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Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Florida Keys



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Take your family holiday in the stunning Florida Keys, with a different island to experience every day.

The Florida Keys are a fantastic collection of islands that stretch away, one after the other, into the sea. To the east is the Atlantic, to the west lies the Gulf of Mexico, and to the south lies the Florida Straits, cutting the islands off from the Caribbean. This unique collection of islands has long been thought of as a dream destination for couples, but while that is definitely true it must also be pointed out that there is a side to the Keys that is most definitely aimed at children.

Key Largo is the first island in the chain and is surprisingly full of wildlife, despite its small size. This is the location for two of Florida’s state parks, a national park and a marine sanctuary to name but a few.

The popular island of Marathon is one of the smallest inhabited islands and lies in the middle of the chain. The community here are friendly and welcoming, with a strong sense of family that is never more demonstrated than when they hold one of their family friendly seafood festivals.

The further down the island chain you go, the quieter and less commercialized the islands become. Big Pine Key attracts families in their droves to enjoy the quiet relaxation of this tiny piece of land, or to enjoy some fishing or water sports. You’ll find plenty of RV’s here with families making the most of their days on vacation.

Key West, the final destination at the tip of the chain, plays host to visiting cruise liners, including the unmistakable Disney ships with the image of Mickey Mouse emblazoned on their funnels. It is also home to the famous colonial-style architecture, and visitors enjoy the best seafood restaurants for miles around.


Things to do in Florida Keys with kids

Visit the Hemingway House Museum, Ernest Hemingway’s home from 1931 to 1940 and other famous landmarks of Key West on the Old Town Trolley tour. Giving you flexibility to hop on and off at certain convenient stops some of the best it has to offer.

The chance to swim with dolphins is always an attractive proposition for a child, and the Theatre of the Seas in Islamorado will keep the whole family entertained with their Bottlenosed Dolphin display. Sea Lions will get in on the act and there are interactive sting ray displays as well. Visitors are allowed to swim with all the animals in supervised conditions. (The minimum age is 5). More details...

A visit to Pigeon Key, just south of Marathon, can only be taken by ferry, which is a great way to get kids out onto the water around the islands. Once on this tiny island there is a Marine Science Center that encourages children to collect different marine species and examine them scientifically. Expert guidance and equipment is provided. For younger children, a trackless train provides entertaining rides. More details...

Key West is home to the Hilton Hotel, which provides a climbing wall for children (and adults) who are 3 years old or over. It is also home to the Conch Train, a tourist train that runs the length of the island’s main attractions and is a great trip for the family to take together.

For a fun family night, head for the lobby of the La Concha Hotel in Key West. A nightly ghost walk leaves from this location, guided by a caped man carrying a lantern. You’ll be guided to a number of haunted locations where the mysterious tales of their individual ghosts will be narrated to you. There is no age limit for the tour but parents should be aware that the walk takes around 80 minutes.

Families will love to take advantage of the surrounding oceans, enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard the Fury, a 19 metre catamaran, as you sail off into the Caribbean from Key West or charter a boat as a group. Some of these tours include snorkeling and swimming at suitable locations, and many of them provide lunch as part of the package so that you can really enjoy a full day away together. More details...


Recommended family friendly holidays and hotels on the Florida Keys

Ocean Point Suites at Key Largo is a lovely resort in 60 acres of mangrove preserve, criss-crossed with exciting nature trails, which the kids are bound to love. With barbecue and picnic areas, a small private beach, a large swimming pool, children's playground, tennis courts and kayaks at the resort's own marina, there is plenty on offer for the family, as well as the famous underwater state park just a 10-min drive away. More details... Book hotel only

The Sheraton Suites Key West is a superb all-suite complex. This oasis in paradise is perfect for a family holiday, accommodation is spacious (sleeping up to 4 people) and well-equipped with everything you need. Lagoon-style swimming pool with cascading waterfall and spa tub, fitness room. Water sports on Smather's Beach including parasailing, jet skiing and diving. More details...


Recommended family friendly eco – friendly holiday on Florida Keys

A unique hotel on picturesque Duck Key, Hawks Cay Resort is eco friendly resort renowned for excellent service, a heavenly environment and a fantastic watersports experience. It is also one of the few family friendly hotels in the Florida Keys that also provides a kids' club for youngsters and a teens activity centre between June to August. More detaills...

The Reef Express: Reef Snorkeling


Embark on one of the best cruises in Key West! On this half-day snorkel trip from Key West, immerse yourself in nature as you swim in the warm, clear waters among schools of tropical fish. Snorkel in a protected marine sanctuary and admire colorful corals, starfish, queen conches and much more.

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Key West Full-Day Power Adventure: Sailing and Water Sports


This Key West experience lets you enjoy all that the island has to offer. Sail on a sleek catamaran along the smooth waters of the Gulf of Mexico and choose from several water activities, including kayaking around backcountry mangroves, snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters and more! A delicious lunch buffet on board is included.

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Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter


Spend a beautiful Florida day out in the clear, blue waters off Key West. On the Key West Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter cruise, you’ll spot dolphins playing and swimming along the boat, and you’ll snorkel over shipwrecks and coral reefs. The spacious catamaran offers plenty of room to relax, feel the sea breeze in your hair, enjoy light snacks and drinks, and have fun on the sparkling waters of Key West.Special Offer - For a limited time, save almost 10% off the recommended retail rate - Book Now!

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Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour


The hop-on hop-off trolley tour of Key West is a fantastic way to explore this historic island. Sit back and relax while your expert tour guide turns back the pages of history to the days of Indians, pirates, wreckers and the Civil War. You’ll get a full picture of Key West on this Old Town trolley tour.Special Offer - Children up to 12 years travel FREE - bring the family! - Book Now!

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Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise


Get in touch with one of nature's friendliest mammals on this relaxing 3-hour dolphin cruise from Key West. Sail alongside playful dolphins and take in the spectacular scenery before enjoying a snorkel trip through the Florida Keys’ backcountry waters. Explore the underwater world and discover a variety of vibrant tropical fish.

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Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour with Sunset Option


See the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States on this two-hour glass-bottom boat tour from Key West! As you relax on the cruise, look down below your feet to see the reef, which is teeming with tropical fish, hard and soft corals, sponges, snails, jellyfish, anemones, crabs, lobsters, rays, sea turtles, nurse sharks and other sea life. Upgrade to the sunset cruise to enjoy Champagne and soft drinks as you watch the sunset. Special Offer - Book now and save 10% off the recommended retail price! - Book Now!

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Key West Schooner Sailing


Take to the sea aboard an 1890s-style schooner from Key West and admire its beauty on the clear, calm Caribbean waters! As you sail through the turquoise waters, enjoy views of Key West sights like Fort Zachary Taylor, Mallory Square, Sunset Pier and Sand Key Light Tower. This boat is a replica of the 1851 Schooner America that won the first America's Cup Race in 1851. Complimentary cocktails are included.

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Sheraton Suites Key West

  
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This motel is just 5 minutes’ from Interstate 90 and is located 16 miles from central Utica. Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen cable TV are available in every room. The National Baseball Hall of Fame is 28 miles away. The Inn Towne Motel features rooms with a refrigerator and coffee-making facilities. They also have an en suite bathroom and privately controlled air conditioning. Guests can use the on-site laundry facilities at the Herkimer Inn Towne Motel. Copy and fax services are provided at the More details

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Coconut Cay Resort

  
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7196 Overseas Highway 
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Quality Inn Key West

  
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3824 North Roosevelt Boulevard 
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Located in the countryside, 7 km from Gubbio, Fonte Al Noce is a former manor house featuring a swimming pool, tennis court and open plan relaxation area. It includes a garden and self catering apartments. Apartments at the Fonte Al Noce overlook the garden, the surroundings or pool and have country-style furnishings. They feature a living area with fireplace, fully equipped kitchenette and sofa bed. Each has a private table in the garden, and apartments on the 1st floor boast a terrace. The property More details

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Westin Key West Resort & Marina

  
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Marina Del Mar Resort and Marina

  
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527 Caribbean Drive 
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Directly on the stunning beachfront of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort is a luxurious property featuring a full spa and outdoor lagoon pool. A free two-way airport shuttle is provided. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the resort and in the rooms. The St. Regis Bali is a 5-minute drive from Bali Collection Nusa Dua Shopping Area. Ngurah Rai Airport is a 20-minute drive away, while vibrant Kuta is a 35-minute drive away. Decorated with cultural fabrics and enjoying sea views, all villas and More details

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An Island Oasis

  
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Located in the north of Tapachula, Hotel Loma Real has an outdoor pool, a gym and a restaurant with panoramic views of the city. The modern rooms have a plasma-screen satellite TV. The modern, stylish rooms all have either 2 double beds or a king-size bed. They have a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant, El Cafetal, offers a variety of typical Mexican and regional dishes. There is also a bar offering amazing night views of the city as well as sports on large screen. Located just off More details

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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa - A Noble House Resort

  
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Boasting a very large swimming pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi, Dos Venados is set in downtown San Luis, just 6 blocks from the main square. Private parking is free. Hotel Dos Venados has air-conditioned rooms with cable TV. All rooms are equipped with private bathrooms with showers. A full buffet breakfast is served daily at the restaurant and there is a 24-hour snack bar. Packed lunches for day trips are also available. The tour desk can offer advice for visiting the area and San Luis Casino More details

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Holiday Inn Key Largo

  
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99701 Overseas Highway 
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Smile Hotel is located in central Wangsa Maju, a 10-minute drive from Wangsa Walk Mall and Wangsa Maju LRT Station. It offers a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Smile Hotel Wangsa Maju is a 15-minute drive from National Zoo of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur City Centre is a 25-minute drive away. Basic, air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and electric kettle. Free toiletries are provided in the en suite bathroom. Fax and photocopying services are available for More details

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Courtyard by Marriott Key Largo

  
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99751 Overseas Highway 
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Courtyard by Marriott Key Largo

Situated a 15-minute walk from Maspalomas Beach, these modern air-conditioned villas offer a spacious garden with a small private pool and sun loungers, free Wi-Fi and a well-equipped kitchenette. Each Lovisi villa has a living-dining room with flat-screen satellite TV and a DVD player. The kitchen includes an oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Located on the upper floor, the master bedroom features an en suite bathroom with a spa bath. There are 2 additional bathrooms, one with a More details

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Hampton Inn & Suites Islamorada

  
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Apartamentos Rurales Casa De Los Escudos is set in a restored 19th-century building in Valverde de la Vera, at the foot of the Gredos Mountains. The modern, rustic apartments feature free Wi-Fi and a spa bath. Each air-conditioned apartment has a living room with a sofa bed and flat-screen satellite TV. There is a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. The well-equipped kitchen includes a fridge, microwave and washing machine. A laundry service is available and there is a tour desk. More details

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