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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


4.0 Very Good 4865 Reviews
Stay away from Hawks Cay
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff here is disrespectful and unwilling to lift a finger to help you. Nasty staff from the security guard at the entrance to the manager Chris. Chris said “ he could care less if we ever came back”. He had no worries we never will.

Great Location - Great People
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hawks Cay is such a great location in the middle Keys - not too far from Key West and not too far from Key Largo. Chris, Martha, and the rest of the staff members were really good. They did everything possible for guests. The resort still has some areas that are being repared from the storm last year. When those are back in operations, the guest experience will go from very good to incredible. The Angler and Ale restaurant was great. It did have typical resort pricing but the food was excellent and the portions were large. If/when we get back to the Keys, we will be certain to stay at Hawks Cay again.

What a treat!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Hawks Cay thought of everything a family might want to do during a stay there. And we did it all! There was only one moment when we felt like they were nickel and diming us...when they actually charged for s'mores out by the pool. Really? Like family's haven't already shelled out premium dollars just to stay at Hawks Cay, you needed to charge another $2.50 per s'more? I digress. The dolphin experience, amazing. Breakfast at the main restaurant, satisfying with servers who were some of the friendliest people on earth. Pools and hot tubs were fun. The condos were beautiful. Overall, we would surely return. I highly recommend it for families with kids young and older. It's a very friendly place to be.

Great stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

Myself and my wife visited here in May 2017 as part of a 3 week road trip we did around Florida!! Beautiful place, great parking facilities, the pool areas are great and the boating channel that you have a view of from the pool and hotel going into the ocean on a sunny day is beautiful!! We were here during some sort of bank holiday, (Memorial Day I believe) and there were a lot of Hispanic people there which made it quite busy and a little rowdy at times but we never had any problems. The Florida keys are gorgeous and if anyone reading this hasn’t been yet or are looking at going, please do so, it’s an amazing place and one of my favourite parts of the world that I’ve visited so far!! Will definitely go back one day!

Relaxing stay!
Reviewed 2 months ago

We had a very relaxing stay at Hawks Cay. It was so nice to see that they are recovering from the hurricane.

The sunset pool was gorgeous. Paris was great. He helped us move umbrellas.

The hostess at Angler & Ale was very friendly.

We enjoyed our stay.