Tropical suites at an adults-only Florida Keys hideaway
What We Love
- A B&B stay at a Caribbean-inspired all-suites getaway, with watersports equipment and yogaMaking your home in a suite, among lush gardens, landscaped by a leading designer
- Counting as your fellow hotel fans such impressive publications as Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, GQ and Vogue.com
- Getting busy on a sailing lesson on the skipjack, a snorkel around the States’ only living coral reef
- Indulging in some complimentary yoga and making use of the complimentary watersports equipment
What To Know
- It's an intimate boutique property with only 16 secluded suites
- There's complimentary parking, WiFi, and continental breakfast
- Extremely pet-friendly; no need to leave fur babies at home
If you take an urbane band of Chicagoans and stick them in one of the most remote stretches of the States, you’ll likely end up with a pretty hip hideaway. As such, it’s no great shock that Casa Morada, founded by Ian Schrager vets, feels as smart and stylish as it does. Yet, as observed by Condé Nast Traveler, Departures and GQ, this boutique gem still comes as a bit of a surprise. Maybe it’s partly the lack of a welcome sign (or any indication of the hotel’s address). There’s more to this hotel, though, than meets – or doesn’t meet – the eye.
Just start with your own suite, one of 16 in the entire TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel; luck out, and it comes with secret path to a Raymond Jungles-landscaped garden. Or the hotel’s 19-foot O’Day Mariner, which doubles as the classroom for frequent sailing lessons. And then there’s the pool. Not content to settle for your average any-old-deck location, this one lives, with a cluster of hammocks, over a bridge, on its very own secluded and quiet island. At least, until the rest of those urbanites find out about it.
Casa Morada houses no more than 16 suites, keeping the atmosphere quiet and intimate. These abodes are elegant and artistic; each artfully places Mexican antiques alongside fresh orchids, both complementing the modern accents that are built into the hotel’s design.Each also offers an outdoor terrace and living space, alongside your lushly landscaped garden and your bedroom, which will house a king bed and daybed. If you’re lucky, you may also receive a private outdoor shower, a screened balcony, an open-air Jacuzzi tub or your own private path to the central garden and its waterfall.
You didn’t come to Casa Morada to sightsee (at least, beyond the sunny sights of Islamorada itself), but you also don’t have to fear that your simple stay here will make you stir-crazy. The staff’s made quite the effort to keep things fresh, offering a film library and a skipjack, managed by the hotel’s resident captain, that can take you out on a sailing lesson or eco tour. If you head farther out, you can visit the Theater of the Sea, play a rousing game of tennis, snorkel around the coral reef – this is the only living one in the States – or go for a fish: This is the Sport Fishing Capital of the World.
How to Get There
Just wonderful stay the Jungles suite was amazing , outstanding view , the best hospitality and the most peaceful getaway and also DOG FRIENDLY!!!
Lauren has a yoga class at 9am under the gazebo is delightful ????♀️???? Sara and the crew were the best hosts as well❣️
Trust me you will never regret coming and then coming again !!
we had a wonderful time relaxing at the beautiful Casa Morada! We spent two nights along with our Westie pup and the service and setting was just perfect. A great place to relax and explore Islamorada from!
Casa Morada is perfectly located on the bay in Islamorada. The resort has 16 units, so is small and romantic. The people that work there are very flexible and helpful. The resort has a little island steps across a small walkway bridge with a pool, bar, beach chairs, hammocks, etc...not to mention the perfect sunset spot. We stayed in the Sun room, top floor of the building on the water. The views were spectacular and the room was very nice and spacious with a little patio, perfect for morning coffee with a view of the island and the bay. There are great water activities...paddleboards, kayaks, sailing, snorkeling, etc. We brought our own paddleboards and kept them on the resort stands. Captain Bill and first mate Ellen of Casa Morada Tours offer awesome sunset sails! There is not a lot in the way of food at Casa Morada, but they are surrounded by great restaurants, several of which are walking distance.