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What We Love

  • Family-friendly activities, such as the country’s only resort-based Dolphin Connection Program
  • Adults-only tranquility pool with private cabanas
  • Sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from most guestroom balconies
  • Duck Key offers some of the world’s best sport fishing
  • With the Hook & Cook program, the resort will prepare your own catch blackened, grilled or fried

What To Know

  • Set on a tiny two-mile isle, the property is easily accessible by car but removed from other Keys destinations
  • The resort welcomes kids, tweens and teens, with specific programming for children ages 5 through 17
  • The resort is the largest in the Keys
  • The lagoon is surrounded by an impressively large area of sand, but otherwise there’s no beach


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, you’ll be on the waterfront and close to Dolphin Research Center. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Curry Hammock State Park and Long Key State Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 292 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and irons/ironing boards, and you can also request cribs/infant beds.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 6 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 4 bars/lounges or 3 poolside bars. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Duck Key? This resort has facilities measuring 20000 square feet (1858 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hawks Cay Resort
61 Hawks Cay Blvd
Duck Key, FL 33050 United States


Still waiting to hear back from management over a complaint I raised when I was there

I lodged a complaint regarding a number of concerns I had during my stay. I did hear back from the Front Desk manager initially when I enquired how to go about making a complaint but when I sent it into him, he has continued to ignore me. I asked for the General Managers email on check out and was given a business card-which had a defunct email address! I did wonder why it took the woman on the front desk an age to find one, she ended up rifling through a draw and then went to the back office and produced what is clearly an outdated card! I have searched all over the internet for another contact but to no avail which is why I am on here. I have spent £5000 on this holiday! I deserve to have my say!

Simply Amazing!!!

We just completed a family vacation at Hawk's Cay in Duck Key, FL. Overall, the trip was amazing. We absolutely loved our room.

I highly recommend to stay at the main hotel. My brothers both did the villas, and while they were nice and spacious, they are quite far from the amenities (pool, restaurants, etc.) and require a golf cart rental or a lot of walking to navigate to/from. I believe they may be privately owned and rented by Hawk's Cay on behalf of the owners (not sure, but that's the impression we got).

Our room at the main hotel was very nice, clean, and comfortable. Due to a 7-hour delay at the airport, we arrived at Duck Key around 1am, and I believe we got the last room available. We had to have the worst view on site, which was a disappointment. We were also the first room from the elevator, and the walls are very thin, so noise was a disturbance during our stay. That aside, we were very happy with our room.

Pool - The pool was amazing! ...possibly the best pool I ever was in. Water was very warm and clean, and we had no problems getting 4 chairs together, and sometimes the 6 that we needed. Excellent family atmosphere. Night swimming was very fun, too. The only downside here is that the patio area around the pool is very slippery. I highly recommend water shoes, especially for kids. My son fell and banged his head on the ground the first day (he wasn't even running), but was fine for the rest of our stay while wearing his water shoes. Overall, excellent pool area.

Other swimming - the resort has an on-site cove that is connected to the ocean waters. There's really no traditional beach area at this resort, which I didn't love but was OK with because of how nice the pool area was. The cove water is murky though, so snorkeling was unadventurous. I wouldn't even bother lugging your gear with you. They do offer kayaks and paddle boards to use during your stay.

Dining - the Tiki bar by the pool has some very good options, and amazing french fries. If you choose to eat by the pool, do ask for a cover, because the birds will come and eat your lunch...literally!!! We did not eat at the steakhouse because we had heard mixed reviews, and it is very expensive! We ate at Angler and Ale, which we enjoyed. Stay away from the Marketplace - way too overpriced (pizza is the only option to consider there).

The dolphin experience was very cool and personal - highly recommend.

Fishing is excellent all over the property...so bring a travel pole.

We will definitely return for another trip...with our water shoes! ...and hopefully with an actual view next time!

Amazing visit

We have been to Hawks Cay several times and have always had great experiences. Our most recent stay was an Anniversary get away in July and was the best of all of our stays. I can not begin to say enough about the staff, especially when we arrived and were so pleasantly greeted by Zipporah at the check in desk. She was so pleasant and professional and went above and beyond for us for our Anniversary visit. Zipporah is the type of person all resorts should have as the first person you meet to start your stay off In such an excellent way. We look forward to our next stay ????