New Resorts Enhance the Florida Keys and Key West
The Florida Keys are bustling as new resorts continue to be unveiled throughout the destination.
Here's What's New
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The adults-only Bungalows Key Largo a 12-acre 135-unit "luxury inclusive" resort is launching as the Key's first all-inclusive resort.
It is to be managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts. Located at mile marker 99 bayside, the resort features a Zen Garden Spa, two in-ground pools, a fitness Tiki hut, 1,000 feet of shoreline, three piers to accommodate 40-foot-long boats,
800-square-foot bungalows and 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Dining venues are Bogie & Bacall's, Sea Senor, Fish Tales and a food truck, while two on-site bars can satisfy
thirsty customers. Rates include golf cart pickup and drop-off service, lodging, food and premium beverages, resort amenities, water toys, activities such as morning yoga, cooking and mixology
classes, sunset happy hours, fish fries and pig roasts.
The new 200-room, 13-acre Baker's Cay Resort, at mile marker 97 bayside in Key Largo, is accepting bookings for stays beginning February 28th.
The Florida Keys' only Curio Collection by Hilton, the property
is to feature a Cay-9 pet program with amenities such as pet beds, animal lifejackets, cooling water bowls and collar charms. Pets can explore the hotel's private beach and swim in Florida Bay during
Paw Happy Hour. "Puptails" include bacon-flavored "yappetizers," Cay-9 Kibble and Catch of the Day entrees, ice cream bones, Dog Perignon Champagne (filtered water with wild Alaskan salmon oil) and
FetchMe Noir (filtered water infused with organic bacon extract). Pet parents can indulge at a beachside tequila and taco bar with house-made hot sauces crafted from peppers grown on the property.
In Islamorada, the 24-acre, 115-room Islander Resort at mile marker 82.1 oceanside is partial reopened unveiling a full transformation as a
greenhotels.com partner member. Cottage-style units feature sleek, contemporary decor with screened lanais and upscale in-room amenities. Watersports, massage and wellness services, two pools,
a hot tub and a new family splash pad are among resort offerings. For dining, there's Elements Lounge & Restaurant and the casual poolside Tides Beachside Bar & Grill.
Marathon's 24-acre, 199-unit Isla Bella Beach Resort, located at the Seven Mile Bridge oceanside at mile marker 47, is scheduled to open in March, 2019 with a 4,000-square-foot spa, five pools,
four food and beverage destinations --Il Postino, a Neapolitan-style restaurant; The Beach Bar; The Burger Palace; and Manatee Bay Marketplace, a waterfront cafe with shopping.
There will also be a marina, Bocce, croquet, oversized chess, complimentary bicycles, on-site watersports and guided fishing expeditions.
In Key West, the 148-unit Parrot Key Hotel & Villas is partially open with a full refurbishment, poolside Tortuga Bar, on-site bicycles and
jet skis. Guests are greeted with a signature welcome cocktail. The resort's new Grove Kitchen & Bar is scheduled to open in January, 2019.
Villas offer multiple bedrooms, space for entertaining, separate living room and wet bar.
The 64-unit all-suite Laureate Key West has opened, appointed with "coastal chic" rooms with full kitchenettes including refrigerator,
stove top, microwave and dishwasher.
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December 20, 2018