Islamorada, FL

Amara Cay Resort

Alexandra Paschalides
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Why We Love It

  • Newly opened in 2015, this boutique waterfront resort offers lots of activities and freebies, great for budget-minded families and couples
  • Freebies include Wi-Fi and parking, as well as a generous continental breakfast 
  • The man-made beach is a serious stand-out, populated with hammocks, palm trees and lounge chairs
  • The pool and pool deck area is serviced by a funky Tiki bar

92% (66 Member Ratings)

"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."
Oct 01, 2016
Poinciana Drive, FL, 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, like a jungle gym, 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. 

Freebies are plentiful: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast, and though the breakfast is pretty generous, it ends kind of early. The pool is serviced by a funky little Tiki bar, and the casual seafood restaurant on site hosts a great happy hour and often has live music. 

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" --



  • 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 $28 per night plus 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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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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.

66 Member Reviews
(92% Positive)
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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
Enjoyed Most: A very nice relaxing small resort with service oriented staff everywhere. Excellent meals. Breakfast was always outstanding. Loved the decor. Loved the pool. Everything was great!!!
Other Comments: Can you email me your special discount promotions to stay at Amara Cay resort for future bookings? Seems like your computer system ought to be able to handle something that specific, "Yes?" Would like to stay there approx a year from now! I know you can make that happen!!! Chuck Beall (
Charles Aug 19, 2016 Venice, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location, decor, friendly staff
Other Comments: Breakfast was lovely.
Micaela Aug 17, 2016 Pompano Beach, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location on the water was great and the staff was wonderful!
David Aug 13, 2016 Oviedo, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The breakfast staff at the restaurant was lovely - very attentive and friendly. Gift shop attendant was very nice as well.
Other Comments: The customer service was way off. I requested a King Room and when we checked in, the front desk agent had no idea what I was talking about. Clearly a breakdown in communication between TZoo/hotel. In addition, he tried to tell us that if we wanted to "upgrade" to a King Room that I would have to rebook at the current rate of almost double the price per night. Once I asked to speak to a manager they were able to put us in a king room, but not before being made to jump through hoops. Not sure if we just got off on the wrong foot, but I did not feel like we were treated the same as regular non-TravelZoo customers. Or maybe they just treat everyone like that, I don't know. Several small things within the room - room only had one towel, and three pillows. Not sure why a room with a King bed would be released like that. We came back from dinner one night and our balcony door was open. HKPG banged on our door several times even though we had the privacy sign up. Black mold in bathroom.
Andrew Aug 12, 2016 Falls Church, VA, United States

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