Extensively overhauled in 2009 following a fire, this sprawling, historic resort on 27 lush acres of beachfront offers world-class amenities in a laid-back setting. The standard rooms have West Indies–style decor and marble bathrooms, and 840-square-foot “premier suites” feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening to ocean or island views, as well as open-air tubs for two on roomy balconies. Dining includes Limoncello (rustic Mediterranean), Nikai (sushi), and the signature restaurant, Atlantic’s Edge, featuring top-notch seafood, steaks, and organic local produce. The Spa at Cheeca features fair-trade products and a raft of treatments (including signature clamshell massage), a fitness room, and butler-serviced poolside cabanas. Besides hanging out at that 1,200-foot beachfront or 2 pools, activities include tennis, bikes, a 9-hole Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course, and pier fishing (included in the resort fee), plus eco-tours, sunset cruises, snorkel excursions, boats with seasoned guides for backcountry fishing, the Camp Cheeca kids’ program, and plenty more.
Upper and Middle Keys
Upper and Middle Keys› Hotel
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
U.S 1 at MM 82, Islamorada, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood Islamorada Phone 800/327-2888 Prices In season $429–$929 double, $549–$1,389 suite; off-season $199–$499 double, $249–$1,099 suite. Resort fee $39 per day. Amenities 3 restaurants; 2 lounges (1 poolside); 2 outdoor heated pools; saltwater lagoon; concierge; babysitting; bike rental; kids’ nature programs; golf course; tennis; 2 Jacuzzis; room service; full-service spa; fitness center; watersports equipment/rentals; local shuttle service; Wi-Fi (included) Units 214 units Web site Cheeca Lodge & Spa
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