Hawks Cay

Duck Key, Florida Keys

The hotel

This unique resort delivers outstanding comfort and state-of-the-art amenities. Hawks Cay Resort offers a choice of comfortable accommodation, multiple swimming pools and a saltwater lagoon. There is plenty for children, including a unique tree-house playground with slide and tyre swing, as well as a swimming pool with an amazing pirate ship. There are also dedicated kids' clubs with organised activities to keep the young ones amused for hours! The hotel's commitment to the environment is as strong as ever with a dolphin connection programme and ecology tours, so you can learn all about your stunning surrounds. The Calm Waters Spa, with its sauna, whirlpool and steam bath, is the perfect place to indulge yourself for a few hours; it also boasts an excellent range of beauty treatments to get you in tip-top condition! For more active moments, you can hire a bike or take advantage of the fantastic range of water sports on offer, including snorkelling in gorgeous coral reefs. At night, enjoy a cocktail or two in the Lobby Bar, before deciding in which award-winning restaurant to eat. A new fine dining restaurant, Sixty-One Prime features prime steaks and delectable signature seafood dishes in an elegant atmosphere, conveniently located within the resort’s main lobby. Enjoy the Hawks Cay Marketplace offering three meals a day including our famous abundant buffet breakfast. Dine inside or outside overlooking the Resort Pool and Fire Pit. You can even bring your catch along to Angler and Ale for some hook and cook options!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

In Duck Key at Mile Marker 61. Driving time from Miami airport: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Hotel information

177 guest rooms and suites on 4 floors with 3 lifts and 250 villas. All with air-conditioning, 42" LCD TV, alarm/clock radio, telephone, WiFi, safe, fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Hawks Cay King Rooms have a balcony with views of Duck Key and the resort and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Hawks Cay Queen Rooms have a balcony and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Waterview Rooms have a private balcony with full or partial views of the Atlantic Ocean, private lagoon, pool or the Island Waterway with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

2-Bedroom Sunset Village Villas, set over 2 storeys, have views of the resort, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with dining area, 2 upstairs bedrooms with queen-size bed, 1 family bathroom and 1 ensuite bathroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with a 5th person using a sleeper sofa in the lounge.

Parking included in the resort fee.

5 restaurants including the outdoor Tiki Grill and Cocktail Bar, Oasis Cay (adults-only outdoor dining and cocktails), Hawks Cay Marketplace (casual family eatery, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Sixty-One Prime (fine dining restaurant, open for dinner), Angler and Ale (overlooking the marina with indoor and outdoor dining).

5 swimming pools, including a resort pool, private saltwater lagoon, adult tranquillity pool and family pool, whirlpool and multi-tiered sunbathing area. Bicycle rental* and fitness centre. Water sports* including scuba-diving*, snorkelling*, boat rental*, sunset cruise* and deep-sea fishing*. 8 tennis courts*, volleyball, full-service spa*, sauna, ecology tours*. For children: swimming pool, tree-house playground, organised activities, pirate ship, Coral Cay Activities and Adventure* (5-12 years).

Room service*. Babysitting service*. WiFi included within resort fee.

This hotel has a resort fee of $42 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Guest services - WiFi throughout the resort - Valet/self-parking - Access to the fitness centre - Unlimited access to The Indies Club - On-site shuttle service - Use of chaise lounges - Pool/beach towels. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Apr 14, 2021 DLHas10 Alpharetta, Georgia

We came to Hawk’s Cay for a wedding that happened to coincide with Spring Break. This fact resulted in a fee of $800/night in the hotel before the resort fee and taxes. We were told that this is a “luxury” resort but found that it is anything but. The grounds and pool area are indeed beautiful and the wedding venue and reception were exceptional.… Read more
We came to Hawk’s Cay for a wedding that happened to coincide with Spring Break. This fact resulted in a fee of $800/night in the hotel before the resort fee and taxes. We were told that this is a “luxury” resort but found that it is anything but. The grounds and pool area are indeed beautiful and the wedding venue and reception were exceptional. The accommodations and services were an entirely different story. Our room was large and the bed was comfortable however most nicer national chain hotel rooms are better designed and furnished. The bathroom area was old and cramped and in serious need of updating. There was just nothing 4 star or luxurious about the room. Breakfast at 61 Prime ranged from terrible to OK but the Marketplace was seriously lacking both in selection and staff. All in all a big disappointment. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overpriced and pictures don’t reflect reality

Apr 11, 2021 Venture584646

I’m writing this review for the sanctuary townhouses which rent for upwards of $1000. If you’re staying at one of the hotel rooms for under $200, go for it by all means, it’s a great deal. Nothing in the resort look like the pictures. Really, nothing, which should not be allowed. Sanctuary townhouses are very old and bare. Kitchen cabinets were… Read more
I’m writing this review for the sanctuary townhouses which rent for upwards of $1000. If you’re staying at one of the hotel rooms for under $200, go for it by all means, it’s a great deal. Nothing in the resort look like the pictures. Really, nothing, which should not be allowed. Sanctuary townhouses are very old and bare. Kitchen cabinets were empty when we arrived, we had 4 glasses, were a group of 8, planning on feeding the kids breakfast at least. There are pictures is a real pool which is private, the pool is the size of a hot tub. Again, dining for 4, one small table and 4 chairs, the house is supposed to accommodate up to 10. It’s VERY crowded in the common areas, you can’t get a lounge chair by the beach or pool if you’re not up laying towels by 7am. Oh and we got strawberry lemonade for the kids, they all drank it until one said it tastes weird. They all had vodka in them. When I went back to the bartender, I got schooled, I was supposed to say non-alcoholic while ordering lemonade! He charged me for another round. Good luck! Read less
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Apr 10, 2021 OsmanyC_12 Miami, Florida

super atmosphere, awesome pool, great views awesome food and great customer service, 4 stars because of the price could be better, Dolphin swimming are a plus but expensive too! the entire family loved and we have an amazing Valentine weekend!
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Apr 9, 2021 traveler56327452 Nashville, Tennessee

The location is the best attribute of this resort. It is significantly overpriced. The accommodations need updating and the service was severely lacking. The grounds were well maintained and the dolphin experience was worthwhile for our teenage daughter. The resort was overcrowded and the servers at the restaurants could not keep up. The request… Read more
The location is the best attribute of this resort. It is significantly overpriced. The accommodations need updating and the service was severely lacking. The grounds were well maintained and the dolphin experience was worthwhile for our teenage daughter. The resort was overcrowded and the servers at the restaurants could not keep up. The request made upon arrival to fix a sink was never done. No privacy on the cottage balcony or deck. But the views were incredible. Perhaps when Covid subsides, the service will improve. However, the carpets, blinds, and appliances need updating. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Crowded, Villa Needed Lots of Updates

Apr 8, 2021 TaffieV Falls Church, Virginia

Our family of 7 rented a villa on the lagoon at Hawks Cay for a week in early April. The place was overcrowded with lots of families. This did not allow for any social distancing or space for anyone. They required masks only in the Main Building and restaurants. The also have a system of allowing people to leave towels on chairs at the pool and… Read more
Our family of 7 rented a villa on the lagoon at Hawks Cay for a week in early April. The place was overcrowded with lots of families. This did not allow for any social distancing or space for anyone. They required masks only in the Main Building and restaurants. The also have a system of allowing people to leave towels on chairs at the pool and beach area as early as 7 AM. At 7:30 they were all filled, some groups of 7-9 reserved at once. We were told that if no one showed up within an hour to claim the chairs the towels would be taken off. That didn’t happen once during our stay. Definitely not an equitable situation. Our biggest complaint is the condition of our villa. Each one is individually owned and the owners furnish it themselves. We were told that the villas were inspected regularly and if they didn’t meet the resort standards they would be taken out of the rental market. We paid $12,000 for a 3 bedroom unit that didn’t have a dresser, closet or any furniture in one of the bedrooms. This was required. There was paint peeling on the ceiling of one of the showers and in other areas. Several of the sinks had rust spots around the drain. The caulking and paint in all of the bedrooms needed to be redone. There were stains on the couch. On one wall in the sitting area there was a wall with 3 holes in it. Obviously at one time there was something hanging there at one time The kitchen was furnished with 8 of everything. The unit was supposed to sleep 10. There were only 2 little pots and one small frying pan. I know you are supposed to eat out, but we didn’t every night. We had to ask repeatedly for a pot big enough to cook pasta. At first we were told the resort didn’t furnish them. We could go to the dollar store. After several conversations up the chain of command one was brought to us. This unit definitely needs to be renovated and brought into some sort of standard. Looking on VRBO there were many units renting for much less that were very luxurious. Not worth the $12,000 plus fees that we paid. Read less