Florida Vacation Spots

Hawks Cay Island Resort and Marina

Hawks Cay Island Resort is located on the tropical 60-acre island of Duck Key and offers some of the world’s best fishing; exciting water sports; dolphin interaction programs; a saltwater lagoon; five gorgeous swimming pools; and a variety of luxurious accommodations, including guest rooms, suites and villas. Plan a vacation with your family and friends where you can dine in unique restaurants and relax in a full-service spa, while kids and teens have fun. All this in the casual, relaxed pace of the Keys.

Accommodations at Hawks Cay

Hawks Cay villas and guest rooms integrate the relaxed charm of the islands with the highest standards of quality. Each newly-renovated Florida Keys accommodation features classic West Indies or Caribbean décor, complimentary Internet access, upscale amenities, and choice of waterfront, island or economy views. You’ll arise each morning to sunlight glistening off calm turquoise waters, and close your eyes at night to the sound of palm trees swaying in the warm breeze.

Dining at Hawks Cay

The restaurants at Hawks Cay embrace the true flavor of the islands, both on your plate and in your surroundings. Each of our Florida Keys dining experiences offer fresh local ingredients prepared by world-renowned chefs, while showcasing the unique scenery and culture that make the Keys so special. From a romantic dinner at Alma and cozy glass of wine by the fire pit, to a toes-in-the-sand lunch at Beach Grill, Hawks Cay restaurants offer diverse menus and settings that turn any occasion into a memorable event. And with all of our Florida Keys restaurants located on the resort property, you’re never more than a short stroll from your next meal or cool drink.

Calm Waters Spa at Hawks Cay

Close your eyes and drift away. You’re now far removed from life’s demands. The seas are calm and the faces friendly. The only requirement is that you relax, breathe easy and let the expert staff of caring professionals refresh your mind, body and spirit at the award-winning Calm Waters Spa.  Voted 2009 Best Hotel Spa in the U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure, Calm Waters Spa provides an exceptional yet unassuming escape where you can indulge in revitalizing island-inspired spa treatments and services.

Dolphin Experience

Guests at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys have the unique opportunity to encounter bottlenose dolphins in this marine mammal’s natural environment. The Dolphin Connection program, located in an ocean-fed saltwater lagoon, is home to a pod of friendly and highly-intelligent dolphins that Florida Keys visitors can interact with while learning the importance of protecting Florida’s marine ecosystem.  Hawks Cay Resort is the only hotel or resort in the continental United States that features an on-site dolphin research facility.

Hawks Cay Marina

Hawks Cay Marina is your Florida Keys boating destination for good times, friendly faces, and world-class service and amenities. Hawks Cay Marina features 85 slips, can accommodate vessels up to 110 feet in length, and offers boat in/boat out service and dockage for resort guests who wish to trailer their boat to the Keys.  All overnight boaters have access to Hawks Cay’s pools, restaurants and attractions, and are just minutes away from some of the best fishing and diving opportunities in the world.


Hawks Cay Marina is home to SE Outfitters, the Saltwater Experience television series, and some of the best charter fishing captains and boats in the Florida Keys. Head offshore to battle sailfish, mahi mahi, swordfish and wahoo; fish the reef for snapper, grouper and kingfish; or stalk the flats and backcountry for tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook and redfish.


Hawks Cay Marina offers a variety of exciting watersports to get you on, above or below the water.  Cruise the ocean by kayak, jte ski or Grady White boat rental.  Harness the wind for a thrilling kiteboard ride, or stand up and paddleboard your way across Hawks Cay’s clear, shallow waters.  Explore the coral reef on a snorkel excursion.  Parasail high over the clear waters and look down on nurse sharks and eagle rays.  Or simply relax and sip a cold beverage aboard a sunset cruise.


Hawks Cay Resort has some of the best scuba and coral reef diving in the Florida Keys. You’ll explore the only living coral reef system in the continental United States and enter an underwater world that’s home to sea turtles, a diverse collection of tropical fish and animals, and bright coral arrangements only found here in the Florida Keys. Whether you’re an expert scuba diver looking to probe wrecks deep underwater or a beginner who has never donned the mask before and would like to give SNUBA® a try (no courses required!), Dive Duck Key offers dive trips and scuba lessons for all ages and skill levels.


At Hawks Cay Resort, they strive to make your special day romantic and sublime. This easy-to-reach tropical island resort features stunning Florida Keys wedding sites to hold your ceremony, charming indoor and outdoor banquet facilities to host your reception, and a professional event staff dedicated to giving your Hawks Cay wedding the personal attention it deserves. From formal receptions at the Tranquility Pool, to intimate celebrations on the Penthouse deck, Hawks Cay’s carefully planned wedding packages include everything you’ll need for the perfect Florida Keys wedding.