Pelican Cove Resort & Marina
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- This is one of the few spots in the Keys with a sandy beach
- Every room has a spacious balcony and primo water views
- The breezy tropical vibe of the alfresco Wild & Lime bar and café
- There’s a freshwater heated swimming pool and a floating dive platform
What To Know
- The hotel was recently renovated
- The on-site marina allows guests to arrive by boat
- A $20 per night resort fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Channel Papa Hemingway when you check into this 63-room charmer, located at Mile Marker 84 in the Florida Keys, with its retro vibe and air of laid-back breeziness. The newly revamped property evokes the classic style of Islamorada and other Keys communities with simple whitewashed architecture, tropical shutters and sea-facing balconies. The guestrooms are kitted out in soothing neutral tones using organic, natural materials punctuated with the occasional reclaimed object, along with splashes of tropical color in the form of tangerine cushions and whimsical local artworks. A stretch of private white sand beach fringed by palm trees completes the perfect sand-between-the-toes picture. If having the ocean just steps away doesn’t tempt you, the heated freshwater pool is bound to do the trick. Hungry or thirsty? The poolside bar and café sports jaunty sunshine-yellow chairs in the shade of beach umbrellas where guests can sip piña coladas while nibbling on light snacks. The hotel offers a host of other diversions, too, from macrame beading classes to yoga sessions, tennis and standup paddleboarding.
In the Area
Chasing big game fish? Seeking sunken treasure? Keen to feel the wind in your hair? Whatever your scene, you’ll want to hit the water when you’re in the Keys. Islamorada in particular is known for its stellar sportfishing, diving and other aquatic pursuits, such as kitesurfing, and Islamorada Watersports Company can set you up with all the gear you’ll need for a day on (or under) the water. If you’d rather have an expert take the helm, sign up for a trip with one of the area’s local fishing legends, like Captain Jeff at Dockside Charters or Captain Paul at Reef Runner Charters; they’ll steer you to where the sailfish and marlin are running. Refuel after your big day out at one of the town’s many top-notch dining spots, from the shoes-optional casual seafood diner the Hungry Tarpon, which dishes up tasty shrimp tacos and Cuban pressed sandwiches (they’ll also cook up your own catch), to the slightly more fancy Squid Row, a popular, romantically lit spot for couples to savor old-school favorites such as lobster thermidor and bouillabaisse.
How to Get There
Where other hotels and resorts throw extra stuff at you, Pelican Cove was the exact opposite in a good way! The rooms are not huge, and walls are thin, but the view and the overall area (Pelican Cove and Postcard Hotel) is amazing! Included in your “fee” is free kayaking, free towels, cont. breakfast (keep in mind if skipping carbs), and much more. There is various (at least three) pools one has access to, along with many lounge chairs right along the beach. For those that drink there is two bars, including the famous Tiki Bar. Along with some shops, Starbucks, and fishing options within walking distance on the area (with your wrist access) this is an amazing get away for anyone!!! My husband has now been here twice and we are already talking about a return trip to come! Come relax, restore, and let the craziness of the world slide away!
We stayed one night to break up the trip from Miami to Key West and we wished we would have stayed longer. Pelican Cove was very nice, lots to do, clean beach, clean room, very friendly staff, good food, no complaints at all.
Beautiful property in an excellent location. The staff went above and beyond. The rooms were very comfortable and I loved the cove view. It was nice being able to use their sister property. I would highly recommend staying here.