You may never see another soul at this pricey 18-acre resort, a former coconut plantation, if you choose not to (there isn’t even maid service unless you ask for it). The whitewashed units, from cozy cottages to three-bedroom houses, come with fully equipped kitchens and rustic-contemporary decor. Most have washers and dryers, and all have CD and DVD players; ask when you book. The real reason to come here is to relax on a beaut of a thousand-foot beach (one of the only real beaches hereabouts). You’ll also find a great pool, a hard tennis court, and a few kayaks and sailboards, but no motorized water vehicles. There’s also no room service or restaurant, but Morada Bay and Pierre’s across the street are excellent. This is a place for people who like each other a lot. And best leave the kids at home unless they’re really well behaved and not easily bored.
Upper and Middle Keys
Upper and Middle Keys› Hotel
The Moorings Village & Spa
123 Beach Rd., off U.S. 1 MM 81.5, Islamorada, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood Islamorada Phone 305/664-4708 Prices Winter $649–$2,469; off-season $359–$1,725. Resort fee $20 per day Amenities Concierge; outdoor heated pool; spa; yoga; tennis court; watersports equipment; bikes; Wi-Fi (included) Units 18 units Web site The Moorings Village & Spa
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