Isla Bella Beach Resort: Your Perfect Getaway in Marathon, Florida

In late 2017, the central Florida Keys were severely impacted by Hurricane Irma. However, the area has made an impressive recovery, and from that effort emerged the exquisite Isla Bella Beach Resort. This independent five-star resort has quickly become the crown jewel of the Marathon area (MM 47). We had the opportunity to stay at this fantastic destination, and we couldn’t help but fall in love with it. Let’s dive into the stunning rooms, ideal location, exciting activities, and delightful dining options that make Isla Bella Beach Resort the ultimate choice for an extended stay in Marathon, Florida.

Isla Bella Beach Resort Is Perfectly Secluded

Isla Bella Beach Resort

Once we passed through the private gate and drove down the meandering, mangrove-lined entrance, we instantly felt transported to a remote tropical paradise. The surroundings were so unique that we couldn’t help but compare them to Isla Mujeres, a secluded island in eastern Mexico. Isla Bella’s luxury resort is free from the hustle and bustle of the adjacent heavily populated areas. The resort designers made a conscious effort to create a distinct, remote island ambiance. As we explored the property, we were captivated by the absence of vehicles. On one side, we enjoyed pools, and on the other, we had white sand and the mesmerizing blue ocean. It truly felt like a slice of paradise.

Tons of Activities Await

Activities at Isla Bella

At Isla Bella Beach Resort, you’ll never run out of things to do. The resort offers a wide range of activities to ensure every guest finds something they love. And the best part? All on-site activities are included in the resort fee.

Start by indulging yourself at the Spa/Fitness Center or lounging by one of the resort’s five pools. Our personal favorite was the zero-entry pool near the lobby, exuding that perfect tropical vibe. The poolside seating resembled cozy cabanas with plush cushions and ample shade from umbrellas. Adjacent to the beach, you’ll find charming half dome cabanas, providing the perfect spot to relax in the shade.

For a more adventurous experience, explore the shaded palm tree-lined path behind the pool that leads to Pelican Point and Sunset Dock. Here, you’ll discover a selection of kayaks available for use. Despite being in the ocean, the Florida Key reef system and geology create calm waters, ideal for kayaking.

If you prefer land activities, hop on one of the resort bicycles provided. Isla Bella also offers other leisurely activities like badminton, bocce ball, giant chess, mini golf, poolside “dive-in” movies, and a breathtaking Sunset Celebration on the dock. Don’t worry; even your furry friends have a dedicated dog park on the premises.

For those seeking a more thrilling experience, Isla Bella’s world-class Marina & Watersports area is a must-visit. Jet skiing, parasailing, breathtaking sailing, and unforgettable sunset cruises are just a few of the many options available. If fishing, snorkeling, or diving pique your interest, the resort offers various excursions to explore the nearby reef and shipwrecks in the Marathon area. Please check online or with the front desk for current rates.

The Location Is Ideal

Pool at Isla Bella

Situated just north of the famous Seven Mile Bridge and a mere five miles away from Marathon International Airport, Isla Bella Beach Resort is the perfect destination for an extended stay in the Florida Keys. Its central location allows you to conveniently explore the surrounding area with ease. Why not use Isla Bella as your home base and take advantage of all the incredible experiences the Keys have to offer? After a day packed with adventure, returning to this tranquil resort feels like a blissful escape.

Marathon, FL, encompasses a vast area and several Keys. With Key West just an hour away, we highly recommend planning at least a day or two to discover the vibrant island. There’s so much to see and do, and Isla Bella’s location ensures you can experience it all.

Luxurious, Spacious Rooms for Unparalleled Comfort

Room at Isla Bella

A glance at the resort map is enough to showcase Isla Bella’s commitment to providing an exceptional experience. This commitment is evident not only in the resort’s layout but also in the breathtaking ocean views from each room. Step out onto your private outdoor living area, where you’ll be greeted by stunning ocean vistas that create an unparalleled sense of tranquility. Isla Bella’s architecture perfectly complements the curved coastline, enhancing the secluded island ambiance.

During our stay, we opted for a spacious two-bedroom suite, which offered a second bathroom and even a fridge in the secondary accommodations. This layout proved ideal for families or couples traveling together, as it allowed for privacy and comfort.

The highlight of our experience was the expansive balcony, complete with comfortable padded seating. Whether for meditation, reading, or an afternoon nap, this was the perfect spot to unwind and take in the beauty surrounding us.

We were pleasantly surprised by the large, state-of-the-art flat-screen TV in the master bedroom. It was the first hotel TV we’ve encountered that allowed for easy casting from our devices. Who says you can’t Netflix and chill during your vacation?

Fine Dining and Refreshing Drinks at Your Fingertips

Cocktail at Isla Bella

Isla Bella Beach Resort boasts multiple dining options for every taste. Our kids particularly enjoyed The Beach Bar, conveniently located near the main pool. The Beach Bar offers a variety of hamburgers, sandwiches, and salads that are sure to satisfy.

For a more sophisticated dining experience, head to the stunning Mahina restaurant for breakfast or dinner. Explore their exciting fusion of classic favorites and Hawaiian Regional Cuisine while enjoying ocean views. Treat yourself to a refreshing drink at the bar or savor your meal al fresco at one of their oceanside tables. Mahina is a world-class Polynesian-style restaurant that guarantees an unforgettable dining experience.

Experience the Magic of Isla Bella Beach Resort

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey at Isla Bella Beach Resort? Immerse yourself in luxury, adventure, and relaxation as you discover this hidden gem tucked away in Marathon, Florida. Book your stay at Ambassadeur Hotel now and start creating lasting memories in the Florida Keys.