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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


4.5 Very Good 95 Reviews
Very Nice Resort, Would Love To Go Back
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to Duck Key and stayed at Hawks Cay Resort on a company sponsored Managers Retreat. The resort is private and VERY nice. The staff was attentive and polite. The onsite amenities (food and drink) were great.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Gorgeous resort with beautiful rooms, facilities and amenities!! Friendly staff, good food and Dolphins!!!
Couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more! A must see and must return type of place!! There was an adult pool area which was great! The children’s pool was unique and fun for kids and families. On-site store, restaurants, and gym. Quick drive to off resort restaurants and shops. We will definitely be back!

Pros and cons
Reviewed 5 days ago

Overall, a great place, if you want this type of 'resort'. My take on it:
Very neat, crisp ambiance.
Lovely setting in the Keys.
Some outdoor and kids' events.
Excellent service.
Ample parking.
Fishing, water sports (diving), and the fun of Key West are drivable distances away.
Minimal if any on campus evening activities.
Signage in the main lobby to get to the basics, restrooms, the conference meeting rooms just don't exist.

Great Resort
Reviewed 6 days ago

The resort is very beautiful and spacious. If I didn’t know where I was, I would have thought I was in the islands. The hotel staff was very accommodating and friendly. The grounds are very clean. You are issued an electronic bracelet as a key for your room. It also allows them to track your location on the resort

The Dolphin encounter was worth the money and my wife enjoyed it completely.
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The food and drinks are both expensive, but you’re on a resort. Beers are $7 USD and a burger is $15 USD. If you have transportation there are a few places to eat and drink not that far from the resort.

Cons: Rarely to you ever read that there is a $42 per day cleaning charge for the townhouses and $200 per day charged at check in, which is refunded if you don’t charge anything to your room. Make sure your have room on that credit card.

Great Experience!
Reviewed 6 days ago

Overall this was such an amazing experience. The staff was fantastic, friendly and very respectful. The daily activities run at the pool by the entertainers were so fun and creative. Austin and Evan did a great job involving the guests and making it a great time. They went above and beyond with their inclusion of the guests and making everyone feel welcomed. Would definitely come back for a second visit, 10/10 would recommend :)