Is Key Biscayne close by? Is this a better area. Is there a nice beach there? Good Hotels?
Key Biscayne is a barrier island in Biscayne Bay - southeast of your favorite hotel. It is mostly state parks - with Crandon Park on the north end and Bill Baggs State Park on the south end. The middle part of the key is some exclusive property and there are hotels - most notably a Ritz-Carlton. As Penny notes - you are almost there. There is a causeway that goes out to Key Biscayne. I spent a lot of my time at the beach at Crandon Park in the 1960's, when we lived in Coral Gables.