A luxurious family stay at Ocean’s Edge Resort near Key West
By Mandy Carter
Living in Southwest Florida, we have the opportunity to visit the Florida Keys often. For summer break, we spent a week exploring different areas with our last stop Key West. We wanted the last few days of our trip to be special, so picking the perfect hotel was key. An ocean front luxury hotel with outdoor activities would be an ideal option. Oceans Edge Resort & Marina looked like the perfect match.
The location is not in Key West but Stock Island, the last island before entering Key West.It is a residential area, and the road looked different from how I imagined driving up to a luxury resort would look. But once we arrived at the end of the road and drove through the resort gated entrance, the scene changed immediately into a charming little garden. Lush greenery was everywhere.
The nautical-inspired rooms are spacious and all have furnished balconies with gorgeous ocean views. Our room was impressive in size and in comfort; sleeping our family of 5 perfectly. True luxury accommodations in The Keys. But you didn’t just get to look at the beautiful, calm, clear and shallow waters- it was the perfect place to enjoy kayaking with the kids and the resort provided two hours of complimentary usage per day of their paddle boards, kayaks and bikes.
The resort offers a complimentary shuttle to Duval Street in Key West so that you do not have to worry with finding a parking spot. Surprisingly, there are many things to do in Key West with kids. Our absolute favorite thing we did though was the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour. It was entertaining for both kids and adults alike and felt like a good value for the ticket price.
For families who want to experience Key West but stay out of the nightlife scene then Ocean’s Edge Resort is the perspect spot. With six pools, a hotel restaurant and bar, yard games and water sports your entire family will be happy.
Oceans Edge Resort & Marina
5950 Peninsular Ave, Key West, FL 33040
Mandy Michelle Carter: Just a SWFL mom living the dream; She loves to inspire parents to spend authentic time with your kids and to chase your own dreams unapologetically! Found on Instagram @mandymcarter and her family blog at Acupful.com.