Set on the island of Duck Key, this oceanfront resort with a marina is 2.7 miles from the Dolphin Research Center.
The laid-back rooms (most with private balconies and some with sea views) have flat-screen TVs. Villas (with 2 or 3 bedrooms) add kitchens; some have private plunge pools. A daily resort fee covers in-room WiFi.
There's a spa, 5 outdoor pools and a gym, plus tennis courts and a putting green. Dining options include a grill and a relaxed restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes. Activities include swimming with dolphins (fee), fishing, diving and water sports. The resort fee also covers parking and access to leisure facilities.