Sunset Key Cottages offers the best of both worlds: full immersion in vibrant Key West culture and nightlife when you want it; complete seclusion when you don’t.
STAY: Your Own Cottage…with Resort Amenities
The resort’s 40 one- to four-bedroom cottages styled in clean, beach-house style let you have the kind of private time you can rarely find at a big resort, but then the spa, resort pool, and restaurants you’d expect of a full-service resort. DVD players and video checkouts offer a cozy afternoon or night in balanced by elegantly casual living and dining areas when you’re feeling more social. The four-bedroom cottages themselves, up to 2,500 square feet in size, each has its own pool.
EAT: Dine in Casual Elegance on Sunset Key
For a more elegant experience set amid hissing palms, enjoy alfresco dining at Latitudes, where the dress code is resort casual and fare is often pulled from the sea right in front of your eyes. On the more casual side, Flippers Pool Bar is Sunset Key Cottage’s version of a clam shack, offering lobster rolls to burgers and drinks. The resort also offers grocery delivery service from Key West.
PLAY: Hit the Town or Stay Put
What’s your pace for the day? Perhaps start in the on-island fitness center or in a treatment room at the spa, then spend some time with a good book at the private beach or at the Sunset Key pool, which includes a gradual entry for those with young kids, two whirlpools, and even a waterfall framed by the surrounding palm trees. When it’s time for a little more activity, then it’s time to take the resort’s launch over to Key West. Stroll through the vibrant shops and galleries, get lost in the side streets and Cuban culture of Old Town, and be sure to spend at least one evening celebrating the sunset at Mallory Square and the long hours after at Duval Street’s famous restaurants and bars.
SAVE TIME FOR
Some of the most acclaimed authors of our time found inspiration at the end of Highway 1 in Key West. Dive into the settings that sparked the works of literary glitterati including Earnest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. The Hemingway Home and Museum has something for history buffs, book nerds, and nature lovers alike. There’s even a week devoted to Hemingway in town each July. Not especially bookish? Check out our guide to 10 things we love about Key West – or find your own. In a setting as vibrant and eclectic as this, there’s something for everyone. You just have to find it.