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Amara Cay Resort

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80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (Formerly The Islamorada Resort)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portales
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is still under construction so there are trade offs. The rooms are brand new though not fully equiped. No fridge/minibar yet though there is a place for one in the credenza. There was jack-hammering and other construction noise. The pool area and outside bar are operational but not finished... no restroom or rinse station. No gym or spa... More 

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Lighthouse Point
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautifully remodeled hotel. The designer has excellent taste.. Very clean. Nice staff. The shuttle is a very nice service to get safely and comfortably around the area to visit other restaurants/bars. Will definitely return!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with another couple on a combination fishing (guys) shopping (gals) to Islamorada. The Amara Cay has been totally renovated by early in 2015. The rooms have been totally redone including the bathrooms. The lobby has been totally redone with a new sleek bar and restaurant area. The pool has been redone. The outdoor bar/Tiki Hut is ocean side... More 

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Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon ccorrie001, Thank you so very much for such an awesome review on your most recent stay in at Amara Cay! We think we are the "Best place to stay in Islamorada" as well and glad you had such a great time :) Since Bonita Springs is not too far away we hope you come visit us again soon... More 

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful staff, everyone was so kind and welcoming to us. The location is great and we loved the newly modern atmosphere of the resort although some views were not very appealing - We had the view overlooking a not so pleasant roof top. The food at the resort was ok I was not very impressed. No mini bar or water... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Amara Cay for our first time in Islamorada. Besides the nicely appointed CLEAN rooms, the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. They all know what customer service is all about. Thank you Dave and Tanya for your outstanding service. The hotel has a beautiful beach area and great little tiki bar. Only wish we were able to... More 

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Lawson, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Islamorada as a get-a-way with another couple. The hotel was selected as part of an Expedia package with airfare and car rental together. This was one of my first vacations where I had nothing at all to do with the choosing of hotel. I was a little nervous to say the least and after looking it up... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, we had an awesome stay! I know other reviews may have read poor before the remodeling, but this place will be a great resort very soon. We went during the construction phase, which was slight and almost complete when we were there. They did wake us up early 2 days, but the GM was quick to make up for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I flew down from NYC for this place, billed as a new resort in a great part of the Florida Keys. My hope was to relax and read for a few days. No such luck. The gym wasn't even open, the jacuzzi was always locked, their self serve laundry machine was out of order, there were no mini fridges in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this new resort. The staff was very helpful and personable. The resort is new and has a few things to work out but so far the decorations are beautiful. It will be interesting to see if they apply any of our suggestions. We would love to revisit in the future.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a place that was away from the Miami Beach scene and not quite as big setting as Key West. This property turned out to be the perfect place! This upscale resort has great amenities, quiet beach with cool hammocks, clean rooms, and access to lots of restaurants on the island. But one of... More 

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Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon skier567! So glad you got to sneak away from the hustle and bustle of Miami Beach and enjoy our new resort! I really appreciate the kind words on the staff, we work really hard as a team to make sure all our guests needs are met. I hope you and your wife come back and visit us soon... More 

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