QUESTION: What is a good hotel in Key Largo with a private beach area? ? You know, where the kids can play, fish, and snorkel in the water. ANSWER: The amenities and watersports you can do at the Marriott puts that hotel up high on the option list. Right behind the hotel is the pool, Tiki Bar, and white sandy beach. The resort is just spectacular and they serve you frozen cocktails and food to your chair at the beach or by the swimming pool.
Down in Marathon is a good one, the Tranquility Bay Resort. They have a huge white beach and it is a nice scene, plus the pool there is huge. However, you can see the water better from the pool at the Marriott. The Tranquility Bay swimming pool is very nice, but so far up on the property that you cannot see the water at all.
You are going to like the beach food and drink service here. Move the chairs around and get the spot you want, shade or sun. The drink menu is nice for tasty frozen cocktails. I really like to get the Bone Island Iced Tea (Spiced rum, coke, fresh lemon and lime juice) or the Latin Love (Coconut rum, cruzan banana rum, with pina colada, raspberry, and pineapple juice served smoothie style). So light and flavorful is the Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie (Raspberry vodka, sprite, fresh lemon and key lime juice).