Grassy Key RV is situated on Marathon Key, off the coast of Florida's mainland. The resort is beautifully maintained and enhanced by a spacious boat dock, calming fishing pier, and a heavenly pool. Each site has its own lush shrubbery. Our view from each window featured exquisite flowers!
We didn't have to leave the park for a little adventure. The kiddos caught several fish on property, Colten even caught a barracuda. As we were fishing, we noticed a three-foot reef shark swimming along the edge of the dock.
There aren't enough words in the English dictionary to describe the views and sunsets at Grassy Key! Pictures are lovely, but they still don't do the scenery justice!!!
The staff at Grassy Key were unforgettable; they were more than willing to offer support backing in and out of the sites. They even offered to help me carry a large package back to the rig. The staff gave us a ton of recommendations for local eateries and day trips. Generally, some of the nicest people I have ever met, work at Grassy Key RV.
The laundry facilities here were the best I have ever experienced. The facility is just inside a quaint clubhouse. AC in a laundry facility is hard to find in your typical RV Park, but finding an iron and ironing board is the equivalent to camping gold.
While in the Keys we explored Bahia Honda state park. Colten found lobsters and pufferfish. There was literally beautiful fish all around you. Katie enjoyed swimming in the clear water, she wasn't thrilled about the reef areas.
We also toured Key Deer Boulevard in search of seeing the Key deer in their natural habitat. The Key Deer are smaller than other deer in the state. They are so cute and lively; the kids were so excited to see one frolicking in a puddle from leftover rain. We even stopped at a nature preserve right on the boulevard to visit an alligator!
Definitely eat at Burdine's Waterfront! They have the best hush puppies I've ever eaten. We also really enjoyed visiting Islamorada Beer Company. It is totally kid-friendly; they have a ton of games, foosball was Colten's favorite. They have a little boat that the littles can sit it. The beer company partners with an outstanding food truck; I'm talking the best fish tacos I've ever tasted!!!
You'll want to drive down to Key West at some point during your stay. Visit mile Zero for the mandatory photo op. I always tell my kids to make their silliest face for obligatory photos. Key West is a fun place to venture for bars, food, and shopping. We enjoyed our stay at the resort more than our venture to the touristy areas in downtown Key West. It simply wasn't our scene.
The timing didn't work out, but on our next adventure, I would love to tour Dry Tortugas National Park or check out Marathon Lady's affordable fishing charter.