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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Pittsboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rented 5 rooms for business trip Nice hotel with renovation nearly finished ( some noise during the day ). Nice interior design mixing whitened wood and textiles giving a luminous ambiance. Rooms are very wide, brand neww, good bed, nice bed and terry bathroom textiles, but mini fridge missing Free parking with sufficient places / Free wifi Nice swimming pool... More 

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

Good afternoon Pierre, I hope that even though it was business you were able to enjoy some fun time as well! Thank you so much for the great feedback and we are working on tweaking our breakfast menu as we speak to add some quick grab-n-go items. I hope that if your travels bring you back again from France you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just checked in and so very impressed!!! Will definitely write more...cant wait to try EVERYTHING they have to offer. Beach, pool, tiki bar and lobby is beautiful and all about relaxation! What a view!!

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

Good afternoon Judy! Well I will say you are probably the first guest I have had to review as soon as you check in and I love it! Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope that your entire stay is wonderful :) Can't wait to hear from you again soon. Warm Wishes, Kara More 

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49 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I do not give out stars easily and I was almost going to give it 5 stars , but we did have construction containers outside our room (not a great view) and beach was a wall and not a swimmable beach ( the rooms have just been redone and I thought that they were very nice. Bathroom and shower were... More 

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

Good afternoon VolpeTravels, Well first let me say I can't wait to have you back so we can earn that 5th star! Thank you so much for the amazing review and I couldn't agree more, the snapper is an awesome dish. Thank you for the kind words on the staff, I will pass it along. Hope to see you soon.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived early and the staff graciously stored our belongings until check in. The grounds were well appointed and cozy. The room was very modern with very comfortable beds. The best part of this facility is the outstanding, accomodating and friendly staff. They all went above and beyond and should be recognized for the a job well done. The only... More 

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

Good afternoon Dennise! We are glad that you got here early and were able to enjoy the resort and hope it didn't take too long to get your room for you. Thank you for all the kind words and we are so glad you came to visit. We hope to be finishing out the renovation soon so come back and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amara Cay has done a beautiful renovation to an idyllic seaside setting. The accomodations are luxuriously comfortable. The chef at Ontemare Restaurant creates menus that are outstanding. A special thank you to the concierge Dave for his endless energy and kindness in suggesting and finding us activities just right for our tastes. We loved our stay and were so reluctant... More 

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

Good afternoon Kathryn! Yay, we are so glad that you came and stayed with us. We could not agree more and think our Chef Dario is amazing and as for Dave he is such a kind asset to our team and full of knowledge. I hope you come back and visit us again soon so we can pamper you guys... More 

Skanderborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night here april 2015. Got a nice room with two queen size beds. Though not facing pool side, the traffic from the road wasnt disturbing when sitting on the balcony. The room was great and features the best working hotel aircondition I have tried. The hotel is just renovated and is really nice, rooms and dining areas are... More 

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

Good afternoon Pilbro! I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip all the way from Denmark :) Living in South Florida we put a high priority on air conditioning so glad we were able to meet that expectation. I hope if you travels bring you back you will stay with us again and I will buy you your next... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for 3 nights in March and it was absolutely wonderful. Even with such a short stay, the staff knew us by name and gave great recommendations on things to do and places to go. Yes, there was ongoing construction, but it really didn't affect our stay. We weren't in the room most of the day, so I'm... More 

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Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week. We had a 4th floor ocean front suite which was more than spacious, in fact the living room area is almost TOO big! Could use some more furniture! The grounds were immaculate, lobby and bar is stunning! Margie, Gunnar, bar and restaurant staff were so nice, genuine and extremely helpful. Front desk staff was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a work in progress and the progress is coming along nicely! Lovely contemporary Keysey decor. We had a suite room which provided ample space for our family of 5. Rooms and public spaces in hotel were clean. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Views were nice and will improve once the construction containers are gone. Beach area and... More 

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

Good afternoon annearbor! Thank you so much for your review from your recent stay! I am thrilled that you loved the décor and new upgrades. I will definitely look into the strength of the drinks at the bar, we want everyone to enjoy our cocktails poolside so that you for the feedback. I look forward to having you back visit... More 

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