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The 7 Most Relaxing Hotels in Key Largo

Jill Martin | December 27, 2017

Ahhhh…Key Largo. Palm trees, warm breezes, and those sparkling views of both ocean and bay. It truly is an island paradise and a destination celebrated for its laidback lifestyle. There’s no better place to just chill by the water, soak in the views, and let the sunshine slowly melt away whatever cares you happened to have brought along for the ride.

Accommodations vary from humble rooms with million-dollar views, to full-on luxury at exclusive resorts where everything you need, including a masseuse, is onsite. We say, get packing! (And try to leave some of that baggage behind.) These are the most relaxing hotels in Key Largo.


Rock Reef Resort

Why it made the list

If you’re seeking an authentic Keys experience from years gone by, Rock Reef Resort delivers. Hammocks sway invitingly between the palms, the bay views are glorious, and you can take off in their paddle boat and pedal yourself happy. Choose a cottage and enjoy bay views from your porch swing as you breathe in the scent of frangipani blossoms.

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Coconut Bay Resort & Bay Harbor Lodge

Why it made the list

Stress-free relaxation is what’s on the agenda at these side-by-side bayfront resorts. Make yourself at home in their larger suites with full kitchens, but don’t miss breakfast with Peg’s renown flavored scones. This is simply a restful retreat with rich, tropical landscaping, no crowds, and the finest service.

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Largo Resort

Why it made the list

Meditate the day away in this secluded, 3-acre compound, concealed behind 10’ Kong entry gates and privacy walls. For the ultimate in relaxation, rent the entire property and have the bayfront infinity pool, sunset pier, six bungalows, and beyond-exquisite lodge all to yourself. Balinese influences are everywhere, from the gazebo to the statues lining the lush pathways.

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Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Why it made the list

If you’d prefer a dazzling dash of luxury with your tranquility, Playa Largo was designed with you in mind. As the first new hotel to be built here in over 20 years, it is loaded with amenities. Rent a bungalow instead of a room, book a cabana by the exquisite pool, schedule time at Ocean Spa, and savor a bevy of craft cocktails on their private beach.

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Seafarer Resort and Beach

Why it made the list

It would be more accurate to call this unpretentious property a motel rather than a resort, but that being said, this is a wonderfully quiet place with clean rooms, a sloping beach that beckons you to the water, and homemade frittatas for breakfast. Wood loungers and plastic Adirondack chairs provide plenty of waterfront seating, perfect for quiet contemplation.

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Coconut Palm Inn

Why it made the list

Sitting on the water’s edge, hidden in a residential neighborhood, Coconut Palm Inn is upscale in furnishings and décor yet Keys-casual with lots of coconut palms, and plenty of strategically placed classic Adirondack chairs, chaise loungers, and hammocks so you can enjoy the views and the breeze. Kayaks rest on the beach for your use, and an inviting pool overlooks the bay.

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Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Gardens

Why it made the list

While part of the peacefulness at this boutique property derives from their adult-only policy, you can also attribute it to their bayfront location, botanical gardens, onsite art gallery, and in-room or beachfront spa services. Kona Kai is casual luxury, on a personal scale.

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