So we needed a place to stay for wedding that we were attending the first weekend of March. As usual I started my research online and asking around about nice, yet affordable places to stay. Of course I hit up tripadvisor.com to analyze any suggestions I got and that's what really helped to make my decision for the perfect place for our visit to Islamorada. So Thanks to everyone for posting your reviews!
I called about 2 months in advance and they only had 1 room available so make your reservations early. There are only 23 units total, but that made for a more personal and quaint visit. We hardly saw anyone on Friday and very view guest on Saturday. The staff was very helpful and polite and were also rarely seen, but always available when needed. We had been assigned room #5 over the phone, but when we arrived we were pleased to learn we had been upgraded to room #3 which is just a little bit closer to the water. "Barbara" and "George" were there when we checked in and couldn't have made us feel more welcome.
The grounds were spotless and I started taking pictures right away. The "cottages" were adorable and super clean with just enough space for us. The screened in porch facing the water got a lot of use and the living room, kitchen, bathroom and bed room were very comfortable and inviting. The bathrooms had plenty of towels and the kitchen was fully stocked with any thing you need to prepare and enjoy a meal.
We immediately changed clothes and jumped in one of the hammocks in the palms by the water and soaked in the gentle breeze and beautiful sunshine. We eventually made it in the cool, but comfortable lagoon then the clean heated pool. The wildlife was abundant with plenty of small fish in the lagoon as well as plenty of egrets and pelicans to watch fly around and catch their dinner.
Unfortunately we only stayed two nights and spent most of the evenings at another resort where the wedding and other friends were staying for the weekend. When we were at Kon Tiki it was very quiet and felt like we were coming home each time we returned. We even got a game of shuffle board in!
We will defiantly be back and will suggest this lovely gem to all of our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ever been somewhere and feel there's something very important you have to do? Maybe it's fishing or scuba diving or nothing at all. The subtropical ambiance of the Kon Tiki Resort is that kind of place. You can enjoy swimming, fishing, diving, snorkeling and boating all year round. You'll be in paradise while soaking up the sun next to our heated freshwater pool or on the sandy beach of our private lagoon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kon-Tiki Hotel Islamorada