Enjoy everything Key West has to offer without spending a bundle on lodging. If the mental picture you conjure of a recreational vehicle (RV) park includes primitive bath houses and minimal electrical services, you will be pleasantly surprised when visiting a park in Key West. Long gone are the RV parks of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The term resort has replaced the old-fashioned “park” moniker, to better reflect the atmosphere and available amenities.
You can relax in style while being pampered at RV resorts along the southernmost tip of the United States. Cool off in an Olympic size pool or soothe sore muscles from a day riding bicycles around the island. Immerse yourself into the natural beauty of lush tropical plants and shade giving palm trees. Although you will have a full schedule of sightseeing planned during your Key West getaway, you can also enjoy partaking in the complimentary activities available at Key West RV resorts.
Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the tropical sounds of Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett at the resort clubhouse. On-site snack bars and Tiki lounges will tempt you away from your portable hammock and toward lively social gatherings with other resort guests. Depending upon the specific resort you elect to visit, water sports and bicycle rentals may be available. If you are traveling with children and need to keep them entertained while garnering a bit of alone time for yourself, choose a resort which offers babysitting services or supervised children’s activities and field trips.
Should the entanglements of work follow you to Key West, you can easily accomplish all of your business communication needs without having to wander far from the comfort of your recreational vehicle. Complimentary wireless Internet access and cable television service are common at island resorts. Most facilities also offer a business center for use by registered guests. All of the mundane yet necessary features of traditional RV parks are also available. Full electrical hook-ups, propane tank refills and dump stations are standard at Florida Keys RV resorts.
Winter is considered the peak season on the island, and spaces fill up quickly. Plan at least a month in advance making a reservation. Most, but not all resorts offer ocean or gulf views and waterfront RV spaces. Long-term space rentals and discounts for “Snow Bunnies” exist at most resorts. Love Key West so much that you want to become a permanent resident? RV spaces are sold as deeded real estate and can be purchased or leased at multiple island resorts.
If you’re going, check out these top 5 Key West RV Resorts. They are filled to the brim with amenities and are within walking distance to the famed Mallory Square as well as dining and shopping on the main thoroughfare – Duval Street.
Boyds Key West Campgrounds – Located on Maloney AvenueAmenities: Beachfront camping rentals,swimming pool, private marina and gift shop.
Bluewater Key – A luxury RV Resort at mile marker 14.5 on the Overseas HighwayAmenities: waterfront views, lounge, wireless Internet, climate controlled swimming pool, boat launch and private beach and fishing area.
Sugarloaf Key KOA – Located at mile marker 20 on the Overseas HighwayAmenities: RV rentals. Cable television, wireless Internet, cafe and lounge, private marina, picnic pavilion, sports courts, swimming pool, dog park, hot tub, sports courts, bicycle and boat rentals, anchored water trampoline, snack bar, shuttle service, organized children’s activities and eco-tours around the island.
Geiger Key Marina and RV Park – Located on Geiger RoadAmenities: waterfront sites, boat slips, charter fishing tours,Smokehouse Restaurant and Tiki Bar on-site, cable television, wireless Internet, pet friendly, live entertainment, permanent residency sites and walking distance to a convenience store.
El Mar RV Resort – Located at mile marker 5 on the Overseas HighwayAmenities: Monthly rental discounts, oceanfront site rentals, cable television and a private boat launch.