And there's a layout for nearly every family. If you prefer to cook meals in your room, it's a quick taxi ride 10 minutes from where the ferry lets you off in Key West to grocery stores like Publix or Winn-Dixie. Situated in a former tropical nursery, the grounds are lush and a popular site for destination weddings. Spa at Sunset Key Sunset Key's top-notch spa caters to kids with gentle massages, manicures and pedicures, and also provides them with the chance to mix their own lotions and salt scrubs with an array of essential oils the little ones go crazy for the relaxation area's chocolate fountain, supplied with strawberries for dipping. You can see all the sunset cruise sailboats out on the water so it is a great picture opportunity.
We loved all of the activities, but also enjoyed being out on the beautiful waters of Key West. Not only does this picturesque resort offer a pool bar, it offers hand-rolled cigars at its ever unique cigar bar for the tobacco aficionados in your family. The hotel features three pools, a fitness center, lawn games and a selection of board games. Outside of those times, there is ferry transport on demand. Have you been to the Florida Keys? All guests receive a free morning delivery of breakfast muffins and breads left in a basket on your patio. Stephany is the head honcho here at BestKidFriendlyTravel. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kirsten Maxwell and Kids Are A Trip, Inc.
It's a stunning setting -- angled perfectly for catching Key West's famous sunsets -- and romantic linen-topped tables, set in the sand, make it popular for everyone from destination diners to visitors from mainland Key West. One of the most exciting adventures for families is a half-day cruise with Captain Mark Schmidt, a local angler who'll take you aboard his small fishing boat, the Sun Dancer for dolphin watching and the chance to hook lemon sharks in calm and shallow waters just a short ride away. Outdoor adventures in Key West If you are looking to get back out on the water, Danger Charters has a great trip that will take you out on a sailboat to a location where you can snorkel and then kayak. What could be more exciting for a kid than reeling in a shark with the captain's help? Didn't want to replace drinks or food. You and your relatives will find plenty of time to bond and spend quality time together, and who knows, you may even meet some vacationing families or locals during your stay! Anyway, I like the work you have done on this page and it gave me and my family some useful information before our vacation. Despite the romantic vibe, which only enhances as the setting sun lights the sky aflame and the tiki torches are illuminated, there are always plenty of families dining here, particularly earlier in the evening.
The rooms are clean and tidy, while the property grounds are especially inviting. Family-friendly amenities include the manmade beach, the kids' club, free kayaking and bike rentals, and the private fishing pier with free fishing rod rental. They also have a touch tank and a sting ray tank where you can pet the rays. The cabana bar serves delicious cocktails and other frozen treats. The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is only a 2 minute drive away from this ocean view resort. For the most part the shows are family friendly, but there may be a few innuendos said that will go over most kids heads. It's beautiful, pool and hot tub are perfect, loved the breakfasts, sunsets and sunrises, and the fact that's it's secluded from the bustle of Key West itself---yet less than a 10 minute boat ride away.
The total adventure is about 6 hours long. Photos: Thinking about taking your family on a wonderful vacation? They blog about their adventures at. For Mom and Dad If you can get some time away from the kids, a romantic dinner at Latitudes with just the two of you request one of the tables right at the water's edge for unimpeded sunset views is a perfect way to feel away from it all, but still within a short stroll of your cottage. You're not likely to miss any comforts of home when you stay in one of the well-appointed and luxurious cottages at Sunset Key. Upgrading to a suite will give you a full kitchen and a large sitting area, but smaller sleeping quarters. Since some hotels in the area are more suited for children than others, we evaluated how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants, all with kids in mind.
Photo credit: Crazy Family Adventure 2. Healthy options and special entrees can be requested, too, as the chef is always happy to accommodate your family's particular needs. Secluded location was nice with free hourly shuttle to Duval Street area. You and your family can't remember the last big trip you went on together, so why not plan a vacation you'll remember for years to come? Mid-May through August, and even well into September, brings very hot temperatures in these parts, though you're always surrounded by water with ocean breezes, making it bearable year-round. Photo credit: Crazy Family Adventure 5.
Fury Water Adventure in Key West If you can only do one thing while you are there, make it Fury Water, the ultimate Key West boat adventure! If low key aquatics is more your style, then take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. Ferries are punctual and run every half hour in either direction from the resort and Key West for most of the day and night, and are otherwise on call for pickups. If you have your own car or a rental car, valet parking is available for a fee. Here, the options include Bistro 245 and the Sunset Deck just upstairs , which has great views of the docks and sunset. Baby was off on sleep schedule which made it a sleepless first night so we extended an extra night to make up for the bad start. Sunset Celebration and Mallory Square The kids loved watching the shows at the sunset celebration at Mallory Square in Old Town Key West.
The lack of services makes it a better fit for do-it-yourself travelers, but families will appreciate the space and the decently sized pool. This is always important with kids. The hotel itself has wonderful amenities, including a lovely pool, a gorgeous beach with palm trees and clear waters, and a pleasant spa. As for kid friendly hotels and resorts: Parrot Key Resort formerly Hampton Inn , Casa Marina Resort, Hyatt recommended. Interior decor, however, is occasionally dated and weathered. Plus, many rooms have pullout sofas and some have full kitchens. The Art of Smart Timing Key West is a popular tourist destination throughout the year, but the low-season for travel when you're likely to find less-crowded tours and better hotel deals is from late-August to October.