My husband and I rarely make hotel reservations in advance unless there are pressing reasons to do so. March break 2013 was no exception, so we rolled in to Islamorada with no reservations, and no expectations (we didn't even know where we would be, just "somewhere in the Keys"). Having rejected several places from Key Largo west as either too run-down looking or far too pricey, we happened upon Kon-Tiki, and got way more than we had hoped for. The resort, on the bayside, has a number of housekeeping units, with large sitting/dining areas with a flat screen TV , fully equipped kitchen, super large bedroom with two double/queen beds and a second (older style)TV, large bathroom, air conditioners in both the sitting room and the bedroom, for less than the price of a room at some of the higher-end places. Ours had a screened in porch at the front and a small private patio out back. Some units had a deck in addition to the screened porch. Daily towel exchange is provided. There is a heated outdoor pool (necessary in March!), shuffleboard, hammocks, and a long dock with free docking for your boat, a fish cleaning station and a bit of cover for sitting out of the sun. When we asked about a local laundromat, we were directed to an older washer and dryer available for guests for FREE! One of the best parts of the resort as far as I was concerned is the fact that the units are not side-by-side for the most part. They are staggered or oriented in such a way that you get a bit of privacy, which is enhanced by bushes/shrubs that dot the landscape. The area around the shuffleboard court has lots of palms. Not a luxury resort by any stretch of the imagination, but great value for the price.
- 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