Key West’s most high-priced hotel complex sits on a 27-acre island off the top of the Florida peninsula, on hand handiest by boat or ferry the last in elegant seclusion. As an Opal Collection belongings, the extent of carrier and luxury is incomparable, and every of its forty cottages feels like a non-public hideaway.
Although bustling Key West is simply 500 yards away, guests staying on Sunset Key rarely notice after they’ve taken the seven-minute ferry trip from the Margaritaville marina to the island’s dock, wherein indulgent relaxation awaits.
The ferry runs 24-hours for the ones in search of active nightlife, purchasing or eating at the mainland, however you’re certainly right here for the privateness. Miami International Airport is 161 miles north via the Overseas Highway.
Martha’s Vineyard country-club chic meets 19th-century Key West conch-residence style, in smart cottages with wrap-around verandas that exude an upscale seashore village vibe. Cottages are genuinely designed for lingering, particularly in a cozy Adirondack chair on the included veranda along with your beverage of choice, though it’s tough not to be drawn to the island’s shore, in which watercraft create a amusing, dynamic vibe, and the sunsets are extremely-astonishing.
From the Island Ambassador welcome on the ferry dock to concierge check-in, group of workers’s choice to create an special experience is ever-gift, consummate and special. When it involves activities, the Keys’ renown as a international-magnificence snorkelling, fishing and diving destination is firmly to the fore, with guided excursions plus jet ski, kayaking, parasailing and sunset trips arranged through the island’s concierge.
Amenities consist of a absolutely tranquil Spa, health centre, tennis courts, 0-entry saltwater pool, seaside volleyball and shore fishing. The sights of Key West, which includes Ernest Hemingway Home, Mallory Square and bustling Duvall Street are only a ferry ride away.
Cottages range from two to four bedrooms, each with a completely-equipped kitchen, open-concept dining region, living room and veranda. White window shutters and nautical accents inside the tender furniture maintain the coastal subject matter, even as glowing white décor is offset with splashes of seashore blue.
There is enough room to stretch out and enjoy a self-catered meal. Traditional East Coast touches abound, thru planked walls, tongue and groove wainscoting, white fixtures and clean traces. Floor-to-ceiling glass doorways open wide to take in the breeze, whilst overhead fans on the veranda hold sultry afternoons cool. Diverging from the principle palette of white and blue, bathrooms are tiled in beach-sand or black-and-white, with glass-fronted walk-in showers.
Signature ‘Rise and Dine’ breakfast baskets with muffins, croissants and fresh fruit are introduced, complimentary, to each cottage, but breakfast is also served at country-membership-informal eating place Latitudes. Try the goji berry oatmeal, a highly spiced shrimp, sausage and chorizo burrito, or delicious lobster Benedict, plus freshly-squeezed orange juice.
Lunch and dinner also are served here, with classics such as creamy lobster bisque, yellowtail snapper and seared sea scallops. If nothing else, don’t miss the signature key lime pie for dessert. The kitchen can even put together guests’ fishing excursion catches for dinner, on request. Flippers Bar services the pool and the beach with burgers, lobster rolls, salads and liquids, and, in a true yesteryear touch, a bicycle cart roams the island with ice cream treats each day.