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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.



Florida Keys Spring Break Offers at Tranquility Bay


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.


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


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.


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


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: 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: 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!

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Marathon Seafood Festival and Florida Keys Resort Offer Food and Fun

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Marathon’s sumptuous signature food fair, the Original Marathon Seafood Festival, is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, serving up an ocean-lover’s feast of indigenous seafood including fish, shrimp, lobster and stone crabs. After a day of fun, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort offers a nearby rest stop for families and friends traveling to the event, with spacious Florida Keys beach houses right on the Gulf of Mexico.

About the Original Marathon Seafood Festival

Each year, tens of thousands of seafood fans descend on the popular Middle Keys venue at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. The menu includes mahi-mahi, smoked fish and conch served three ways: ceviche style, “cracked” or in fritters fried to golden perfection.

Foods are prepared according to secret recipes and Keys chefs offer up their best interpretations of conch chowders, side salads and local fish for bragging rights at the annual munch-a-thon. Attendees should save room for dessert at the festival’s sweets booth, with fresh Key lime pies, baked goods, cakes, cool smoothies and icy treats.

Family Activities

The family-focused weekend attraction is a fundraiser for local scholarship programs, but at its core it celebrates the area’s commercial fishing heritage. Children’s games and more than 200 vendor booths dot the park. Attractions include a variety of wares created by artists and craftspeople, nautical items, tropically themed clothing and apparel, plants and flowers, boats and water sports paraphernalia.


Popular Keys entertainers are to perform, as is headliner and country music favorite Amber Leigh. Leigh is scheduled to take the stage Sunday immediately following a 1 p.m. national anthem and military salute that includes a flyover of two F-18 fighter jets from Boca Chica Naval Air Station Key West.

Hours and Information

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per adult and free for children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Event information:

Book your Marathon Seafoood Festival Hotel Stay

To book a room at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort during the event, please call (855) 606-4502 or visit Space is limited in March so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Sombrero Beach Run Hotel: Tranquility Bay Resort Offers Sun and Fun for Runners

Tranquility Bay Resort- Sombrero Beach Run

Attracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and fun, more than 700 runners and walkers from across the globe are expected to join the seventh annual Sombrero Beach Run set for Saturday, March 2 in Marathon, Florida. Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort provides the perfect location for event goers and spacious three-bedroom Marathon accommodations which are great for sharing with friends.

Runners from 20 U.S. states as well as international participants from Canada and Europe already have registered for the event. Proceeds benefit Keys Area Interdenominational Resources, a Marathon-based nonprofit organization that provides food and emergency services to Keys families in need.

The 2013 weekend workout begins Friday, March 1, with a 5-6:30 p.m. registration kick-off party located at Sombrero Beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road, mile marker (MM) 50. Food, drinks and entertainment will be available. Walkers and runners also can register on site at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 2.

The 15k combined challenge and 10k run start at 8 a.m. Individual 5k runners and walkers are to begin at 9:15 a.m.

Attractions on race day include food, beverages, raffle prizes, music and fun in addition to a full slate of community and Keyswide events for attendees to enjoy all weekend. They include a Middle Keys bicycle tour Sunday, March 3, from Marathon’s famous Seven Mile Bridge to Bahia Honda State Park.

Registration for the 15k event is $35 per person in advance or $40 on race day. Students age 18 and under and U.S. military personnel can enter for $15. For 10k and 5k participants, pre-registration is $25 and race-day cost is $30. Students age 18 and under can enter for $10.

Cash awards await the overall male and female winners of each of the 15k, 10k, 5k run and 5k walk, as do other awards for second-place overall winners including a sunset cruise for four, aerial tours, snorkel or dive trips, dolphin swims or parasail rides. An awards ceremony on the beach follows the race with food, drinks and music.

Event information: or 305-289-9868.

To book a room at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort during the Sombrero Beach Run, visit or call (855) 606-4502.

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New Year, New Theatre!


Mark your calendars: There’s new theatre happening in the new year! And you’ll definitely want to see it…

Tranquility Bay is excited to announce a new show premiering on the Marathon stage that will begin January 11th!

Marathon Community Theatre is proud to present Gordon Ross Cabaret. Audiences will be delighted by the musical stylings of one of the Florida Keys’ most celebrated vocalists, Gordon Ross, who will perform his newest cabaret show on the Marathon Community Theatre stage for the first time! From jazz to contemporary, there’s something for everyone in this show.

Visit for details & tickets.

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You’ve cleared away the wrapping paper and are dreading the inevitable pine needle sweep that must follow taking down the Christmas tree. But when all is said and done, did you get everything you wanted for Christmas?

We don’t mean jewelry and computer games, of course. We mean a spontaneous, luxurious vacation to our stunning property here in Marathon, Florida! Maybe you want a little more time with your loved ones (bring them along!) or else all that forced family time has you itching for a getaway. Whatever your reason, if your holiday present haul this year didn’t include a stay at our beautiful Marathon resort, we suggest you take matters into your own hands.

Check out our January deals, which make booking your last-minute trip to Tranquility Bay a breeze –>

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From your friends at Tranquility Bay…

Wishing you joy, peace, and a year of perfect beach days on this Christmas morning! We can’t wait to see you in the new year.

…From all your friends at your favorite Marathon Hotel, Tranquility Bay! Merry Christmas.

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