How to Visit the Florida Keys with Kids

If you’re dreaming of a Key West vacation, why not bring the kids? Key West offers a wide variety of fun activities for the entire family. There’s no reason to leave anyone behind when your itinerary includes snorkeling, aquariums and even buried treasure! Read on to see how to create the perfect family vacation by visiting Key West with the kids.

The Perfect Place to Stay

Offering an exclusive deal for family’s traveling with kids, the Family Stay & Play Package at Cheeca Lodge is just what you need to unplug and reconnect with your loved ones on our legendary 27-acre tropical playground brimming with land and water-based activities and adventures. This package includes at least 2 nights in spacious suite accommodation, 20% off your choice of snorkel or sunset cruise excursion, two pizzas and two gelato sundaes of your choice at Mia Cucina, and a special keepsake 4×6 family photo to remember your vacation.

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Adventurous Outdoor Activities

Spend the day on the water snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing and more! Cheeca Lodge boasts a full­-service watersports facility right on property for Islamorada snorkeling tours, fishing and more. Let the professional staff at Cheeca Watersports help you plan a perfect day on the water.

Indoor & Educational

Home to alligators, jellyfish, sharks and more, the Key West Aquarium is fun for all ages! Listen in on interactive conservation talks and experience live animal feedings. Or head over to the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum to discover the maritime history of Key West and learn about historic shipwrecks from the past. Ahoy matey!

Fuel Up

Feed the entire family at Mia Cucina, a warm, Neapolitan pizzeria serving made to order, artisanal pizzas, pasta and salads in a lively, family-friendly setting. Be sure to redeem your free pizza and gelato sundaes included in our Family Stay & Play Package.

Florida Keys Family Vacation Planning 101

Planning an unforgettable Florida Keys family vacation—one that will delight all ages—is easier than you may think. It all hinges on finding that just-right combination of family-friendly, kid-friendly, and adult-friendly activities. At Cheeca, we make it easy to plan your stay by offering spacious guest accommodations, three dining options, and plenty of experiences to satisfy everyone in your family.

Learn more about the abundance of on- and off-site offerings at our Florida Keys resort below.

  • Fun for Everyone: From snorkeling tours to Hobie Cat sailing to fishing excursions, the whole family can embark on a variety of outdoor adventures in Islamorada, also known as the Sportfishing Capital of the World. Beach cruiser, paddle board, and sea kayak rentals are also available at the resort. For a more low-key, relaxing afternoon, unwind by our two heated swimming pools and saltwater lagoon, or set up camp along our beautiful, 1,100-foot palm-lined beach.
  • Just for Kids: Our environmentally-focused Camp Cheeca offers a rotating daily schedule of activities that are both fun and educational. Available for children ages 5 to 12, this on-site program is offered Monday through Saturday, with both full-day and half-day options. Plus, a special four-hour Kids Night Out is offered on Friday and Saturday (great for date night). In addition to our camp, kids will also enjoy our game room, Xbox arcade, DVD rental library, and “Take One, Share One” book collection.
  • Especially for Parents: While the kids are at camp, adults are free to enjoy a little R&R at Cheeca Spa. As the premier Florida Keys spa, this tranquil oasis provides indulgent treatments, a fitness center, a heated lap pool with butler service, and more. Adults can also head to our sea-side, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course for a challenging round of golf, or grab a tropical cocktail and unwind at our open air Tiki Bar.

Regardless of how you choose to spend your time at our family resort in the Florida Keys, we recommend planning early. With our exclusive Paradise on Sale offer, you can enjoy up to 15% off when you book your Islamorada vacation at least 7 days in advance.