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80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 19 hotels in Islamorada
Travelers' Choice
Amara Cay Resort is anchored in the laid-back style and carefree atmosphere that makes Islamorada the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Reflecting the easy tranquility of the Upper Keys, Amara Cay Resort seamlessly blends recreation with relaxation. Hammocks dot the sandy shoreline, palm trees sway in the breeze and a shimmering oceanfront pool beckons early risers. It's no wonder Amara Cay was named the winner of the 2015 Sandi Design award for Design Excellence Hospitality by the International Interior Design Association, which recognized our expert balance of relaxed atmosphere and luxurious style.
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Room & Suite (330)330
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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NYCMIAMIGIRL wrote a review Apr 18
Dominican Republic47 contributions12 helpful votes
Disclaimer: we are well traveled hotel snobs.... I booked this room on a last minute whim after my fiancé and I needed a little break. We have some international travel planned and just wanted something close to home that wouldn’t break the bank and would give us some sun and relax time. Amara cay was just that. I couldn’t help but read some negative reviews and noticed many highlight things that should be known ahead of time and not expected by travelers. This is a 3 start property not the st Regis. It is MORE than ideal for this hotel class. The food was great and the service by Abner and the whole group at the tiki bar was fantastic. I noticed ppl complained about the beach área not being beachy enough?! News flash there are no real beaches in the keys and this property did a GREAT job of providing one which also had a dock and nice amenities like kayaks. The frozen drinks were lovely and the upgrades to the former property whatever it was are very well thought out. There are plenty of restaurants nearby but we never left and enjoyed our time at the resort. They also allow reciprocity between their properties if you would like. I noticed people complained about price thinking $400 + was expensive. It may be for some or some areas or at some times of year BUT newsflash number 2 this is Islamorada in PEAK season!!! What you get for less is far from a property with these amenities. I liked that the hotel was not too big and had plenty of chaise lounges and beach pool area. I would return and highly recommend for this type of hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mary N wrote a review Jan 2021
Miami, Florida6 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
The Amara Cay is absolutely the most peaceful and beautiful property we've had the pleasure to stay at in the Keys. Located in Islamorada, its on the ocean side with stunning views, swaying palms and cozy hammocks hanging between them. There are gas fire pits at night. A beautiful, heated walk-in pool. A huge tiki bar with plenty of seating to order drinks and food from. The chicken sandwich and zucchini fries are delicious. The rooms are clean and have a beach chic decor. They offer paddle boarding and kayaking. One of its outstanding amenities is the staff, Kenneth and Sophia are exceptional!!! They always remember our names and greet us with smiles. They make sure we have everything we need or desire. We can't wait to get back!
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Lauren Clevenger, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings from Islamorada Mary! Kenneth, Sophia, and the entire Amara Cay team thanks you for your kind feedback and 5-star review! I am thrilled we had the opportunity to welcome you and provide an enjoyable stay. I sincerely hope it will be the first of many more to come. Best wishes to you.
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231allison wrote a review Apr 16
West Palm Beach, Florida2 contributions
10/10 recommend this gorgeous property. From the moment you walk in you instantly relax and feel like part of the Amara Cay family. The front desk team is SO accommodating- they have water bottles waiting for you upon arrival and greet you with a smile- the team they have there has been there forever- it is always so nice to go and recognize familiar and friendly faces! Sophie, Aranelys and Jade- you guys are rockstars, thanks so much for making it such a great experience. Fito you are amazing! Thank you for helping us get everything up to the suite. Fito went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure our large party was taken care of and truly deserves to be recognized along with the above team. Lauren has done an absolute amazing job with the whole team and she truly does everything she possibly can to go out of her way to make sure her guests feel welcome. The rooms are beautiful - splurge for the ocean front- I PROMISE you won’t be disappointed. Order the burger at the bar and a yummy margarita and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Knottn10 wrote a review Apr 14
Boston, Massachusetts25 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed in Islamorada for two nights as part of a road trip to key west. I was shocked at the limited availability and hotel prices but it’s peak season so every Islamorada 3+ star hotel was >$400/night. After I got over the general prices in area, we ended up booking the oceanfront lanai at the Amara Cay resort. The room was great! Very clean, modern, quiet, had an absolutely gorgeous view, and literally steps to the ocean. The Amara Cay resort is small, yet the space is utilized well encompassing a large pool, tiki bar, lawn games and small beach. What I loved most about the resort is so much is included with your stay: unlimited bottles of water, paddle boards and kayaking, two free drinks upon arrival, parking, shuttle service, and unlimited usage of amenities at their three sister properties. My only advice is to book an ocean front room, if you can. The partial views are okay, but you’re still paying a pricey rate. In my opinion, oceanfront is well worth it at this property! Overall very happy, will likely return when back in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joann Lange wrote a review Apr 11
West Palm Beach, Florida17 contributions10 helpful votes
This was the view from our hotel room in room 301. We stayed for a friends 50th birthday and had a block of rooms at a special rate. With resort fee and taxes the room Came out to $400 per night. One would think for $400 you would have a nicer view. When I spoke to the front desk person she said that is a standard room & we got a good rate. Other hotels in the areas she said are $600 - 800 per night. The AC was so loud and to add insult to injury the elevator was next to the room. I would not stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$224 - $514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amara Cay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Amara Cay Resort?
Nearby attractions include History of Diving Museum (3.0 miles), Alligator Reef Light House (4.0 miles), and Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amara Cay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Amara Cay Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Amara Cay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Amara Cay Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amara Cay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bayside Gourmet, Mangrove Mike's Cafe, and Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amara Cay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amara Cay Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Amara Cay Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amara Cay Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Amara Cay Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Indian Key State Historic Site (1.1 miles) and Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery (1.5 miles).