Written by Alexa Zizzi
December 2020
Aerial View of Marlin Bay - Marlin Bay Resort and Marina - Marinalife
Aerial View of Marlin Bay

PLUSH RESIDENCES AND palm tree-lined piers above clear waters are nestled on the Florida Bay at Marlin Bay Resort & Marina.

The state-of-the-art facility boasts 74 slips accommodating vessels up to 70 feet, as well as 24 boatlifts for up to 17,000 lbs. If you’re cruising along the Florida Keys, be sure to stay overnight in one of the colorful three- to four-bedroom luxury vacation homes with amenities such as private pools, rooftop decks and waterside terraces.

The dockmaster and helpful staff are always on-site to assist guests with everything from mail and ice delivery, pump out and concierge service to golf cart shuttles and overnight property watch.

Marlin Bay Clubhouse - Marlin Bay Resort and Marina - Marinalife
Marlin Bay Clubhouse at Night

Float around in the spacious heated and chilled swimming pool, have a cocktail at the pool bar, or relax in the in-ground hot tub. On-site amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, fish-cleaning stations, BBQ grills in picnic areas and games such as ping-pong, foosball and billiards.

The latest updates at Marlin Bay Resort and Marina include kayak and paddleboard rentals, boatlifts and the new Captain’s Lounge with a poker table, TVs, books, games and cozy seating. The complimentary high-speed OnSpot Wi-Fi is top-notch.

As the resort is conveniently located in the heart of Marathon, you can explore many local activities such as the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, Dolphin Research Center, Turtle Hospital, Sombrero Key Lighthouse, Crane Point Hammock and Nature Trail, and the Marathon Air Museum.

Marlin Bay Game Room - Marlin Bay Resort and Marina - Marinalife
Marlin Bay Game Room

Several popular restaurants are in walking distance from the resort including Overseas Pub & Grill, Keys Fisheries and Florida Keys Steak & Lobster House. Local favorites include indulging in homemade pizza, subs and salads from Upper Crust Pizza and eating breakfast at The Stuffed Pig.

“Guests love that we offer incredible service to boaters that is above and beyond anything in The Florida Keys,” says General Manager Claudine Williams. “We make the extra effort to ensure a phenomenal experience, and our reviews show we are doing that.”

During your stay at Marlin Bay, an ultimate must-see is to climb to the top of Sunset Tower at the edge of the docks and watch a breathtaking Florida Keys sunset — the view is unmatched.