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Staff was very friendly. Very unique resort

Loved the welcoming and helpful staff who had champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our room on arrival for our anniversary trip! Our view was breathtaking and the amenities were first class! We will definitely be back!

The staff was great. Nick - their manager was great to work with. It's our understanding that they are transitioning from one owner to another and it appears that the original owner has just let the facility go down hill. I would suggest waiting to allow time for the new owner to make changes. We were there for 4 nights and 5 days. The 1st night, 2nd da, 3rd morning and 3rd night we didn't have any hot water. The 4th night we did not have a working air conditioner. The manager did his best to get us into a room with a working AC on the 4th night, but that one didn't work either. Our room was extremely dirty. Their couch is a fabric material that had lots of stains. So much so that we took sheets and covered it. Curtains were black on the bottom. again - the staff was excellent. The facilities were way below our expectations.

This place was a great stay! The staff was great and they kept the place nice and clean.

Pretty property. Inside feel was an upscale Holiday Inn. Booked solely for the “beach” area which was very nice and did not disappoint except for I didn’t see any servers attending the “beach” and signs were posted that you are not allowed to bring a cooler or outside food/beverages. My personal plan was to lay out, relax, soak up the sun, and drink! Kind of a bummer if you have to keep getting up and waiting at the tiki bar to get your next drink. Also, they don’t want smokers (and their money, I guess) on the property.

nice pool had 2 rooms same price one was twice big as other no late ck out theres 110 rooms only 10 rooms allocatted for late ck out parking lot was empty 2 people at pool had to be out at 11 will not stay there again most hotels are very accomidating want you spending at pool bar

The ambiance and scenery was great just a little slow service at the restaurant.

From the moment we walked into the lobby we were greeting by the warm & welcoming staff. The lobby is absolutely gorgeous. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. You have a refrigerator and microwave. The pool and beach area are extremely well maintained and beautiful. The restaurant The Reel burger has delicious food!!! Highly recommend this hotel!!

Restaurant and bar staff were friendly and attentive. Burger was excellent. Love being able to choose between pool and beach

Beach area at sunrise and pool were great. Room was nice but needs a ceiling fan and also had a funky smell to it kinda musty or something location is down on south end of island with resort fee of 30 bucks a night got free bike rental which was nice for riding around

Beautiful hotel with a nice beach and large pool. We were only there one night but it's the kind of place that would be fun for a family for much longer. It has ping pong, corn hole and fire pits, too. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Such a perfect spot in a sleepy town! Grounds were perfect

Theres no ambiance in the pool area, no island music,could hardly hear the music in the pool.theres no manament involment in the entertainment aspect. This was our third time staying there and my wife and i have concluded that it also will be the last

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!

Overseas Hwy Islamorada FL

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a 5-minute walk of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center, Amara Cay Resort is within a 15-minute stroll of Indian Key Historic State Park. This 110-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


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

All of Amara Cay Resort's 110 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free local calls, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport down comforters. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

At Amara Cay Resort, guests enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. 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 a business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Courtyard View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Courtyard View

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Oceanfront

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Amara Cay Resort

Everyone (11) Couples (10) Family (14)
5
Partner Couples

Staff was very friendly. Very unique resort

By on May 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2021

We appreciate you being our guest, thank you for the kind feedback and 5 star review!

5
Partner Couples

Loved the welcoming and helpful staff who had champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our room on arrival for our anniversary trip! Our view was breathtaking and the amenities were first class! We will definitely be back!

By on May 27, 2021

Review comment responded on May 28, 2021

We are thrilled to see you had a great time with us! I am glad our team was able to create a memorable stay for you both. See you soon I hope!

2
Family

The staff was great. Nick - their manager was great to work with. It's our understanding that they are transitioning from one owner to another and it appears that the original owner has just let the facility go down hill. I would suggest waiting to allow time for the new owner to make changes. We were there for 4 nights and 5 days. The 1st night, 2nd da, 3rd morning and 3rd night we didn't have any hot water. The 4th night we did not have a working air conditioner. The manager did his best to get us into a room with a working AC on the 4th night, but that one didn't work either. Our room was extremely dirty. Their couch is a fabric material that had lots of stains. So much so that we took sheets and covered it. Curtains were black on the bottom. again - the staff was excellent. The facilities were way below our expectations.

By on May 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2021

The Amara Cay team thanks you for the detailed feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We sincerely apologize these issues impacted your stay negatively, as these are most certainly not the expectations we hold for our guests. Please feel free to reach out to us directly should you wish to discuss these issues further, we look forward to hearing from you!

5
Everyone

By on Mar 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 27, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your stay, we appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on Mar 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 27, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your feedback!

5
Partner Couples

This place was a great stay! The staff was great and they kept the place nice and clean.

By on Mar 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 11, 2021

Thank you for being our guest and for the lovely feedback! We hope to welcome you again soon!

4
Partner Couples

Pretty property. Inside feel was an upscale Holiday Inn. Booked solely for the “beach” area which was very nice and did not disappoint except for I didn’t see any servers attending the “beach” and signs were posted that you are not allowed to bring a cooler or outside food/beverages. My personal plan was to lay out, relax, soak up the sun, and drink! Kind of a bummer if you have to keep getting up and waiting at the tiki bar to get your next drink. Also, they don’t want smokers (and their money, I guess) on the property.

By on Feb 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 11, 2021

Greetings and thanks for your detailed feedback! We are working on staffing for pool and beach drink/food services, we hope you will return in the future and allow us to exceed expectations!

3
Family Family with small children

nice pool had 2 rooms same price one was twice big as other no late ck out theres 110 rooms only 10 rooms allocatted for late ck out parking lot was empty 2 people at pool had to be out at 11 will not stay there again most hotels are very accomidating want you spending at pool bar

By on Oct 5, 2020

4
Family

The ambiance and scenery was great just a little slow service at the restaurant.

By , from Wellington Florida on Aug 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2020

Dear Kayla, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your comments. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5
Everyone

By on Jul 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2020

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your 5 Star Rating. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

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