room Tip: plan to watch the sunset from the beach- it is wonderful
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We stayed in the Conch Key cottage which is a beautiful two room suite with a spacious bedroom and living room/kitchenette. It was perfectly decorated for a true "Keys ambience." Everything in it contributed to a feeling of peace and tranquility. And, it was outfitted with anything you might need.
The grounds are a small tropical paradise, and the private beach is picture postcard perfect and the best place to watch the amazing sunsets---sitting in comfortable Adirondak chairs, sipping a drink and chatting with new found friends.
Mike and Carol are the best. They have created this little tropical haven and maintain it beautifully. And, they are so helpful with suggestions for eating places and sight-seeing. By the way, Mike is a true photographer and much of his work adorns the walls of the cottages. This was our first visit to the Keys, and we can't wait to return and stay here again!

Room Tip: All are close to the beach, but a couple of them are right on the beach.
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3  Thank langenbach13
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

we came her to dive the wrecks on the keys, which are worth doing. however, the water was colder than we thought so had to by some extra neoprene. island Bay is charming, almost quaint. cottages are comfortable with necessary amenities, the beach are is quiet and relaxing with plenty of shaded areas. location is fine, two very good restaurants within a couple of miles: Snappers and Marker 88. supermarket is a mile south and has all one needs. we used Conch Divers, which is also one mile south, very friendly and efficient dive operation, but not guided unless required.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Each cottage has it's own unique interior decorations....we stayed in the Conch unit which featured shells and wall mounted pix of Conch Key. Each room has a TV and the desk space in the bedroom was an added bonus ....
Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful....on arrival they provided us with a sheet of recommended restaurants, etc. that were "spot on".
The kitchen is completely furnished with everything you could possibly need right down to skewers and matches for the Weber grill outside..
The evening sunsets were enjoyed in the Adirondak style chairs near the dock for a perfect, unobstructed view...can't wait untill we return in the future...

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1  Thank propdancer
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

A hidden gem in the Keys, a boutique motel (cottages) that gives you the perfect blend of seclusion, tranquility and beauty. We stayed in two different cottages during our stay. The suite (Cottage 9) was very nice and comfy. We also stayed in a smaller cottage (3) that was very charming. First thing you will notice when you enter this small resort is how spotlessly clean it is. The second thing is the beautiful landscaping, very tropical. I asked Carol if she could to my home up North and decorate! The resort is so charming, and the decorations are really nicely done on the outside and inside. Carol and Mike are the best hosts! My wife and I had a chance to really decompress and relax here.

Room Tip: There are a small number of rooms but I guess #1 is closest to the water but the other are just a fe...
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

This Cottage community of 10 cottages is located just off Route one on the sunset side of the key. Cottages are like little boat cabins .. very clean and very well put together with kitchenettes. Because the cabins are close to the road make sure to get a cabin with a low number such as one or two which away from the road and close to the beach

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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Very private cabins that reminiscent of small ships cabins. Very well equipped. They are close to route 1 so ask for low numbered. cabin or keep the air conditioning on. Beach is lovely and quiet and sunsets fabulous.

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Address: 92530 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2758
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo > Tavernier
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Tavernier
Price Range: £183 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Island Bay Hotel Tavernier
Island Bay Tavernier
Island Bay Resort Key Largo/Tavernier

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