3 Boutique Hotels In The Florida Keys That Will Add Extra Charm To Your Trip
The temperatures have been letting us know it’s summer for quite some time now, but it’s not too late to get in on the season’s hottest deals.
Those of us lucky enough to call South Florida home are also fortunate to have America’s tropical island oasis right on our back doorstep: the Florida Keys. While this destination is undoubtedly most popular during the winter months, local resorts are providing plenty of reasons to soak up some barefoot luxury before the main crowds return.
The Moorings Village
The Moorings Village sits on 18 acres in the heart of Islamorada. The property, once a coconut plantation, is now home to a collection of 18 cottages and villas, ranging from one to three bedrooms. Its idyllic spot and style is reminiscent of coastal New England, with a Florida Keys twist—classic and timeless with unassuming luxury. It’s an atmosphere that’s won the resort multiple Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, including Top Resort in the Florida Keys.
The Moorings Village is offering a variety of special offers for the summer months. First, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, guests will receive 25 percent off two-bedroom, two-story villas for stays between now and Sept. 17.
Florida residents are eligible for 10 percent off their stays between now and Sept. 15. If you don’t mind a little dust, they are also offering a special 40 percent off renovation rate for stays between Sept. 18 to Oct. 17, while they update the pool area.
123 Beach Road, Islamorada; 305.664.4708; themooringsvillage.com
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Just a stone’s throw north from The Moorings Village is another iconic Florida Keys resort. The historic Cheeca Lodge & Spa first opened its doors 70 years ago, and has been delighting visitors with its laid-back charm ever since. With ties going all the way back to Henry Flagler’s railroad days, Cheeca Lodge has hosted a long list of prominent visitors, survived two hurricanes and emerged today as a magnet destination for families, honeymooners and international travelers, as well as fishermen eager to try their sport in the area’s famous waters.
The connection to local history and community, paired with world-class facilities, has helped Cheeca Lodge stand the test of time and be named in Travel + Leisure’s list of Miami’s Five Best Winter Getaways.
Today’s traveler will find all their wishes fulfilled, with amenities including a 1,000-foot private beach, 525-foot wooden fishing pier, a spa, three pools, water sports, award-winning dining and a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
During their summer sale, visitors will benefit from a tiered promotional structure based on number of nights, with up to 25 percent off and a $200 resort credit for stays of four nights or more between now and Sept. 30.
81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada; 844.993.9713; cheeca.com
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
To step fully into the lap of luxury, look no further than Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. This private island resort is accessible only by boat or seaplane, and offers a chance to truly unwind—no phones, no television, no distractions. The thirty bungalow suites that make up the resort provide a peaceful escape.
The ambiance of the resort creates the illusion that you are all alone. Think thatched roofs, butterfly netting-draped beds, outdoor showers and champagne by noon. With such attention to detail, it’s no wonder the resort has been recognized by Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast and Forbes Traveler, among others.
Little Palm Island is offering visitors savings on last minute stays, with special rates for bookings between now and the beginning of November. To tap into a total vacation mindset year round, choose from one of the resort’s preset packages. The Noble Adventure Package caters to the more active traveler wanting to sample the best the Keys has to offer.
For a more relaxed holiday, choose the Romance Package, which pampers those preferring to forgo adventure in favor of connecting with a loved one in an unprecedented way. If you prefer a mix, the option to build your own special package is available.
28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key; 800.343.8567; littlepalmisland.com