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Classic Film Screening Tonight: Creature From the Black Lagoon


Start your week off right with a spooky screening presented by Key West’s favorite independent movie theatre, the Tropic Cinema! Head down to the theatre tonight to catch a special, one-night-only screening of the 1954 classic horror film “Creature From the Black Lagoon.”

This definitive monster movie is not to be missed– get there early for good seats and great snacks! Screening begins at 7:00pm.

The Tropic Cinema is located at 416 Eaton St. For more information, call 305-295-4393.

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Dive In Movie: Harold and Maude

Here in Key West we’re more likely to head to the “Dive In” than the “Drive In” movie theatre– and tonight they’re showing one of our favorites! Head over to our neighbor, Ibis Bay, to catch “Harold and Maud,” the 1971 cult classic that chronicles the relationship between an elderly woman and her friend, a young boy with some serious issues surrounding death. The movie begins at 8:00pm, we’ll see you there!

Ibis Bay is located at 3101 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL,33040, United States (Close enough to Parrot Key to walk!)

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Key West WomenFest Begins!

Ladies, rejoice! Key West’s annual festival for women is back with a schedule full of fabulous events that are sure to delight. This lesbian-friendly festival sees women from all over the world converge on our little island to kick back, relax and enjoy the party. With a wide variety of activities to satisfy any whim– including dance parties, water excursions,  art exhibitions, theatre performances, live music, movie screenings and more– WomenFest offers a jam-packed roster of events that lesbians and their straight allies alike will enjoy.

For details, visit www.womenfest.com.


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Isaac Update

We’d like to take a moment to say thank you for all your kind words as we prepared for Tropical Storm Isaac this weekend. We are happy to report that Parrot Key Resort suffered no damage whatsoever from the storm. (We especially enjoyed seeing locals dress up in their hurricane finest as they headed out to Duval St. on Saturday night!)  If you have plans to visit this week or for Labor Day Weekend, you will experience no interruption in your visit at our resort due to the storm. Safe travels, we’ll be happy to see you when you arrive!

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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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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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Special Memorial Day Offer!

We’ll set the scene for you: It’s Monday morning, you’re relaxing in your hotel room, and you realize what so many vacationers before you have also come to understand… you don’t want to leave.

While normally, the call of the real world might prove to strong too ignore, we feel that exceptions should be made on a holiday weekend. Especially one where you’re currently shacked up in paradise. So, as a special offer to our guests who’d like to extend their vacation a little longer, we’ve come up with a deal we feel might make the return to reality a little less painful. For this Memorial Day, any guest room may choose to depart our hotel on Monday morning a full seven hours later than they would normally need to– for only $100.00. That means that instead of your usual 11:00am checkout time, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the property (and your hotel room!) until 6:00pm that evening.

This offer is only valid for Monday, May 28th– so take advantage of it while it’s here! Ask your friendly front desk agent to arrange the details for you.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

We have been seeing unseasonable cold weather the last couple of days, with nighttime temperatures falling below 60°F two nights in a row, but starting today it should start to warm up again.  It is currently 61°F at Parrot Key, but is expected to hit 70°F by midday.  Tonight should be around 63°F and by tomorrow things should be back around 75°F.  Anyone prepared for cold and windy ocean conditions can be expected to have great fishing tomorrow through the weekend, as fish get more energetic with the warming weather. Sunset tonight is at 6:20 pm, expect festivities at Mallory Square to start around 5:00.

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Fishing Report

It’s 83°F and sunny with 13 mph wind from the East today in Key West, and the sailfish are running!  Good catches have been reported by almost all charters, and with the World Sailfish Championship only 9 days away the season is looking really spectacular.   Tarpon are also still around in abundance in the flats and backcountry; anyone who goes out with an experienced guide is almost assured of hooking into a monster.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Parrot Key

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  It’s 71°F and sunny with light wind today at Parrot Key,  whether you’re Irish or just like having a good time, today’s weather will be perfect for celebrating the holiday outside.

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