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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Sep 20, 2019 Ashley S Liberty Hill, Texas

My husband and I stayed 4 nights here in a two bedroom town home villa in the sunset village area. The Villa was very clean and more than enough space, each one has a patio on the first floor and balcony on the second. Ours (#5047) had a beautiful view. The resort is spread out but everything was easy to get to. The staff at this resort are… Read more
My husband and I stayed 4 nights here in a two bedroom town home villa in the sunset village area. The Villa was very clean and more than enough space, each one has a patio on the first floor and balcony on the second. Ours (#5047) had a beautiful view. The resort is spread out but everything was easy to get to. The staff at this resort are amazing. Every single person we interacted with was so nice and accommodating. Lots of food options and we didn't have a bad meal. Lots of pools but we only used the lagoon and main resort pool which we really enjoyed. We did stay during a slower season so nothing was ever crowded. There were daily activities and they have a fire pit next to the main pool that was started each evening with live music some nights. Great location in the middle keys. Short drive to get to The Dolphin Research Center, The Aquarium Encounters and the Turtle Hospital (all of which we did and recommend). There is a Dolphin Encounter located at the resort but we didn't stop by so I can't review it. Read less
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Sep 18, 2019 Gary T

Everyone was very friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived to the day we left. Kimberly at the front desk = awesome Ryan at Oasis Cay was an absolute treat to meet and talk with. James from Tiki Bar, his service to us was impeccable Tosharia and Nele from Island Time made the morning a wonderful thing. In fact, every person we spoke with… Read more
Everyone was very friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived to the day we left. Kimberly at the front desk = awesome Ryan at Oasis Cay was an absolute treat to meet and talk with. James from Tiki Bar, his service to us was impeccable Tosharia and Nele from Island Time made the morning a wonderful thing. In fact, every person we spoke with was like an old friend. Thanks Hawks Cay for the dream vacation we were hoping for!!!! ☆☆☆☆☆ Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 FloridaTravelerPBC

Hawks Cay Resort and the staff made our friends weekend trip amazing! We came from Palm Beach County and it took us less than 3 hours to get to the resort. The staff was absolutely amazing....the valet team Will, Jim, James and Roudy greeted us with a smile....they jumped right in to help us and made us feel welcome. Sophia checked us in and made… Read more
Hawks Cay Resort and the staff made our friends weekend trip amazing! We came from Palm Beach County and it took us less than 3 hours to get to the resort. The staff was absolutely amazing....the valet team Will, Jim, James and Roudy greeted us with a smile....they jumped right in to help us and made us feel welcome. Sophia checked us in and made sure we were happy with our room. I also have to say Marquise who I believe was part of Maintenance (not 100% sure) but every time we saw him he would ask if we needed anything...he always smiled and was eager to assist. Olivia....I called her the Julie of the Love Boat....their isn't anything that girl can't do...she can sing, she can referee a good trivia game and corn hole. The girls in the coffee shop made excellent coffee....which was much needed!!! The Dolphin Connection was awesome....the team really know how to put on a great show. Overall the resort is beautiful, the staff was eager to help and the rooms were very nice. Our group had a wonderful time. Everyone made our girls weekend trip wonderful!!! Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 AimeeB1908

My girlfriends and I went for a long weekend. Hotel staff was wonderful, polite and happy to answer any questions. They made everything easy and enjoyable when it came to check-in & check-out, Valet parking is included in your stay and all of the gentlemen were awesome! The only complaints that I have are the beds in the Sunset villas are horribly… Read more
My girlfriends and I went for a long weekend. Hotel staff was wonderful, polite and happy to answer any questions. They made everything easy and enjoyable when it came to check-in & check-out, Valet parking is included in your stay and all of the gentlemen were awesome! The only complaints that I have are the beds in the Sunset villas are horribly uncomfortable. Ended up sleeping on the couch because it was the only semi-comfortable place to sleep. Also, the bugs were horrible between the mosquitos and the knats. While attempting to sit by the 24-hour pool in the evening we had to leave because we were getting eaten alive. Being a Florida native I know bugs come with the territory in FL rainy season but the resort could have had citronella candles and torches around the patio to help keep the bugs away especially for the price we paid for everything. Read less
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Sep 15, 2019 Marcus S

I had a very nice stay at Hawks Cay, specifically due to some unbelievably kind and hospitable employees. First there was Olivia at the Tiki Bar. It was her first day as a bartender and she rocked it. Kind, Fun, and eager to do a good job. Her drinks were fantastic and later, we walked over to Angler and Ale to hear Olivia sing! She had a lovely… Read more
I had a very nice stay at Hawks Cay, specifically due to some unbelievably kind and hospitable employees. First there was Olivia at the Tiki Bar. It was her first day as a bartender and she rocked it. Kind, Fun, and eager to do a good job. Her drinks were fantastic and later, we walked over to Angler and Ale to hear Olivia sing! She had a lovely voice and made our dinner all the more special. There was also Tirshira Smith, who was manning the towel station at the pool. I posted up at a table near by to do some work on my laptop and she went above and beyond. We laughed a lot. She took great care of me while I did some monotonous tasks for my career and did not let me forget to enjoy my Florida getaway. Finally, the ladies at Dolphin Connection were fantastic. They knew so much about the animals and were happy to answer any and all questions. We especially had a good time with Tess, who was our personal dolphin trainer for the afternoon. Well spoken, enthusiastic, and exciting. We had a great time. Read less