Isla Bella Beach Resort

Marathon Key, Florida Keys

The hotel

Far from Florida’s frenetic pace, you’ll wind through tropical landscapes to reach this relaxed 24 acre beach resort, where five fabulous pools and a mile of waterfront await your arrival. The guest rooms have a contemporary beach vibe – not that you’ll be looking at the décor, with every room guaranteed an ocean view. As you step onto the sands, you’ll find dunes, hammocks, and tiki huts, as well as a fishing pier and water sports. And even the dining maximises on the seaside setting, with the wood-fired pizzas of Il Postino competing for attention with ‘burgers on the beach’ and that obligatory ‘surf-inspired’ Keys menu.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Marathon, the heart of Florida Keys. A 2-hour drive from Miami, between Key West and Key Largo on a 1-mile stretch of sand.

Hotel information

199 rooms and suites over 3 floors. All rooms have ocean views, private outdoor living area and a 49" TV. 1-Bedroom Suites offer 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

2-Bedroom Suites feature 2 bathrooms and offer 2 king-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

3-Bedroom Suites feature 3 bathrooms and a living room with kitchenette, they offer 3 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults. Other combinations include 3 king-size beds and a sofabed in the kitchen area, sleeping maximum 8 adults. 2 queen-size beds, 2 king-size beds and a sofabed in the kitchen area, sleeping maximum 10 adults. 4 queen-size beds, 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed in the kitchen area, sleeping maximum 12 adults.

Self-parking included in the resort fee. Valet parking*.

Il Postino (italian restaurant), The Burger Palace (oceanview restaurant, with poolside grill), The Beach Bar (fresh seafood, cocktails and live music), Marketplace (café). Room service*.

5 oceanfront swimming pool. Fitness centre and spa* (opening June '19). Giant chess, bocce ball, badminton, croquet and volleyball. Watersports* include kayaking, paddleboarding and parasailing. Fishing, snorkelling and diving*.

WiFi included in the resort fee. Dry-cleaning*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $50 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - High-Speed WiFi - Parking - Use of bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards, fishing poles, snorkeling equipment - Outdoor games and activities - Live entertainment - In-room Coffee/Tea - Refrigerator in room - 24-hour Fitness Center. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay

Mar 31, 2020 lcftraveler

My family and I had an incredibly relaxing time during our stay here at Isla Bella. From the minute we arrived, the staff was friendly and accommodating. They fulfilled our request regarding our room location preference and unbeknownst to us, upgraded our room which was a wonderful surprise. The grounds are impeccable and the view from each room… Read more
My family and I had an incredibly relaxing time during our stay here at Isla Bella. From the minute we arrived, the staff was friendly and accommodating. They fulfilled our request regarding our room location preference and unbeknownst to us, upgraded our room which was a wonderful surprise. The grounds are impeccable and the view from each room is amazing. We were always able to find chairs at the pools (side note: LOVE how many pools they have) and they were always clean. Overall, the environment is laid back and extremely welcoming. Both the sunset and sunrise views are amazing. We went kayaking one day which was peaceful and easy to navigate. The amenities are very impressive as well; the Marketplace has everything one would need, the spa was wonderful and the gym (although small) was clean and had a few good pieces of equipment. For the reasonable price of the rooms, the view and quality you are receiving is unheard of. I would return in a minute. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Resort, Its' a crying shame the service doesn't match the property or price.

Mar 29, 2020 Joemact

Our first indication of things to come when we left three messages for a particular person who was to handle the reservation but we never received a call back. We emailed to ask for a detail of the rates, never got a response. Had a group dinner the first night with another family, total of eight of us. One dinner was so late everyone else had… Read more
Our first indication of things to come when we left three messages for a particular person who was to handle the reservation but we never received a call back. We emailed to ask for a detail of the rates, never got a response. Had a group dinner the first night with another family, total of eight of us. One dinner was so late everyone else had to be encouraged to eat before theirs got cold. Twenty minutes after the late dinner arrived, the same dish showed up again?? We waited for another 20-30 minutes for a dessert or another glass of wine. Never came back. I asked to see a manager but told there wasn't one on duty, just a supervisor. So I went to the front desk, again, no manager just a supervisor. Went back the next morning to see a manager who referred me to the restaurant manager. She listened patiently and responded by saying' thank you for sharing your side of the story. I've spoken to your server, who is my best, and he said he returned three times but didn't want to interrupt your conversation.' Bold face lie. Two days later we drove to Key West for the day. Before we left, I went to the room to grab some water for the trip. Our room was being cleaned and I thank her as well as tipped her. After being gone for the best part of the day we returned to find that housekeeping had engaged the deadbolt on the door and left our room unlocked for whole day. I called the front desk to report. Head of housekeeping came to visit and told me that she spoke with our housekeeper and she did that on purpose because our daughter had come by the room and asked her to. I said that would be fine but we don't have a daughter. She immediately turned and left. We checked out a day early and after approving the bill, the card was charged for the last day and had to be refunded. All in all, it is truly a beautiful resort but it's a shame that the price and the quality of service are no where close. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, clean resort

Mar 26, 2020 Slberryhill Franklin, Tennessee

We enjoyed our stay at Isla Bella. The resort was beautiful and one of the cleanest resorts I've ever stayed at. The people at the resort went above and beyond! They were so friendly! When we arrived they offered our kids draw string back pack and a stuffed animal! They offered us a glass of champagne! The pools and beach area were lovely. … Read more
We enjoyed our stay at Isla Bella. The resort was beautiful and one of the cleanest resorts I've ever stayed at. The people at the resort went above and beyond! They were so friendly! When we arrived they offered our kids draw string back pack and a stuffed animal! They offered us a glass of champagne! The pools and beach area were lovely. They do have a small beach area where you can actually get in the water. Its not a great swimming beach, but the kids had fun finding some sea life in the rocks near the shore, and a great swimming beach is hard to find in the Keys. We did the Jet Ski tour while we were there and had a blast! We also took advantage of free bicycles and rode around the area! The Marketplace is a great place to get a pastry and coffee and a gelato! I wish they had later hours, they closed at 8:00pm every night, and our gelato cravings happened a little later! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful and relaxing place!

Mar 25, 2020 bdough27

Me and my fiance stayed one night here during our trip to the Florida Keys. We are pretty casual people so it was a bit overwhelming at first but overall, a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. It is a gated resort area, secluded from everything outside. The grounds are absolutely stunning; right on the water. The restaurant/bar are nice and… Read more
Me and my fiance stayed one night here during our trip to the Florida Keys. We are pretty casual people so it was a bit overwhelming at first but overall, a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. It is a gated resort area, secluded from everything outside. The grounds are absolutely stunning; right on the water. The restaurant/bar are nice and close to the water too. I did take advantage of the morning yoga which was a great way to start the day. Many pools to enjoy, although we did not have much time to utilize them so cannot say much about them. The room was huge and very clean! It also had a nice little porch outside of the room. Would definitely recommend this resort! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding

Mar 23, 2020 B6790DLrickm

One of the nicest resorts we have visited. This was a last minute change of venue for us as our cruise scheduled for this week was cancelled. We knew of the resorts construction as we travel annually to the Keys and the facility was everything it was promoted to be. Excellent accommodations and friendly staff. Nothing out of place and… Read more
One of the nicest resorts we have visited. This was a last minute change of venue for us as our cruise scheduled for this week was cancelled. We knew of the resorts construction as we travel annually to the Keys and the facility was everything it was promoted to be. Excellent accommodations and friendly staff. Nothing out of place and everything we could have asked. We will return. Read less