Recently renovated beachfront resort with its own marina in the Florida Keys; guest rooms have views of the ocean
Hotel at a Glance: Pelican Cove Resort and Marina
This recently renovated resort sits on Islamorada, one of Florida’s most popular vacation destinations. Each room included with this getaway has its own furnished balcony overlooking the ocean. Head outside to dig your toes in the sand of the resort’s private beach or watch boats bob up and down in the marina.
Get a swim in at the freshwater, heated outdoor pool, or dive into the ocean from the floating platform just offshore.
Sip tropical cocktails at the poolside cafe, Wild & Lime.
Take a snorkeling excursion or sunset cruise on one of the charter boats docked at the marina.
Comforts of home: With the $35 resort fee, you’ll get WiFi, parking, continental breakfast with a newspaper, access to kayaks and other watersports equipment, bicycle rentals, and pool towel service for the duration of your stay.
Room with a view: From your hotel’s window and balcony, you’ll be able to see scenic ocean views.
Direct beach access: From this hotel’s doors, it’s only a short trek to the private beach.
Islamorada, Florida: Beaches and Boating in the Florida Keys
Islamorada is a group of small islands in the Florida Keys, less than a two-hour drive from Miami. It’s home to some of the only living coral reefs in US waters. See these colorful formations up close while snorkeling or scuba diving; just rent gear or sign up for an excursion at one of the many shops renting watersports equipment. If you’d like to see what’s under the waves but would prefer to stay dry, book a glass-bottom boat ride. There’s really no excuse for not taking a dip, though—the water around Islamorada stays invitingly warm all year and beaches are plentiful.
There’s a seemingly endless supply of fresh local seafood at Islamorada’s laid-back restaurants and bars. To catch your own dinner, talk to one of the countless charter-boat companies that will take you out on the waves to reel in snapper, tarpon, and other tasty fish.
What You Get
Stay for two in a oceanfront double-queen room, oceanfront king room, or oceanfront junior suite