I can’t tell you how happy I was to hear that the iconic Cheeca Lodge was opening again. It’s one of my favorite spas and the fact that it had been closed since Hurricane Irma blew through back in September meant that when my daughter-in-law and I were talking about what spa to go to, we couldn’t go to one of our favorites.
With $25 million in restorations, Cheeca decided to UPGRADE as well. The hotel’s lobby has been redesigned to give more of a view of the ocean.
Being one who loves to go to the Florida Keys
I was happy to learn that with Cheeca’s reopening, 80 percent of Florida Keys lodging properties are now open to visitors,and more than 92 percent of Key West’s accommodations are open.
Key West’s 106-room Havana Cabana Key West Hotel, the former Inn at Key West, is to reopen this month with Cuba-themed amenities and a 104,000-gallon pool billed as Key West’s largest.
In Key Largo, the 60-acre all-suite Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo continues its reopening that began with a newly restored private beach and over-the-water gazebo.
Also in the Upper Keys destination, the new 12-acre “luxury inclusive” adults-only 135-unit Bungalows Key Largo is scheduled to open in May with a “Florida chic” design and bungalows averaging 800 square feet.
On Duck Key near Marathon, the 60-acre Hawks Cay Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond Award–rated and Preferred Hotel Group Lifestyle Collection member, is partially reopened with 100 villas and its Calm Waters Spa, Sunset Pool, Coral Cay kids’ activities center and Angler and Ale restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its dolphin program is open as well. The main hotel, with 177 guestrooms, a saltwater lagoon, three pools and three restaurants, is to reopen this summer.
Heading to the Keys soon?
Make sure to visit the Florida Keys visitor information at fla-keys.com or call 1-800-FLA-KEYS