Top 5 Reasons Families Should Flock to Hawks Cay Resort

Located in the Florida Keys

By Jamie Zagar, Macaroni KID Cleveland East & Cleveland West Publisher November 26, 2023

My recent visit to the Florida Keys brought us to Hawks Cay Resort conveniently located on Duck Key - midway between Key Largo and Key West. These are my Top 5 reasons we loved Hawks Cay Resort as the perfect family vacation destination! 

The author received a Media Rate in exchange for her honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are her own.

Kid-Friendly Amenities: The resort offers a wide range of amenities and activities that are suitable for families, including a kids' club, an awesome Pirate Ship children's pool, and a variety of programs and activities for kids of all ages at Coral Cay. Enjoy daily crafts or jump in on a basketball game, there’s no shortage of fun! In the evening, head to the firepit and enjoy live entertainment.

Family-Friendly Accommodations: Hawks Cay Resort provides a variety of accommodations, including spacious suites and villas, which are ideal for families. Many of these accommodations feature multiple bedrooms and kitchens, making it convenient for families to stay together and have access to the necessary facilities. Our guest room had two queens and a 5th person sleeper, perfect for our family of 5 and hard to find at most hotels! 

Water Activities: The Florida Keys are known for their beautiful waters, and Hawks Cay Resort takes advantage of its waterfront location by offering a wide range of water-based activities. Families can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and water sports right on-site, making it a great destination for those who love the ocean. In the saltwater lagoon, reserve a stand-up paddleboard or kayak - included in your resort fee.

Dolphin Connection: One of the highlights of Hawks Cay Resort is its on-site Dolphin Connection program, where families can interact with dolphins and learn about these magnificent creatures. This is an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike. *additional fee

Dining Options: The resort has several dining options that cater to different tastes, including kid-friendly menus. This makes it convenient for families to enjoy meals together without the hassle of finding suitable restaurants off-site. The Marketplace, conveniently located near the main pool, offers grab-and-go drinks, snacks, Starbucks, and pizza - and it is open late! The kids loved having the freedom to choose and the parents enjoyed dinner at the Tiki Grill - get the shrimp tacos - you will not be disappointed! 

Hawks Cay Resort, an iconic destination resort in the Florida Keys, reopened in August 2018 following a $50 million renovation. This 60-acre, tropical destination boasts 177 guestrooms and 210 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, six restaurants, a saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kid and teen clubs and spa.