New Ocean Restaurant is open at Hawks Cay....come see for yourself! January 5, 2013
Best pizza I have ever had....even in Italy! (sorry, it's true)
The Turtle Hospital -- Put it on Your list! November 9, 2012
The Turtle Hospital
The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.
The Turtle Hospital (Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. The Hidden Harbor Motel provides the space and buildings needed to house and care for the sea turtles. The Turtle Hospital offers Guided Educational Experiences to the public daily 7 days a week. Please call 305-743-2552 for further information and reservations.
Beautiful summer days at Hawks Cay..... August 7, 2012
Yesterday afternoon we had clean green water, about 50ft of vis, the water temperature is warm warm warm, and it was FLAT CALM with zero current. Our SNUBA divers had the pleasure of diving with 5 friendly dolphins, who played around with us in the water for a little while before moving on.... really awesome experience!
How was your Monday night? July 31, 2012
Come join us for a Sunset Cruise! We have room for you!
Fourth of July in the Keys July 3, 2012
We have an amazing All American BBQ at the resort on the 4th, from 6-9pm followed by the best fireworks in the Keys! Its a day full on non stop fun, sun and of course water activities!!! If you aren't going to be here this year, circle the date for next year. The number 13 is super, super lucky, so plan on July 4, 2013 at Hawks Cay!
Hawks Cay Marina April 9, 2012
Beautiful rainbow at the Marina.....I guess the Tarpon like it too, or are they just hungry?
Rock the Docks is so much Fun!! March 30, 2012
Every Saturday in April from 5:30 to 8:30 pm (weather permitting), one of our favorite Florida Keys activities returns—Rock the docks at Hawks Cay Marina!
Spend the evening strolling the docks where you’ll enjoy live local music, shopping, games, plus ice cream and ice cold beverages. Stop in the Bar at Tom’s Harbor House during Rock
the Docks for drink specials like Key Lime Margaritas, Marina Punch Fish Bowls and Draft Beer Souvenir Cup Specials! While you’re dockside, meet our fishing captains to find out about
the day’s catch.
Everyone will enjoy Jet Lev and Segway demonstrations, face painting, balloon sculpting and more family fun activities. Don’t miss the ultimate dockside celebration!
Getting Ready to slay some Backcountry Fish out on the Flats! March 30, 2012
Barracudas were no match for Billy Barkley.
A recent note.....from a recent group! March 30, 2012
Good afternoon Sheldon,
I want to report that our TriniD Capital annual gathering at Hawks Cay this week was an absolutely outstanding event!
We were very close to selecting Cheeca Lodge when Rich Tudor suggested that we take a hard look at Hawks Cay and I want to thank him for that by way of copy of this email!
Also, Michael Connolley and all the staff were most accommodating and thorough and they should be congratulated.
As someone who has hosted meetings like this for over 30 years, I know the good and bad and you should be honored to know that this was a great meeting, at a great location with a great staff!
Managing Partner, TriniD Capital
Just a note from our friends at Dive Duck Key..... January 5, 2012
We at Dive Duck Key were very pleasantly super busy over the holidays, and the fantastic weather helped us get full boats off the dock every morning and afternoon. Despite it being a little breezy on Tuesday, we are still enjoying unbelievably good conditions on the reef. Today we had 60ft of visibility and less than a foot sea. While the air has been a bit colder than we are used to, our divers and SNUBA divers have been very comfortable in the water with the wetsuits we provide them. We are starting to slow down, and have spots to fill on the boats so PLEASE feel free to pass the word along. It is very rare for us to have such great visibility and calm seas this time of year. We are running our usual SNUBA Pool Party at the main pool tomorrow morning so help us direct guests that way!
Guess What New Toy We Have at Hawks Cay? October 7, 2011
Yep, you can finally experience the George Jetson transportation with the JetLev! The sensation of weighlessness and soaring high above the ocean is thrilling and you can't get this anywhere else! Come try it at Sundance Watersports at Hawks Cay Marina. Or, how about getting your CEO to arrive for your meeting via jet pack? Unforgettable, for sure!
Hawks Cay Survives Another Mini Lobster Season! August 3, 2011
Yes, its back to peace and quiet....come join us!
Hawks Cay and Afterburner hosts clients for lunch and fun in Atlanta. July 26, 2011
What does the most fabulous resort in the Florida Keys have to do with a global leader in strategic quality managerment solutions? Well our friends and meeting planners in Atlanta love to hear about the fun and excitement of the Florida Keys in one island resort while improving their own management skills and gaining new perspective on revolutionizing the way we look at business in these crazy times. So we turned to a group of elite military professional and former fighter pilots that shared their expertise in flawless execution that definitely transfers to all businesses.
Hope you can join us next time!
Hawks Cay hosts Atlanta meeting planners at Afterburner headquarters for lunch and educational fun! July 26, 2011
Spending a nice quiet Saturday at Hawks Cay.... June 18, 2011
Looks like fun, doesn't it? We have a fun group in house who is offering their attendees the choice of a Seaplane ride or a Helicopter ride over some of the most breathtaking turquoise blue waters you will ever see. Imagine the views of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean! (That's the famous Seven Mile Bridge in the first photo).
What are you doing today? Come see us!
Accessible Pleasures May 16, 2011
While reading today I came across the phrase, "accessible pleasures." This reminded me immediately of Hawks Cay Resort. Where else is there such a place that offers pure luxury in such a relaxed setting? For a Florida Keys Meeting, or the best resort for any event -- you really need to see it to believe it.
So When It Gets Dark at Hawks Cay..... April 11, 2011
Everyone gathers at the fire and creates new memories....
Beautiful Spring Night at Hawks Cay! April 5, 2011
The Tide Rolled at Hawks Cay...... April 1, 2011
This is what a group of University of Alabama students looks like on Spring Break....having the time of their lives I am told --fishing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, too much to do in just one week!
Feeding the Tarpons..... April 1, 2011
Fishing Lodge Photo from a recent guest...... March 31, 2011
Think this photo was taken at Hawks Cay? Think again! Jordan Luhn, a recent Hawks Cay Resort guest and fan sent me this photo of himself taken at a remote fishing lodge in Argentina! Jordan thanks for the shout out! (in case you can't tell, Jordan is sporting both a Hawks Cay hat and Hawks Cay fishing shirt!)
Our Guests Are the Nicest People Around! March 29, 2011
I want to personally thank you for your incredible generosity in setting us up this past week. We had an amazing time. The seas calmed down for us mid week so we were able to hit the Marathon Hump and catch a few nice blackfin and durado's. Of course the kids favorite thing was the lagoon and pool. Not to mention the running around they are able to do without us having to watch them 100% of the time.
Of all the boating that our family has done over the past few years, from Boca Grande, Cabbage Key, Captiva, Sanibel and all the way around to Vero and Stuart, Hawks Cay is definitely our favorite place.
Thanks again, Joni.
Nathan E. Miller
1008 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
Great Time for the Keys March 28, 2011
Sometimes I wonder why anyone would go anywhere else but Hawks Cay for a vacation? There is really something to do for everyone.....yes, we are close to famous beaches like Bahia Honda.....and yes, the fun nightlife of Key West is just a short drive west (seems strange--doesn't it?) But Hawks Cay is paradise and if you don't believe it, come meet us around 4pm at the Marina Village, grab a cold beer and watch the boats pull in with their catches. Life is good.....where are you going next?
The Last Resort Filming at Hawks Cay with George Hamilton! December 16, 2010
This week we are the Hollywood of the Keys! Not only did we play host to a certain reality TV show but we also are hosting a second film crew filming a pilot for a sitcom set in.....the Florida Keys! Starring George Hamilton and a host of other characters, we are having a blast!
Here comes the holidays.... November 20, 2010
That means we have lots of groups and events to book in a very short few weeks before the end of the year. While we are busy working on groups for 2011 and 2012, believe it or not we are still booking groups for this year! Stay tuned to find out what major TV show will be filming at Hawks Cay....can't tell you yet!
Weather is always better in the Keys! October 25, 2010
Inviting all my meeting planner friends to visit Hawks Cay now -- while the weather is absolutely perfect -- before the (yikes) Holidays began. You need some R&R (maybe a massage?) and what better way to be prepared for those last minute meeting and conference in 2011 than to have had a site at Hawks Cay to pull out of your back pocket??
Hope to see you soon!
September is a fun time to be in the Keys.....for everyone! September 14, 2010
You never know who might show up at Hawks Cay!
Hope you don't mind a little bragging on our Conference Services Team!! September 10, 2010
A few words from Craig Ahal with a recent Waste Management group: Victoria and Barry were great on making some last minute changes on the fly. Barry really stepped up and owned my customer experience. Victoria was very accommodating. Her pleasant personality and smile makes you feel good about what you are trying to do. I made a last minute change on Sunday morning. She stepped in and made it happen with a great attitude and smile. Two outstanding team members.
Not only is it fun to meet at Hawks Cay -- but it's fun to work here, too!
Conctoberfest at Hawks Cay Resort September 17 - 19th.....always something fun! September 8, 2010
Celebrate Florida Keys Style! You don’t have to be a native conch to celebrate Conchtoberfest. Just kayak, cruise, walk, bike or drive over to Hawks Cay Resort September 17th through 19th and earn your conch status by helping us celebrate the sights, sounds, flavors and laid-back lifestyle of the Florida Keys. Live island tunes will echo the shoreline each day; fresh, regional dishes and ice cold drinks will be served by talented local chefs; exciting games and contests will keep the kids entertained; and it will all take place at the beautiful Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key, in the center of the Florida Keys.
My Favorite Picture --one of my clients sent me from their recent "site inspection!" August 18, 2010
Part of the Keys Experience is getting here! August 17, 2010
Make it a tradition to stop at Mile Marker 77 (Bayside) at Robbie's Tarpon and watch a tarpon rise up from the water in a powerful flash of silver and green to meet the fish you are holding in your hand! NOW you're in the Keys--you are officially entering the land of flip flops where the mossy smell of the Everglades has just turned into the slightly briny smell of tbe Atlantic Ocean meeting the Gulof of Mexico and becoming one! Join visitors from all over the world who stop at this litte unassuming shack to feed the Tarpons and get on Keys time on their way to Hawks Cay Resort!
Top Fav Thing to do while in the Keys: August 10, 2010
You have to make time to visit The Turtle Hospital -- Helping Sea Turtles Survive! Just minutes from Hawks Cay Resort, The Turtle Hospital is located on Overseas Highway at mile marker 48.5. the hospital opened its doors in 1986 and offers guided educational experiences to the public daily seven days a week (call 305.743.2552 for reservations). For more info go to www.turtlehospital.org it is a great experience for all!
Hope to see you in Atlanta week of August 12! July 22, 2010
The summer has been so busy I haven't had much of a chance to get out and see our loyal clients in Atlanta! I will be there August 11 and 12 and hope to get the chance to meet with you and show you all the new and fun things happening at the resort (you are going to love my IPAD, I have some great photos loaded to show you!)
Who wants to try out our new Seaplane Adventure? Ok, if that's too much, let's see the tropical island of Duck Key on a Segway! Its fun and easy for everyone! Whoaa! Is that an iguana?
Exciting Return to Hawks Cay June 17, 2010
More than 12 years ago I was Director of Sales here at Hawks Cay, and have returned for my second Tour of Fun! Some will remember the old days of the Resort, when turquoise and pink were predominate everywhere – and our "resort pool" was a huge rectangle! If I could love it then—imagine what it must feel like now after extensive renovations!
Even more exciting is the camaraderie we all feel putting together the guest experience – our new and improved website is just one example. Our goal is not to list how many square feet of meeting space we can offer our groups – or display a laundry list of activities – that's not what makes an event memorable. We want to share with you the Hawks Cay Experience – even before you arrive!
I hope we have provided you with the tools you need to plan your next event. Take it from John Rubsamen, Convention Manager with SmithBucklin Corporation, "What an amazing resort! I can't thank you enough for a wonderful stay and a great time on our tour and dinner. We had a blast! What a treat! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you, but truly a great time in a perfect atmosphere! Thank you thank you thank you! "
We will be making improvements to this site often, so please check back with us and let us know if there is anything you would like to see !