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Hawks Cay Resort

61 Hawks Cay Boulevard | Duck Key, FL 33050  [SEE MAP]Duck Key, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Unique features found on-site include a pool with a replica pirate ship and an enclosed saltwater lagoon
High room rates and daily resort fees make this a less than ideal option for budget-conscious travelers
This highly acclaimed resort in the Florida Keys is an awesome spot to take your kids. The younger ones can participate in Camp Hawk activities or go for a dip at the resort's Pirate Ship Pool (named for its replica pirate ship), while the preteens and teenagers might enjoy visiting The Cove, an on-site game room with various video game consoles. Meanwhile, grown-ups can catch up on some R&R beneath a private cabana or snorkle in the enclosed Saltwater Lagoon. The family can reconvene for dinner at Ocean, which serves up tasty regional cuisine. When it's time to bed down, rooms are accented with Caribbean decor and outfitted with amenities like complimentary internet access (covered by the daily resort fee) and, in some cases, private balconies. Previous travelers describe Hawks Cay Resort as beautiful and praise all the property has to offer. However, some past visitors had mixed feelings about whether the steep room rates were worth the splurge.
Duck Key, FL
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Resort, 177 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class


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The 60-acre, Caribbean-style retreat with a full-service spa and restaurants has plenty to keep the kids occupied (and adults happy). A pirate ship with water cannons delights at the family activity center, where there are two family pools and sports fields.


Hawks Cay Resort has the feel of a small village, due to its massive size and many amenities – the property even has its own 85-slip marina. Many guests arrive by boat, as the resort is located on Duck Key, a secluded spot far from Key West's main airport.

Travel + Leisure


Aimed squarely at travelers who like to keep busy, this 60-acre playground is geared largely toward families, sportsmen, and conventioneers. Each day brings a calendar jam-packed with resort activities, from paddleboarding and yoga to scavenger hunts and sing-a-longs.



Taking up most of an island in the Middle Keys, this 60-acre spread specializes in families and in activities up the wazoo and down the reef. Besides sailing, fishing, snorkeling, diving, Snuba, waterskiing, kiteboarding, parasailing, and stand-up paddleboarding, guests can interact directly with dolphins in the Dolphin Connection program (reserve well in advance).



With its private location, north of Marathon, this multifaceted resort appeals to all sorts of travelers but it is primarily a family destination due to their extensive recreational facilities. Families love the multitude of recreation activities and facilities offered, such as a dolphin encounter program, tranquility and activity pools, just to name a few.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 693 have reviewed the Hawks Cay Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 693 reviews 4.0 (based on 693 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at Hawks Cay Resort feature classic Caribbean decor and amenities like flat-screen televisions and upgraded bathrooms with marble and granite finishes. All accommodations except Family Guestrooms also come with balconies or lanais. Family Guestrooms, however, boast bunk beds for kids.
  • Daily resort fee of $39 includes in-room Wi-Fi access
  • Room views are of the resort or ocean
Nightly resort fee$45

Standard room size376 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on Duck Key about halfway down the Florida Keys at mile marker 61, Hawks Cay is accessible by both car and boat. Because the resort encompasses most of an entire island, there are no local shops or amenities within walking distance other than those at the resort, but there's an abundance of activities – dolphin encounters, scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing and fishing – for guests to enjoy. Key West is about 60 miles southwest, but the nearby village of Marathon offers various boutiques and restaurants a bit closer to the property.
  • Marina with 85 boat slips available
  • Daily resort fee includes shuttle service around the property and valet and self-parking
  • Key West International Airport sits 60 miles away
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Hawks Cay Resort offers five distinct dining experiences that range from coastal Mediterranean cuisine at Ocean and Latin favorites at the casually elegant Alma to fresh Caribbean seafood at the lagoonside Beach Grill. Guests staying in villas can also order pizza and pasta delivery through the resort's Puglisi's Pizza, and grab-and-go fare is offered at the Dockside Snack Shop and the Island Time Coffee Bar.
  • Room service available daily from 7 to 11 a.m. and between noon and 11 p.m.
  • In-room dining menu varies depending on accommodation

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesAmerican, Latin American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Hawks Cay features five pools that are spread throughout the resort. The large Resort Pool near the lobby of the main building features music and entertainment, family games and competitions, poolside food and beverage service, private cabana rentals and panoramic ocean views. The adults-only Tranquility Pool is reserved for guests 21 and older, and the children’s Pirate Ship Pool features a replica pirate ship with slides, water cannons and "raining" palm trees. The Coral Cay Pool is located adjacent to the Pirate Ship Pool so families can enjoy both experiences, and the Coral Cay Grill offers snacks and refreshments. The property's final pool, the Sunset Pool, is tucked behind Sunset Village. Additionally, there's an enclosed saltwater lagoon for snorkeling and lounging on the sand.
  • Towel service at Resort Pool, Tranquility Pool and Coral Cay Pool covered by daily resort fee
  • Water sports equipment rentals offered at marina
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Calm Waters Spa at Hawks Cay features traditional and locally influenced spa treatments and therapies that utilize natural island ingredients. The facility's full menu of services includes aromatherapy, massage, facial and body treatments, as well as salon services like makeup applications, hair care and manicures and pedicures.
  • Dry sauna, Jacuzzi and relaxation area available
  • Teens spa services and prenatal massages offered

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Camp Hawk offers a full schedule of supervised children's activities Thursday through Sunday, including circus-themed games, treasure hunts, paper airplane contests, animal encounters and face painting. The resort also offers kid-friendly areas outside Camp Hawk, such as the Pirate Ship Pool, a video game room and a sports field. Children can also interact with dolphins as the on-site Dolphin Connection dolphin encounter facility.
  • Camp Hawk programs start at $50 per child
  • Evening programs available on select days for a fee
  • Water sports equipment rentals available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


Hawks Cay Resort offers a fitness center equipped with Life Fitness cardio machines, as well as strength-training equipment, free weights, yoga mats and exercise balls. Tennis courts (which are free to use) are also available, and kayaks and paddleboards can be rented for a fee at the property's marina.
  • Guests 12 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult while in the fitness center
  • Charges apply for use of tennis rackets and participation in tennis clinics
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Hawks Cay Resort offers more than 20,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, as well as several outdoor venues that overlook the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Venue options include two ballrooms, three decks and the waterfront Sunset Lawn. For a unique Keys-inspired meeting, business travelers can charter the 63-foot catamaran. The resort also offers a fully equipped business center that is accessible to all guests.
  • Audiovisual equipment available
  • Offered team-building exercises include deep-sea fishing charters and Segway tours
  • Dolphin Ballroom can accommodate up to 644 people for theater-style events

Number of meeting rooms5

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Hawks Cay Resort features indoor and outdoor venues for weddings and receptions, including two elegant ballrooms, a colonial-style gazebo overlooking the water, the Coral Cay Pool deck and The Dolphin Deck, which has a covered reception area just steps from the resort’s pod of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The resort's professional wedding planners can also arrange for a beach ceremony or a wedding on the private 63-foot catamaran. The largest wedding venue available, the Overseas Ballroom, can host receptions with up to 350 guests.
  • Bridal spa services offered
  • Available wedding packages include details like dance floors, table linens and waitstaff services

Maximum wedding guest capacity350

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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