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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Aug 3, 2021 301becksf

Rooms are extremely overpriced and outdated. Our room had cockroaches, no hand soap and the tubs were dirty. Alerted, Odalys at front desk and no one called us back. Although the food was decent, I recommend you stay elsewhere
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Jul 30, 2021 Beatrica K

This resort is truly beautiful but for the money they ask, very disappointing. We stayed 6 nights. Asked for cleaning service 4x. I went to the counter twice to ask and complained and I was told they will send someone. They even took my number and said they will call when room is done, but it never happened. Market place is understaffed and for a… Read more
This resort is truly beautiful but for the money they ask, very disappointing. We stayed 6 nights. Asked for cleaning service 4x. I went to the counter twice to ask and complained and I was told they will send someone. They even took my number and said they will call when room is done, but it never happened. Market place is understaffed and for a resort this caliber has a very poor selection of food. We ate there once. There are plenty of good restaurants near by so plan accordingly. The towel lady by the main pool is very adamant and reminded me of a school teacher. Pools should be opened at sunrise which is around 7 am but if you ask for a towel at 7:50 she won’t give you any until 8. Pools have big signs until 8:30 am that they are being maintained. We came here so excited and leaving tomorrow with a bad taste and a feeling it’s all about bottom line for this management. We will probably just get a general response as all of those that were not satisfied and nothing will change. I will not recommend this place to any friends. Way too expensive for how they treat you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Return visit, 50th birthday

Jul 30, 2021 ksparks728 Monticello, Indiana

We made a return visit to Hawks Cay and enjoyed our stay. We travel alot so weren't surprised that there isn't daily housekeeping as this had changed since Covid began. The grounds are beautiful and the staff makes the experience great. Derrick at breakfast is a real joy to talk with, Carmen was great each time we talked with her. Tristan was… Read more
We made a return visit to Hawks Cay and enjoyed our stay. We travel alot so weren't surprised that there isn't daily housekeeping as this had changed since Covid began. The grounds are beautiful and the staff makes the experience great. Derrick at breakfast is a real joy to talk with, Carmen was great each time we talked with her. Tristan was great and Shannon made our breakfast conversation one morning. The carpet in the hallways and the rooms could use some updating, but all in all we really enjoyed our time at Hawks Cay. Read less
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Jul 28, 2021 mph136

Stayed at one of the townhouses, outdated and small. Had what is called a splash pool, without a view of the harbor we were told we had. Long walk to the pool/lagoon. The pool isn’t large and it closes at 8 pm. The lagoon smells fishy and I could not figure out how/if water flowed into it, or it was just stagnant water. There is no beach on… Read more
Stayed at one of the townhouses, outdated and small. Had what is called a splash pool, without a view of the harbor we were told we had. Long walk to the pool/lagoon. The pool isn’t large and it closes at 8 pm. The lagoon smells fishy and I could not figure out how/if water flowed into it, or it was just stagnant water. There is no beach on the property or direct access to any body of water other than the lagoon. The lagoon draws in all the flies that attack you and your food if you eat at the pool bar. Hotel was horribly understaffed. We tried to play tennis and the shop was closed. The site brags about amenities that weren’t there. One restaurant on property that serves breakfast and dinner, another restaurant that you must drive to, and a small market that serves pizza/snacks. The pizza shop doesn’t open until 5 pm and they ran out of pizza sauce, so no pizza. The other places have specific hours of operation, so you have to be hungry at specific times. Horribly disappointed with this place for the price and the inconvenience to drive here from Miami International. Planned a week here, stayed 1.5 days and went to another resort instead. Would never recommend to anyone. Read less
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Jul 27, 2021 245joely

Just do yourself a BIG favor and stay somewhere else! Was told just tonight they would charge me if I asked for clean bedding again. Location is great! Service is horrible and no one gives a damn! It’s a money racket.