The travel industry is slowly starting to show signs of life and is reopening, piece by piece all around the world. But when I saw that the Florida Keys were reopening, it really got my attention for two reasons. First, this is a great and varied destination that fits the bill of what people seem to want right now, almost all of its attractions and much of the dining are outdoors, in beautiful weather and a gorgeous setting. But secondly, and more personally, the Florida Keys was the last place I personally traveled before the coronavirus outbreak officially become a pandemic. It’s a memory I have been treasuring during the stay at home period, and in retrospect, it was a great place to have taken my last trip.
I’m thinking about…. Islamorada! known as the “Sportfishing Capital of the World,” and has the largest fishing fleet per square mile in the world. Angling of every sort is the big draw, but again, there are all kinds of water sports, lots of excellent fresh seafood eateries, and it is home to Cheeca Lodge, a nationally renowned fishing-centric upscale beach resort
I love everything about ,Cheeca Lodge ! It’s right in the middle of everything. It has pretty beaches, great snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and good places to eat without all of the crowds. It is located about half way between Key West and Key Largo, which makes it perfect for a day trip in either direction.
Cheeca Lodge was a little slice of heaven in Islamorada. It’s a 27 acre beachfront resort and the classiness of the resort was felt the moment we pulled into the gate. As we gave the kind lady at the gate our names, she instantly knew our reservation and guided us toward the main lobby entrance.
We stayed in an Oceanfront suite, which was huge! We had an incredible view of the Atlantic and the most beautiful bathroom I’ve seen in a hotel yet! You can walk through the huge glass shower right onto the balcony to the open air spa tub, which filled from the ceiling. I have never seen a more luxurious soaking tub.
Rooms and suites are comfortable yet stylish and filled with modern amenities. A nice, big couch in the living area with a giant flat screen smart TV. The beds were extremely lush and so comfy. Our room was located in the main lodge, which was extremely convenient.
They also offer adult-only beach bungalows for happy couples looking for a little peace and quiet. Even the common areas are welcoming, Cheeca Lodge has created spaces that can be used by guests only adding to the charm of this posh tropical location.
Both family friendly and romantic, this resort has created an atmosphere where everyone can be content. Cheeca Lodge blurs the line between recreation and relaxation, creating a perfect balance for your vacation.
Cheeca Lodge has it all, from the longest pier in the Keys and a stretch of sandy beach to two pools, spa, and plenty of activities. There’s so much to do here you will never be bored.
Looking for bliss and a relaxing spot? We recommend the spa at Cheeca Lodge, just what you need after days spent sailing, fishing and basking in the sun.
Drinking and dining…what are we looking at?
For breakfast you can grab something quick at the coffee bar or indulge at Atlantic’s Edge, an all-day dining restaurant with AAA Four-Diamond status. There are two other food options in the evening: Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant or Mia Cucina, a Neapolitan pizzeria serving Italian classics. For something more casual, the Tiki Bar is a favorite for lunch and casual dinner.
Leave your worries behind when you travel to the Keys. Relax your mind, explore paradise, and enjoy yourself in Cheeca Lodge the ideal destination for a worry-free getaway.
We made sure to stay safe and travel responsibly Cheeca Lodge and Spa met the new disinfecting and social distancing guidelines, as well as mandatory wearing of face coverings for both visitors and staff members.