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

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking

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.

2-Bedroom Harbor Village Townhome Villas are set over 2 storeys, alongside the deep harbour and quiet canal, with either resort or water views from the balcony. These villas have a fully equipped kitchen,living area, and 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with a 5th person using a sleeper sofa in the lounge.

3-Bedroom Harbor Village Townhome Villas are set over 2 storeys, alongside the deep harbour and quiet canal, with either resort or water views from the balcony. These villas have a fully equipped kitchen,living area, and 3 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 8 people.

Parking included in the resort fee. Golf cart rental*

6 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), Coral Grill (casual poolside dining).

5 swimming pools, including a resort pool, private saltwater lagoon, adult tranquillity pool and family pool, whirlpool and multi-tiered sunbathing area. Private cabana rental*. 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, putting course, games room, pirate ship, Coral Cay Activities and Adventure* (5-12 years).

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

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful trip!

Nov 28, 2021 alleywadefrk Asheville, North Carolina

We absolutely loved our time at Hawks Cay! What a beautiful location with TONS to do for kids and adults. Andrew, Brett and the entertainment staff were amazing at keeping us all entertained and laughing and Grace at the kids center was lovely as well! I was surprised at the cost of things - as a friend stayed two years ago and paid half as much… Read more
We absolutely loved our time at Hawks Cay! What a beautiful location with TONS to do for kids and adults. Andrew, Brett and the entertainment staff were amazing at keeping us all entertained and laughing and Grace at the kids center was lovely as well! I was surprised at the cost of things - as a friend stayed two years ago and paid half as much as we did to stay in the same villa- but I knew going in this would not be a cheap vacation. I will say, we ventured out to nearby Marathon ( 10 minutes South) for some meals and I’m so happy we did! The resort food was pretty good but options were limited and it was super expensive. Get a reservation for Angler and Ale because we were stuck in the back room the night we didn’t and it was super loud and echos back there! Also, we would choose a villa ( with water view) again because having a kitchen to cook in from time to time was amazing and we loved being away from the hustle and bustle of the resort at times. My husband and son had an epic fishing charter with Tarpon Time and we also did the dolphin experience ( can’t recommend it enough) and the snorkeling excursion arranged by the hotel as well. Overall, we had a wonderful time making memories as a family and I can’t wait to come back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful place. No service.

Nov 25, 2021 223destint

The grounds are beautiful, and we loved the pools and the lagoon. There is no service at all. No housekeeping, trash service, and we had to wait on new towels for a while. The carpet in the hallway was very dirty and threadbare. The restaurants were not fully open and we were especially disappointed that you could not even get a bottle of water by… Read more
The grounds are beautiful, and we loved the pools and the lagoon. There is no service at all. No housekeeping, trash service, and we had to wait on new towels for a while. The carpet in the hallway was very dirty and threadbare. The restaurants were not fully open and we were especially disappointed that you could not even get a bottle of water by Coral Cay which is where our boys liked to play. Had that bar/grill been open, we would have enjoyed it so much more. Also, the pools and hot tubs close at sunset, which we were disappointed in. Overall, we do not plan to go back. I think had more service been offered, it would be a different story. We are staying at a resort in Islamorada now that is full service and we are enjoying it so much better. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great resort with nonexistent service

Nov 24, 2021 JJ2400L

The resort grounds are beautiful. Service was literally nonexistent. We stayed five nights and did not have our trash emptied, linens changed, or towels given a single time. One time I sat the garbage can outside the door so they would empty it and they took the entire trash can, leaving us without one. I assume it was because of understanding but… Read more
The resort grounds are beautiful. Service was literally nonexistent. We stayed five nights and did not have our trash emptied, linens changed, or towels given a single time. One time I sat the garbage can outside the door so they would empty it and they took the entire trash can, leaving us without one. I assume it was because of understanding but for the price of the hotel it was just ridiculous. The pool and surrounding areas were great. The curly haired DJ at the pool did a good job getting everyone involved. Dolphin experience was cool. If there was any service whatsoever, it would be 5 star but with the complete lack of service I’d give it 3 stars. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Call before you book!

Nov 23, 2021 trishy48 MA

I was excited to go this resort for our vacation last week. Online the resort looks amazing and got great reviews. The week before my trip They sent me a welcome letter. When I arrived I was told there is no house keeping you have to ask. Ok so I asked for housekeeping. There was not enough staff to manage this resort. They advertise 5… Read more
I was excited to go this resort for our vacation last week. Online the resort looks amazing and got great reviews. The week before my trip They sent me a welcome letter. When I arrived I was told there is no house keeping you have to ask. Ok so I asked for housekeeping. There was not enough staff to manage this resort. They advertise 5 restaurants we were lucky if one was open. So we went off site. We arrived on a Saturday and by Monday morning I was done. Day 3 of using the same towels, everyday we stopped at the front desk asking for housekeeping. Just give me clean towels. So we checked out at $500 a night I do not think asking for clean towels is too much to ask for. When we checked out the woman asked why and I told her, restaurants not open to suit our needs, and using towels over and over for now the 3rd day I was done. She asked did you ask for house keeping, yes we did when we checked in and every morning and nothing. I get the covid struggles, and doing less for less contact, but don't send me this welcome letter and then when I arrive you shared nothing with me about the restaurants that were closed or how the hours they were open. All I wanted was clean towels each day. Don't make my bed, ok for $500 a night if I have to make my own bed under these situations I will, should not have too but will. So before you go, call and ask what is going on at the resort before you book. Went down to Key West and had a fabulous rest of my vacation, stayed at the Opal no issues there and as a matter of fact they could not do enough for us. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great guest services

Nov 16, 2021 stephaniecI123KN

As a travel advisor I am so happy to have Odalys from guest services able to help me with my clients and making their dinner reservations and snorkel excursions! She even offered me help with transfers to and from the airport for my clients. I highly suggest reaching out to her for all your guest service needs!