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Our favorite way to beat the heat here in Key West…

We’re used to a little humidity here at Parrot Key Resort. Summertime in the Florida Keys is a truly tropical affair, with daily temps ranging from sultry to flat-out sticky. We like to think that all that extra moisture keeps our skin looking young (and our air conditioning bills looking scary.)

 But when the forecast says that the 70% humidity we’re currently weathering isn’t expected to break all evening, we pack a bag and head out. Out onto the water, that is.

Did you know that there are a variety of cruises for every price point that leave daily & nightly here in Key West? From big party catamarans with open bars and music, to intimate sailboats that bring you front row to one of our famous sunsets, there’s a boat for every taste, wallet and whim. Why not grab your family and head out on a 2-hour snorkle tour? Or tell the wife that the two of you are going dancing tonight…with an ocean breeze to go alongside that live band you’ll be swinging to. Kids will love a fascinating glass-bottom boat tour over the reef, while normally-sullen teens tend to go crazy for one of the Ultimate Adventure tours that include so many activities (parasailing, jetski-ing and a giant inflatable ice berg, anyone?) that they’ve been known to actually put down their cell phones for once. We’re especially fond of the champagne sailing trips that pair gorgeous wooden schooners with endless glasses of bubbly. The choices are endless.

Whether it’s a private dinner cruise for two or a $40 booze cruise for 50, Key West’s waterfront has a variety of ships with competitive pricing to satisfy any desire and budget. Just swing by our front desk and ask one of our friendly agents to help you pick which boat best fits your needs. And remember: no matter how hot it is out by the pools, it’s always cooler on the water!


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Indiana Jones tonight at the “Dive-In”

You don’t have to walk far from your room to catch the classic flick “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” — it’s playing at IBIS bay tonight for free! Head over to catch the 7:30pm showing and enjoy the various scowls of Harrison Ford as you sip a chilled beverage while floating in the pool. It’s the best way to spend a Thursday night we can think of! Walk down to IBIS Bay, located at 3101 N Roosevelt Drive, and remember: only Indiana Jones can pull off a bullwhip. The rest of us just look silly trying.

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Parrot Key wins TripAdvisor Excellence Award

To those of you who are already big fans of our beautiful resort, you won’t be surprised to learn that TripAdvisor– the internet’s largest authority on hotel reviews– has awarded Parrot Key Hotel & Resort a Certificate of Excellence for 2012!  We’re all very proud to share this with you, and want to extend a big thank you to our loyal customers and fans. It’s you who have taken the time to share your positive reviews of our beautiful hotel. We are so grateful that we have the best customers in the business! Celebrate this award with us today.

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

It’s 75°F and partly cloudy right now at Parrot Key, but the sun looks like it is burning off the clouds and more blue sky is visible by the hour.  The forecast looks like we finally are getting out from under the rain for at least a week, the weather is predicted to be sun and mid 70′s temperature until late next week.   Sunset tonight is at 6:49 pm, and with the low laying clouds predicted for late this afternoon, should be spectacular.

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Super Boat Races

The annual Super Boat speed boat races are once again returning to Key West for their 31st world championship race.  From the 6th until the 13th of November the city will fill with massive boats and thousands of race fans.   The boats will be on display from the 6th to the 8th from 9am-5pm at the Truman Annex, then from the 9th until the final race on the 13th live racing will commence starting at 10 am.   Daily parties for the racers and fans will be held at various Key West locations until the final awards ceremony at the Marriott Beachside.  This is one of the most anticipated yearly events in Key West and well worth a visit.  Check out the schedule of events here, or check out the race coordinates here.

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