When planning your next Florida Keys vacation, you will want to put Hawks Cay on the itinerary. Take a look at what you can find there.



Hawks Cay Resort

Hawk’s Cay is a family friendly resort in Duck Key, Florida. It offers hotel rooms, suites, cottages, kid’s programs, a spa, sports areas, pools, kids play area, restaurants and more. Everything you need can be found at the resort so that you don’t need to go off property for anything. Golf carts are available and there are also drivers who can take you where you need to go.

Hawks Cay Resort has opened its new Camp Hawk Environmental Education Program. The program was created by a certified teacher for children ages 5-12 as a fun way to learn about the unique ecosystem of the Florida Keys. Children can learn about bugs, birds, sea creatures, creepy critters and Florida’s varied weather systems in the program that’s based on educational theory and is supportive of Common Core standards. A four-hour morning program at Camp Hawk is offered daily for children from kindergarten through grade 6, priced at $60 per person with lunch. Campers seeking a full-day experience also have an afternoon adventure program with themed games and crafts. The full-day camp is priced at $90 per person including snack and lunch.

During my visit, I stayed in a suite (room 2226) that had a king size bed, a sitting area with couch and chair, 2 televisions, a mini fridge, a large and luxurious washroom and a huge L shaped balcony that overlooked the pool and beach. It was quiet, even though it was right next to the elevator. There is a starbucks in the lobby store, and a restaurant by the pool.

Number of rooms: 177 guest rooms and 225 two and three bedroom villas

Other amenities: 

  • Full service marina
  • Saltwater lagoon
  • 5 swimming pools
  • Calm Waters Spa

Room Rates: $256+ per night



Angler and Ale

I ate here twice. The first time I had the daily special which was Hogfish and it was delicious. I tried the Angler’s Ale and it is a nice fresh craft beer. I found the Holy Mackarel craft beer a bit too hoppy for my taste though. The key lime pie was the best I have had. It looked like a piece of art! I had another daily special the second day. It was steak with a blue cheese crust and it was divine.

  • Reservations recommended.
  • Hours: 11:30am – 10pm
  • View the full menu on their website.


  • Fine Dining
  • Opens daily at 5:30pm
  • Reservations recommended
  • Menu


  • Casual poolside restaurant
  • Open for breakfast only
  • Menu

Beach Grill

  • Light dining on the beach
  • Open 11am – 6pm
  • Menu



The Turtle Hospital

  • Open daily from 9am – 6pm
  • Educational programs every hour from 9am – 4pm
  • Must be part of an educational program to visit the turtles
  • Cost: Adults $22.00; Children (4-12 years old) $11.00; Children under 4 are free
  • Reservations are recommended

Dive Duck Key

  • Certification offered
  • Scuba and snuba available
  • Wreck dives
  • Night dives
  • Prices vary

Sundance Water Sports

  • parasailing, jet skis, snorkeling, sunset cruise
  • kayaking and paddle boarding
  • boat rentals
  • fishing
  • Prices vary

Hawks Cay is the ideal Florida Keys vacation spot for families. Visit their website for more information and take a look at my reviews on TripAdvisor.

18 Replies to “Stay, Eat, Go: Hawks Cay”

  1. This place looks amazing, night dives would be right up my alley, love the turtles, swam with them in Maui and felt like one with not just the earth but the universe, it was so amazing, so I would love this place!

  2. How great that they are teaching kids about the ecosystem with their Camp Hawk Environmental Education Program! So important for kids to learn 🙂

  3. What a beautiful place!
    I’ve never been to a resort such as this, but looking at the photos here I’m sure I’d absolutely love it!

    Below is my equation of how a trip like this would go down, for me…
    Lounging & being waited on for your every whim + Delectable desserts & sumptuous rich foods + The Beach + Me = Weight Gain & extreme short-term happiness!

  4. My family is looking at going somewhere sunny this winter. I will have to check out Hawk’s Cay. I’d love to visit a turtle hospital.

  5. oh my gosh this would be an amazing place to visit! that key lime pie looks fantastic and the sound of a salt water lagoon sounds so relaxing <3

  6. Looks really nice, would love to take a trip to the Florida Keys at some point. Will have to remember this place if we do.

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