My family just returned from a 5 night stay at Hawks Cay. We were fortunate to get in on the "buy 4 nights, get 5th night free" deal. Let me start by saying we had great time and look forward to a return trip, but there are some negatives with this resort....so I will include the pros and cons in my review.
Pros- beautiful location and setting, loved being able to watch the dolphins, lagoon was nice and uncrowded while we were there (May 11-16), loved watching the boats come in with their fish!
Very convenient to charge EVERYTHING including our boat charter, dolphin swim, as well as all food and beverages to the room.... helped us keep up with the exact cost of our trip.
We rented a 2 bedroom single level marina area.(my favorite spot and where we will stay next time). The unit was pretty with a great view but could have been a little cleaner.
Food at beach grill was really good... loved the fish tacos! Food at Oceans was pretty good but not outstanding, but we did like the pizza a lot! We did not eat at Almas.
Enjoyed the dolphin connection but its not as extensive as other nearby places... but the trainers who worked with us were fun and we had a great experience.
CONS--- Service was slow everywhere! Oceans service was terrible.
Condo needed a thorough cleaning. it was "clean enough" but the cabinets were sticky and floors needed some deep cleaning.
Food was expensive... and there is a $29.00 per day service fee which supposedly did not include tips in the restaurants, but we noticed that they included at 18% tip on all food service.
No real beach but we live at the beach so the lagoon with the turquoise water was a nice change for us.
The fitness center was small... but the walking trails were great!
All in all, I would recommend Hawks Cay to family and friends :) It was the nicest place we saw although I hear Cheetah Lodge is wonderful.
Also, we ate in Islamorada a the Islamorada Fish Camp and LOVED that. Great setting and live music! ... Skip the Sunset Grill in Marathon. Our food was not good at all. A friend had recommended we stop at a locals spot on the way to Key Westfor lunch and I highly recommend the Geiger Key Marina and Grill if you just want simple good food in a very rustic, relaxed spot .
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