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Amara Cay Resort

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Why We Love It

  • Newly opened in 2015, this boutique waterfront resort has a laid-back vibe
  • There's a private beach, populated with hammocks, palm trees and lounge chairs
  • The pool deck is serviced by a funky Tiki bar
  • A shuttle whisks guests within a 4-mile radius of the property

93% (76 Member Ratings)

"The welcoming and friendly staff. The cleanliness of the room and resort. The ambiance. The beautiful artwork and features throughout the lobby. The view of the ocean."
Jan 27, 2017
Baldwin, NY, United States

Map & Directions

This hotel is about 35 minutes from the Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $50-$55 one-way, though guests would be wise to rent a car, as there isn't much within walking distance of the hotel. 

Rooms & Rates

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The Amara Cay Resort opened in 2015 and guest rooms are modern and fresh and ready for budget-conscious families, groups and couples to take in the best of the Florida Keys.

There are a ton of activities here, including Tiki huts for picnics, a boat dock and a dive shop where guests can rent wave runners, kayaks, paddle boards, boats, bikes and more. While there isn't a traditional beach here (it's man-made), there are very few actual beaches in the area. As far as the Keys go, this is one of the nicest. 

The pool is serviced by a funky little Tiki bar, and the casual Italian restaurant on site serves up breakfast and dinner.

From the press:
  • "The ocean views from the pool, hammocks, and tiki bar are stunning and provide the best reason to visit the Middle Keys" -- Oyster.com



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).Pack n Plays available on request, free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. No extra beds available. 

Pets: No pets allowed. 

Fees: A daily resort fee of $25 per night (subject to tax) applies and is included in the total price shown on check-out page. The Resort Fee includes: shuttle service within 4 mile range, in room bottle water, WIFI, use of beach and pool towels, and upscale Starbucks coffee in room.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

93% Positive
(76 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Amara Cay Resort over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The welcoming and friendly staff. The cleanliness of the room and resort. The ambiance. The beautiful artwork and features throughout the lobby. The view of the ocean.
Other Comments
They do not have room service and there is no beach with sand behind the resort.its a docking area, which quite scary when traveling with a young child.
Conisha Jan 27, 2017 Baldwin, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most
The employees were gracious and helpful. The room was clean and a good size.
Other Comments
Looking forward to visiting when the construction is complete.
Jessica Dec 13, 2016 Marco Island, FL, United States
Other Comments
Beach/Pool room was really nice a bit small
Nov 25, 2016 Delray Beach, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
I liked the decor.
Other Comments
I did not know the whole property was under construction, we had to have a room move because our view was of 3 excavartors.
Katlin Nov 21, 2016 north bay village, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The resort was lovely, large room, newly renovated and shower was great. The staff from the front desk to the waitresses in the restaurant were friendly and attentive. The beach is quiet to sit and read and the poolside was also enjoyable.
DonnaDonnaD Oct 01, 2016 Poinciana Drive, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
I was very pleasantly surprised by the decor and condition of the resort. It looks like it's been renovated and the interior design is modern with some antique touches. We enjoyed the easy access to the oceanfront and the great on-site restaurant, where we had complimentary breakfast for our entire stay. It was a very relaxing and lovely resort, and I will definitely stay there again.
Other Comments
There's a pool, small beach area and a dock with access to rentals so you can enjoy the ocean. If you're more of a lounger (like me), you'll like enjoying the beach area and relaxing with a drink from their beach front bar.
nahayra Sep 29, 2016 Orlando, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Everything the location the shuttle the breakfast
Sheila Sep 24, 2016 Delray Beach, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
FANTASTIC time. Large airy rooms. Nice view. Relaxing. Made u feel at home. All employees outgoing a friendly, a place we would return to. Thank you TRAVEL ZOO.
robert Sep 23, 2016 hernando, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was very clean and I considered it above average, upscale. The staff were great and made to feel welcome We enjoyed his Beautiful spot and a chance to relax on the beach and read
George Sep 10, 2016 Fort Pierce, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room and breakfast
Frederick Aug 19, 2016 Holly Springs, NC, United States

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