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On the small, secluded island of Duck Key, aquamarine waters sparkle under the South Floridian sun, bottlenose dolphins readily greet guests, and visitors and locals alike discover the best seaside dining, coastal living and aquatic adventures.
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Free parking
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
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Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
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Diving
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Tennis court
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Children's playground
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Private beach
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Cristina S wrote a review 5 Feb
Stuart, Florida8 contributions
We came to Hawks Cay for a multigenerational family get away and were not disappointed. My kids loved the lagoon with the free paddle boarding and canoeing. They loved getting to see the dolphins as well! They spent the entire time back and forth between snorkeling in the protected lagoon and swimming in the pool. My favorite was the poolside food and drink service. The food was excellent and the staff were super friendly and helpful. The resort has such a great view of the surrounding water and has a ton of water sports right there. It was a perfect vacation. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The rooms with direct pool access are amazing!
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67psev wrote a review Jan 2023
Minneapolis, Minnesota4 contributions
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We are repeat visitors to Hawks Cay- this resort is simply gorgeous.. From the pools to the beach cove- and the rooms and villas.. SO nice- also the staff is amazing- they are so friendly and go out of their way to make your stay wonderful.. Jason at the adults pool bar is great!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Reading that we continue to impress you each time you return to Hawks Cay Resort fills us with pride! Thank you! We love sharing our beautiful accommodations and warm hospitality. See you next time!
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Nikki R wrote a review 4 Feb
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We had a villa for 9 people. The pool was covered in sand from the previous guests, it was never cleaned (the paperwork said the pool would be cleaned Mon, Wed and Fri no one ever came). I even asked the front desk and they sent someone to sweep the deck. No one ever came to vacuum. The wifi is awful, we could not make any outgoing calls which at a resort on vacation I normally would not care about because we should have been able to use the villa phones. The phones did not work. When addressed the woman at the front desk just said "oh they don't?" never took down our villa number or info. As for house keeping/we just needed new towels, I asked the woman at the front desk about mid week through our stay how to go about getting new towels, returning used ones. The woman asked me how many I needed, was very nice and then handed me 10 towels to walk back with or wait for the golf cart to bring me back to the villa. At a resort that is not cheap this was unacceptable to me. The children's area/pool: Grille was not open, we were told we could not bring our own food or drinks but we had no other option as the grille was closed for an unknown time frame. We had our daughters birthday party there and wanted to provide food for our family that came on the trip with us. That was disappointing. The other part that was disappointing for how expensive of a resort this is was the condition of the splash pad that had a pirate ship. Pictures make it look so nice and fun. Well the pain on the ship was chipping everywhere, the ropes for windows, staircases were all ripped, broken. The spray cannons were broken. Just very disappointing. Gave it a two because the food was great and two of the staff members were absolutely amazing! Super kind and always interacting with us. All other members we came into contact with we felt as though we were bothering them.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: I would probably recommend staying at a busier time of year for them to hopefully get better service
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We're disappointed that your stay wasn't reflective of a typical experience with us, Nikki, and we sincerely apologize that our team missed the opportunity to properly address your concerns while you were still here. We will be reviewing your comments with our management to see where changes are needed to ensure all of our accommodations and amenities reflect our high standards going forward. Additionally, we will discuss your feedback with our front desk team to be sure we are providing attentive care for every guest. Thank you for your input. We hope to have a second chance to show you the fun family getaway you expected and deserve.
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Dave A wrote a review 1 Feb
Boston, Massachusetts10 contributions
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Don’t hesitate to book! We are leaving tomorrow and already talking about when we can return! Service has been outstanding. The Dolphin Connection is an exceptional facility located on the grounds. We did the encounter with our 5 & 7 year old sons, our 72 & 90 year old grandparents and it was an experience to remember. Hawks has helped us make the memories that last a lifetime. The Aquarium is 15 minutes away and also has encounters - I highly recommend both feeding the nurse sharks & swimming with the stingrays. Islamorada is only 20 minutes away. Key West 1 hour 20 min. Excellent food at the resort. Have the grandparents watch the kids and head out on a bar crawl. You absolutely can not go wrong. Sunrise / Sunset / Incredible Memories to Last a Lifetime!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
Davena, we are ecstatic to read you are eager to return and would love to help you plan your next trip! Sharing our beautiful location and vast activities with you was a pleasure. We cannot wait to make many more memories with you here at Hawks Cay Resort!
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_gematos98 wrote a review Jan 2023
Miami, Florida53 contributions55 helpful votes
My family and I have been going to this hotel for almost 10 years. After the hurricane we had the opportunity to go a few times and had different experiences on each of them, however the last one was so disappointing that we are seriously thinking of not going back. This time we stayed in a Vila and apparently each little house is owned by a different person and they can organize it the way they prefer. The house we were in was terrible, the owners didn't take care of it at all. The lights were flickering, the jacuzzi was dirty and broke, and the house was falling apart. We asked if someone could come and help us with the jacuzzi and they said, only on Monday and we got there on Friday and by Monday we would be gone already. The reception kept saying they had nothing they could do. The last issue was that it was raining and they had no activities in the hotel to entertain the guests, the World Cup had started and they weren't showing anywhere and there was no restaurant after 5 pm. Really disappointing.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Hotel Management, General Manager at Hawks Cay Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We always love welcoming returning guests back to our resort and we're deeply disheartened to learn that your most recent experience fell short in these ways. Please know that we only want our guests to enjoy the best accommodations and we will be sharing your comments with our villa owners so that they can address any areas in need of repairs. Additionally, we will work with our team to be sure we are offering all of the services and amenities that are needed for a fun family getaway. We sincerely apologize for missing the mark this time around and hope for another chance to renew your confidence in us.
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Jill D wrote a review Jan 2023
200 contributions54 helpful votes
They take tourism, serious. We had a wedding party to attend down there and we loved every minute of it. The property was well maintained. The actual hotel resort staff were among the best trained folks i have come across.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean view
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Responded 1 week ago
We are honored to receive your high praise, Jill. Making sure your time at Hawks Cay Resort was filled with fun and memories was a pleasure. Our team hopes to welcome you again in the future!
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Jackie C wrote a review Jan 2023
We went down for a company retreat and had an amazing time. Weather was perfect which added to the experience. We had Matt as our bartender and he handled our large group during our stay. Looking forward to coming back!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
How lucky we were to have you and your team join us for a beautiful retreat. It was exciting sharing our paradise location, and we are prideful that our team left a lasting impression, especially Matt. We hope your company will choose Hawks Cay Resort in the future!
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Mark M wrote a review Jan 2023
Great getaway for the second year in a row! Perfect for families with young or adult children. The staff is tremendous and extremely friendly. World Class Fishing . Recommend Snapshot Fishing Charters with Captain Andrew Hall and First Mate Nick. Put us on fish on both trips with an 80lb Sailfish to end the trip.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
We are thrilled you could return for another five-star vacation, Mark! All of us at Hawks Cay Resort enjoyed offering warm hospitality to ensure a memorable trip, and we are happy our unparalleled fishing in the Keys further enhanced your stay. Hopefully, you can make it back soon!
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Lynn H wrote a review Jan 2023
Atlanta, Georgia17 contributions9 helpful votes
We just returned from Hawk's Cay and our vacation rates up there with one of our best! The resort is absolutely CLEAN and beautiful. The food is delicious and breakfast outside by the pools is delightful, The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied. The front office manager Mr. Lucas Ryter is OUTSTANDING. He helped us with activity options and gave fabulous dinner recommendations, not only on Duck Key; but also, on, Islamorada and Key West! This is an extremely well run resort and was a PERFECT place to vacation in January.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: The rooms by the ADULT pool are a bit quieter than the rooms by the MAIN POOL.
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Responded 1 week ago
Lynn, thank you for joining us in the new year and taking advantage of our stunning location and vast amenities! We are glad Hawks Cay Resort left nothing to be desired! All of us, especially Lucas, hope to impress you again soon!
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Erik M wrote a review Jan 2023
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Very cool property with a lot to do for couples or families with children. The royal swim dolphin experience is a must! The rooms are nice and spacious with a clean, functional bathroom. I would have given five stars but the staff at the Market Place could be friendlier. However Jason at the Pilar Bar is awesome! He has a lot of knowledge of the area along with ‘keys’ history.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Making sure our guests have the most memorable vacations is our goal here at Hawks Cay Resort. We are ecstatic to learn we did just that for you, Erik! Thank you for highlighting the Dolphin Connection as it is an unparalleled experience we love sharing! We hope you can return to indulge in more of our refreshing libations with Jason and enjoy more fun in the sun!
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PRICE RANGE
US$435 - US$770 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesFloridaFlorida KeysDuck Key
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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HAWKS CAY RESORT - UPDATED 2023 Reviews & Price Comparison (Duck Key, FL) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Hawks Cay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hawks Cay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Dolphin Research Center (3.9 km), Seven Mile Bridge (6.1 km), and Curry Hammock State Park (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hawks Cay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hawks Cay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hawks Cay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hawks Cay Resort?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hawks Cay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hideaway Cafe, S.S. Wreck & Galley Grill, and Angler and Ale.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hawks Cay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hawks Cay Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hawks Cay Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hawks Cay Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Duck Key.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hawks Cay Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hawks Cay Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.