Plan the perfect family vacation by booking one of these beautiful, all-inclusive Key West resorts.
Beautiful sunrise on Key West, Florida
Florida is a superb place for a family vacation. Orlando is perfect for families wishing to experience the magic of Disney World, while Panama City Beach is a great spot for outdoor and water activities. Fort Myers, Sarasota, and Kissimmee are other lovely Florida cities. Some travelers do not realize all the fun things one can do in Florida, from swimming with manatees to embarking on cave tours.
Key West is one of Florida’s beautiful island cities and a great destination for a family trip. This southern part of Florida is known for its coral reefs, snorkeling, cruises, and luxurious resorts. While there are a wide variety of adults-only resorts in Florida, Key West, and the surrounding area feature plenty of family-friendly, all-inclusive resorts that are perfect for one’s next family vacation.
10/10 Southernmost Beach Resort
Having just received a facelift in 2021, this newly renovated luxury resort offers stellar views of the Atlantic Ocean and simple yet sophisticated rooms. Southernmost Beach Resort also features two on-site beaches and three pools, providing plenty of swimming options for families. There are plenty of charming nearby attractions perfect for families, including the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory and Key West Lighthouse.
9/10 Hawks Cay Resort
There is also plenty of family fun to be had at Hawks Cay Resort. Located in the nearby Duck Key, this resort is known for its privacy and relaxing tropical atmosphere. Some guests choose to go for leisurely walks along the sand, some choose to take advantage of the stellar fishing, and some choose to go scuba diving in the stunning coral reef. The resort’s Coral Cay Kids’ Club is a great spot for children to play, make friends, and spend some time while parents enjoy a bit of alone time.
8/10 Parrot Key Hotel
There are several ways to plan a Key West vacation, with some travelers choosing to plan a three-day trip from Miami to Key West. A great spot to stay when arriving in Key West is the beautiful Parrot Key Hotel. Parrot Key boasts a wide variety of family activities, including scavenger hunts, paddle balls, bocce balls, and a family swimming pool. The three-bedroom villas are also the perfect size for families.
7/10 Pier House Resort & Spa
This gorgeous resort features clean and island-chic-style suites, beautiful balconies, and multiple pools. Great for families, this resort is a one-minute walk from Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. The Key West Shipwreck Museum, Memorial Sculpture Garden, and Mallory Square are also nearby. Fun activities in the area include dolphin watching, magic shows at Mallory Square, and snorkeling on the reef. The whole family can come along on a Key West vacation to this resort, as the hotel is pet-friendly!
6/10 Reefhouse Resort and Marina
Located in the nearby Key Largo, Reefhouse Resort and Marina is another dog-friendly resort. The two-bedroom suites are great for families, featuring a full kitchen, two queen or king beds, a dining room table, and a furnished balcony. The resort features cozy firepit areas, comfortable beach chairs, and a luxurious pool complete with mini fountains. Guests looking to find additional adventures off the resort should explore the dolphin-watching and snorkeling tours available in Key West.
5/10 Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel & Resort
Located in Marathon, Florida, Tranquility Bay Beachfront Hotel & Resort is described as peaceful and picturesque by guests. From the sparkling turquoise waters and sandy beach to the beautiful balconies, there are plenty of sunny spots to unwind at the resort. Many families enjoy strolling along the beach, utilizing the outdoor pool, and renting bikes to explore the area. Fun on-site outdoor activities include volleyball, golf, and kayaking.
4/10 The Sunset Key Cottages
While Key West is one of the best places to visit in the US in December, it is a beautiful city year-round. The Sunset Key Cottages is a great Key West resort for families due to its suburb location and large private cottages. The resort is minutes away from a variety of museums, gardens, and attractions. The popular Key West Aquarium is only a three-minute walk away and is a perfect spot for kids to learn about Florida’s marine life. The resort features luxury one, two, three, and four-bedroom cottages large enough to accommodate any sized family.
3/10 Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa
Another Key West resort families should consider staying at is the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa. Be sure to pack a sun hat and floral shirt, as the resort’s dress code is “casual resort wear.” Families looking for a laid-back getaway will love the Hyatt. Kids enjoy splashing in the outdoor pool and making sandcastles along the private beach.
2/10 Islander Resort
Islander Resort is filled with lush palm trees and a bright blue pool that matches the color of the sky. The resort’s Tides Beachside Bar & Grill and Elements Lounge & Restaurant serve up delicious dishes, as well as ice cream desserts any child would love. There are also lots of on-site outdoor activities, including snorkeling, boating, and scuba diving.
1/10 Isla Bella Beach Resort
A final family-approved resort in the Florida Keys is Isla Bella Beach Resort. There are no bad rooms at this resort, as every single suite features a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms are designed with a contemporary glam aesthetic, creating a calming yet chic feel. Guests should check out The Marketplace at Isla Bella, which is a shopping experience inside the resort. Guests can buy anything and everything here, from jewelry and clothes to snacks to games and toys.