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 Not as great as expected.

Sep 27, 2020 magnoliagirly Tampa, Florida

Nice rooms however bad technology everywhere. Could not get reliable internet, the TV would not work, we had to call maintenance twice to assist us. Our room keys never worked correctly, we had to go to the front desk twice because we couldn’t get in our room. Not enough beach chairs for guests. For the money we expected a great stay, it was just… Read more
Nice rooms however bad technology everywhere. Could not get reliable internet, the TV would not work, we had to call maintenance twice to assist us. Our room keys never worked correctly, we had to go to the front desk twice because we couldn’t get in our room. Not enough beach chairs for guests. For the money we expected a great stay, it was just “ok”. We are not returning to this hotel, not worth the money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating BEST EXPERIENCE IN MARATHON!

Sep 22, 2020 michaelNodal

I can’t say anything less then this resort is 10/10 amazing experience! The property is always well maintained very clean me and my family always feel very safe here at the resort. The staff is very professional and super helpful with everything that we need during are stay. Drinks and food at the bar are phenomenal! I can’t say less then don’t… Read more
I can’t say anything less then this resort is 10/10 amazing experience! The property is always well maintained very clean me and my family always feel very safe here at the resort. The staff is very professional and super helpful with everything that we need during are stay. Drinks and food at the bar are phenomenal! I can’t say less then don’t waste your time looking elsewhere in the Keys this is the only resort I’ll ever come to it’s AMAZING beyond my expectations. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating All in All Devine!

Sep 21, 2020 Ploriksmith Plantation, Florida

The view, amenities and vibe were amazing. The manager, Justin went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. And to be honest we never really asked for anything but he was constantly driving the property and asking if everything was OK and if there was anything he could do to make our stay better. If you’ve looked into a… Read more
The view, amenities and vibe were amazing. The manager, Justin went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. And to be honest we never really asked for anything but he was constantly driving the property and asking if everything was OK and if there was anything he could do to make our stay better. If you’ve looked into a reservation you already know that it is very expensive so no need to talk about that. There may be some growing pains as the bar service and restaurant service were very slow but all of the staff were very very friendly. The food was delicious but the beers were not nearly cold enough. It would have been nice to have an adults only pool and maybe some music but all in all the place is awesome! Here are a few pictures, one of them from the plane we took to get there. Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 mrsbwashington Pembroke Pines, Florida

My family & I, stayed for two nights. The overall stay was great! Each staff member was friendly. The food at the restaurants was phenomenal. I do recommend this resort to anyone! I also recommend, that you get the Veranda bedroom on the first floor (the corner ones are bigger on the patio). You walked right out to the pools & amenities. We did… Read more
My family & I, stayed for two nights. The overall stay was great! Each staff member was friendly. The food at the restaurants was phenomenal. I do recommend this resort to anyone! I also recommend, that you get the Veranda bedroom on the first floor (the corner ones are bigger on the patio). You walked right out to the pools & amenities. We did the Jetski tour around the island & it was an amazing adventure. We learned so much about Marathon Island. This resort is literally 55 minutes from Key West. We drove to Key West for several hours & came right back & relaxed at the resort. I would definitely stay here again! Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa is the place to stay for any occasion!!! Read less
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Sep 18, 2020 904hallier

We had an amazing time at Isla Bella. We will definitely be back! Such a beautiful, stylish, clean resort. Felt like a boutique hotel! Multiple pools, so you are able to have privacy. Everything was clean and safe during Covid-19. Drinks were amazing. Food was good, slightly overpriced. But what I would expect for resort food.