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Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

I love this resort and recommend it to clients whenever I can!  Its located on Key Biscayne via a bridge from Miami and although it’s close to everything it seems like a world away.

With 490 rooms this resort is large which means it has tons to offer guests but doesn’t feel like a mega-resort.

Here are the dining and lounge options:

Lobby Lounge

Thursday – Saturday have live band



Located inside the resort on the main level, it’s a Cuban rum bar and lounge


Serves breakfast (where you will receive your Virtuoso breakfast) ,Lunch, Dinner along with a Sunday brunch.

Cantina Beach

Cantina Beach

Miami’s only ocean-front Mexican restaurant serving lunch and dinner.  I ate here during my visit and it’s really good! Be sure to ask for the guacamole.

Dune Oceanfront Burger Lounge

DUNE Oceanfront Burger Lounge

Eat here for lunch or dinner and be sure to meet Geno, the bartender, and have one of his signature Mojitos.  They’re awesome!

Geno and his famous mojito!


Kids of all ages won’t be able to resist this pool-side ice cream parlor.


#629 1 bedroom partial ocean view suite

This suite is 800 square feet with a balcony, 1 ½ baths and can connects to 2 doubles making a 2 bedroom suite.  Bathroom includes a separate tub/shower and double vanities.

1 bedroom partial ocean view – living area

1 bedroom partial ocean view – bedroom

1 bedroom partial ocean view

#678 Studio with 2 double beds

Same size as a standard room (420 square feet) but includes a mini-fridge, stovetop, and a microwave.  Most rooms in this category also have a balcony.


Club level

Club Level Lounge

Located on the 9th floor, it offers a dedicated concierge, breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacks, wines, beers, liquors, and non-alcoholic drinks plus 2 pressed garments daily.

There’s also a separate area for kids with a TV, games, and children’s activities.

Club lounge – Kids’ area



2 outdoor heated pools and Jacuzzi


20,000 square foot spa

There are also tennis facilities with clinics (ages 3-103) and pro services.  Golf is nearby and can be arranged through the resort.  Ritz-Kids is available for kids ages 5-12 as full or half day programs and features activities developed by Jean-Michael Cousteau. Your kids will learn about the environment (land and sea) as well as cultures and conservation.  Reservations must be made no later than 5pm the day prior.

By booking your stay through McAlpin Travel (independent affiliate of Brownell Travel, a Virtuoso agency) I am pleased to offer you the following benefits:

Virtuoso amenities –

Upgrade upon arrival if available

Daily full breakfast for 2 guests

$100 resort credit

Early check-in/late check-out if available

There is a daily $28 resort fee which includes high-speed internet access, 2 beach chairs and umbrella and spa access.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is a great resort for families and kids. I will definitely bring my kids here in the future as it felt more like a Caribbean resort.

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