travel

Travel to the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne Florida: Perfect for Pampering and Family

travelU.S. Travel

My travel experiences to Florida are largely made up of trips to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando or boarding and disembarking from cruise ships in Ft. Lauderdale. Miami isn't a place I've frequented and Florida's beaches aren't a place I'm familiar with. But my travel to Key Biscayne at the outset of the summer, right outside of Miami on the Atlantic Coast, showed me I need to change that. Let me give you a little show and tell as to why.

Lodging

I'm not normally a 5-star resort type of a gal. But the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne Miami convinced me I may want to take my lodging up a few notches. What I can't capture here is their out of this world customer service.

Case in point? I got a crazy sunburn. You know, the kind that feels like you were scorched to the bone and makes it difficult to turn over in bed, let alone walk the next day. Upon learning about my predicament, the Ritz Carlton opened up its gift shop early (at 6:30 a.m. to be precise), delivered soothing aloe gel to my room, and later sent me a gift bag full of high end spa products for sun burn relief with a note saying, "We're sorry our sun wasn't kind to you!" Talk about building customer loyalty. Wow!

While I can't visually depict their customer service, what I can show you is their amazing family pool...

Their location right on the beach...

Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida, Beach, Atlantic Ocean

And the rest and relaxation that oozes from every aspect of their property.

Key Biscayne, Florida, Miami, Beach, Atlantic Ocean, Ritz Carlton

Whether you are there for yourself...

Key Biscayne, Florida, Miami, Beach, Atlantic Ocean, Ritz Carlton

With the kiddos (Ahhhh! Ferris! My cuter than life cousin.)...

Nephew, Key Biscayne, Florida, Miami, Beach, Atlantic Ocean, Ritz Carlton

With your family (cousin Emily... don't you love her smile?)...

Cousin, Key Biscayne, Florida, Miami, Beach, Atlantic Ocean, Ritz Carlton

Or with friends...

Friends, Key Biscayne, Florida, Miami, Beach, Atlantic Ocean, Ritz Carlton

...it's the perfect place to vacation.

Food

Since I was in Key Biscayne for the Mom 2.0 Summit and didn't rent a car, I ate on property during my stay. I highly recommend the Dune restaurant and its gourmet burgers... the ahi tuna was my particular favorite. Also, the pina coladas were out of this world.

Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne, Florida, Beach, Atlantic Ocean, Dune Restaurant, Ahi Tuna

Location

Key Biscayne is right outside of Miami, which makes it the perfect choice if you want to be low key and stay there the entire time or gives you options if you want to go into Miami or South Beach or visit the other Miami beaches.

Transportation

If you're flying and taxi-ing it to the hotel, I recommend going into the Miami airport and not Ft. Lauderdale. Miami is half the cost in taxi fare as Ft. Lauderdale.

I'm now plotting and scheming to find a way to take my family back there.

What beaches are your favorites? If you could go on one beach vacation right now, where would it be and why?

The following two tabs change content below.
An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.

Latest posts by Jyl Johnson Pattee (see all)

Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Web Statistics