Situated six miles southeast of Miami, Key Biscayne is a 7-mile-long and 2-mile-wide barrier island dotted with elegant homes, pristine beaches, bike paths and lush foliage. (Richard Nixon once had a home here in the 1970s, and actor Andy Garcia is a current resident.) Key Biscayne's appeal is it feels isolated and private with an air of exclusivity. Yet the Miami event venues in Key Biscayne are less than 10 minutes from the fast-paced action in downtown Miami and South Beach.
Key Biscayne is connected to Miami by the Rickenbacker Causeway and is located 10 miles from Miami International Airport and six miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center, full of Miami meeting space.
The 450-room Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne is the only hotel on the island equipped to host groups with its 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet space. Situated five minutes away from Crandon Park Golf Course, with easy access to South Beach and downtown Miami, the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne has a 20,000 square-foot spa, 11-court tennis center, fitness and wellness complex, four dining venues and two outdoor heated oceanfront swimming pools and whirlpool.
Phenomenal Key Biscayne event venues include the 5-acre Sunset Cove at the Miami Seaquarium, located minutes from the island on Rickenbacker Causeway, accommodates up to 300 people in two cocktail areas and a 40' by 80' tent with incredible panoramas of the Miami skyline from Coconut Grove to Downtown Miami. Other amenities include a private boat dock, event consultation, lush tropical gardens, valet capabilities, and a separate catering entrance.
Following a meeting, golfers can play the Crandon Golf Course on Key Biscayne, a legendary layout that has hosted 17 professional tour events. With nary a house or condo in sight, the course has a distinctive, private-club feel. It's a wonderland of twisted mangroves, Sea Grape trees and palms with views of Biscayne Bay on several holes. After a tournament, the Links at Key Biscayne can host up to 800 people in its clubhouse and veranda deck for cocktail parties. Among the events possible are corporate dinners, seminars, receptions and parties, and breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings.
Relaxation and recreation activities abound on Key Biscayne. Popular pastimes include bicycling around the island on various paths; lounging on Crandon Beach, which has been named one of America's best beaches by various publications; participating in "Turtle Walks" in August and September to view sea turtles; and visiting the Miami Seaquarium, located minutes from the island on Rickenbacker Causeway, where a "Swim With Our Dolphins" program is offered every day.