Monthly Archives: February 2013
Interact with live parrots, enjoy a free boxed lunch and learn more about the ecosystem and environment!
If you like the tranquil garden setting of Parrot Key Resort, you’ll love the opportunity to meet Nancy Forrester and interact with her live parrots, while obtaining a greater understanding of the ecosystem and environment. Parrot 101 is a family-friendly experience that combines education with some high flying, feathered fun. The Parrot 101 package at Parrot Key Resort provides guests the opportunity to meet and interact with some of Key West’s most fascinating feathered friends while exploring one of the Island’s best kept secrets; Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden. Local (and legendary) Key West resident, Nancy Forrester, is the mother bird behind Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden and will treat you and your family to an unforgettable morning of entertaining and educational fun.
About the Parrot 101 Class
Nancy and her parrot pals will school you in Parrot 101, an insightful and inspiring look at parrots, ecology and the environment. This hands-on experience will have you interacting with some of the magnificent large Macaws still remaining in the wild in Central and South America. After you’ve worked up an appetite, treat yourself to two complimentary boxed lunches from Café Blue, amid Nancy’s magical garden or you can travel back to Parrot Key Resort and enjoy your meal poolside.
Our Charitable Contribution
End the morning knowing that you helped make a difference, as the proceeds from our ticket contribution go to support orphaned parrots and macaws at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden. Call 877-229-7043 to speak with an on-site vacation planner about this package.
The Parrot 101 Package at Parrot Key Resort Includes:
- Overnight accommodations for two at our Key West hotel
- Two tickets to Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden for a Parrot 101 class (the class is at 10am daily)
- Two boxed lunches from our poolside Cafe Blue (includes one lunch menu item each and two drinks)
Tickets for children aged 5 to 11 can be purchased for a discount rate of $4 per child (a discount of $1) when showing your Parrot Key Resort ticket at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden. Children aged 1 to 4 are admitted free of charge.
Click here to book the offer online or call 877-229-7043 to speak with an onsite vacation planner.
Key West is an excellent spring break destination for family vacations in March and April. And if you’re looking for one the best family resorts in Key West, then look no further than Parrot Key Waterfront Hotel and Resort! The lush family-friendly retreat offers the largest hotel rooms on the island, plus spacious one and two-bedroom Key West suites that are ideal for families. If that’s not enough, kids love bouncing from one of four heated swimming pools and building sand castles on our white sand terrace.
You won’t have to go far for breakfast and lunch with casual poolside dining at Cafe Blue, plus plenty of options for the kids. We even have a great deal below that will get you an extra $250 to spend on food and drinks at Cafe Blue. Families and children especially love watching a gorgeous Key West sunset from the popular Sunset Pier at our Key West hotel. Call 877-746-4701 to speak with an on-site vacation planner or view our guide to spring break, below.
Great Spring Break Deals at Parrot Key Resort
We’re currently running our ‘Suite Escape Sale’ which is great for families visiting during March and April. This mid-week escape to Parrot Key Resort includes luxurious accommodations in a one or two-bedroom suite along with a $50 per night credit to spend at our poolside Cafe Blue (up to $250). Enjoy casual, island cuisine in a tropical, garden atmosphere, steps from the main swimming pool. Open for breakfast and lunch, Café Blue also offers a full bar with a selection of signature tropical cocktails. View the Suite Escape Sale Here
Family amenities at Parrot Key Resort include:
- Spacious hotel rooms, plus one and two-bedroom suites
- Four sparkling heated swimming pools
- Sunset Pier overlooking Florida Bay
- Onsite Cafe Blue for poolside breakfast and lunch
- Onsite watersport rentals
- Enjoy our water views but rest assured that there is no water access from our sandy terraces
- Sculpture gardens with fun designs for children
- Located a short drive from Duval Street but far enough away for a safe and quiet vacation
- Patio, porch and/or balcony with all rooms
- Cable TV service and DVD systems
- View our fact sheet for more details
Family Spring Break Activities in Key West
Key West as a whole offers endless fun for families and we’ve highlighted these activities for you in our family guide to Key West! Your children can enjoy a full schedule of eco-tours, dive-snorkel outings, fishing trips and visits to area attractions. Key West is also a family-oriented community where you can find plenty of free activities to entertain your children between excursions. View our guide to family spring break activities in Key West.
View our Spacious Two-Bedroom Family Suites in Key West:
Parrot Key Resort provides the most authentic suites in Key West, designed in true ‘conch style.’ Our most spacious options are the two-bedroom suites which include two bedrooms, a separate living room, a porch and your choice of garden or water views. There is also the option to choose between the two-bedroom family suites below which include two twin beds in the second bedroom, or the standard two-bedroom suite which includes a queen bed in the second bedroom. Click here to view more room types aside from our family suites.
Garden Two-Bedroom Family Suite
Enjoy more wiggle room for the whole family with a master king room, double twin room, living room, and garden tree top balconies. This two-bedroom suite has a lovely tree top balcony and a spacious living room featuring a 42″ flat screen TV, a dry bar area, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and toaster. Both the master king and double twin bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, their own 27″ flat screen TVs, DVD players and free WiFi access property-wide. Our two-bedroom Key West suites offer both privacy and ample shared space for family or friends traveling together.
Waterfront Two-Bedroom Family Suite
Enjoy a master king room, second double twin room, living room, and water view balcony. Smell the salt air or enjoy the setting sun from the waterview balcony of this spacious two-bedroom suite featuring a king bedroom and a double twin bedroom. This suite has a well appointed living room which features a 42″ flat screen TV, a dry bar area, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and toaster. Both the master king and double twin bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, their own 27″ flat screen TVs, DVD players and WIFI access property-wide. Our two-bedroom suites offer both privacy and ample shared space for family or friends traveling together.
We’ve just launched a new sale this week that you won’t want to miss! You can live larger and reap rewards with the ‘Suitest’ Key West Escape Package. We’ll even offer up to $250 for food and beverages at our poolside Cafe Blue. Details are below and don’t miss out on this limited time opportunity.
This mid-week escape to Parrot Key Resort includes luxurious accommodations in a one or two-bedroom suite along with a $50 per night credit to spend at our poolside Cafe Blue. Enjoy casual, island cuisine in a tropical, garden atmosphere, steps from the main swimming pool. Open for breakfast and lunch, Café Blue also offers a full bar with a selection of signature tropical cocktails.
So whether you’re enjoying a romantic Key West getaway, traveling with friends, or looking for the best Florida Keys family resort, you can enjoy the luxurious comfort of a living room and a balcony with breathtaking views, at reduced rates.
Learn more about our spacious Key West suites here or call 855-833-6619 to speak with an on-site vacation planner.
The ‘Suitest’ Key West Escape Package Includes:
- A discount on weekday accommodations in a one or two-bedroom suite at Parrot Key Resort
- $50 per night food and beverage credit for food and drinks at Cafe Blue (up to $250 or 5 nights)
Terms: This offer is valid for stays on Sundays through Thursdays and applies to one and two-bedroom suites. The food and beverage credit will be applied for a maximum of five nights (totaling $250). The credit is valid for food and drinks only at Cafe Blue. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply. This offer is subject to availability.
Click here to view the offer and book now
A guide to romantic Key West activities
Who says you have to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day when some of the best deals for lovebirds are in early and late February! Parrot Key Resort is a popular Key West hotel for couples and is ranked as one of the top three romantic hotels in Key West, according to TripAdvisor. It’s not just our romantic sunset pier, spacious accommodations, tropical gardens and private poolside dining that draws lovers to Parrot Key—the resort is most well known for the complete serenity that couples feel upon stepping foot inside our Key West resort.
Many couples never leave Parrot Key during a weekend retreat but, for some, the fanciful colors and electric happenings of Key West beckon. A chorus of activity buzzes from sidewalk cafés and historic downtown streets while couples meet the Florida sunshine, rich history, galleries and sunset celebrations, with a warm embrace.
Whether you decide to stay nestled in the most spacious guest rooms in Key West at Parrot Key Resort, or explore the island’s unique vibe, we’ve got more than one reason below to spend February in Key West with the one you love.
February Offers at Parrot Key Resort
- Soak up a romantic sunset and drinks with a $40/night food and beverage credit
- Only the best will do- upgrade this Valentine’s Day with our suite special
- AAA members can enjoy the majestic drive to Key West with AAA member discounts
- Walk hand-in-hand through the historic Hemingway Home with our Hemingway package
- Love birds can receive up to 20% off when booking in advance
- Pamper your sweetheart an extra night and get 10% off when staying two nights
A Romantic Guide to Key West
1. ‘Sea’ Romantic Panoramic Views of Key West
The Key West Lighthouse Museum and Keeper’s Quarters were completed in 1847. The lighthouse originally guided mariners through the treacherous Key West waters until it was decommissioned in 1969. Today both the Lighthouse and the Keeper’s Quarters have been restored to show visitors what life was like for a lighthouse keeper in the days before electricity and automation. Couples can climb an 88-step circular staircase to the historic lighthouse deck for a romantic panoramic view of Key West and observe historic artifacts, photos and journals. www.kwahs.com/lighthouse.htm
2. Get Lost in a Secret Garden
The 19th-century Key West Audubon House and Gardens were originally built by shipwreck salvager Captain John Geiger. Now a museum, the Audubon House showcases both the Audubon connection and Key West’s early years. The antique-filled house contains nearly 30 first-edition Audubon works and adjoins a gallery featuring 500 Audubon lithographs. Walk hand in hand through the gardens surrounding the Audubon House, which contain a breathtaking variety of tropical foliage, native plants and exotics. www.audubonhouse.com
3. Enjoy a Three Hour Lunch
Romantic Key West sidewalk cafés abound and offer their take of the local specialties, many offering mini versions of their award winning evening menus. No rush. With a couple of glasses of fine wine, crafted beer or a frozen island concoction, the afternoon is now on the right track. Truly a romantic Key West experience and a paradise found. Make sure to try the conch fritters and key lime pie with your sweetheart. http://bit.ly/VivPF4
4. Watch Dolphins in the Wild
Let your heart skip a beat as you pass through the blue waters of Key West into the playground of wild dolphins. Watch as the sea fills with their shapes and energy. Delight in watching dolphins romp, feed and play. Hundreds of dolphins call the waters of Key West home and you can share the memorable and romantic experience of seeing dolphins in their natural habitat with Dolphin Safari Charters. www.safaricharters.com
5. Get a Taste of Romance on a Dinner Cruise
Indulge your senses with an Islescapes Dinner Cruise, featuring exquisite gourmet dinners, impeccable service and a romantic setting aboard a beautifully restored 33 foot motor yacht. The Key West dinner cruise starts off with a brief tour of the harbor and then the captain finds calmer water to enjoy your delectable dinner. During the meal, enjoy a famous Key West Sunset on Islescapes which was named one of the most romantic Key West restaurants by Key West Magazine! www.islescapes.com
More Romantic Key West Treats
- Walk from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean along Duval Street
- Stop by Sloppy Joe’s for a mojito at Ernest Hemingway’s favorite hang out
- Visit the southernmost point and take a romantic photo
- Spend an afternoon at the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
- Visit Ernest Hemingway’s former home and meet his famous polydactyl cats
- Take the Conch Tour Train – a great way to see Key West
- Wander hand in hand around the historic Seaport district
- Attend a sunset celebration at Mallory Square
- Sail, kayak, or snorkel with Danger Charters in a secluded, personalized, and natural setting