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Make Waves on a Romantic Adventure in Key West

The crystal-clear waters surrounding Key West are not just beautiful for taking a cooling dip; they’re also perfect for creating a splash when enjoying a range of watersports, right from the Parrot Key Resort dock. Whether you’re a novice and looking for a fun-filled activity, or you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to watersports, you will love the exhilarating ocean adventures waiting to be discovered during your romantic vacation in Key West. Call 855-327-7200 or Book Online Now.

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Explore Key West on a Romantic WaveRunner Tour

Head to submarine pits and sand bars before stopping at the Southernmost Point in the USA during an unforgettable and romantic 25-mile journey around Key West. Couples booking a minimum stay of three nights at Parrot Key can enjoy a $75 discount on our current package which includes one WaveRunner to accommodate two people – ideal for couples. You don’t need to travel far to head off on the one-and-a-half-hour tour as it departs straight from the Parrot Key dock ready to take you on a wave-making adventure.

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Glide Through the Waters of Key West

The natural beauty of Key West can be discovered from the island’s surrounding calm waters during a paddleboarding or kayaking excursion. At Parrot Key, take advantage of our Aqua Fit Package which will give you 50% off the resort’s Paddleboard and Kayak experience. As you glide through the Gulf of Mexico, keep an eye out for colorful fish and aquatic birds as you drift past the tropical scenery on this peaceful activity, which is as ideal for couples, looking to stay fit while on vacation. Head to the Parrot Key dock, ready to set off on your romantic aqua adventures.

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Save on a Romantic Sunset Cruise Excursion

One of the most unique Key West experiences is watching the stunning colors of the evening sky during sunset. There are many special places from which to soak it all up, but one of the most unforgettable venues is on the top deck of a yacht during a spectacular sunset cruise. Parrot Key has a package which offers a ‘buy one get one free’ Key West Sunset Cruise for two people with free draft beer, champagne and soft drinks on-board a 65-foot Gold Coast Yacht. The package offers a total of two sunset cruises during your vacation.

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Something Different Every Day

From dolphin watching and parasailing, to Safari Snorkel Tours and onsite rentals, no day is ever the same when it comes to diving into the waters by Parrot Key Resort. With so many watersports to choose from, you can pick as many or as little as you like – but whatever you decide, we can make your whole experience as easy and clear as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Our daily complimentary shuttle service to Smathers Beach will see you close to all the water-based action within a five-minute drive, where all the beach activities can be enjoyed at a low price when purchasing the All Day Beach Pass, or you can sit back and just take your pick from individual rentals.

Poolside Paradise

You may just choose to spend your “island time” lounging poolside and taking a leisurely dip, and we don’t blame you! With four sparkling pools to choose from, each tucked away in its own peaceful garden oasis, you can unwind and simply do nothing at all with the one you love.

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Get Set For a Cracking Key West Easter Egg-scape!

When did you last wake up on Easter Day to views of tropical gardens or a perfectly calm ocean? Imagine starting the day with a poolside breakfast before hunting for Easter eggs among the swaying palms. Rather than working hard to bring together your own family feast in the heat of the kitchen, you can retreat to Old Town Key West for a leisurely lunch and explore the fun of the island’s nearby attractions – or just relax on the beach ready to take your pick from a range of water-based adventures. Check out our special offers to make savings on your Easter escape. Call 855-327-7200 to speak with an onsite vacation planner, chat with us or Book Online Now >

Whether you choose a family vacation during the Easter break, or a long weekend away with your loved one, we have all the top tips for places to go and things to do during your escape at Parrot Key Resort.

Sleep Soundly in Serene Surrounds

When we wish you a good night at Parrot Key, we know that you will have exactly that. With some of the largest guestrooms and suites on the island, every guest room at Parrot Key Resort offers views of either the cool blue water or our refreshing green tropical gardens. There are king-bed or double queen-bed options, with private porches looking out on your chosen view.

For extra wriggle room to indulge the whole family, our spacious three-bedroom villas feature a master king room, double queen room and single queen room, living room, dry bar area, private porch and balconies. Look out on the calm waters of the Gulf, or take yourself to the heights of the treetops with a garden view.

Easter Events

Every Easter celebration should involve an egg hunt! At the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, the Migration Mania & Great Egg Hunt takes place on Saturday, April 8th from 10am through 2pm. This family-friendly event will feature live birds, live bees, a bounce house, educational activities, crafts, and of course the all-important chocolate egg hunt.

On Easter Saturday (April 15th), boost your fitness ahead of your chocolate-eating Sunday with the Earth Day 5k Run/Walk which starts at 8am from the McCoy Indigenous Park (Atlantic Boulevard). There will be earth-friendly recyclable awards given to the top overall male and female, top masters male and female, and first and second-place runners in each age group.

Watch the spectacular setting sun over Key West over the Easter weekend at the daily Sunset Celebration on Mallory Square. Two hours before sunset, locals and visitors all gather on the square for an unforgettable cultural experience that combines magicians, jugglers, local musicians, artists and food vendors. As the sun sinks into the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico, the glowing pink and orange colors will leave a lasting memory of your Easter escape in the Florida Keys.

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Water Water Everywhere…And For Everyone!

There is an activity to excite every age group in the waters surrounding Key West, whether it’s spotting Bottlenose Dolphins, discovering an undersea safari on a snorkeling trip, paddle boarding through the calm ocean, making a splash on a jet ski or touring the island on a WaveRunner. With so many packages available, families can take advantage of Parrot Key Resort discounts on a huge number of Key West water activities.

During your Easter escape, save $75 on a 25-mile WaveRunner tour around Key West which accommodates two people per WaveRunner, making it ideal for families to enjoy together. What’s more, it sets off right from our dock so you don’t need to travel far to find adventure in the water. You can also set off from the Parrot Key dock on your own kayak and paddleboard, which can be rented from our water-sports booth.

Not Just One Perfect Pool – But Four

We know how important it is to spend vacation time together poolside, which is why we have created not just one perfect pool to lounge around, but four! Each of our four sparkling pools is nestled in a tropical garden oasis and surrounded by an array of unusual, fun art sculptures that you will love. Throughout the day, we can keep you topped up with delicious snacks and island drinks from our poolside Café Blue which also serves breakfast and lunch. View the Cafe Blue Menu

Find Fun at Nearby Key West Attractions

Parrot Key is perfectly positioned to strike the balance between family relaxation and discovering popular Key West attractions. Tucked away in its own safe tropical oasis, the resort is located just three miles from Old Town making it easy to reach a range of family attractions. Popular days out include the unforgettable Conch Tour Train, Key West Aquarium, and the Key West Butterfly & Nature ConservatoryView nearby Key West family attractions

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Looking for a quieter Key West vacation? Visit late April through mid June!

When you wake up in Key West during late April through mid June, not only does the warm tropical air embrace you… but you can also hear the sense of calm that comes with one of our most relaxing seasons at Parrot Key Resort. Once the crowds leave their Spring Break vacations and head home, the island resettles and makes way for guests looking for serenity and easy-going adventure. Call 855-327-7200 to speak with an onsite vacation planner, chat with us or Book Online Now >

Events for everyone

With many events to enjoy during a late April through mid-June break, your vacation during these months can be as lively or laid-back as you’d like it to be.

Culture lovers will be entertained at the Key West Fringe Theater during Conch Republic (The Musical) from April 20 through 23, which brings to the stage the story of how the Conch Republic began with plenty of songs, dance and flag displays. The show is part of the 10-day Conch Republic Independence Celebration which kicks off from April 21 through 30, with activities across the island including a wacky bed race and a light-hearted sea battle featuring tall ships.

Paddleboarding fans will love the Key West Paddleboard Classic which starts on April 27 through 30. Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the annual challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Even if you’re not paddling through the race yourself, it’s worth watching from the water’s edge or taking part in beach activities during the weekend. The free shuttle service from Parrot Key can take you straight to Smathers Beach for day-long water-based activities and sunbathing.

Key West Paddle Boarding

Another not-to-be-missed event in May is the Key West Songwriters’ Festival (10-14) which brings live music from some of America’s finest performing songwriters. Head from one bar to another in downtown Key West and discover the latest talent in the worlds of jazz, raggae, calypso, blues, country and western and more.

Key West Songwriters’ Festival

The month of May also means making sure mom is pampered on Mother’s Day (May 14) and our heroes are remembered on Memorial Day (May 29), which make great reasons for a long weekend of celebrations in the Florida Keys – or an excuse to just sit back poolside and soak up the surrounding scene of natural beauty!

As May merges into June, the temperature really starts to climb up the thermometer and the island remains tranquil ahead of the vibrancy of events in the middle of the month, including Key West Pride (7-11). This five-day celebration will feature day-time pool and beach parties, on-the-water adventures, a street fair and a 10k relay for tutu-wearing runners! Many families also start flocking to the Keys as schools close for summer, so a vacation in early June is recommended for couples and seniors looking to make the most of a quieter Key West.

Extra savings with special offers

If you’re looking to find savings on your vacation in May through mid-June, our latest special offers will help guide you to the best package. Take a peek through our accommodation options too and choose your favorite view of lush, tropical gardens or the sparkling ocean. Our guestrooms are the largest in Key West so you can enjoy sprawling out in space and style, making the most of each day in your own piece of paradise. To book your May or early June vacation, visit our reservations page.

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Key West: The Best Destination For a Family Vacation

Choosing the right destination for a family vacation can often be a challenging task with so many factors to consider: will there be enough activities to keep all ages entertained? Are the accommodations spacious enough, and will the weather be invitingly warm every day? Key West has all the right answers that will soon see the stress of planning a family vacation slip away faster than a WaveRunner can whizz you round the island! Here are our top reasons why Parrot Key Resort is the ideal destination for a family vacation. Call 855-327-7200 to speak with an onsite vacation planner, chat with us or Book Online Now >


1. Make Waves in Crystal-Clear Waters

There is an activity to excite every age group in the waters surrounding Key West, whether it’s spotting Bottlenose Dolphins, discovering an undersea safari on a snorkeling trip, paddle boarding through the calm ocean, making a splash on a jet ski or touring the island on a WaveRunner. With so many packages available, families can take advantage of Parrot Key Resort discounts on a huge number of Key West water activities.

You can currently save $75 on a 25-mile WaveRunner tour around Key West which accommodates two people per WaveRunner, making it ideal for families to enjoy together. What’s more, it sets off right from our dock so you don’t need to travel far to find adventure in the water. You can also set off from the Parrot Key dock on your own kayak and paddleboard, which can be rented from our water-sports booth.


2. Unwind in Spacious Suites

One of the reasons why Parrot Key is rated among the best Key West family resorts, is that we offer the largest hotel rooms on the island. The resort also features spacious two-bedroom suites and three-bedroom villas that are ideal for families looking to sprawl out in style.


3. Relax Poolside

We know how much families love spending time together poolside, which is why we have created not just one perfect pool to lounge around, but four! Each of our four sparkling pools is nestled in a tropical garden oasis and surrounded by fun art sculptures that you and your children will love. Throughout the day, we can keep you topped up with delicious snacks and island drinks from our poolside Café Blue which also serves breakfast and lunch. View the Cafe Blue Menu


4. Take Time Out On Sandy Terraces

Everyone loves to build a sand castle, no matter how old you are. Take it easy on Parrot Key Resort’s white-sand sunbathing terraces by building castles, reading books, soaking up the waterfront views and breathing in the tropical scent of the Florida Keys. It’s safe for children to play on the terraces as there is no water access. View our suites and villas


5. Save More With Special Offers and Discounts

From booking early and paying in advance, to staying longer and saving more – Parrot Key offers a number of special offers throughout the year to help you plan your family vacation with a super discount. See our latest special offers


6) Venture Out to the Best Key West Attractions

Parrot Key is perfectly positioned to strike the balance between family relaxation and discovering popular Key West attractions. Tucked away in its own safe tropical oasis, the resort is located just three miles from Old Town making it easy to reach a range of family attractions. Popular days out include the unforgettable Conch Tour TrainKey West Aquarium, and the Key West Butterfly & Nature ConservatoryView nearby Key West family attractions


7) Celebrate Stunning Key West Sunsets

Bringing the family together for a picturesque sunset over the Florida Keys will become one of your favorite memories from your Key West vacation. Head out onto your private balcony to toast the evening sky, or capture the atmosphere at the family-friendly Key West Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square which takes place every day. For a truly special family experience, book a Sunset Cruise to watch the sun go down from the top deck of a 65ft Gold Coast Yacht.


8) Find Adventures on the Beach

Families love heading to Smathers Beach on Parrot Key Resort’s complimentary shuttle service. Just a five-minute drive away, you will all be indulged in a range of activities on offer through our watersports provider, Sunset Watersports. You can do as much or as little as you like, so whether you choose to simply relax on the powder-soft sand, rent a kayak, book a diving trip or go parasailing, time on Smathers Beach is all yours. Money Saver: View our exclusive discounted rates on water activities when booking in advance


9) Privacy in Standalone Units With No Hallways

Don’t worry about disrupting the neighbors. Each individual guestroom, suite or villa at Parrot Key Resort has its own entrance with no hallways so your little ones can run free on vacation. The units also offer ample privacy, with an at-home feel for you and your family. View our Key West accommodations


10) Discover the Best Local Events

A weekend rarely goes by without an event to keep families entertained in Key West. From food festivals and theater productions, to live music events and powerboat races on the waterfront, Key West hosts a fantastic range of entertainment to add extra fun to your family vacation. Find out more about Key West events in 2017

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Three-bedroom Key West villas offer sun, sea, serenity… and space.

Three reasons to visit Key West this year, include three amazing bedrooms, spread over three floors with plenty of space for your entire party. Sprawl out in style with room for eight family members or friends in our three-bedroom Key West villas. Enjoy sun, sea, serenity… and space; along with some exciting villa offers as well! Call 855-327-7200 to speak with an onsite vacation planner, chat with us or Book Online Now >

Traveling with family or a group of friends means a Key West vacation packed with plenty of fun surrounded by your favorite people. It can also mean the need for a little extra space to avoid feeling too cramped and ensure that everyone has some much-needed privacy. Even the closest of friends and happiest of families can end up feeling under each other’s feet in the wrong type of accommodation, so it’s important to select where you spend those precious vacation days, carefully.

At Parrot Key Resort, we have created spacious three-bedroom villas with families and groups of friends in mind. You can all enjoy each other’s company in the exclusivity of your own three-bedroom villa overlooking the sparkling Gulf waters or our tropical gardens, without compromising space. Each villa is unique with a combination of different bed types, so everyone can sleep up to eight people comfortably based on the needs of your party.

If it’s a waterfront Gulf view that you prefer, choose a three-bedroom villa offering space, privacy and luxury including pristine white sand terraces. Every bedroom has an en suite bathroom, so there will be no family fights to get to the bathroom first each morning in Key West!

The villa includes different bed type combinations over three floors so that you can decide how best to keep your friends or family well-rested each night in Key West.

Each room has is own flat screen TV for when you need time out to switch off and recharge. However, bringing the party together will also create some of the best highlights of your vacation, which is why our living rooms are perfectly designed to ensure everyone has enough leg room to sit back and watch the latest entertainment on a 42″ flat screen TV.

From the blue views of our waterfront Key West villas to the serene green of our tropical garden views, you will be surrounded by paradise in whichever view you choose. The porch entrance to each of our three-bedroom garden view villas is surrounded by towering palm trees and lush tropical foliage, helping you to feel a million miles away from the urban sprawl you left behind.

Our garden views offer the same level of luxury, comfort and space as our waterfront villas, the only difference welcoming you are the garden tree top balconies. You and your family or friends can truly feel on top of the world. Call 855-327-7200 to learn more about our three-bedroom villas.

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2017 Key West Summer Vacation: 10 Tips to Keep Your “Cool”

Summer will be here before you know it and the glorious Key West sunshine will keep you longing for Pina Coladas and a cool dip in one of our four sparkling pools. Welcome to Key West! This beautiful island is soaked in sunshine and the surrounding ocean is waiting to lure you in and cool you down. At the peak of summer, the average high is 89° F (32° C). Luckily Key West doesn’t have any super-highways or urban sprawl to radiate the sun’s heat. Not only that, but our islands are surrounded by cooling ocean waters. View our top tips for family vacations, and also see why families love Parrot Key Resort.

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Sunset-loving Floridians from the mainland flock to the Keys on steamy weekends because the air is usually a few degrees cooler here. The water temperature might be in the mid-80s (30° C) but the sea is nevertheless refreshing for swimming, snorkeling or diving. Parrot Key Resort will also help you keep your “cool” with lush shaded gardens or you can try an array of water based activities with special discounts, just for being our guest!

With summer around the corner, you’ll be seeking ways to stay refreshed in the heat during your summer vacation so to give you a helping hand, Parrot Key Resort has selected the best ways to keep cool in Key West, whether you’re after fun, relaxation, an exhilarating experience, or all three put together!

Breezy days on the water

With a huge variety of water-based activities available in Key West, there is every opportunity to cool down while having fun with the whole family. Try a majestic sunset cruise on warm summer nights to enjoy the gentle Gulf breeze and a glowing Florida Keys sunset.

Key West Summer Vacation Family

Next, you can explore the island from the ocean with a local guide on a refreshing 25-mile WaveRunner tour. You’ll head around the Southernmost Point in the USA, taking in the submarine pits, stopping at a sand bar and having a chance to free-style on the one and a half hour tour.

Key West Summer Vacation Family

Feel the welcoming tropical ocean breeze cool you down as you gently cruise through the water on a paddleboard or kayak. You can take your time to soak up the stunning scenery around you, stopping off at beaches along the way for a swim, leisurely lunch, or just park and keep cool in the shade.

Key West Summer Vacation Family

The ultimate cool down involves the wind whipping all around you as you glide over the majestic waters of Key West! Experience the thrill of peacefully floating high above Key West with a unique parasailing adventure.

swpk beach club and parasail

Would you like to try it all? We recommend the Do It All Key West Watersports Adventure which lets you do just that. Discover an action-packed day of kayaking, windsurfing, banana boat rides, knee boarding behind ski boats, snorkelling, cruising on WaveRunners and water skis, and gliding into the water on a giant slide – you’re certain to feel refreshed afterwards and a cool cocktail will go down nicely at sunset too!

Key West Summer Vacation Family

Into the cool, deep blue

For the ultimate cool down, book a Key West snorkel trip and submerge yourself into an underwater paradise. You’ll head out on a power catamaran boat and be whisked away to the Key West coral reef to discover a spectacular biological wonder, filled with a colorful array of wildlife including tropical fish, coral, reef sharks, turtles, and dolphins. Snorkel trips include friendly crew, safety equipment and a selection of refreshing drinks.

Key West Summer Vacation Family

Take a refreshing dip at Parrot Key

As you take a walk through the beautifully landscaped (and shaded) gardens at Parrot Key Resort, you will soon discover four sparkling pools hidden among a lush, tropical oasis. Each pool offers the ultimate in relaxation and privacy, allowing you to just focus on cooling down and taking it easy in the refreshing water while the serenity-scented air revives your senses.

Ice cold poolside cocktails

Sipping away at your favorite cocktail in the sunshine defines that moment of relaxation you only ever get during summer vacation. At Cafe Blue, you can get a taste of our drink menu bursting with flavor, from tropical fruit smoothies to our legendary cocktails, all tempting you to take time out and cool down poolside. Cocktails are served from 11am to sunset. 

Key West Summer Vacation Family

Beachside bliss

Dip in and out of the ocean at Smathers Beach, enjoying the complimentary Parrot Key Beach Club service that includes a free shuttle transfer, beach towels and beach chairs for the day, allowing the whole family to kick back and relax in absolute comfort. There are plenty of watersports to choose from, or you can just cool down in the shade. 

Key West Summer Vacation Family

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Book the perfect 2017 spring break vacation in Key West

Give your whole family an escape to look forward to in the Florida Keys this spring break, where a sunshine-drenched paradise becomes their daily playground.

Key West is an ideal destination for a family vacation, with a subtropical climate to warm you up after a long winter. At Parrot Key Resort, guests must be 25-years-old to make a reservation, so families can relax in the knowledge that students on their college spring break will be heading elsewhere.

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With so many family activities to enjoy across the island this spring break, we’ve highlighted 10 reasons why Parrot Key Resort is the perfect choice for a Key West family vacation. Call 877-746-4701 to speak with an on-site vacation planner.


10 Reasons to Choose Our Key West Family Resort This Spring Break 2017:

 

1. Sprawl Out in the Largest Rooms in Key West

One of the reasons why Parrot Key is rated among the best Key West family resorts, is because we offer the largest hotel rooms on the island. The resort also features spacious two-bedroom suites and three-bedroom villas that are ideal for families this spring break.

Our spacious family suites include a master king bedroom, a living room, dry bar, and a double twin room with two en-suite bathrooms. Or try a 3-bedroom villa for extra wriggle room featuring a 42″ flat screen TV, a dry bar area, mini-fridge, coffee maker and toaster. View Our Suites and Villas


2. Four Pools For Family Fun

You and the kids will feel spoilt for choice at Parrot Key with four sparkling pools on site, each nestled in a tropical garden oasis. When your children have finished practising their strokes and it’s time to reenergize, our poolside Café Blue will keep you topped up with refreshing island drinks, snacks, leisurely lunches and delicious breakfasts. View the Cafe Blue Menu


3. Soak Up Stunning Key West Views

Your private balcony is all yours, offering views of the waterfront while you sit back and relax before embracing a fun-filled day. Enjoy a sunset together from your suite or head to our sunset pier to soak up the evening sky bursting with spectacular color over Key West. View our waterfront accommodations


4. Build Sand Castles On Our Terraces

From building castles to just sinking your toes into the powder-soft sand – our white sand sunbathing terraces overlooking the waterfront are the perfect spot for bringing the family together. There is no water access from our sandy terraces so kids can play safely. Book a guestroom or villa


5. Explore a Water World of Adventure

Stay a minimum of three nights at Parrot Key Resort this spring break and save $75 on an amazing family WaveRunner tour around Key West. There is such a huge variety of water-based activities in Key West which can all be booked onsite for easy planning. We also offer a complimentary shuttle service to nearby Smathers Beach and Duval Street! Money Saver: Enjoy Super Discounts on Key West Activities


6. Make Memories at a Local Key West Event

Take your pick from a number of exciting family-friendly events taking place in Key West during spring break, including the Annual Key West House and Garden Tour (March 17 – 18), the Conch Republic Independence Celebration (April 17 – 30), Conch Republic – The Musical (April 20 – 23) and the Key West Paddleboard Classic (April 27 – 30) which has races for kids.


7. Discover Colorful and Fun Art Objects

There is an array of unique art objects throughout Parrot Key Resort that the kids will love. From colorful garden sculptures and more, the art at Parrot Key captures the vibrant energy of the island and fuses it with the tropical setting of our Key West hotel. View more artwork at Parrot Key Resort


8. Relax in Standalone Units With No Hallways

Don’t worry about disrupting the neighbors. Each individual guestroom, suite or villa at Parrot Key Resort has its own entrance with no hallways so your little ones can run free this spring break. The units also offer ample privacy, with an at-home feel for you and your family. View our Key West accommodations


9. Family Attractions Just Moments Away

When it comes to location, Parrot Key has it all. Tucked away in its own safe tropical oasis, the resort is three miles from Old Town and within easy reach of Key West’s exciting family attractions without the noise of Duval Street ruining your peace. View nearby family activities


10. Budget Room Options for Families

If your budget is tight this spring break and you’re looking for a little less room than our family suites and villas, you can also try a garden view double queen guest room. The garden view room is less expensive and still offers you the largest hotel room in Key West, with two queen beds, a garden porch and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Watch the world go by from your private garden view porch. Money Saver: View the garden double queen guestroom

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Suite living in paradise: upgrade to a little extra luxury and space at Parrot Key Resort

There are many words we like to use when describing the perfect vacation, and many of them happen to begin with the letter ‘s’. Whether it’s sunshine, sunsets, sea, sand, simplicity, serenity, or just space to enjoy your freedom away from the routine of everyday life. We’re going to add another ‘s’ for good measure – suites! At Parrot Key, we have created spacious one and two-bedroom suites with style and comfort in mind which make them ideal for couples seeking a little extra indulgence, or for families and friends after much-needed privacy. Call 855-327-7200 to speak with an onsite vacation planner, chat with us or Book Online Now >

Key West Three Bedroom Villa

Each suite features stunning views and you can choose to live among the tree tops with your own garden view balcony or choose our waterfront suites with views of Florida Bay. If you’re seeking extra savings, a garden suite is the way to go. Don’t just expect to see a pretty display of flowers when we highlight the garden views; in your suite, you will wake up every morning to the spectacular sight of towering palm trees and lush foliage, all helping you to feel the great distance between your newly-found paradise and the hectic urban sprawl you left behind. You and your loved ones will feel revitalized and refreshed living in luxury with the uplifting sight and scent of our peaceful tropical oasis surrounding your spacious suite.

Three Bedroom Key West Villa

Whether you choose the king one-bedroom garden suite, or the two-bedroom garden suite featuring a master king room and a second queen room or twin room, each room has its own flat-screen TV and DVD player for when you need time out to switch off and recharge. However, bringing the party together will also create some of the best highlights of your vacation, which is why our living rooms are perfectly designed to ensure everyone can sprawl out and watch the latest entertainment on a 42″ flat-screen TV and enjoy all the benefits of a dry bar area, mini-fridge (in most rooms) and coffee maker.

Key West Three Bedroom Villa

You may wish to stay in your suite all day with such beautiful views and comfortable surrounds, but once you step foot outside and make your way through the landscaped tropical gardens, you’ll soon discover one of our four pools, each sparkling among its own private sculpture garden.

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Within a short stroll is Café Blue, serving light lunches, snacks and cool cocktails, a perfect spot for relaxing throughout the day and celebrating an unforgettable Key West sunset. Take our shuttle bus to Smathers Beach and you’ll later find yourself immersed in one of many water sports activities. Venture onto the streets of Key West and the line-up of adventure seems unending, from the Conch Tour Train, the lively atmosphere of Mallory Square, and the many museums and attractions all telling the fascinating story behind this colorful Florida Keys island. Happy vacation!

To book one of our spacious garden view or waterfront suites, book online or speak to the reservations team at 888-211-0348.

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Road Trippin’ in the Florida Keys: Key Largo to Key West

One of the nation’s most renowned road trips involves cruising from one island to another, and it’s right here in the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West. With your Florida vacation at Parrot Key Resort sparkling on the horizon, we have some of the best insider tips for making the most of your drive along the Overseas Highway to reach Key West. The trip of over 100 miles takes around three hours, however with so much to see along the way, we recommend allowing a whole day to soak up the spectacular scenery of the Sunshine State’s stunning island archipelago. After all, there are some important pit stops to make along the way to sample the delights of freshly-caught seafood and Key lime pie. Call 855-327-7200 to speak with an onsite vacation planner, chat with us or Book Online Now >

Florida Keys Road Trip

Ready, Set… Key Largo!

Once you’ve entered Key Largo, you’re officially in the Florida Keys and the unbroken blue horizons of ocean and sky will stretch out before you. Start your road trip off in style with a leisurely breakfast at some of Key Largo’s most talked about dining spots, including Harriette’s Restaurant (Mile Marker 95.7) which offers a warm and welcoming service, wallet-friendly prices and huge muffins to help keep you refueled until the next stop. Doc’s Diner (Mile Marker 99.6) is another tempting breakfast option, popular among locals for its generous portion sizes including tropical French toast and breakfast burritos.

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

 

Next Stop: Islamorada

Continue your drive from Key Largo to Islamorada, which sits between the saltwater wilderness of the Everglades National Park and the deep waters of the Florida Straits. Stop at the Rain Barrel Artisan Village (Mile Marker 86.7) which is impossible to miss with its giant fiberglass lobster standing proudly at the entrance of this fascinating sculpture art gallery. There are individual shops all nestled under a canopy of giant Banyan trees selling a tempting selection of unique homemade gifts including unusual jewelry, pottery and ceramics, so allow enough time for some all-important perusing.

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Is your stomach rumbling again? It’s nearing lunchtime after all, and if there’s one place in which to indulge over a memorable lunch in Islamorada, it’s Lorelei (Mile Marker 82). As popular for its daytime menu as its evening sunset celebrations, this restaurant and Cabana bar offers one of the best views of Florida Bay which you’ll no doubt happily soak up over seafood tacos or the “Lorelei’s World Famous Fish Sandwich,” all washed down with a Keys-style frozen drink.

The sparkling ocean is looking calm and the afternoon sun is stretching its rays across a cloudless sky; it’s looking too good outside to hop back into your car, so take some time to unwind on one of Islamorada’s finest beaches. Anne’s Beach (Mile Marker 73) is a perfect stretch of paradise, conveniently located next to the Overseas Highway so you won’t struggle to find it. The beach is an ideal spot for sunbathing, switching off for an afternoon nap, cooling off in the shallows, or just taking in the beautiful ocean views.

 

Marathon or Bust

Your relaxing lunch will set you up for the next stretch as you cruise down Highway 1 to the Middle Keys which are anchored by Marathon, a 10-mile-long island with a family-friendly reputation and a rich fishing heritage. Take a break from your car and stretch your legs by taking your pick of several attractions in Marathon. First, you will come across the Dolphin Research Center (Mile Marker 59) in Grassy Key where you can interact with dolphins and learn about exciting dolphin research.

Also nearby way is the new Aquarium Encounters (just after Vaca Cut Bridge at Mile Marker 53). Here, you will find an interactive Florida Keys aquarium experience with daily shark feedings, stingray encounters, and the opportunity to swim among fish on the attraction’s coral reef. Or if you prefer an outdoor nature experience, nearby at Mile Marker 50 is Crane Point, a nature center with walking trails through a tropical hardwood grove. Further west is a wildlife lovers’ paradise at the Turtle Hospital which is dedicated to helping injured sea turtles return to the wild (Mile Marker 48.5).

Photo: Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Photo: Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

 

Seven Mile Bridge

The Middle Keys not only signal the halfway mark in your Overseas Highway road trip; it is also the point at which you can stop to capture images of the impressive Seven Mile Bridge soaring over the Gulf of Mexico. Running alongside it is the Old Seven Mile Bridge, the hurricane-battered railroad built by Henry Flagler in the early 1900s which is now a popular spot for fishing. After its destruction in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, it was later rebuilt in 1978 and features a rising arc in its center so you’ll feel like you’re driving right off into the sky! There are plenty of places to pull over and take some photos, enjoy a stroll and watch the wildlife fly by.

Just south of Marathon lies the tiny island of Pigeon Key which is well worth a stop, particularly if you’re after a taste of Florida Keys history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Pigeon Key is a five-acre property which served as a home base for railroad workers operating the Old Seven Mile Bridge. You can reach Pigeon Key by bicycle or foot along the historic bridge (a 2.2 mile trek) or by ferry service which departs from the Pigeon Key Visitor Center and Gift Shop on Knight’s Key (Mile Marker 47).

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

The Lower Keys

The further south you drive, the more beautifully remote the scenery becomes in the Lower Keys. For some much-needed leg-stretching, stop off at Bahia Honda Key (Mile Marker 37), a tropical island home to one of Florida’s southernmost state parks with beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and excellent snorkelling. As you drive south into Big Pine Key (Mile Marker 29) there are plenty of places to pull over for a pit stop if your hungers pangs start kicking in, including No Name Pub on Watson Boulevard which serves up great pitchers of beer and pizza.

For classic Keys-style dining, try The Wharf Bar and Grill at Mile Marker 25.5 on Summerland Key where you can enjoy freshly-caught fish and vegetables grown from the restaurant’s organic garden, all served up in a peaceful waterfront setting with indoor and outdoor seating. If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, head further south in Sugarloaf Key at Mangrove Mama’s (Mile Marker 20) for a generous slice of Key lime pie on the sun-baked, palm tree-lined patio, or try Baby’s Coffee (Mile Marker 15), which is famous for its Cuban roasts and Key lime pie to-go.

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

 

Final Destination… Key West

As the afternoon starts merging into evening, your last leg of this world-renowned road trip will end in Key West just where the true vacation begins. You’ll arrive just in time to find a spot for your first Key West sunset perhaps on Parrot Key Resort’s sunset pier, and you won’t be disappointed.

Florida Keys Road Trip

Check-in at Parrot Key Resort and refresh before stepping outside to celebrate the moment the golden sun dips into the ocean. Tomorrow marks the start of your Key West vacation in this place known as paradise, so dine out and enjoy the moment until it’s time for a much-needed rest, surrounded by the simple luxury and comfort of your Parrot Key Resort guestroomsuite or villa. Sleep tight and let the Key West fun begin tomorrow!

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10 Toe-Tapping Live Music Venues in Key West

Key West is famed for many types of music, from techno, hip hop, jazz and raggae, to calypso, blues, country and western, so a night out will always feature a show that appeals to all musical tastes. The island has an array of live music venues to enjoy when the sun goes down, or for a summer afternoon of toe-tapping fun. Here are our top ten recommendations for live music venues in Key West:

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Schooner Wharf Bar, 22 William Street. Laid-back, comfortable and oozing with character, this bar is just a few blocks away from Duval Street and overlooks the harbor. It’s popular for its live music, friendly service and rustic charm.

Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval Street. Renowned for being Key West’s finest blues lounge, the cosy Little Room Jazz Club is on the quieter side of Duval Street. It’s one of the top local spots for sipping beer whilst enjoying some of the island’s best jazz.

Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles Street. This popular venue is home base for the Songwriter Festival. Throughout the year it stages some of Key West’s hottest acts with  a music schedule on offer every night alongside a tempting menu of fresh seafood.

Sloppy Joe’s, 201 Duval Street. Famed for being Ernest Hemingway’s favorite watering hole, Sloppy Joe’s is one of the most iconic bars in Key West. Expect a lively party atmosphere with its regular live music schedule.

Willie T’s, 525 Duval Street. If it’s a cool mojito you fancy whilst checking out the latest quality live music acts, head to Willie T’s. The mojitos here are legendary and the walls are decorated with dollar bills from patrons past.

Island Dogs, 505 Front Street. One of Key West’s coolest hang-outs, you’ll find live music most nights at Island Dogs where the Key Lime Pie Martini is a must-try, along with the chargrilled oysters.

Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front Street. Locals and visitors have been coming to Hog’s Breath Saloon for around 25 years for its daily schedule of live music and friendly service.

Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead Street. Another Key West icon, Green Parrot Bar is loved by locals and welcomes visitors every night with its exciting line-up of live music which makes the venue fun and bursting with energy.

Turtle Kraals, 231 Margaret Street. Catch the latest live music from the harbor-based Turtle Kraals which not only offers the best views of the Key West Historic Seaport, but serves up a refreshing selection of drinks, including the delicious Key Lime Margarita.

Bull and Whistle Bar, 224 Duval Street. Here you’ll find two bars under one roof with live music showcased on the Bull stage. The party atmosphere entices large crowds most nights, making it one of Key West’s most popular venues for musical entertainment.

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