Many Keys resorts are back in business
A year after Irma, hotels get ready to welcome tourists
A year after Hurricane Irma, hotels and resorts in the Florida Keys are gearing up for the fall and winter tourism season.
Hawks Cay Resort reopened completely Aug. 30 after $50 million in renovations. Cheeca Lodge reopened in March. But Little Palm Island Resort will be at work restoring the luxury property for another year. In Key West, which suffered less damage than the Lower and Middle Keys, all properties are open except for two.
Here’s an update on some of the new and refurbished Florida Keys hotel and resort properties, according to the Florida Keys tourism office.
Bungalows Key Largo: The first all-inclusive, adults-only luxury resort in the Keys Baker’s Cay, the former Hilton Key Largo, will reopen later this fall.
is accepting reservations for Dec. 1. The resort will have 135 standalone units and two pools. Restaurants include the finedining Bogie & Bacall’s, a nod to the 1948 “Key Largo” movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. There’s also Senor Sea, serving Mexican, and the casual Fish Tales. Other amenities: Zen Garden Spa, land tours and water activities.
At Mile Marker 99; 99010 Overseas Highway; bungalowskeylargo.com, 866-801-0195.
Baker’s Cay Resort: The former Hilton Key Largo is being remodeled as a Hilton Curio Collection property. The 200-room, pet-friendly resort is Gulf-side and is ex-