I was first introduced to this palm-filled oasis by my partner. He and his late son stumbled upon the property by mistake while vacationing at the Cheeca Lodge next door. They always wanted to visit the Moorings together, so I decided to take my man here in memory of his boy. We only planned on an overnight stay to pay respects to Connor.
When we arrived, Thomas and his staff were eager to meet us and show us around. We were given a full tour of this gem of a property. Every cottage is designed with a different style and named appropriately; the attention to detail is apparent. Each piece of art, furniture, each color scheme, even each bedside flower is given a special touch! The landscaping is out of this world! The variety and care of each piece is priceless!
After our tour, we were escorted to our cottage, and we immediately fell in love with the place! In short, one night turned into five, and on the last night, we stayed in Vera's place.
This was our favorite cottage! ...our own beach hut! We enjoyed a beautiful ocean sunrise from our beautiful detailed four-poster bed!
While we enjoyed morning kayak adventures, or a glass of wine while swaying in our hammocks on the beach, we were comforted to know that our room was only a few feet away! The property is so private that we never even ran into another guest! It was like our own private island! There is so much to do that we never even left the property. When we were hungry, we walked across the street to Pierre's. The head bartender Tim was such a gentleman, and he was very knowledgeable about wines. Tim gave us five-star service with a five-star meal. His personality shined, you can tell he enjoyed his guests.
One of the most memorable parts of our stay was the staff. We were constantly surprised with breakfast waiting on the doorstep, a bottle of wine upon an evening return, or just a friendly note from Thomas. The staff is so discreet, that I never saw anyone! We were never bothered or called unless we called them! The Moorings was really like our own private island! Jonathan said he had the time of his life, and he was so glad that he had an opportunity to spend time there. We will never stay anywhere else, and plan on returning as soon as possible.
Thomas is someone we will never forget. The comfort he gave Jonathan and I during this trying time in our life was greatly appreciated. Thank you to Thomas and the rest of the staff! We will be back soon!
-Renee and Jonathan
P.S. ...we are not posting any photos. If you you would would like to see this exclusive property, you will have to just stay there! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once a coconut plantation, The Moorings Village Resort offers one, two and three bedroom villas, cottages and plantation houses with wraparound verandas, colorful Bahamian-style shutters and cypress interiors, each uniquely decorated. Hidden in delightful seclusion under coconut palms are the resort’s magnificent natural white sand beach, heated pool, tennis court and Island Body and Sol Spa, which offers beachfront massage treatments. The Moorings Village offers guests absolute privacy and tranquility with all the comforts of home, including well-equipped kitchens and laundry in most houses, individual dining rooms and living room areas, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Luxury amenities include large screen televisions, elegant hand-painted tiles, oversized soaking tubs and shower stalls, as well as plantation-style porches overlooking the ocean or views of the lushly landscaped grounds. Guests may enjoy dining at the resort's two Zagat-rated restaurants, Pierre's Restaurant and Morada Bay Beach Cafe, located just across the road. The restaurants share a private beach and are the site of the monthly Full Moon Party. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Moorings Village Hotel Islamorada
- Moorings Islamorada