Hawks Cay

Duck Key, Florida Keys

Virgin rating

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 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, so you can learn all about your stunning marine surrounds. The Calm Waters Spa, with its sauna 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, adults-only 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*. Tennis, pickleball, volleyball, full-service spa* and sauna. For children: swimming pool, organised activities, putting course, games room, pirate ship, Coral Cay Activities and Adventure* (5-12 years).

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

This hotel has a resort fee of $50.63 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - WiFi throughout the resort - Valet/self-parking - Unlimited access to the Coral Cay Club - Unlimited access to Calm Waters Fitness Centre - Use of chaise lounges & pool/beach towels - Pickleball and tennis facility - Kayaks and paddleboards in the saltwater lagoon. 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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May 28, 2024 Brittanymc1990 Grapevine, Texas

Hawks Cay is the nastiest $ 1,000-a-night I’ve ever stayed at. We booked a two-bedroom villa, also known as a duplex. It was extremely filthy, outdated, and musty. I guess they think they can charge this because of the location. We spent over $3,400 here, including our fishing charter, and we won’t be back. The kid's area was probably nice 20… Read more
Hawks Cay is the nastiest $ 1,000-a-night I’ve ever stayed at. We booked a two-bedroom villa, also known as a duplex. It was extremely filthy, outdated, and musty. I guess they think they can charge this because of the location. We spent over $3,400 here, including our fishing charter, and we won’t be back. The kid's area was probably nice 20 years ago; my kids, ages 11 and 13, started laughing when they saw the pirate ship pool and Coral Cay kids club. Within two minutes, they asked if we were ready to leave. “Hawks Cay Resort” catfish you with their “tiki beach area.” It is tiny and doesn’t go into the ocean. You can’t go in the ocean anywhere at this resort or the beach. To access the beach, it is a ten to fifteen-minute drive. No fishing; unless you charter, which we did, you can only stare at the ocean. You have only their tiny, man-made little pond where you can rent a kayak or paddle board and go around in a circle. You are trapped in it, similar to how they trap dolphins at this resort for “the dolphin experience.” $250 per person. Now, onto the duplex. The carpet on the stairs is black, and it looks like it hasn’t been vacuumed in months. It’s so gross I don’t think I could tell anyway. I took my shoes off when I reached my bed. Also, the door to the 2nd bedroom (my kid's bedroom) doesn’t shut at all; the door is too big (attached video); my kids said they were scared to sleep here; it was so dirty and gross. Meanwhile, as we are all talking about how gross the place is, maintenance knocks as soon as I open the door. He holds a gallon of bug spray with a nozzle and asks me, “Got bugs?” I told him no; it wasn’t us. And when I shut the door, the kids were even more afraid, but they also thought it was funny. Also, the TV in the primary bedroom is probably 30 inches. Whoever owns unit 5114 needs to remodel and put all the cash they are making into doing a deep clean and fixing standard stuff that shouldn’t be messed up. Like a door to a bedroom, it should shut, and it shouldn’t smell like someone died in there. Again, never coming back, and I feel completely ripped off. We left two days early because we all felt tortured and ashamed that we were even staying here. Do yourself a favor and look at the pictures. You can tell this place is a dump. I’m embarrassed and won’t recommend this place to anyone. It should be called Hawks. Cay Motel. I could go on and on. This place was built in the 1980s; not much has changed. What a joke!” we will return to the keys and drive by this place with pure disgust on our faces. Time to shut down this place and do an extreme makeover. Our unit could have been nice, too bad it wasn't. Read less
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May 27, 2024 Cathleen B

We have been coming to HC for 10+ years and we love it. The staff has always been amazing. This year Katie at the Tiki Bar went above and beyond. The camaraderie at the bar with her and her customers was so enjoyable. I have been in the service industry for many years and she is one of the best I’ve ever seen. She truly loves her job and her… Read more
We have been coming to HC for 10+ years and we love it. The staff has always been amazing. This year Katie at the Tiki Bar went above and beyond. The camaraderie at the bar with her and her customers was so enjoyable. I have been in the service industry for many years and she is one of the best I’ve ever seen. She truly loves her job and her customers. She made our trip an enjoyable one. We host a Big Bull Tournament ever year and we wish we had her but she’s off on a well deserved vacation tomorrow…. We will miss her. Mike & Cathy Bertone. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not for $596 per night. Nope! Never Again!

May 27, 2024 mmarro2001 Sunrise, Florida

I have heard a lot of good things about Hawks Cay throughout the years and thought that it would be really nice to go there for Memorial Day weekend. Although I did enjoy the sunset in Duck Key and the family dolphin show, I would never stay here again. After all of the fees, my hotel bill was $596 for one night for a standard room. There is NO… Read more
I have heard a lot of good things about Hawks Cay throughout the years and thought that it would be really nice to go there for Memorial Day weekend. Although I did enjoy the sunset in Duck Key and the family dolphin show, I would never stay here again. After all of the fees, my hotel bill was $596 for one night for a standard room. There is NO WAY that this resort came even close to providing the type of customer service that is required for this nightly rate. The resort is very small, and the family activities are very lame and mostly for little children. The pool was cloudy and overcrowded. The lagoon is gross. If you are thinking of staying here, I would re-route to an all inclusive property instead. Not a good value at all, especially for families. It reminded me of a tourist trap because they won’t even let you bring your cooler onto the pool deck. You are stuck buying all of their overpriced food. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome stay with friendly bartender

May 27, 2024 79mapibe Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We had a great time at the Tiki bar, Jacob really took care of us, he was very friendly and made our stay at the resort very pleasant. We order some drinks and also Jacob made some recommendations that turned out to be great choices, we’re definitively coming back.
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May 27, 2024 linda f

Definitivamente de los mejores resort que hemos encontrado en los Cayos. The pool amazing the service amazing and Jacob at the tiki bar was the best. Thank you also to Basil at the Angler restaurant. Bismarck at the reception was amazing. Thank you.