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Photo Blog: The Top Reasons to Visit Tranquility Bay Resort

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ll save our fingers from doing the typing and let you enjoy the top reasons to visit Tranquility Bay Resort through some of our favorite images! For more information you can call 855-606-4502 or visit us online, but for now, we hope you will find a little piece of tranquility in this image collection. Happy travels!

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May and June Weekday Sale in the Florida Keys

Take advantage of our biggest sale of the year with spacious 2-bedroom waterview beach houses from $209/night in May and $229/Night in June at Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon, Florida. The sale starts now for a limited time with offers available on Sundays through Thursdays.

Select ‘weekday offer’ when booking and please note that the percentage may vary based on occupancy and special event dates. View the leaflet below for details or call (866) 431-2334 to speak with an onsite vacation planner at Tranquility Bay Resort.

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Please note that rates are subject to change and may sell out at any given time.

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Earth Day Activities Planned Near Tranquility Bay Resort

 

April 22 marks the worldwide commemoration of Earth Day and throughout the Florida Keys, visitors can enjoy outdoor events and volunteer activities, including the one-day planetary celebration. Many don’t realize that the Florida Keys & Key West are surrounded by a national marine sanctuary and paralleled by the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, with significant conservation efforts in place. We’ve highlighted the Earth Day activities taking place near Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon and Key West although there is an array of activity throughout the Florida Keys.
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Marathon Area Activities

Bahia Honda State Park: For the 18th year, the 524-acre Bahia Honda State Park, located in the Lower Keys at mile marker (MM) 36.8, is to host its annual Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free family-friendly event features live music by various Keys favorites including the popular family band The Doerfels, a sand sculpture contest, fish printing, puppet shows, face painting, children’s games and marine touch tanks.

Environmental exhibitions are to be presented by local groups including Marathon’s renowned Turtle Hospital, Pigeon Key, the Florida Keys Astronomy Club and many more. Bahia Honda’s pristine expanse of sandy beach has been ranked among the United States’ 10 best. One of the Florida Keys’ most popular camping and recreation areas, Bahia Honda offers deep near-shore waters for swimming and snorkeling as well as camping, picnicking, watersports, a marina and rental cabins.

For more information about Earth Day activities at the park, call the Bahia Honda Sand and Sea Nature Center at 305-872-9807.

Dolphin Research Center Bridge Cleanup: Located at MM 59 bayside on Grassy Key, the Dolphin Research Center is sponsoring a bridge cleanup Thursday, April 25, for interested volunteers who want to enjoy time outdoors while giving back to the environment. Participants are to meet at 4:30 p.m. at Tom’s Harbor Bridge, MM 60.6. The cleanup will begin at the parking area on the west end of the bridge on the ocean side and last until 5:45 p.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear clothes, hats and shoes that can get wet or dirty, and bring a bug repellent, sunscreen and a cutting tool. For more information, contact Courtney Coburn at 305-289-1121, ext. 231. Dolphin Research Center also is to host its annual Ocean Day Celebration Thursday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. DRC welcomes Florida Keys third- and fifth-grade classes for a fun-filled day of watching the center’s resident dolphins and learning about marine life, the Florida Keys environment and other topics.

As well as Dolphin Research Center, presenters include numerous environmental and nature groups such as Bahia Honda State Park, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Turtle Hospital, Reef Relief and others.

The center is open daily to the public. General admission is $20 per adult, $15 for children ages 4-12, $17.50 for members of the military and free for children age 3 and younger. For information, call 305-289-1121 or visit www.dolphins.org.

 

Key West Activities

Celebrate the planet outdoors Saturday, April 6, during the Earth Day 5k Run/Walk starting at McCoy Indigenous Park, located at Atlantic Boulevard and White Street in Key West, and sponsored by the Key West Southernmost Runners club. Earth-friendly recyclable awards are to be given to the top overall male and female, top masters male and female and first- and second-place runners in each age group ranging from 9 and under to 70-plus. Additional awards await top 5k walk finishers.

Final registration and race packet pickup at the park is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 5, or on race day at 7 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m.

Earth Day Movie Festival: Participants age 14 and over pay a $15 advance registration fee or $20 on race day, while participants age 13 and under pay $10 in advance or $15 on race day. Race T-shirts are to be given to the first 100 registered participants. Proceeds benefit the Friends and Volunteers of Refuges organization. To register, visit www.southernmostrunners.com/applications/ED5KRegistration-13.pdf

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is to present an Earth Day Movie Festival Saturday, April 20, at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center at 35 East Quay Road in Key West. Starting at 10 a.m., the series of six hour-long films is produced by the World Ocean Observatory and Compass Light Films and highlights ocean climate, energy and biodiversity. They include “Ocean Day: The Copenhagen Climate Talks,” “Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification,” “Exploring Bloody Wall,” “Census of Marine Life: Approach & Findings,” “Ocean Energy Innovators” and “Dark Horizon,” with the last film scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Admission to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is free. For information, visit floridakeys.noaa.gov/eco_discovery.html.

 

Other Florida Keys Activities

Keys visitors can “take a pledge” in the Got Your Bags? Florida Keys campaign, which encourages the voluntary reduction of single-use plastic bags and the adoption of reusable bags to decrease marine debris and litter in the Keys.

The grass-roots initiative was launched in cooperation with the Keys’ Green Living & Energy Education organization, a local nonprofit dedicated to education and promoting sustainable living in the Keys.

Residents and visitors who sign a pledge at First State Bank at MM 30.5 in Big Pine Key — the program’s first designated pledge station — are to receive a complimentary reusable shopping bag donated by the bank and Save-A-Turtle. The latter’s mission is to preserve and protect rare and endangered marine turtles. For more information, visit www.keysglee.com/gyb.

Visitors who want to do something good for the environment beyond Earth Day and add an enriching element to their next Florida Keys vacation can connect and get involved with voluntourism opportunities through a new website at www.keysvoluntourism.com.

The site provides direct links to a variety of Florida Keys charities, nonprofit organizations and foundations — all dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of human and animal life in the island chain — that are seeking volunteers.

Keys travelers can give back to the destination and its unique ecosystems with such activities as helping build an underwater coral nursery or planting corals on actual reefs, collecting reef fish populations data, assisting with yard work or minor repairs at an outdoor tropical garden facility, feeding injured wild birds or mending their cages, cleaning or maintaining nature paths or trails, or even helping with fundraising events.

Florida Keys green travel information: www.fla-keys.com/greentravel

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Late But Great Travel Deals in the Florida Keys

Who says you can’t have luxury and value? We’ve made shopping for value at our luxury Florida Keys resort a little easier, by highlighting upcoming value dates where you can enjoy added savings for a limited time on specific room types. To book each value date, click below and select the specific date range and room type, or call 888-504-4174 to speak with an on-site vacation planner.

Last Minute Luxury- April and May Value Dates:

Waterview 2-Bedroom Beach Houses as Low as $239/Night

  • April Availability From $239/Night: April 21-25
  • May Availability From $239/Night: May 5-9; 12-16; 19-22; 27-30

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Click here to book or call 888-504-4174 to speak with an on-site vacation planner for more information. Please make sure to select the date range and room type mentioned above.

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Note that rates are per night & subject to change based on availability. Offers valid for select dates only. This offer is available while rates last and some blackout dates may apply. Taxes and the daily resort fee are not included in this promotion and are additional. To view all the discounted rate code, click ‘view all offers’ when booking.

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72 Hour Sale Starts Friday April 5th at Noon

After you finish your taxes this weekend, we’ve got something a little more fun to sink your ‘feet’ into… powder white sand in the Florida Keys! Starting Friday April 5th at noon, you can snag a 2-bedroom waterview beach house from $229/night April through June with our 72-Hour Sale.

The sale starts Friday April 5th at noon and ends Monday April 8th, 2013 at noon with select travel dates April through June.  Book early before rates sell out over the weekend! Here’s the skinny:

Tranquility Bay 72-Hour Sale Details

  • Sale Dates: Friday April 5, 2013 at noon through Monday April 8, 2013 at noon
  • Travel Dates: April through June
  • Offer: Save up to 20% on two and three-bedroom beach houses with two-bedroom waterview beach houses starting at $229/night and three-bedroom waterview beach houses starting at $249/night.
  • Terms: Full payment is required at the time of purchase and is non-refundable. Savings vary based on availability. Rates are valid for 72 hours only and may sell out at a given time.

Click Here to Book Online or Call 888-965-1670 to speak with an on-site vacation planner.

And if you don’t get your taxes done this weekend, here’s a little liquid libation from TJ’s Tiki Bar to help you keep your sanity. ;)

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View exciting Upcoming Events April through June near Tranquility Bay Resort.

If you can’t travel during these dates, view other Exciting Offers Here.

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Last Minute Deal Alert- April 7th through 11th, 2013

The Florida sunshine is closer than you think with these last minute deals April 7th through 11th, 2013 at Tranquility Bay Resort. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or the one you love, Tranquility Bay  offers something for everyone. Enjoy on-site watersports, local attractions, or soak up the Florida sun on our 2.5 acre beach or our lagoon style pool.

Enjoy these great deals on beach houses April 7th through 11th! Call 855-554-8312.
☀2-Bedroom Waterview Beach House:  $254.15/night plus resort fee and tax
☀3-Bedroom Waterview Beach House:  $279.65/night plus resort fee and tax
☀3-Bedroom Waterfront Beach House:  $296.65/night plus resort fee and tax
☀2-Bedroom Beachfront Beach House:  $339.15/night plus resort fee and tax
☀3-Bedroom Beachfront Beach House:  $381.65/night plus resort fee and tax

Note: Rates are subject to availability and may change. This offer is valid for only the dates mentioned above.

Or click here to visit us online at TranquilityBay.com.

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Spring and Summer Vacations: Stay 5 Nights in Florida Keys Paradise

 

Stay 5 Nights and Discover the True Meaning of Escape

Book now to enjoy spring and summer savings at Tranquility Bay Resort. Discover family friendly spring break vacations, summer fun, or a romantic escape. Whatever your pleasure, simply discover the true meaning of escape at Tranquility Bay. 

Save up to 15% When Staying 5 Nights

After five luxurious nights at Tranquility Bay Resort, you may never want to leave our island paradise. Book now to enjoy special spring and summer savings on a five-night stay at our tropical beachfront Florida Keys Resort. Soak up a Florida sunset from your two or three-bedroom  beach house with full gourmet kitchen and waterview porch. If you can’t stay for five nights, we have a range of other offers to suit your needs. View More Offers

Call 855-536-1243 to speak with an on-site vacation planner today.


Spring Into Summer Fun

Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or the one you love, Tranquility Bay Resort offers something for everyone. Enjoy on-site watersports, local attractions, or soak up the Florida sun on our 2.5 acre beach or our lagoon style pool. When the sun goes down, dive into an island drink at TJ’s Tiki Bar or dine at our award-winning Butterfly Cafe. View More Things to Do


Two and Three-Bedroom Beach Houses

Choose from luxurious two and three-bedroom beach houses with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy plenty of space for friends and family with large living rooms and your own gourmet kitchen. View Our Accommodations


The true meaning of escape is at your finger tips this spring and summer. Availability is limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

Call 855-536-1243 to speak with an on-site vacation planner or book online.

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Spring Break Family Fun and Ideas in the Florida Keys

Spring Break 2014 Family Activities in Marathon, Florida

The Florida Keys offer an array of family activity during the spring break period so it’s no wonder why guests flock to Tranquility Bay Resort in March and April. Marathon, Florida is far from a party town so families can rest easy knowing that Tranquility Bay is an excellent spring break destination for families in March and April, 2014.

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As one of the best family resorts in the Florida Keys, we offer spacious two and three-bedroom beach houses that are ideal for families! If that’s not enough, kids love bouncing from our lagoon style tropical swimming pool and our white sand beach, located directly on the Gulf of Mexico.

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You won’t have to go far for meals with casual dining at TJ’s Tiki Bar or try our award winning restaurant, Butterfly Cafe which has a fantastic kid’s menu. If you’re up to it, you can even cook a family feast in your own gourmet kitchen at Tranquility Bay.

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Families and children especially love watching a gorgeous Florida Keys sunset, teeing up on our putting green, or enjoying an array of watersports, including: diving and snorkeling adventures, kayaking, paddle boarding, wave runners, Hobi Cat and small boat rentals and guided eco-tours.

Call 866-842-2512 to speak with an on-site vacation planner about spring break family vacations in 2014.

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Florida Keys Spring Break Offers at Tranquility Bay

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View our Spacious Two and Three-Bedroom Beach Houses

These charming Florida Keys accommodations feature two-level living, ideal for up to four people. The beautifully proportioned first floor features a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, separate dining area for four, half bath and living room with 42-inch wall mounted plasma TV, and wireless internet.

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French doors on both levels lead to spacious porches with spectacular, and unobstructed water views of the Gulf of Mexico. Laundry facilities and bedrooms are upstairs. View our Two-Bedroom Beach Houses or Three-Bedroom Beach Houses

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If you’re willing to forego the kitchen and living room for a single-level guestroom, try our new Tropical Garden Guestrooms. A double queen guestroom can accommodate four guests, similar to hotel room accommodations.


Spring Break Family Vacation Ideas: Onsite Activities at Tranquility Bay

Featuring glorious weather year round and endless activities such as Florida Keys fishing, Marathon is an exciting destination for family vacations. With its exceptional setting, comprehensive facilities and knowledgeable staff, Tranquility Bay is the ideal choice for those who wish to experience all the Florida Keys have to offer, especially for those looking to the explore the awaiting adventures in our surrounding Florida Gulf waters.

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Family Attractions in Marathon, Florida

  • Bahia Honda State Park: The park is celebrated for having one of the world’s top beaches and is home to many rare and unusual plants and animals.
  • Crane Point: Visitors to this 64-acre protected park may tour the Museum of Natural History, Children’s Museum, Adderley Town Historic Site and Marathon Wild Bird Center, or explore the extensive nature trail system, an ideal stop on your Marathon Key vacation.
  • Pigeon Key: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Pigeon Key served as a construction and maintenance camp for the Overseas Railroad during the early 1900s. The remarkable structures that remain provide a window back in time.
  • Dolphin Research Center: Fun for the entire family, the Dolphin Research Center offers nature lovers, in-water encounters with marine mammals, as well as fascinating insight into their behavior.
  • Turtle Hospital: Located next door to the resort, the Turtle Hospital is dedicated to the health and preservation of sea turtles. The Hospital offers guided, educational tours and a behind-the-scenes look at the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles, something everyone in the family will appreciate on your Marathon FL vacation.
  • Seven Mile Bridge: The longest bridge in the Keys is located at the southern end of Marathon and measures 35,716 ft. Take a family walk across the bridge and enjoy a majestic Florida Keys sunset.
  • Sombrero Reef: Mile Marker 50, Oceanside. One of the most beautiful areas within the Keys’ living coral reef, Sombrero Reef is protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries and is popular with eco-tourists who enjoy snorkeling and diving.
  • Sombrero Beach: This 12.6-acre beach is one of the most popular vacation spots in Marathon. Renovated in 2003, the beach offers creative landscaping, walkways, picnic areas and a roped off swimming area.
  • Coco Plum Beach: This small, natural beach is an enjoyable stop. It is a quiet, dog-friendly beach with clean-up baggies provided.

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Marathon House & Garden Tour and Art Show Set for March 1-3

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Some of the finest homes and lushest gardens on the islands of Marathon are to be open to the public during the Marathon Garden Club’s annual House & Garden Tour set for Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The annual tour showcases the Keys’ outdoor lifestyle and spotlights three of Marathon’s private single-family homes and waterfront island retreats. They include a tropical rainforest, Tuscan-influenced open one-level residence and grand 4.5-acre oceanfront estate called the Bait Shack. The homes and gardens can be visited in any order.

The garden club’s grounds at mile marker 50 bayside also are to be open for exploration, with weekend attractions including an art show featuring local watercolor artists.

A meet­-and-greet artists’ reception is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 1, featuring hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music. Admission to the reception and art events is free. Hours for the art show are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3. All displayed artwork is for sale.

Admission for the House & Garden Tour is $25 per person including light refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased at the garden club, located at 5270 Overseas Highway in Marathon; Key Bana Resort Apparel, 303 Sadowski Causeway on Key Colony Beach, and the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, 12222 Overseas Highway in Marathon.

Event information: www.marathongardenclub.org or 305-743-4971

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Pigeon Key Art Festival set for the weekend of Feb. 23-24

Fine artists and craftspeople from around the country are to spotlight their wares at the Pigeon Key Art Festival, set for the weekend of Feb. 23-24 at Marathon Airport, mile marker 54. The annual creative festival is set to transform the airport terminal and front access road into a tropically themed oasis of artwork, pottery, paintings, glass, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Each year artists demonstrate their skills during the show, giving attendees a glimpse of the techniques behind their original creations.

Now in its 19th year, the event is named for Pigeon Key, a small island beneath the Old Seven Mile Bridge that housed workers constructing the Over-Sea Railroad in the early 1900s and remains a Florida Keys cultural landmark today.

The festival features entertainment by Keys-based musicians including The Doerfels, Misery Loves Company, Brian Roberts & Rob DiStasi, Dave Feder, John Bartus, GearlJam and The Moondogs.

Other attractions include food and beverage booths serving local delicacies and sweet treats, an activity booth for children and the return of the Wyland Foundation to paint an official festival canvas with kids. A traditional Sunday art raffle concludes the weekend. Raffle tickets are to be available through 1 p.m. Sunday for a chance to win one of more than 100 pieces of artwork.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 per person for adults, $4 for students and free for children under 12. Parking is free at the Marathon Airport and festival patrons can retain their ticket stubs and redeem them for a free ferry trip to Pigeon Key within one year of their show admission.

Proceeds from the event are to benefit the Pigeon Key Foundation. In addition, featured Islamorada artist Michelle Nicole Lowe is to paint a commemorative original art piece for the foundation that will be available at the show.  Event information: pigeonkey.net or 305-509-2559

To book a two or three-bedroom beach house at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort, call (855) 606-4502 while rooms last or visit www.tranquilitybay.com!

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