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What We Love

  • Furnished balconies with ocean views from all 110 guestrooms and suites
  • A spectacular private beach, complete with hammocks, thatched huts and beach chairs
  • The on-site dive shop takes care of all your water-based adventures, from kayaking and paddleboarding to dive certification and diving excursions
  • Sparrows Rum Bar, known for its fresh fish tacos and a killer key lime pie

What To Know

  • While there is no separate spa, massages can be arranged poolside or in your room
  • Islamorada is located less than two hours from Miami by car
  • There's a free shuttle for destinations within four miles of the hotel


  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Florida Keys beach pad with an Italian restaurant, a dive shop, and a poolside rum bar

The Lowdown

On Islamorada, a Florida Key halfway between Key West and Miami, Amara Cay Resort has 110 guest rooms and suites that all boast private balconies as well as sustainable touches like LED lighting and upgraded sinks and showers (and Nuxe bath amenities). The Italian eatery Oltremare promises fresh local seafood, but serious diners should consider the bistecca fiorentina, a 40-ounce prime porterhouse for two. For more casual fare there’s Sparrows Rum Bar, which is known for fresh fish tacos and a killer key lime pie. The elevated private beach is better for relaxing in the sun than for swimming, but there’s also a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool. For more serious sea-based pursuits, on-site dive shop Sea Monkey’s will hook you up with snorkel gear, kayak rentals or a full-on scuba-diving adventure.

In the Area

Islamorada lives up to its nickname of “Sport Fishing Capital of the World.” To make sure you don’t come home with just a fish story, book your angling experience with Bud N’ Mary’s Marina. If swimming with sea life is more your speed, make your way to Theater of the Sea for the chance to play with dolphins, sea lions, rays and sharks. To see sharks, rays, dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat, rent a kayak to explore Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, located on a small island to the west of Islamorada.

How to Get There

Amara Cay Resort
80001 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036 United States


4.0 Very Good 1553 Reviews
Jenn saved the day!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Amara Cay is a fantastic hotel, with an unbelievable view and amazing food, but Jenn was the best part. When our aunt felt faint in the sun, Jenn rushed to get ice, orange slices, water, and a cold compress. Jenn stayed with us until she had recovered and we couldn't be more thankful. You rock Jenn! And thank you for a fantastic weekend, Amara Cay resort!

Lovely stay
Reviewed 7 days ago

Spent 3 nights here while travelling around Florida. Lovely hotel. Loved the tikka bar and bar food. Staff were all lovely and helpful. For me there is not enough to do near by but it was lovely just to relax for a few days. Room was lovely and clean particularly liked the bathroom and walk in shower.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so impressed by this resort. The customer service is outstanding and the entire facility including our room was spotless. The room was comfortable. We stayed on the fifth floor. Highly recommend!

We attended a wedding and it couldn’t be more beautiful. The views are stunning. If you get the chance, stay here. You will not be disappointed.

Nice property
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the bonus of a pet friendly property, we were pleasantly surprised by the setting. The staff from the time we checked in through departure were friendly and accommodating. The property sits on the Atlantic side with a reef nearby for diving. ( I will research the diving conditions for a future stay ). The grounds are maintained constantly and for a small resort a very comfortable. Kitchen staff was also a surprise. The typical restaurants for a similar property in my experience have been a disappointment. Food quality here is very good for breakfast. Didn’t experience other meals. Our room, odd number forth floor, was clean and small balcony to view the Atlantic and the Bay.

Quick trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing property!! I took my mom to the keys for her birthday to try something new and she loved everything so much. Huge thank you to Kenneth for the room set up with a great view and so much space. We were able to use the bikes all day unfortunately the water was too choppy to kayak but we still sat by the dock and listened to the waves. Even though we did not grab a drink Jared at the bar had great conversation and personality.
Great stay, great property, and I will definitely be back! Thank you so much!!