Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- The sunset sailing charters that leave from the resort’s private marina
- Rooms come with iPads and Smart TVs so guests can sync their personal streaming accounts, like Netflix
- Eating local fresh seafood while overlooking the bay at Sol by the Sea, set in a reclaimed boathouse
- Illy espresso machines in each room
What To Know
- The (heated) pool is open 24 hours
- Daily sunset drinks are priced at $5
- There’s a summer camp for kids with crafts, swimming, and other activities
- Ask for a room with waterfront views
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
It’s been decades since a new, full-service resort arrived in Key Largo, so lots of attention has been paid to Playa Largo, which is conveniently close to Miami while offering all the white beaches and tropical feel of the Keys. Set on 14 acres, the luxury resort has plenty of dining options and sporty things to do, although it might be tempting to spend all your time on the beach. The lobby is full-on “Miami Modern”—think mid-century pieces plus terrazzo floors and lots of sailing references including lanterns shaped like lighthouses wood-paneled walls in the large rooms, each with its own balcony. Outdoors, the man-made beach is easily accessed and strewn with clever hammock pods as well as more conventional lounge chairs. The resort is clearly intended for guests to spend most of their time outdoors: there’s even an onsite vendor for kayaks and paddle boards, tennis and basketball courts, as well as the beach and pool.
In the Area
Playa Largo is a handy, hour-long drive from Miami, which makes for easy access for both city dwellers and out-of-towners. In addition to zipping into the city for a night out, there’s plenty to do near the resort, including the bars and restaurants of Key Largo. Snorkeling at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a must, where scuba divers can check out the largest living coral reef on the continent. Closer to the resort, guests can swim with dolphins or take tours in a glass-bottom boat that cruises over the clear waters.
How to Get There
This resort met all of our expectations and needs during our stay. The staff remembered us from a previous stay last year with a warm and personalized welcome by Terri. Staff went above and beyond to meet requests for items not on the menu and the resort manager, Eli, was extremely professional and accommodating. He was easily found throughout the resort working with staff and making his presence known ensuring that guests felt valued and cared for during their stay. We stayed with two young kids and the staff was so friendly towards our girls. Mimih and Glenys in the kids activities center were excellent at interacting with the youth and a pleasure to speak with. Parkhi at the front desk always greeted us with a smile and warm demeanor. The housekeeper for our room, Louise was quick to respond to our requests, kept the room very clean, and was joyful in all that she did. I highly recommended Gerole for service at Sol for dinner as she is attentive and experienced. Junior, Vencel, and Danny in the clubhouse worked hard to make you feel at home and I was especially impressed by Danny who was always busy working hard to keep the space clean and meet your needs. Overall, this was the perfect place for a family get away and the staff elevates an already beautiful location to a high quality, personalized vacation experience.
If you are looking for a great place to stay on Key Largo, or simply a nice stop along your way to Key West than this is a perfect spot. The amenities are simply amazing and there plenty to eat and drink on the property and you are a short car ride away from some awesome restaurants. The reason this isn't a five-star review is that the service we received was far from excellent. Our beds were not made one day, the restaurant service was slow, and check-in was a complete nightmare. The workers seemed confused about online check-in, and we called ahead to ask when check-in was and no answer after 4 tries. Overall it was a great experience and next time I hope the service is way better than what we received the first time.
Our family traveled from Texas to Florida to spend Friday through Monday at this hidden island beauty on Key Largo. To begin, the entire property is relaxed, beachy, beautiful, and guest-friendly. The staff was courteous, attentive, and over-the-top responsive. Best of all, they showed our two youngsters extra attention which made them feel really special. HUGE SHOUT-OUTS to the two most memorable employees on site, who both showed off their talents in different ways in La Marea restaurant. Paul, our server, was the first bright smile we saw every morning at breakfast, who is the most joyful, professional gentleman...who treated us like family! Chef Anton could be one of the next Iron Chefs, as he provided wonderful custom delicacies to start our busy days. We were very sad to leave on Monday and even sadder knowing that these previously mentioned Playa Largo stars wouldn't fit in our suitcases for the trip home! Congratulations on a wonderful property and an even better group of employees who add to the uniqueness of Playa Largo Resort & Spa. We'll be back!!! Congratulations on your upcoming 3 year anniversary!!!!
Our experience at Playa largo was truly extraordinary. From the swift check in experience to our personalized service throughout our stay, this resort was by far the best we have experienced. Las Olas prepares exceptional cocktails, made by Ferman and Jason. My wife had a chocolate martini that was the best she's ever had, paired with the chocolate wave dessert served by Camille. The sushi was exceptional and the team did a great job describing each dish. We had the pleasure of meeting the F&B manager Eli Bermudez who is a true professional. He went above and beyond in order to accommodate all of our needs! The Sandbar was also phenomenal, with great cocktails and excellent service. Special thanks to Jerimee, Karina, Kenedy, and Lindsay! Overall nothing less than a 4 Diamond experience. Playa Largo does it right!
My husband and I went for a 4-day getaway and everything about this resort was so perfect. The staff couldn't do enough and were super friendly. The pool and beach are beautiful, the rooms are comfortable and lovely.