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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 193 Reviews
Main pool Dream
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a ball at the main pool tyler from homestead made my stay here at hawks day wonderful.He went out his way for me his great service he never let me open the door for myself and kept up with how many times he opened the door and gave me towels.when I wqa bored he would give me trivia to receive towels and return them I ask for it and received great joy from this young man he needs a raise and also Brandon pew is a great new addition to the pool staff keep up the work hawks cay.

Excellent Service
Reviewed 2 days ago

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the resort a few weeks ago. Truly one of the nicest and most attentive staff I have ever had the pleasure interacting with. From the Valet to check in, to a beautiful water view room, restaurant staff all was 5 star. The Valet Chris B. gave us a tour of the entire resort. He was a complete joy. Susan at the front desk was always smiling and helpful with all of our requests. I also want to shout out the staff at the marketplace. The made to order breakfast and buffet was spectacular. I was impressed with the quality of the food. We ate very late, near closing time and the buffet was full of fresh food. I usually always get the scraps left since staff at other properties usually are closing to get out of there. Not here. Never felt rushed and felt I was just as important as anyone no matter the time. Andrea was also very helpful in the Marketplace. I also wanted to express how thankful and professional is was to have name tags on all of the service providers. It made it very easy for me to know who I was speaking to and it listed where they were form which was a great conversation piece. Overall, WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. I will be back!!


50th Birthday Celebration
Reviewed 3 days ago

Marsha was the saving grace of the front desk. Beautiful property with access to spa and sporting activities. Marie gives an awesome Swedish massage. The on-site restaurants are good but, don't leave without venturing to the bars and grills in Marathon.

Good but odd
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great for families with young kids- not so much others. Felt a bit like living in bubble of Truman Show. At times really nice and others more the marking of a lower priced hotel- not enough shady good spots by pool and lagoon and people tend to go out super early and hold chairs. Also if you stay in main hote building and need to walk through the corridors, there is constantly a crazy amount of cleaning carts and towel bins. Literally seems like every person who works there has their own rolling cleaning bin fills with supplies and cleaning items and they leave them in the corridors 24/7- not very attractive. Also $24/pp breakfast is absurd and I’ve stayed in 5 star places. Finally, if you say you care about environment- show it better. Lights and TVs on all the time in places that are unnecessary. Plastic wear and straws given out with drinks and food. Set a better example.

Nice place but very expensive
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed with our two children at Hawks Cay for 4 nights as part of a holiday booked for us by a travel agent. We have never done this before (always booked our own stuff) and probably won’t do it again.

We arrived quite late but checked in no worries and were given the keys to our villa. I couldn’t quite beleive what we had walked into! The villa smelt bad, like old smoke and mould, the ceiling of the bedrooms covered in mildew with peeling paint and broken veneer kitchen. The sofa felt damp to touch and when we got into bed it had no middle support! We literally slept in the shape of bananas!

Having said that, first thing next morning my husband complained and they moved us straight away to a really lovely villa a few doors down. I don’t really understand why we put in such a shoddy villa when the resort was clearly not at capacity?!

Anyway, we had breakfast, nice but seriously overpriced! It cost us almost $100 for 4 (2 of which were children!). The facilities were very nice, great pool which was lovely and warm with lots of seating around- the kids had a blast. There was a lovely lagoon again the kids loved it. We didn’t do any of the activities at the hotel as they were expensive and you could source considerably cheaper activities if you drove 10 mins out of the resort.

We also didn’t look to much (as I really dislike it) but there was a dolphin experience available. The pool we saw the dolphins in was tiny, I m really hoping this isn’t the pool they spend most of their time in. That sort of thing just isn’t for us, we saw dolphins in the wild multiple times during our trip so to see them cooped up, performing was a little sad.

Anyway, all in all a good stay, a little overpriced (especially when u get the envelope of additional charges at the end- tax and housekeeping I beleive?). Really pleasant polite staff who were very happy to help.