Taking up most of an island in the Middle Keys, this 60-acre spread specializes in families and in activities up the wazoo and down the reef. Besides sailing, fishing, snorkeling, diving, Snuba, waterskiing, kiteboarding, parasailing, and stand-up paddleboarding, guests can interact directly with dolphins in the Dolphin Connection program (reserve well in advance). Rooms have spacious bathrooms, Tommy Bahama–style furniture, and balconies with ocean or garden views; there are also 225 waterfront villas with full kitchens. The 7,000-square-foot spa provides stellar treatments, and kids’ activities include marine- and eco-inspired programs. Dining includes the nuevo-Latino Alma, with a bar featuring hard-to-find rums; the Beach Grill, featuring light fare; Ocean, the open-kitchen main restaurant; and Island Time, a shop including a Starbucks menu. Just as popular as the pools is a good-size lagoon where families can splash, kayak, and paddleboard.
Upper and Middle Keys
Upper and Middle Keys› Hotel
Hawks Cay Resort
61 Hawks Cay Blvd., at MM 61, Duck Key, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood Duck Key Phone 888/395-5539, 305/743-7000 Prices Winter $329–$659 double, $549–$1,300 suite, $519–$1,400 villa; off-season $199–$559 double, $479–$900 suite, $449–$1,000 villa (packages available). Daily resort fee $29. Amenities 4 restaurants; lounge; bike rental; children’s programs ($40–$75 per child); concierge; exercise room; Jacuzzi; 5 outdoor pools (4 heated); room service; full-service spa; 8 tennis courts (6 hard, 2 clay, 2 lighted); watersports equipment/rentals; Wi-Fi (included) Units 432 units, including 242 2- and 3-bedroom villas Web site Hawks Cay ResortBook a Room Now
Map61 Hawks Cay Blvd., at MM 61 Duck Key FL Upper and Middle Keys
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