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Amara Cay Resort

80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 09/14/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Amara Cay Resort
Updated 09/14/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 19 hotels in Islamorada
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
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
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Nancy C wrote a review Oct 18
Vero Beach, Florida188 contributions76 helpful votes
We have been visiting Islamorada twice a year for ten years. This is our first time staying at Amara Cay but it won’t be our last. From the moment we checked in everything was wonderful. We were greeted by Dolores and Lissette at the front desk. They were both lovely women and went out of their way to help every guest. The entire staff at the Tiki Bar works extremely hard to accommodate all the guests. The menu has a lot of entrees to choose from and everything was delicious. Same goes for the staff in the restaurant - once again, they worked extremely hard to accommodate everyone that came down for breakfast, great menu and everything was delicious (oatmeal, omelets, Eggs Benedict). The pool at this hotel (which I believe is Salt Water) is so beautiful and there are plenty of chairs. They also have chairs on the beach which I would have sat in had it not been so hot while we were there. The rooms are very spacious, extremely comfortable beds, small refrigerator, microwave and coffee makers, and a good size bathroom. The housekeeping staff does an amazing job and I would encourage everyone to tip them on a daily basis - it is a small price to pay for the excellent service they offer you. The entire staff of this hotel is extremely accommodating and will go out of their way to do whatever they can to make your stay more enjoyable. We can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Hello from Islamorada, Our amazing staff works hard to ensure all our guests feel welcome and will be proud you appreciated their exceptional service. It's also great to know that our delicious onsite dining and inviting pool added to your experience. Thank you for the wonderful review! Please come see us again soon at Amara Cay Resort! Safe travels
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Allison N wrote a review Oct 13
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I absolutely love everything about Amara Cay. I came down for 2 nights -solo-for my birthday. The entire staff couldn't be nicer, more welcoming, warm, highly knowledgeable and professional. I felt special and was treated with such kindness, especially by Justina at the lobby bar. She was personable, made amazing drinks and just added outstanding service with a flair of making me feel fabulous. I never felt like I was alone! I cannot wait to book my next stay whether solo again or with my Miami/Ft Lauderdale friends. Thank you Justina and all of Amara Cay personnel. Allison Nash
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings from Amara Cay, We're honored you chose to spend your birthday with us! It's great to know that our amazing staff helped make your visit special. Thank you for the lovely review. Please come see us again soon. Sunny regards
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Bobby S wrote a review Oct 13
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I always enjoy stopping by the Coastal Lounge lobby bar at Amara Cay whenever I get a chance. Justina is an excellent bartender - always very friendly, great service, and very knowledgeable. The Coastal Lounge also has live music on certain nights and the singers are good and entertaining. Overall, it's always a fun time at the lobby bar at Amara Cay and always great, friendly service from Justina!
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Date of stay: October 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings from Amara Cay, Wow! What a fantastic review. We are definitely lucky to have Justina, and we are sure she will be honored to be recognized for their stellar service. Anytime you need to have a blast at the Coastal Lounge or comfy accommodations to relax in, count on Amara Cay Resort again to deliver. Sunny regards
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Albesian B wrote a review Oct 12
Miami Beach, Florida1 contribution
Amara Cay is my favorite gateway at the Keys, everything from the location,service, food,pool area and all the amenities are top notch. We had the pleasure of being helped today by Dolores at the front desk which was amazing she made sure to accommodate us on the very best possible way. Will be back for sure very soon!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello from Islamorada, What a wonderful review to read! Your wish to return to Amara Cay Resort is the highest compliment we can receive. Thank you for your kind words on everything from our convenient location to our delicious dining options. On behalf of all of us, we look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area. Sunny regards
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Adrianne Hassinger wrote a review Oct 12
1 contribution
Service here was exceptional. Liz our waitress was a bundle of energy with a smile as big as the sun. Each morning she greeted us with our coffee, took or orders and served them up with her infectious smile and love of life. She had great knowledge of the area. She interacted with us making us feel at home, and was a true treasure. I have never experienced someone so tuned into serving her clientele. There was not one moment we did not feel catered too. The hotel was amazing and I personally have been there several times over the years. There is not one thing I would change. Amara cay and its staff are remarkable and are there to make your stay fantastic. Our rooms are always clean and fresh and serviced daily.. Plenty of towels and toiletries.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: I have stayed on all floors They are beautiful. I loved the ground floor lanai rooms Photos on...
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello from Islamorada, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again at Amara Cay Resort; we love welcoming back our returning guests. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our clean, well-stocked accommodations, and we look forward to sharing your kind comments on our service with our staff. Please come back soon for another exceptional getaway soon! Sunny regards
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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 (3.1 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 is 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 and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Amara Cay Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Amara Cay Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.
Does Amara Cay Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.