Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys

Hawks Cay - Photo courtesy of Hawks Cay Resort.
••• Photo courtesy of Hawks Cay Resort.

90 miles south of Miami, Hawks Cay is in the Florida Keys, on Duck Key between Islamorada and Marathon, 8 miles from the Marathon Airport. Driving time from Miami is about 2-1/2 hours; Key West is about 1-1/2 hours away.

Duck Key has five islands, whose "sparkling grand canals are traversed by ornate Venetian bridges". Guests stay in villas or in a large inn. Villas have washer/dryer, kitchen, and other conveniences.

Features at Hawks Cay

  • one of the few places in Florida where you can snorkel on a coral reef: boat trips to great spots are available.
  • lagoon where kids can snorkel on-site
  • multiple pools, one with pirate ship play zone and water cannons; adult "tranquility pool", too
  • on-site dolphin experiences
  • kids' programs, teen camp
  • playground with swings, bike rentals, mini-golf
  • volleyball, tennis, basketball
  • sailing, sailing school, boating, fishing excursions
  • spa

Keep in Mind about Hawks Cay

  • you may pay extra charges such as daily resort fees, activity fees, automatic gratuities
  • meals can be expensive, tips added automatically
  • there is nearby dining off-property if you have a car
  • check for packages: you may find good villa rates
  • Duck Key isn't the place for beach-lovers: no real beach
  • it's good to be aware of issues about dolphins in captivity

Find Out More about Hawks Cay

  • visit the Hawks Cay site to find Packages and property details
  • read visitors' comments at TripAdvisor
  • check prices at Kayak.com

This brief profile is meant to introduce this resort to family vacationers; please note that the writer has not visited in person.

* Always check resort sites for updates.