Arriving at Baker’s Cay Resort feels like staying on a Caribbean island, surrounded by 13 acres of lush Florida plant life. The resort was refurbished after a 2017 hurricane and joined Hilton’s Curio Collection of unique properties. The Key Largo hotel is set on the land that was once a 1800s pineapple farm and puts a heavy emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility in much of what they do.
The 200 stylish guest rooms feature balconies overlooking the private beach. All have comfy bedding, sitting areas, complimentary WiFi, flat screen televisions, bathrobes, and coffee makers with compostable coffee pods. Suites have sofa beds or trundle beds. Instead of disposable toiletries, the resort has refillable shampoo and conditioner containers to cut down on waste. Bottled water is available but in reusable paper bottles rather than plastic.
The resort has multiple restaurants for guests to enjoy. Calusa is open air and set on the top level overlooking the hammock trees. They serve the breakfast buffet and a menu of the Caribbean and Creole-influenced dishes for dinner. The Tiki Bar serves frozen and cold drinks by the beach. Dry Rocks has tacos and a tequila bar, serving Patron tequila barreled especially for the resort as well as 45 other bottles. There’s also a bar and food truck by the pool.
In addition to the dining and rooms, Baker’s Cay has a number of great amenities. There are two beaches, two pools (one adults only!), nature trails, bike rentals, a 24-hour fitness center, a salon, and watersports rentals. You can go paddleboarding, jet skiing, and more. The resort also has a small shop selling eco-friendly goods like reef safe sunscreen and responsibly created clothing. And, of course, the resort can accommodate groups and special events. They host daily sunset toasts and Cuban coffee. There’s also a library book exchange.
If You Go
Baker’s Cay Resort is located at 97000 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037. Rooms start around $200 per night. Self-parking is included with the resort fee but valet parking is $10 per day. Book your stay by visiting their website or by calling (305) 852-5553.
My stay was hosted and arranged by Baker’s Cay Resort, The Florida Keys, and Newman PR.