TUCKED AWAY ON THE tiny island of Duck Key, bottlenose dolphins and a warm staff routinely greet guests upon arrival at Hawks Cay Resort & Marina.
Located at MM 61 in a secluded hideaway in the heart of the Florida Keys, this luxury island retreat is packed with penthouse suites and tropical villas. The 85-slip marina accommodates boats up to 100 feet and offers boat ramps, trailer storage, liveaboard slips and amenities such as five pools, a saltwater lagoon, fueling station, fitness center and free Wi-Fi.
Choose from a selection of plush suites with coastal style décor in four premier villages. Stay close to the docks and stroll the waterfront promenade at Marina Village, or enjoy views along the meandering canal and boardwalk in Harbor Village. Sunset Village and Sanctuary Village also offer spacious rooms with gorgeous scenery and upscale amenity access.
The resort boasts a variety of on-site restaurant options from boxed lunches to fine dining. Treat yourself to steak and seafood at Sixty-One Prime, or relax dockside and bring your own catch for a hook and cook meal at Angler & Ale. Sip cocktails at poolside tiki bars such as the adult-only Oasis Cay at the Tranquility Pool and the family-friendly Coral Grill near the Pirate Ship Pool.
Hawks Cay offers watersport excursions, fishing trips, snorkel chartering, sunset cruises and on-site activities such as paddleboard, kayak and bike rentals. Hawks Cay is also home to the Dolphin Connection, an educational and interactive facility where guests can participate in conservation programs and swim with dolphins.
"We are proud to offer one of the best marinas in the Florida Keys with world-class services and amenities," says Sheldon Suga, Regional VP and Managing Director. "Hawks is truly a boater's paradise with our location offering easy access to the best backcountry and offshore fishing sites, reefs for diving and snorkeling, as well as some of the most popular Keys landmarks."
After a long day on the water, you can lounge waterside at a private cabana or get pampered in the Grand Relaxation Room at Calm Waters Spa. Along with a fitness center and salon, the spa services include locally influenced treatments using natural ingredients and island aromas.
Hawks Cay Resort & Marina is an ideal romantic venue offering packages for weddings, proposals, ceremonies and events. They've partnered with Folland Photography to provide top-notch services for engagement, wedding, anniversary and family photo sessions.
The marina is looking forward to renovating the Dockside Store aimed to open later this year. Stay tuned for updates at hawkscay.com