You do need to buy supplies when staying at a condo. After the starter kit runs out, each guest is responsible for purchasing all other supplies they will be using during their stay. When you first arrive, The condo is equipped with a starting kit which consists of toiletries, toilet paper, and dishwashing liquid for the first day. You refill things. Self-catering means there is no daily housekeeping. The condo is cleaned before the guest arrives and then after the guest's departure.
Sunset Cove was a nice pick for a hotel. We could not have loved the whole experience more and what views. They have a nice boat ramp to use if want boat dockage. It was really nice to be on the sunset side of the island. Key Largo has the oceanside, which is the left side as you're heading south towards Key West, or the right side is the bayside, and has the sunset views in the evenings. That is something to consider, although any of the waterfront hotels will probably be just fine. We looked closely at the Bayside Inn which is very close to Sunset Cove. It is nice to get affordable Key Largo hotel accommodations that are perfect for the family. You will like the idea of Kayaking right from the hotel. The hotel offers complimentary kayak usage. You are gonna like to do that plenty as long as it is in a low wind day. It is very difficult to kayak sometimes if the wind is really blasting away at you. Going with the wind is fine, the problem is when you're heading back up wind. It was great to have a barbecue where we could cook our fish in the evenings.