My first trip to the Florida Keys will be well remembered. Never had I expected to see such breaktaking sunsets and achieve such an ultimate sense of relaxation on the outskirts of mainland Florida. The luxury Hawk's Cay Resort on quiet Duck Key served as my home for four days on this excursion, and I was impressed by not only the attentive staff but the showcase of family-oriented activities and amenities. The 60-acre island offers some of the world's best fishing, along with an array of water sports, dolphin interaction programs, a saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, and a variety of luxurious accommodations, including guest rooms, suites and villas. The resort also offers exquisite restaurants and a full-service spa, all set to the casual, relaxed pace of the Keys.
The villas and guest rooms integrate high quality amenities with the relaxed charm of the islands, and each newly renovated room features classic West Indies or Caribbean décor, complimentary Internet access, and your choice of waterfront, island or economy views. I woke up each morning to sunlight glistening off calm turquoise waters, and closed my eyes each night to the sound of palm trees swaying in the warm breeze.