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The 10 Best Resorts in the Florida Keys

July 12, 2021

With first-rate service and luxury, you'll want to check into these Florida Keys resorts.

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Photo: David Hernandez. From: Meridith Baer Home.

Why You Need to See the Keys

Tourists head to Florida because it's a warm-weather destination — a perfect getaway to unwind and relax. The Florida Keys have several luxury resort hotels, with high-end amenities — some include a 5-star restaurant, golf course, spa and fitness club with an ocean view. So, unplug and stay at one of these luxury resorts for a sweet slipaway alone or with someone special.

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Photo: The Marker Key West Harbor Resort

The Marker Key West Harbor Resort

Having just undergone a $3 million dollar renovation, The Marker Key West is ready to welcome guests to its spacious resort in Old Town, Key West. There are three pools to choose from, including one that’s adults-only. Only three blocks from the action of Duval Street, The Marker is great for guests who want a taste of the festive entertainment in downtown Key West along with the option to retreat to a quiet property and spend the day lounging by the pool. The resort’s chic upgrades are apparent in the rooms. The guest rooms have a clean, white decor with fresh pops of color, and the one and two-bedroom suites have polished hardwood floors and large, private verandahs. Guests can enjoy fresh fish tacos at Starboard, the waterfront restaurant or order handcrafted cocktails from Starboard Bar, the poolside bar.

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Photo: Bungalows Key Largo

Bungalows Key Largo

Looking for a lavish, adults-only getaway? Located at the top of the Florida Keys, Bungalows Key Largo offers an intimate, everything included holiday. The resort is the only all-inclusive, ages 21 and up resort in Florida, and it comes with a lot of perks. Unwind in one of the property’s 135 private bungalows that come with a private verandah with waterfront or garden views. Guest will also feel at ease in the living spaces that are decorated in calming shades of brown, taupe and gray. The immaculate grounds of the 12-acre resort wind around a Zen Garden Spa, the Sunset Pool and the Fitness Tiki Hut, a unique outdoor workout area. While vacationing at the Bungalows includes all meals, alcohol and a selection of water sports and fitness activities, guests can add on premium experiences like the “Bungalows Bubble Service”, which includes a blissful bath experience in an oversized, outdoor tub. Great for honeymoons, babymoons or a romantic getaway, Bungalows has three unique restaurants on-site including Bogie & Bacall, the multicourse restaurant with customized wine pairings, offered to guests staying four nights or longer.

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Photo: Playa Largo Resort and Spa

Playa Largo Resort and Spa

Playa Largo Resort and Spa is located near mile marker 97 in Key Largo, and the upscale resort is a change of scenery from the otherwise laid-back, casual vibe of Key Largo. Just an hour from Miami, the waterfront resort is great for those who want to spend a few days unplugging in the Keys. If the purpose of your vacation is to lounge around, Playa Largo Resort has lots of places to do it. There are the tripod hammocks, cushioned wicker patio seats by the pool, or the Adirondack chairs by the beachside firepits. Inside, the generous rooms feature oversized beds, dark wood floors and views of the Florida Bay. Meals can be eaten at one of the three onsite restaurants, and guests can also order a frozen cocktail from The Sand Bar, the poolside bar. For added privacy, the resort also offers The Hammocks, two-story bungalows, and Playa Largo Ocean Residences, single-family homes. Both options come with a full kitchen and the option of a private chef.

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