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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (481)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxurious but Warm and Relaxing

Jun 30, 2020 Robyn A

You enter the property through a charming, palm tree lined road. Our room had a luxurious and very large bathroom, with the most pleasant scented toiletries. I adored the modern but warm and beach vibe of the room. We had a Kuerig coffe maker in ours with a small fridge. And lastly the Veranda was amazingly relaxing.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great staff, great visit

Jun 30, 2020 Chrisemily16 South Miami, Florida

We spent three days at the resort and were very impressed with both the meticulous presentation and attention to details, and most importantly, with the staff. Lydda at the reception desk was very accommodating and went out of her way to assure that our visit was positive and memorable. It was attentiveness and personal touch that won us over, and… Read more
We spent three days at the resort and were very impressed with both the meticulous presentation and attention to details, and most importantly, with the staff. Lydda at the reception desk was very accommodating and went out of her way to assure that our visit was positive and memorable. It was attentiveness and personal touch that won us over, and we will certainly plan a return visit. Read less
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Jun 30, 2020 RiriAngel15

Beautiful place! And super relaxing! I wish we would could had stayed longer! We will definitely come back! Lovely view. Great Amenities for my son and the family. My son loved the Connect four and Chess game! 😊❤ Hope to see yall soon!
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Jun 30, 2020 Projena55

Great experience the first time visiting Now this is my second time but with friends and family a group of 10. Once again great hospitality great customer service as usual totally recommend it whether it’s a business family or couples vacation also was very impressed how everything was handled with the COVID-19 issue employees had their masks… Read more
Great experience the first time visiting Now this is my second time but with friends and family a group of 10. Once again great hospitality great customer service as usual totally recommend it whether it’s a business family or couples vacation also was very impressed how everything was handled with the COVID-19 issue employees had their masks and hand gloves And most importantly our rooms are disinfected and sealed upon arrival And other word the resort has all the standard covid-19, mask, station to clean hands and etc Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful set up. ? Need for additions

Jun 29, 2020 RickR727 Danbury, Connecticut

We just left after 5 days at isle Bella. Yes it’s a new beautiful place with comfortable clean rooms and many nice facilities and most amenities. It was during pandemic so we thought perhaps many lacking things were related to downstaffing etc. For example the rooms are only cleaned prior to arrival so if you need garbage taken or extra linens or… Read more
We just left after 5 days at isle Bella. Yes it’s a new beautiful place with comfortable clean rooms and many nice facilities and most amenities. It was during pandemic so we thought perhaps many lacking things were related to downstaffing etc. For example the rooms are only cleaned prior to arrival so if you need garbage taken or extra linens or something you have to ask. Garbage builds up quick in a place on the beach with not much variety of food choices. There is no breakfast on property except the limited items at the marketplace the resort expanded gift shop. There is a fairly limited lunch dinner menu at the restaurant and is pricey!!! Can’t eat there often due to menu boredom and cost. They advertise items at the big pool but only there a limited time and any food has to travel across resort. We never saw anyone eat at the main pool. The small fridge in the rooms was to small to handle only a few drinks. Don’t expect a sandy beach there is lots of sand but the beach area is limited and not used much. We never spoke to a staff member after our check in which was very odd and again wondered if it was COVID related. Lots of large family groups not wearing masks and trying to impress each other took away the comfortable and quite and safe feelings and will keep us away. Read less