Boaters choice 2022

Our Guests Say It Best

Super place to say. The housing and marina are brand new, spacious, and the service is very good. I was pleasantly surprised by the pool and ice-cold drinks served! The taxi service in the area was very helpful, always available and much cheaper than renting a car.

-Scott N

Marlin Bay Resort was absolutely amazing. It was so nice having the boat on-premises. The units were beautiful and very clean. Our children age from 16 to 24 and everyone had a fabulous time. All of the employees were such a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend it.


Had a wonderful time. Staff went above and beyond to make our stay the very best experience. Lovely place. Almost heaven! Would definitely recommend to my family and friends... The elevator in our place was a huge fit.


"The place was awesome! It was very clean and comfortable! The pool and bbq areas were wonderful! All staff were very friendly and helpful! We rented kayaks and bikes and had a blast! Can't wait to come back! 


This marina is among the best that we have been to on the east coast up to Connecticut! And we move boats up and down the East coast every 6 months. Absolutely the best! The most beautifully/clean manicured property we have experienced. We had a wonderful relaxing weekend. The dockmaster, Greg, was amazing and let us stay right on the end of then pool area.

-Travelin' Gal

This was our first trip to the area and the staff was eager to suggest some recommendations from activities to dining which was very much appreciated and they did not disappoint ***** The resort & Marina are top notch along with their staff. So friendly and willing to accommodate. We look forward to returning for sure


Great place for family's and couples. Lots to do for all ages and staff is super friendly and go above and beyond for any and all requests. Ice can be delivered to your boat or residence. Pool and game room are awesome. My whole family loved it and the views are great from all rooms. Will def be back for another visit.


This is by far the best place to stay in Marathon. Hands down! Look no further. Everyone is so kind that works there. This is the very first vacation my husband did not want to go home early. We loved watching a different sunset every evening. You need a boat to really enjoy the gorgeous waters of The Keys Estuary. My crew went spear fishing, regular fishing, snorkeling on gorgeous reef, and a few days of catching lobster. We then cooked all our catches on the grills they provided . EPIC in every way. The kitchen is fully stocked. Beds are comfortable.We loved the quiet laid back atmosphere. However if you like to party all night this is not the place for you.


We loved our stay at Marlin Bay. The property & location is beautiful and the staff were very warm & welcoming! There were lots of activities to do at Marlin Bay and in Marathon which made our trip great. We will definitely be coming back again soon!


The entire place is first rate. The houses are luxurious, with all your needs met beautifully. The resort is absolutely clean and well appointed. The staff goes above and beyond to anticipate your wants and needs. We stayed last year and already have this year booked. The keys are not especially great for beaches, but if you love sun, fishing, boating, great people, great food and cool nature experiences, it’s perfect. MANY restaurants to choose from. Marlin Bay is worth every penny.

-Paula H.

Marlin Bay Resort is second to none in the Marathon area, and quite frankly one of the best resorts we have stayed at in the entire Keys. As a frequent visitor of the Florida Keys over the past several decades, Marlin Bay is a breath of fresh air. We stayed in Unit 3819 (one of the largest units offered) and it was gorgeous. The entire team from the check in to check out was a pure pleasure to deal with throughout our stay. The marina is safe, protected and first class all the way around… We will definitely be back, this is our new go to place to stay when in Marathon.


Starting the moment we arrived to the front desk we knew it was the right choice. After we checked in we headed to our home for the week, opening the door we could not believe the size of the house and how clean and new everything was. The grounds are maintained perfectly and the pool is amazing, only to be topped by a pool bar with a pool table!!


We booked the resort home for the 4th of July we stayed for 1 week. Our house was one of there bigger homes. 4 bedroom all of the rooms had a full bathroom. Super convenient. I loved the coffee drink station of the 3rd floor. So much space in door and out. The small pool on the bottom floor was nice...

-Liz P

" The facilities and amenities were like new; sparkling clean. Barbecues were cleaned daily. The gym and shower were available from 8am to 6pm daily and the restrooms by the pool were open all the time. Again, spotless. Pool bar served up refreshing drinks from 1pm to 7pm. There are two air-conditioned lounge areas, one in the club house and another in the marina office. The pool. Marlin Bay has THE most amazing pool in the Florida Keys..."

-Teresa O' Kane

We stayed at this Marina on a family trip. The resort itself is really nice and well kept and clean. The pool and jacuzzi are clean and nice (make sure to bring your own towel!) The gym and shower is also clean. There are games available for rent in the lobby which is cool!

-Ines Czechowski

I almost did not want to write this review because I’d like to keep Marlin Bay “all to myself.” We had the BEST vacation at our Marlin Bay home. From everything to check in which was smooth and seamless, to our stay was SUCH a pleasure. The house was GORGEOUS, fully stocked kitchen, plenty of towels, generous size bedrooms/bathrooms/closets and beautiful unique décor. Also, the pool was literally in our front yard.

-Sarah Hubbard

We enjoyed our stay at Marlin Bay Marina. Convenient location, nice pool area, with plenty of room to spread out, bar, pool and ping pong tables. Beautiful sunsets! Very nice place to unwind for a few days!

-Carol A.

Amazing place to relax and enjoy the keys. A true 5 star experience whether you come by land or water. We enjoyed our time here. The place was top notch and the staff are all helpful and friendly.

-Micah B.

The nicest place in all the keys. My boating friends told me about this place and it was extraordinary. The vacation homes are stunning, service is great and the place is very well run with nice people that attend to details and hustle if you need something… I've been all over the keys all my life and if you are looking for a nice place to keep your boat or rent a vacation home this is about as upscale as it gets.

-Edwin R.

This was the most amazing vacation. The house was gorgeous and impeccably decorated and furnished. The staff went over and above to make everything perfect. I don't hesitate to recommend this to anyone, and I will absolutely be back. I can't think of a single thing I was unhappy with.

-Paula H.

Highly recommend Marlin Bay! Their staff was the friendliest of any place I have ever stayed in the keys. We stayed in Unit 3826, which was absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail and level of craftsmanship was noticeable from the moment you walk in. Beautiful property with no expenses spared, job well done Marlin Bay!

-Stephen C.

One of the best marina experiences we have had. The Dockmaster, Brian and his crew were great. They checked on us daily to make sure we didn’t need anything and were awesome when we docked. I recommend this marina whole heartily to anyone who is looking for a marina in Marathon.


Fantastic place to stop for a few days, recharge one’s batteries, restock the larder, and enjoy the magnificent Keys sunsets...!


Delightful marina and extremely well-kept and clean. Incredible swimming pool and hot tub. Staff was very nice and helpful. Will definitely return.


As beautiful as advertised, amenities are A++ Dockage is good with helpful dock assistants, when approaching marina, it is just east of the Micro Tower, with the Sunset Tower as your landmark upon approach. Laundry is not currently available, but pick-up laundry service is available. Pump out located on the outer marina, easier if used upon approach or leaving. The is a pump out service vessel that needs to be prearranged. Number of restaurants, Home Deport and Publix (easier bike ride) within walking distance. Looking forward to a return visit.