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Amara Cay Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was a little surprised that there wasn't any information in the Room about dining in the hotel. Initially when we arrived I asked at the desk if there was a café available and they said no. The dining room is only open for breakfast and dinner. Each time we walked by the dining room it was empty. (6:00 PM, 7:30 PM and at check-out in the morning,) Not a very good recommendation. It didn't appear to have room service. Pool area is wonderful and the Tiki Bar at the pool was very nice. Overall it was a pretty good experience.

Service was excellent Facilities very good....over all very comfortable

This is a beautiful property right on the ocean in Islamorada, FL. All the staff went out of their way to greet and welcome us. The pool is lovely as well as the hammocks under the palm trees. The room was spacious and spotless. We will definitely book a room there again!

It is a beautiful property with lots to offer. The staff was amazing too.

This resort was awesome! The staff were super friendly from the minute we walked in. We brought our dog with us for Memorial Day weekend and the hotel was very dog friendly. They let us bring him to the beach and hang out under the tiki bar. The resort was sold out for the holiday weekend but the hotel never felt crowded. The beach was still relaxing, never a shortage of chairs. Overall loved this place and can’t wait to go back!

only one bottle of water.i guess that cost me $ 39.00.

Friendly staff, nice restaurant with great views of ocean. No real beach, but access to the water. Tiki bar with food. Enjoyed our stay.

Enjoyed the tiki bar and pool area. Hotel cleaning staff was less than desirable. Delayed ‘daily’ cleaning, lack of towels for number of room guests this had to ask daily for needed number of towels.

Tiki bar by the pool perfect setting. Housekeeping did not come daily , Ice machines not available on every floor. Restaurant short staffed and parking was very limited . Overall an okay place to stay, good location 2.5 miles from Robbie’s Marina and 4 miles from Lorelie’s ! The gift shop attendant gave great suggestions for local food. 🌟🌟🌟

Beautiful place. Staff very friendly. Pool and beach area is very nice also.

The property is beautiful, and the pool is perfect!

The hotel is lovely! Excellent staff and environment. Love the location and customer services oriented. They need to improve room cleaning!

Nice hotel with very friendly staff. Room were very clean but could use a little maintenance.

It’s always hard to book a hotel just through photos. Very happy wirh the resort. Offer you a lot of things for families. Very cleaned & everything we expected.

Facilities has expanded since last time I stayed 4 yrs ago. More family oriented with lots of water activities included at no additional cost ( ie kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing etc). Outrageous amount of taxes ( resort, sales, facil. about 4-5 additional charges) which jacks up the price an additional 100 bucks. Was it worth it? If you are going to use all those added activities. If not maybe no.

My family had a great stay. The place is by far one of the nicest in Islamorada. The lobby was perfect for rainy day activities and group gatherings. The food is excellent (pricey but large portions) and staff is very friendly. I couldn’t give 5 stars because paying a resort fee, some items should be included. On our fifth day the complimentary coffee in the lobby was a $4 charge. Then when having breakfast we were charged again for coffee “refill” which seemed excessive for regular coffee in addition to our large meal order.

Loved having kayaks and SUP on site. Walking distance to additional places to eat / things to do. Rooms very spacious. Wood floors. Refrigerator in room, no microwave.

The resort is beautiful, the grounds and hotel lobby is very well taken care of, the pool is beautiful and we had a fantastic time there. But...being from nyc I never imagine I could pay $8 for a cup of latte. They do serve free coffee in the morning in the lobby, but if you'd like a latte, be ready to shed $8 for it and since they make it to order the servers are expecting a tip, which to me is totally unacceptable. I've been to different coffee shops around the world and trust me, never had to pay $8 for a latte. That being said, the coffee was great, but again, not for $8.

If you’re looking to lay on the beach in a beautiful setting, then Amara Cay is perfect for you. My only issue was choosing where to lay on the beach- the hammock, the lounge chair, under the the thatched roof hut or in the other cool slingback chairs. The pool is also beautiful and the games outside (bean bags, basketball, Jenga, ping pong) made my daughter very excited. The food at the outdoor bar was very good as well. My only “complaint” would be that the staff wasn’t super attentive (no one at check in to help with bags, no one at the pool to give out towels), but when anything was requested, everyone was quick to help out. Wishing I was back at Amara Cay now!

80001 Overseas Hwy Islamorada FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Located within a 5-minute walk of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center, Amara Cay Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hurricane Monument. This 3.5-star hotel has 110 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, a private beach, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: reelburger offers relaxing ocean views; Sparrows Rum Bar specializes in American cuisine. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

32-inch a flat-screen TV are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport down comforters and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free local calls, and a safe.


Property features

At Amara Cay Resort, guests enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, View (Standard View)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Amara Cay Resort

Everyone (24) Couples (8) Business (1) Family (11) Friends (2)
4
Families

I was a little surprised that there wasn't any information in the Room about dining in the hotel. Initially when we arrived I asked at the desk if there was a café available and they said no. The dining room is only open for breakfast and dinner. Each time we walked by the dining room it was empty. (6:00 PM, 7:30 PM and at check-out in the morning,) Not a very good recommendation. It didn't appear to have room service. Pool area is wonderful and the Tiki Bar at the pool was very nice. Overall it was a pretty good experience.

By on Jun 12, 2019

5
Families

Service was excellent Facilities very good....over all very comfortable

By on Jun 11, 2019

5
Families Families

This is a beautiful property right on the ocean in Islamorada, FL. All the staff went out of their way to greet and welcome us. The pool is lovely as well as the hammocks under the palm trees. The room was spacious and spotless. We will definitely book a room there again!

By , from Key West, FL on Jun 10, 2019

5
Families

It is a beautiful property with lots to offer. The staff was amazing too.

By , from Boaz, Alabama on Jun 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 4, 2019

Dear Adam, Thank you for staying with us and your wonderful comments. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5
Partner Couples

This resort was awesome! The staff were super friendly from the minute we walked in. We brought our dog with us for Memorial Day weekend and the hotel was very dog friendly. They let us bring him to the beach and hang out under the tiki bar. The resort was sold out for the holiday weekend but the hotel never felt crowded. The beach was still relaxing, never a shortage of chairs. Overall loved this place and can’t wait to go back!

By on Jun 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 4, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us during Memorial Day weekend. We appreciate your Star Review. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

3
Families

only one bottle of water.i guess that cost me $ 39.00.

By on May 18, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Apr 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5
Partner Couples

Friendly staff, nice restaurant with great views of ocean. No real beach, but access to the water. Tiki bar with food. Enjoyed our stay.

By on Apr 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your 5 out of 5 Star Review. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

3
Families

Enjoyed the tiki bar and pool area. Hotel cleaning staff was less than desirable. Delayed ‘daily’ cleaning, lack of towels for number of room guests this had to ask daily for needed number of towels.

By , from cedar Rapids, us on Apr 5, 2019

4
Families

Tiki bar by the pool perfect setting. Housekeeping did not come daily , Ice machines not available on every floor. Restaurant short staffed and parking was very limited . Overall an okay place to stay, good location 2.5 miles from Robbie’s Marina and 4 miles from Lorelie’s ! The gift shop attendant gave great suggestions for local food. 🌟🌟🌟

By on Mar 30, 2019

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.