A modern oceanfront resort with classic Florida charm, the resort provides the perfect setting for family holidays, fishing excursions and destination weddings. Everywhere guests look there are unique accents with boathouse chic charm when fisherman ruled and American authors were king. This air-conditioned beach hotel has a total of 196 rooms. Guests are welcomed in the lobby, which offers a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service, as well as a hotel safe and lift access to the upper floors. There is a games room, TV lounge, café, bar and a restaurant and guests will appreciate the conference facilities and wireless Internet access. Guests can also take advantage of the room and laundry services (the latter for a fee). Those arriving by car may leave their vehicles in the hotel car park.
Located at mile marker 84 on the famous Highway A1A, the resort offers a good old fashion road trip from many areas in Southern Florida, being just 1.5 hours from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami or Key West Airports. It sits on the largest beach in the Keys looking out to the azure waters of the Atlantic.
Classic guest rooms are located in the lushly landscaped resort just a short distance from the beach and pools. Guests can relax on the private balcony or drift off to sleep in a premium pillow-top king bed with fine linens and down comforters. Oceanfront Guest Rooms will have guests basking in stunning panoramic views of the azure Atlantic from the private balcony. They are just steps from the resort's acres of beach and pool. All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer, and offer a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Internet access, a safe, ironing set and tea and coffee making facilities as standard. Further standard features of accommodation units include individually regulated air conditioning and heating.
There are two outdoor swimming pools in the hotel grounds with a children's section, poolside snack bar and sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols laid out for use by the water's edge. Guests can relax in the hot tub or sit and enjoy the sun on the man-made beach. They can take advantage of jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and kite boarding rentals and lessons. Boat rentals are also available to cruise around the island, bask in sunshine, and maybe even experience a manatee sighting. The hotel has 19 and 21-foot open fisherman boats for guests to catch their own at our 19 slip marina. If the kids are getting restless and tired of hanging with the grown-ups, they can spend the day at the children's camp. This camp is open from noon until 5 pm on weekends. Here, kids can enjoy games, arts and crafts, colouring, bingo and tons of other fun activities, while Mum and Dad get some alone time on the beach. Guests should not forget to check out the new games room in the lobby. The whimsical arcade will put a smile on the faces of guests of all ages. Table tennis, pool/snooker and beach volleyball are available. Other water sports offered for a fee include windsurfing, diving, motor boating, sailing, canoeing and catamaran boating.
Guests can get lost in relaxation with the Swiss Family Robinson-inspired Rum Runners Island Bar. Open daily until midnight, they may enjoy tropical libations and treat oneself to some light bites while taking in spectacular ocean views. Guests can choose from any of the individual lookout towers to warn of pirate invasions or just to capture conversation and casual charm. For a true Florida experience, spend some time at the vibrant and unique Holiday Isle Tiki Bar. Made famous for the 1972 creation of the original rum runner cocktail, this hot spot is open at noon Monday to Friday and at 11 am on weekends. Guests can rock out with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 8 pm until 1 am. If guests are looking for family-friendly casual dining, Shula Burger covers all bases, offering breakfast items, fresh seafood, crisp salads and much more. Guests can enjoy fun American fare picnic-style by the ocean at the ship-shaped Wreck Bar.
The resort accepts American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA.
The resort is 75 miles from Miami Airport and 2 hours from Fort Lauderdale Airport, directly on Overseas Hightway/US1.
There is a 24-hour reception desk. Check-in is 4 pm and check-out is 11 am. The parking fee is included in the resort fee per night.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed