The Florida Keys have long been a beloved destination for travelers seeking quick tropical getaways that won’t require passports or standing in the Miami customs lines until their hair turns grey. From foodies and drinkies (if that’s not already a word for beach drink enthusiasts, then allow us to coin it now) to scuba divers and boaters, the Keys are convenient, affordable and fun. And boaters will be especially eager to get out on the water and head due south now that one recently opened property is offering free docking for guests.
Located in Key Largo, just west of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and right next to Tarpon Basin, Dolphin Point Villas offers six boat slips to guests at no additional charge, allowing them to head out for a day of fishing or cruising as if they’re leaving to grab a cup of coffee. This is especially beneficial to large families or groups that are looking to have a water-based vacation to remember with a base that offers both ideal location and high-end amenities that will make everyone feel right at home.
The property boasts six luxury villas, beginning with the massive 5-bedroom/5-bath Nautilus House that is highlighted by its incredible panoramic views of the bay. The two-story main home offers a large main floor gathering space with hallways leading to two private wings, one a king suite and the other with two bedrooms. Upstairs, guests will find another king suite that also includes a queen sleeper, as well as a queen suite. There is also a queen sleeper on the first floor, in case the kids want to watch TV or play video games long after the adults have retired for the evening.
The three-bedroom Tortuga Villa also offers an open floor plan that is ideal for families, while the three-bedroom Conch Villa lets guests step right out to one of the property’s two swimming pools. There are also three one-bedroom villas, with the two-story Coral Reef Cottage serving as great accommodations for couples or especially honeymooners. The Sand Dollar and Dolphin Villas, both one-bedroom, have an option for additional suite bedrooms, in case parents want to keep kids close by, but not on the sleeper in the next room.
But it’s what surrounds Dolphin Point Villas that will have guests bookmarking this property for return visits. In addition to the boat slips, paddleboards and kayaks are also available to guests free of charge. There are two pools and a private beach for soaking in the sun before and after snorkeling tours on the Sundiver III or in nearby John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. And guests also receive discounts to swim with Dolphin Point’s neighbors—the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins at Dolphins Plus.