The resort is beautiful. One of the prettiest places that we saw in the keys. With multiple pools and an adults only area, there's something for everybody. The atmosphere is laid back and family friendly. They have four resident dolphins in a natural enclosure that you can watch anytime, and swim with for a fee. They offer a sunset cruise in the evenings, and a snorkeling trip out to the reef on the same boat during the day.
You can buy almost anything using your room card which is nice. However, everything at the resort is extremely expensive to the point of over-priced. The dolphin experience was great, but it cost my wife and I $350 for 45 minutes, and then another $100 for pictures. And that's pretty much how the whole resort is.
The food is great, but a meal for two will cost you in the neighborhood of $75. The buffet at Oceans is your best bet if you're eating at the resort. Otherwise, take a drive to Marathon Key and find a nice restaurant. You'll love the drive and save some money.
We stayed in the hotel part of the resort. The room was pretty nice, but not what I expected for the price. It was clean and well maintained, but the beds were hard, the in room fridge was broken, and the 1970s air conditioner sounded like a jet engine. The walls were so thin that we could hear our neighbors talking as if we were in the same room. But, we didn't go there to hang out in the room, so it was no big deal.
All things considered, we had an awesome time. I would recommend Hawks Cay Resort to anyone planning a relaxing trip to the keys. If they would adjust the cost of food and activities down to a reasonable level, or better yet, convert to a Sandle's style all inclusive resort, this place would be an unbeatable vacation spot.
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- Also Known As:
- Hawks Cay Hotel Duck Key
- Hawks Cay Duck Key
- Duck Key
- Hawk Cay Resort
- Hawks Key
- Hawks Cay Resort Duck Key, Florida