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
Parking on site
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Full-service resort in the Keys overlooking Florida Bay with spacious, teched-out rooms and a private marina
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.