Family reunions can be difficult to plan. Ideally, you want to find a place that has a little something for everyone, young or old. No matter what your family is like, I think we all can agree that a central place to hang out would be the perfect spot for a family reunion. One of the first steps in planning your reunion is choosing the perfect location and venue - which can vary greatly depending on the kinds of activities your family is interested in. Key Largo has a lot to offer, no matter what your family wants to do during their time together.
As far as venues in Key Largo, Dolphin Point Villas is a hotel in the Florida Keys that is great for family reunions because it provides large groups with a comfortable, accommodating place to stay.
Outdoor activities tend to be the most popular at family reunions, and Key Largo has plenty of options for fun things to do outside. If your family is interested in being out on the water, they can enjoy: kayaking, fishing, diving, and boating, or just hanging out by the water overlooking the serene waters of Florida Bay.
All of these are great ways to bond and spend time with family. If some of you are looking for to cross an activity off your bucket lists, the Florida Keys are also a great choice because there are facilities where you can swim with dolphins! Dolphins Plus and Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder are two exciting places where you can come face to face with the wildlife that makes the outdoors so special. Both places offer solo or group swims, depending on how many people interested in this awesome activity.
Another important part of planning a family reunion is picking the right accommodations. Consider picking a resort villa for the best combination of comfort and luxury for your family’s stay.
With a villa, you can have your own kitchen and living space, which will help you maximize the amount of quality time spent with family members. You can even break out the time-honored family recipes in the kitchen and share that experience with each other. Or feel free to try this delicious recipe, from Key Largo’s very own The Fish House:
1 cup olive oil
One 8-ounce jar capers, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
5 shallots, chopped
5 tomatoes, chopped
2 lemons, juiced
1/2 Spanish onion, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 fish fillets of your choice
Add the olive oil, capers, basil, shallots, tomatoes, lemon juice, onions, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper to a medium bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Refrigerate until ready to use, at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
Position an oven rack at least 4 inches but no more than 6 inches from the broiler and preheat the broiler.
Place the fish fillets on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Place under the broiler and cook until done on one side; watch carefully, as it may only take a couple minutes depending on the thickness of your fillets and the proximity to the broiler. Remove from the broiler and turn each fillet over. Top each fillet with about 1/2 cup of the sauce. Return to the broiler and cook until the fish is done on the other side and fully cooked through in the middle. If you are unsure about doneness, cut into the center of the fillets; the fish should be opaque (you can cover up the cut with the sauce).
When you stay with Dolphin Point Villas, all these opportunities are at your fingertips, with the added bonus of comfort. Not only are our villas spacious and complete with everything your family could need during your stay, they’re also within close proximity to many activities.
Enjoy free boat launch and dockage as well as paddle boards and kayaks, and our pool during your stay with us. In addition, Dolphins Plus is just next door, and there are three different charter excursions that pick up at our dock!
Whether you decide to host your family reunion with Dolphin Point Villas in Key Largo, another venue in town, or somewhere completely different, you’re sure to enjoy time spent with family. Although planning the event and the activities involved can be overwhelming, it’s important to remember what’s at the core of it all. And that’s a love of family, and an appreciation for the people who keep us anchored.