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Hawks Cay Resort

2,750 reviews
+1 305-743-7000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Fitness Center

Swim With Dolphins in the Florida Keys at Hawks Cay Resort

What Do the Rooms Include?

All guest rooms or villas have an LCD television, Bose radio, and an in-room safe. Premium bedding and free Wi-Fi are included. Amenities also include a refrigerator, individual climate control, daily housekeeping, a hair dryer, and an iron. Room service is available during limited hours. The rooms are decorated in a breezy West Indies-style decor. The rooms all offer something different — some are quieter, some are closer to resort activities, some have beautiful sunset views — so be sure to let the resort know your preferences when booking.

What Amenities Does the Hawks Cay Resort Offer?

The resort is on a private beach with a marina for fishing, snorkeling, sailing, and other water sports. Five sparkling pools welcome children or adults. Five restaurants give you casual and fine dining options all day long. Take advantage of the fitness center, steam room, and sauna, or book an appointment to be pampered in the full-service spa. Child care and a game room help entertain the kids, and there’s a nightclub for adults. But the feature that sets Hawks Cay apart from other hotels in Duck Key is the saltwater lagoon where guests can observe and interact with dolphins.

What are the Room Rates at Hawks Cay Resort?

Depending on the season and the options you choose, room rates can vary from $250 to $500 per night. You’ll pay an additional resort fee of $40 per night.

What activities are popular near Hawks Cay Resort?

You’ll be surrounded by the Florida Keys, a haven for outdoor recreation. Nearby you’ll find golfing, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, parasailing, hiking trails, and bicycle rentals. The Dolphin Research Center is just up the highway, and several state parks are nearby as well, including Long Key and Curry Hammock State Parks. Sombrero Beach in Marathon is a popular sunbathing destination. Bud & Mary's Dive Center and the bi-plane rides at Conch Air are popular destinations within the Keys.

How Can I Interact with Dolphins at Hawks Cay Resort?

Those who'd like to meet the resort's Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have several options. The Dolphin Discovery Program, priced at $175, gives you the opportunity to swim with these gentle creatures (although the swimming portion of the program is optional). A Trainer for a Day program ($325) and Dockside ($60) are also available. A pod of friendly dolphins live in an ocean-fed saltwater lagoon on the resort property, and are available for viewing by resort guests for free. 

What’s the Bottom Line?

Dolphin encounters are the biggest draw at this family resort and spa in the Florida Keys. The private beach is a great place to relax or engage in water sports, and multiple swimming pools and entertainment options will engage the whole family.


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61 Hawks Cay Blvd
Duck Key, FL 33050
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Dolphin encounter was amazing for the kids" "Location and amenities were fabulous"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 56%.
87% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Tranquility Pool is great" "The kids enjoyed the heated pool"
Dirty pool, said 66%.
"Fantastic and helpful staff" "Complementary shuttle which was excellent"
80% found the staff to be very friendly.
57% indicated the reception staff was not good.
"So lots of Activities with Dolphins" "Jet skis are expensive"
Beach sports facilities are great, according to 71%.
"Rotten fruit" "Amazing meal"
The price was too high for 90%.
Only 60% were satisfied with the menu.
"Carpets were stained and nasty" "Moldy bathtub"
57% said rooms were dirty.
64% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
"Chairs on the porch were broken" "Villas were tiny and dirty"
57% said rooms were dirty.
93% thought they were poorly maintained.
"Walls were paper thin" "Mattresses were worn out"
51% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
Only 56% said rooms were big enough.
"The breakfast buffet was delicious but very expensive" "No breakfast"
81% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Value for money
"Restaurant is overpriced" "Restaurant staff overcharged"
The price was too high for 90%.
81% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"No wifi or television" "No internet, room service, telephone"
91% said the wifi quality was bad.
90% thought it was a great value.

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Wifi quality could be improved
Rooms need regular maintenance
Pleasant hotel grounds
Friendly atmosphere
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Activities
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Spa or Sauna
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Resort Fee: USD 43.88 per accommodation, per night
  • Breakfast Fee: USD 24.00 for adults and USD 12.00 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible