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 is a very nice hotel. We stayed here for 1 night, the lobby is beautiful!
the rooms are very comfortable the bathrooms are very nicely done.
The only reason i gave this 4 out of 5 is because the water in the pool was so hot it was not refreshing at all !
We put our feet in expecting to get nice cool water and it was not.
So we ended up going to the beach area which is also very nice.
They have mats to lie on in the water, beach chairs and hammocks on the beach.
All in all it ended up being very nice
I recently booked a massage with several friends at Playa Largo to celebrate the beginning of Summer. I had my massage with Sarah and she was excellent. I highly recommend her. I also had a pedicure with Marline that was probably the best I’ve ever had. She gave me a great massage in my lower legs. After the massage she brought our group a complimentary tray of fruit and champagne. We felt so pampered. Everyone at the Spa was wonderful. The views at this hotel are amazing. We will be returning again very soon !
My friends and I decided to kick off the summer with a Spa day at Playa Largo. The property is beautiful and reminded us how lucky we are to live where people vacation. Spa services were amazing. I was greeted with a warm smile and instantly felt relaxed. Marline made sure my pedicure continued that vibe. She was amazing and a delight to spend an hour with...will need to come back to close off the summer! Highly recommend Marline.
We stayed here in May 2019. Absolutely lovely. Rooms, pools, sea, swimming, staff. Fantastic rooms, great beds, lovely bathroom. Definitely recommend this resort! And, I got to ring the bell first when the sun touched the sea at sunset and got a free drink ;)
This is a beautiful hotel with really great people working here! Two comments: we asked (and paid for) an upgraded room to be a bay view. When we got to our room it was a view of the pool and if you looked really hard to your left you can see a little of the bay. We asked if there was a room with a bay view and were 1st show a room in a tower away from the main area and looked over a open grass areas and a parking lot....then she said there’s one on the 3rd floor in the same building we were initially... So we went there and it was more of a bay view but still over the pool. Also, if your looking for a adult, no kids kind of vacation this isn’t that. It’s very family friendly and there’s a bunch of kids for kids to play with. Otherwise it’s a beautiful place!