The Hammocks at Marathon offers a luxurious vacation in the Florida Keys that you cannot find at any other resort. Situated just off the historic Florida Keys Overseas Highway, you are in the perfect spot to discover all that this area has to offer. The Keys are home to tropical landscapes, unique restaurants, and fun in the sun at any time of the year.
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The resort’s entrance brings you into a completely new world. As Caribbean music greets you at the door, you can step into paradise. Once you enter you will notice the lobby is glass-enclosed with impressive 30-foot cathedral ceilings. Also seen at the entrance is a saltwater aquarium with a living coral reef. This and more are in place to get you in the mood for a vacation of relaxation.
At the check-in desk, the staff here will get you situated and inform you of the resort’s amenities. If you find yourself in any trouble at all, call the front desk. They are passionate about making this as comfortable a trip as possible. No issue is too big or small. Whether you need an extra pillow or are trying to figure out the TV remote, they are here to assist!
This resort offers three options for guest accommodations. The first is a cozy studio for two. It features all of the comforts of a normal hotel room with the privacy of a master bedroom. A TV is positioned in front of the bed, so you won’t have to go far for some downtime! Catch some of your favorite shows or turn on a movie! And don’t forget to pop yourself a bag of popcorn in the room’s microwave.
If you’re traveling with a larger group or are in need of more space, you can choose from the 1- and 2-bedroom suites. These options are complete with full kitchens, baths, master bedrooms, and more. They are designed with modern comforts and were made to feel like home. Here, you can enjoy the comfort of a home-cooked meal or a fresh cup of coffee each morning. A balcony was included in the mind of those wanting a moment to themselves each morning or night. Enjoy the weather and light sea breeze all from the comfort of your suite.
Once settled in, come and enjoy all that this resort has to offer. If you’re feeling tired of the saltwater, come and lounge by the pool. The resort’s pool is perfectly located to give you sights of the ocean and the comfort of a swimming pool and hot tub. It has a tiki bar and grill, so you never have to leave, not even when hunger strikes! Barnacle Barneys serves beer, wine, frozen drinks, and a full grill menu to choose from. The menu includes local favorites from both the land and sea. You can enjoy your meal and drink on one of the lounge chairs or hammocks surrounding the pool.
Time in the Florida Keys is time well spent, whether that’s on the beach or in the city. The Hammocks at Marathon know that where you spend your vacation is just as important as where you rest your head. Come and rest in comfort!
Kick Back and Relax!
The Florida Keys are a strip of islands that offer the best of both worlds. It offers the perfect balance between rest and adventure. From guided eco-tours to luxurious day spas, your days will be jam-packed with exciting activities.
If it’s the relaxation you seek, you can find it here. The waters surrounding the islands bring on a sense of mental clarity you have been searching for. With its calm waters and soothing skies, we wouldn’t be surprised if you spent your trip lounging around on the beach. However, if you’re looking for that extra level of relaxation, you have come to the right place! The area is home to some of the country’s best massage therapies, yoga classes, and aromatherapy. They have the necessary services to heal your mind and body and get you to reconnect back with your spirit.
After this reset, you will be rejuvenated and excited to take on the day! It’s a good thing too because the attractions here in the Keys are filled with fun. If you’re a fan of the water, join us for some aquatic exploration! From snorkeling to diving to stand-up paddle boarding, you are in the prime spot to become one with the water. If this is your first time or you are in need of some equipment, you will be able to find some assistance at multiple outfitters close by. They can take you out on guided tours and show you the beautiful coral reefs that call this part of the ocean their home. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to swim with the dolphins!
During a vacation to the Florida Keys, we say yes to everything! From tasty dining to any kind of fun in the sun, we are ready to jump in. Discover how you can plan the perfect four-day getaway to The Hammocks at Marathon.
DAY 1: DIVE RIGHT IN
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The best way to explore the area is by jumping right into the water. Join Starfish Snorkeling for a trip to the Sombrero Reef. As one of the planet’s largest and most spectacular barrier reefs, it’s an experience in nature like no other. During your tour, you will see the plant life and teeming tropical fish that call this area of the water their home.
You will start off by cruising to your destination in their entirely covered custom catamaran. If you’re feeling like you need a break, a shaded lounging area is available for you to take a moment to yourself. This vessel features freshwater showers and concessions for you to reset after your time in the water. This also allows the tours to be open to explorers of all ages. The staff will get you suited up in gear and prepare you for the adventure ahead. Once in the water, you are free to roam around the 30-acre reef that has been dubbed the underwater jewel!
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For over ten years, Hideaway Café has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It prides itself on serving top-notch cuisine and having views of the ocean like no other. The restaurant is one of the only places where guests feel they are stepping into an escape from the noise of it all.
Whether you are coming in for a morning breakfast or are here for their full continental dinner, there is no better place to eat your first meal. As an addition to their full dinner menu, they offer an extensive wine and cigar selection. To start, enjoy one of their savory seafood appetizers. After, indulge in one of their beef, poultry, or seafood entrees. Included in these are salad, garlic bread, potato, and vegetable du jour. Here you will experience a quality meal complete with some pristine views of the ocean.
DAY 2: COME AND PLAY
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Dolphin Research Center opens its door to anyone wanting to make a new friend. This new friend is one of their very own dolphins, sea lions, birds, and iguanas. They are the prime center in Marathon for the research and education of these glorious creatures.
They aren’t a center used for profit and entertainment. Instead, they pride themselves on being a place for animal lovers alike to come and learn about their conservation. You can engage in a number of activities with the staff from camps to labs. They have separated each to fit the adult or child age group. These activities will teach you the basics about the animals as well as provide you with a fun interactive experience. It is a day during your vacation like no other.
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Back by the resort, Fish Tales Market and Eatery claim the title of being the oldest fish market and restaurant in Marathon. This full-service fish house is the place to come if you are craving fresh seafood. They use locally sourced ingredients and coordinate with the vendors of the area to provide fresh meals to you. It is family owned and operated so they know how important a family meal is together.
To start off your meal, enjoy a German or craft beer on tap. Their conch salad or George’s smoked fish spread are great appetizers to prepare you for your meal ahead. Popular for your main course are their fish sandwiches or platters! These can come with any side from fries to coleslaw. Come and enjoy a refreshing meal at Fish Tales.
DAY 3: WELCOME HOME!
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Have you ever wanted to explore the ocean just beyond the shallow waters of the beach? Come visit Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters to meet all of those friendly aquatic animals. Take a new look at the ocean and become connected with the creatures of the water.
They have structured your time here to be as interactive as possible. In the feed the animals encounter, you can feed tarpon, turtles, lobsters, and so much more. Learn about the unique diet of each animal and how they thrive in the wild. If you want to have an even more hands-on experience, take part in one of their encounters.
The coral reef encounter allows visitors to spend time in their 200,000-gallon saltwater tank. While in the tank, you will see the diverse coral reef environment that is home to the unique species of coral reef. These coral reefs are native inhabitants of the Florida Keys so there is nowhere else where you can have this kind of first-hand look. This and so much more are open for you to explore!
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Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House offers all of the best seafood delights in one convenient restaurant. They specialize in choice cuts of steak and high-quality lobster tails. This casual, nautical eatery and bar is the perfect reminder of why you chose the Keys.
They have a lunch and dinner menu so you can enjoy their cuisine at any time of the day! For appetizers, you can enjoy fried calamari or coconut shrimp. For entrees, you can enjoy pasta, seafood, or sandwiches. And to ensure everyone gets a taste of the Houses cuisine, vegetarian and vegan dishes are available! Come and enjoy the tastes of both the sea and the land!
DAY 4: KING OF THE WATER
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Guided by the king of the water, Captain Jack Callion has been the expert behind Callion Fishing Charters. For over 25 years, he has been guiding his clients on the fishing experience of their lives. Because he was born in Marathon, he knows the area very well. He is familiar with the migration of the fish and what kind of weather will allow you to have the most successful charter.
Once you arrive, you and your crew will board the 25’ SeaVee center console boat. This vessel is the best of the best with a 200 HP Suzuki engine and optimal space for four adults and one child. Included in your charter is a GPS, fish finder, bait and tackle box, and cooler to keep your catches fresh. All of this is included to allow you to have a worry-free charter.
Your trip with Captain Jack will last anywhere from four to eight hours depending on your preference. What you encounter while on the water is completely up to you; it’s not a one size fits all experience. Fish you can expect to see are tarpon, mackerel, snappers, and even sharks. To top it all off, your captain will clean your fish for you once your time is over. This way you can take your catches home and have a tasty fish fry for dinner.
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A day on the water calls for a relaxing meal, come to Burdines Waterfront and indulge in their tasty American fare. With a tiki theme and great views of the ocean, it’s as if you never left. This restaurant also doubles as a marina so as you eat you can marvel at the different boats that dock here.
On their menu, they feature anything from burgers to shrimp Rueben. If you’re looking for something lighter, their salads and quesadillas hit the spot without giving you a stomachache! While they offer classic burgers, you can enjoy their own take on the popular dish. The unique shrimp or Florentine chicken burger is a favorite for customers. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, they offer an extensive list of unique options.
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