THINGS TO DO

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN AT PELICAN COVE

Adventures for all ages await at Pelican Cove. Learn how to Fish Like a Local, bounce on a water trampoline in the saltwater lagoon, explore by paddle board or kayak, and even swim with dolphins!

Toddlers & Young Kids

There's plenty to do for the little ones in Islamorada! Start your day with the daily continental breakfast featuring fresh fruits, flaky pastries and scrumptious muffins, included with your stay. Then hop in a kayak for a relaxing trip exploring the beautiful island scenery, or enjoy a splash in the onsite pool and saltwater lagoon before strolling the sandy private beach.

The jumbo lawn games on property are also a blast! Play with the oversized pieces, from chess to Jenga and corn hole, and make every night family game night at Pelican Cove.

Teens & Tweens

Paddle boards, snorkel masks, kayaks, bicycles and tropical teen fun are all included at Pelican Cove. Plus, the resort shuttle offers access to our sister properties and their amenities, including Postcard Inn and its onsite Dive Shop and legendary marina with fishing charters leaving its docks daily. Our weekly Fish Like a Local events are also the ideal opportunity to reel in your own trophy!

After all that adventuring, the Islamorada Starbucks just a short stroll away offers the perfect pick-me-up. Or, grab a light lunch and island-style snacks from Pelican Cove's poolside Wild & Lime, tucked under shady palm trees only steps from the beach.

Nature & Discovery

Windley Key Fossil Reef State Park — A fantastic place to stroll on shady paths and admire native Florida vegetation. Features a well-marked geology trail for those eager to learn more about the area (watch out for tree roots though).

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park — This 280-acre island earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to its virgin tropical hardwood forest and 1919 home of William Matheson, a well-to-do Miami chemist. Accessible only by boat, it’s open for tours Friday through Sunday.

Theater of the Sea — With up-close encounters with dolphins, turtle feedings and sea lion shows make this marine-mammal center (the second-oldest in the world) a popular all-day destination for families. There’s also a grill, gift shop and private beach for swimming and sunning.

Museums & Galleries

History of Diving Museum — Four thousand years of diving history is captured in 13 interactive galleries. Don’t miss the helium bar on your way out.

Florida Keys History & Discovery Center — Peruse intriguing exhibits on the first people who settled the Florida Keys, including regional pirates and the Spanish treasure fleet decimated by a hurricane in 1733.

Old Road Gallery — The gallery’s sculpture garden, tucked away in a hidden sanctuary of native hardwoods and winding paths, showcases a variety of bronze and copper sculptures.

Rain Barrel Village — A series of galleries displays the best of local arts, including glass, sculpture, pottery, and jewelry.

Lobster Trap Art Gallery — Displays hundreds of affordable original works from Florida Keys artists. The on-site frame shop crafts unique frames made from authentic, weathered wood salvaged from lobster traps.

Top Reasons to Stay

OCEAN VIEW ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BALCONIES

Nothing relaxes the mind and body like waking up to your own ocean view and spending the morning on your balcony watching the sunrise tint the sky flamingo-pink.

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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SERVED DAILY

Coffee, fresh fruits, flaky pastries and scrumptious muffins await you every morning. Fuel up for your day of Florida Keys adventures!

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WALKING DISTANCE TO ISLAMORADA ATTRACTIONS

Why drive when you can walk? Islamorada’s favorite attractions are just a brisk stroll away!

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PRIVATE BEACH WITH WATER SPORTS

Ample space to lounge in the sun with a book or a friend - or start your ocean adventures with a paddleboard, kayak, or snorkel and mask.

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WORLD-CLASS MARINA WITH OVERNIGHT DOCKAGE

One-stop access to Islamorada’s best fishing charters. Captains can tie up just a few steps from Pelican Cove’s guest rooms.

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Resort Shuttle

Looking for even more adventure? Our complimentary shuttle will transport guests to attractions within a four-mile radius of the resort, as well as our sister properties in Islamorada. Their resort amenities are also open to Pelican Cove guests, so you can explore four resorts with Pelican Cove as your home base during your stay.