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Staycation Envy: Ocean Key Resort & Spa

Staycation Envy: Ocean Key Resort & Spa

  • Key West’s Ocean Key Resort & Spa is a secluded slice of paradise amid one of Florida’s most eccentric destinations.
Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort & Spa
SpaTerre Treatment room
Oceanfront Suite
LIQUID Pool Bar
Breakfast Table at Hot Tin Roof +1
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SpaTerre Treatment room

Escape the winter blues this season with a staycation at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, a luxurious oasis in Key West just steps from the vibrant energy of Duval Street. The Noble House resort offers the best parts of any island getaway: sophisticated seaside accommodations, innovative cuisine and oh-so-indulgent spa treatments.

STAY: Ocean Key Resort’s 100 deluxe rooms and suites boast elegant decor, oversize Jacuzzis and balconies adorned with island-style furnishings you’ll want to linger in while enjoying uninterrupted views of the surrounding turquoise waters.

PLAY: Libations and lounging take on a new meaning at the resort’s LIQUID Pool Bar, where frozen and coco-mango-misted towels meet refreshing rum runners. At night, walk over to Mallory Square for the famous Sunset Celebration, where jugglers, artists, musicians and food vendors complement the pink and red sky. Or, grab a table at the Sunset Pier, arguably the best seat in town to take in the glowing spectacle.

ENRICH: Channel your inner tourist by visiting the Hemingway Home & Museum (and the 40 cats who reside there); then take the obligatory Insta-worthy photo by the Southernmost Point Buoy. For a true taste of Old Key West, stroll through the Key West Cemetery, where well-known epitaphs such as “I Told You I Was Sick” mimic the island’s quirky vibe.

UNWIND: Leave your stress on the mainland amid the natural setting of SpaTerre. Let the scents of soothing oils magnify a lavish Balinese massage, or rejuvenate tired tootsies with the signature Key Lime Margarita Pedicure.

TASTE: Named after one of Tennessee Williams’ most famous plays, the AAA Four-Diamond Hot Tin Roof serves up spectacular views alongside fresh fare, such as seared local grouper with coconut curry, chorizo and jasmine rice or filet mignon and Florida lobster with broccolini and fingerling potatoes. Whatever you do, save room for Key lime pie.

Ocean Key Resort & Spa, 0 Duval St., Key West; 305.809.8072; oceankey.com

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