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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Jul 7, 2020 threepowells Waco, Texas

My family and another family of 4 stayed at Hawks Cay in June 2020. We knew there might be a few kinks to work out because they had just opened 2 weeks earlier due to the pandemic. We arrived on Sunday evening at around 5:30. Our check in time was at 4 PM but we did a few things in Islamarado and figured this would give them plenty of time to… Read more
My family and another family of 4 stayed at Hawks Cay in June 2020. We knew there might be a few kinks to work out because they had just opened 2 weeks earlier due to the pandemic. We arrived on Sunday evening at around 5:30. Our check in time was at 4 PM but we did a few things in Islamarado and figured this would give them plenty of time to have our villa ready. WRONG! First off, we had to wait around 45 minutes in line to even check in. When we finally got to the reservation desk our villa wasn't ready and they really couldn't tell us when it would be ready. So, we decided to go to dinner and wait for their call. We didn't receive a call so we tried calling them. Finally, our room was ready around 7:30. (Side note: the reservationist said they did call but I didn't answer. No call showed up on my phone and they couldn't leave a message??) We get to our villa and there are approx 5 towels for 7 people. Not gonna work. Three light bulbs were out, as well. So we call and they will be right over with towels. The next morning we still don't have towels. So, I go talk to the front desk about it and they offer me a $100 meal voucher for my trouble. (We paid over $500 for our room that we got 4 hours in and $!00 voucher is supposed to suffice?) Our villa has a small pool but no skimmer to scoop the leaves out. One day we couldn't even use it because an iguana pooped in it. Pool guy came the day after the iguana incident. The maintenance ppl came about 3 days after we reported the light bulbs being out (had to call 3 times on that). Did finally get a few more towels a couple of days after requested. The resort itself is amazing. The pools were great, the salt water lagoon was great for kayaking and SUP and just hanging out. We used our voucher for pizza at the Marketplace and it was very tasty. We got drinks at the TIki Bar and also had some food from there. We stayed in the Sanctuary Village #7223. It was comfortable but the logistics were kind of odd. I think it was originally supposed to be a 2 bedroom and they converted an office room downstairs into a 3rd bedroom. There wasn't a closet in that room. Plus, both full bathrooms were upstairs so that was pretty inconvenient for the couple staying downstairs. The master bedroom and bathroom was very nice. So, would I stay here again? I think so. I just wish they would've tried harder to correct the issues so we would've felt we got our money's worth. We probably dropped over $4500 there and we couldn't even get the correct number of towels. They sent me a survey to take and I voiced my concerns but a couple of days later I got an email to vote for their property for an award so I'm thinking my survey probably didn't get read. Read less
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Jul 7, 2020 David D Boca Raton, Florida

We were with a large group with rooms facing water, not facing water, & villas. Were not sure how things would be with Covid-19. Staff wore masks all the time, guests were required to wear masks in lobby. Our group was about 40 people - half 13 year olds. We had a water view room - clean, spacious, & updated. Did not realize the Covid would… Read more
We were with a large group with rooms facing water, not facing water, & villas. Were not sure how things would be with Covid-19. Staff wore masks all the time, guests were required to wear masks in lobby. Our group was about 40 people - half 13 year olds. We had a water view room - clean, spacious, & updated. Did not realize the Covid would keep housekeeping from cleaning the room daily - but it makes sense. Property was beautifully kept & the villas were well appointed. Pool service for drinks was excellent, food was a little slow. The kids really enjoyed the lagoon pool. Read less
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Jul 6, 2020 D528RNhannahf

Anfernee Rerceation from the HawksCay lagoon crew was so helpful and sweet. Great place to take family and an amazing way to spend a vacation. The tiki and staff here are great and always willing to help.
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Jul 5, 2020 AshleePM11 Palm City, Florida

We tried to set our expectations at a reasonable level before arriving due to the current situation with COVID and the reopening. When we arrived there were some kinks to work out in terms of our townhome. The staff was minimal and the ones that were there were going above and beyond. Chris, the front desk manager was the most amazing, kind,… Read more
We tried to set our expectations at a reasonable level before arriving due to the current situation with COVID and the reopening. When we arrived there were some kinks to work out in terms of our townhome. The staff was minimal and the ones that were there were going above and beyond. Chris, the front desk manager was the most amazing, kind, and dedicated professional. He made things right for us, and the other family we were traveling with. He didn’t stop on night one either, he made sure our WHOLE stay was amazing. It was an amazing vacation that was much needed, full of good family time, fun with friends, and safe socializing. We go every year and are so happy we didn’t miss this one! Thank you Chris and all the Hawks Cay staff! Read less
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Jul 4, 2020 Natholzerr

We had a great time here but to top it off Clara and her crew Cj & Andrew were awesome - My 4yr old son was obsessed with her and she was amazing! Not only so fun but truly a beautiful singer ! He had so much fun with her !