Meet Us In Islamorada: This Dreamy Florida Resort Just Reopened
Better Than Ever
After a 6-month closure, courtesy of Hurricane Irma, Cheeca Lodge & Spa is back. The 27-acre, lushly landscaped Florida Keys resort has undergone a $25 million renovation. Cheeca not only improved its public spaces and 214 guestrooms, suites, and bungalows, but also added new amenities. The property has a storied history that includes such famous guests as President George H. W. Bush, who liked this palm-dotted getaway so much that he started the George Bush Cheeca Lodge Bonefish Tournament, which enjoyed a 10-year run. While Cheeca’s not a bargain stay, you can book it for a steal ($159/night) on weeknights August 12-September 27. Ramble 1,200 feet of private sands, or kick back in your beach chair and watch the day drift by. You won’t believe what else you’ll find beside Cheeca’s turquoise waters.
Take A Dip
Cheeca has oceanfront space for adult-only dips and will open a new oceanfront family pool in May of this year.
Dip a Line
There’s a daily resort charge, but it buys a lot: fishing equipment so you can enjoy Cheeca’s iconic 525-foot fishing pier, plus golf, tennis, and unlimited use of bikes, sea kayaks, games, and more.
Thrill or Chill
Cheeca has an onsite watersports center where you can book fishing charters and other adventures or rent Hobie Cats, pedal boats, etc. Then again . . . there’s this.
Soak It In
Have mercy. Talk about the view. Cheeca’s main lodge has oceanfront and lagoon-view rooms—king and double-queen—with private lanais and spa tubs.
Salute the Sunset
When you can’t tell where the water ends and the sky begins, you know you’ve come to the right place.