Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Travel Blogs from Marathon
Moyra and Dave visited us at the Glade hut for three days; meals where awesome,
especially Cindy's flank-steak and key-lime pie plus Moyra's turkey (delayed Xmas dinner :)). We spent a day exploring Marathon's Sombrero Beach which is a great spot to take a dip in the ocean.
Will update again after doing some kayak ...
Well yesterday I got up a little earlier. Not much. Had my coffee with cream and sugar. Oh, that was Mom not me. Had my "Chef" Michaels.
Oh almost forgot the best part for Monday night. After the Gamecocks lost (boo hoo) they (my loving family) finally figured out where I should be lying. On the ottoman. It was right there in front of them all the time. Sometimes they are just a little "slow". Yep, sleeping on the ottoman during the day and sleeping on the ...
... a full hour under water, see all kinds of stuff, and still come up with about 1500 psi of air. I am posting all my underwater pictures from today with this post. Hopefully, since this is the first time I've used this blog. I'll buy a drink for whoever can name the most fish, accurately. The only things I didn't get a picture of were the dolphins we saw on the ride out and coming in. Never could time the picture right to get them when ...
... who told us the weather forecast was "just perfect" today. Caveat emptor etc etc.
Wet suit, flippers, mask and snorkels duly donned and in we go. Last time we tried this in Australia, it was a fantastic experience; crystal clear waters, multi-coloured coral and the gentle tranquility of swimming in nature's most beautiful aquarium. Today, it's brown and rough with the occasional darting flash of yellow or blue catching our eye but for the most part we can't help feeling, we ...
... and peppers. I'm not a huge porkchop fan but these were pretty good. We decided we were in need of some dessert so Tony and I trekked back to Winn Dixie (a closer one this time) and grabbed a variety cheesecake and some ice cream. We ended up going to be at 11:00 because the guys planned to go out on the boat at 6:00, although I couldn't fall asleep until 2:00. Fascinating, I know.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort Marathon
Excellent bed and clean
We stayed in a 3 bed unit Jan 7-14. Pro's-super comfortable bed, clean, nice views, excellent pool (heated), great kitchen, tv, etc. Con's master bathroom small and 3rd bedroom small-3rd bed no dresser. Everybody 6 adults were pleased.
We booked a 4 night special at Tranquility in December 05. We had a two bedroom villa at$199 a night. The accomodation is great, nicely furnished with some nice touches (Plasma TV, DVD Players etc). Still some teething troubles as it's so new, and there is still quite a lot of building work going on. Much of the resort was not finished, but we had everything we needed. The pool was all done, and was fantastic.
Marathon Key was disappointing, no doubt partly due to the effects of Wilma, but there just wasn't enough there for us. On our last visit to the Keys we stayed ay Key West - and wish we had done so again. There's no way we would have got accomodation of this quality at this price, so overall we were pleased with the choice.
Anyone who has visited the Florida Keys, usually do not equate them with the words "luxury resort" . However, having just returned, we found the most beautiful, elegant new resort for anyone wishing such a place on the Keys. It is called Tranquility Bay, and is very much Key West architecture. The MBR has french doors which open out onto a wonderful balcony overlooking the fantastic pool and luxurious white sand beach (I'm afraid the sand was most probably trucked in). Restaurant opening this weekend...tiki bar on beach soon...rooms have full kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances...2 or 3 BR units available. We did not stay here...just visited and got info on purchasing a unit...but it is outstandingly beautiful if you want the relaxation of the keys, while staying in beautiful surroundings.
WOW!! What a great experience
Just returned back from the florida keys. I usually stay in islamarada but this time I ventured down to marathon to try out this new resort tranquility bay. good-bye islamarada. this place is great,still not complete but even in this unfinished condition it is far superiour to any other resort in the keys, and i have stayed in most of them. The check-in was great and all the staff was very friendly. we rented kyacks and enjoyed the fabulous beach,yes a beach in the keys with real sand and a swimming area. the pool was great and relaxing. see ya'l at tranquility bay
My wife and I stayed at Tranquility for exactly 16 hours! When we arrived, we were shocked to find that the place was still very much under construction. You're not going to get much peace and quiet there unless you can do so through the noise of hammers pounding and circular saws buzzing throughout the day. There is no restaurant or bar on site and there is not even a vending machine! And don't try to complain to the front office -- there is no front office, moreover, there are no phones from which you could even call the front office (if there was a front office). Their advertising crows about free high speed wireless internet connections throughout the resort. When I inquired about the wireless internet, a staff person deceptively told me that she "didn't think that my unit was set up for the wireless internet yet." In fact she, knew, as I subsequently found out, that there was no wireless internet on site.
Me my wife and 2 young children stayed here for 2 weeks Dec 9th to 22nd.My first time to Florida i wasnt sure what to expect.I loved the drive from Miami to Marathon the most enjoyable 2 1/2 hour drive ive ever had.When we arrived at Tranquility Bay i was surprised to be accosted by a Jamaican fella in the car park!! This turned out to be the check in area as the reception wasnt ready.I was put into the beach lawn house that i booked but i asked to be moved as soon as we got in there as there was all building work going on outside.We were accordingly moved to poolside house No 9 which was perfect 5 seconds walk from the pool and the beach with great views.The houses themselves were wonderfull almost brand new very classy big comfy beds and a real home from home.The pool was also great especially for young kids.The beach was the biggest dissapointment i expected some kind of Caribbean white shelving sand clear blue water paradise but instead got what felt like builders sand murky water and a swimming beach i wouldnt let my dog swim in full of sea weed.On the other hand i loved to sit down on the lagoon and fish which i did almost everyday it was really peacefull as no one went on to the beach as it wasnt finished either.The real draw back for me was no bar or restaurant, for $250 a night that was scandalous. There were no facilties at all apart from movie rental.All in all i really enjoyed myself there but it would have been 5 times better with a restaurant,bar and finished clean swimming beach.I also think its very expensive at over $250 a night including taxes and fees (especially when you stay 13 nights almost $3500 !!!)Amazing that this is the half price cut rate!When it changes to $500 a night i cant imagine who would stay there unless some major changes took place then people with deep pockets only need to bother.Contrary to other reports i found the staff very friendly and helpfull especially Garfield (Jamaican fella in the car park} Erika,Kim and Pete the manager.The bottom line is when its finished it will be lovely and i would love to go back but at the rate i just payed not the new one.
stayed here week of 17th, our family rented three homes..ours were in the pool section and the other two were in the lawn area..
We spent our honeymoon (7 Dec-10 Dec) at Tranquility Bay and over all give it an above average rating. We arrived quite late and were upgraded to a 3 bedroom beachfront house, although we had booked a 2 bedroom beachfront house. The houses are very beautiful and rather well equipped. The plasma tv in the lounge was great and we were even able to watch our wedding DVD!
Wonderful stay at Tranquility Bay!!
Tranquility Bay is very beautiful - we loved our beach house and the pool. The swim beach was fun for wading and sand castles but not really for swimming. We went to Bahia Honda beach and found it much better for enjoying ocean play with the kids. The resort pool was warm and the landscaping was complete on the pool side.
We had unit #7 and it was quiet and well done. We could see the ocean from our kitchen. The beds and bedding were also very nice.
I highly recommend!!
One word of caution, the restaurant, bar and activities center are not open yet.