Score exclusive access to four Opal Collection destinations in Key West, Florida for the price of one. We’ve taken care of the heavy lifting and put together the perfect itinerary, so you can hit all of Opal’s Key West destinations in one easy (gulf breeze)y day.
Along with being recognized for its lively nightlife, pastel conch-style architecture, and all-things-Ernest Hemingway, Key West, Florida is also home to not just one, but four distinct Opal Collection properties. Experience four tropical vacation spots for the price of one when you stay at The Laureate. With exclusive access to The Capitana, Opal Key Resort & Marina, and Sunset Key Cottages, you’ll have plenty of activities (and beachside bars!) to choose from. You focus on unwinding, we’ll focus on planning. We’ve crafted an itinerary full of sun and fun to take full advantage of Opal’s slice of the Key West life.
Make a Splash at The Capitana
Take advantage of your exclusive day access to our sister Opal hotel, The Capitana, and their sun-soaked pool deck just over a mile away from The Laureate. Alternate between keeping your cool in the water and sunbathing on their poolside lounge chairs. Vitamin D is essential, right? You don’t even have to travel far for a mid-day treat, explore the light bites and handcrafted cocktails menu at Mckee’s Tiki Bar a few steps away. Try a crowd favorite like their Plantain Chips served with Smashed Avocado or the classic Key West Conch Fritters and Spicy Remoulade.
Sunset Celebration Happy Hour at Bistro 245
Take a break from the rays and venture over to Opal Key Resort & Marina for a front row look at yet another stunning Florida sunset during the nightly Sunset Celebration on Mallory Square. Bistro 245 features a special celebratory happy hour menu complete with tropical cocktails like a Frozen Key Lime Koolada and a Watermelon Margarita. Split an appetizer of Lobster Quesadillas, Garlic Shrimp Flatbread, or Southernmost Crab Cakes to enjoy with your drink, your company, and the breathtaking sights of sunset. The sun isn’t the only one putting on a show, Sunset Celebration attracts performers, artists, and musicians galore, so sit back and enjoy.
Island Dining at Latitudes
Once it turns from daytime to dusk, a short stroll is the only thing keeping you from your next destination. Head down to the marina and enjoy a quick ride on the water to your dinner reservations at Latitudes at Sunset Key Cottages (make your res ASAP, they book up quick!). Between the soft sea breeze, exquisite views of the Gulf of Mexico, and top-notch island cuisine, this main character moment just might be the highlight of your day. The flavors don’t get much fresher than this. Choose from fan-favorite entrees like the Grilled Caribbean Lobster Tail or Lemon Glazed Yellowtail Snapper before you indulge in a slice of Key Lime Pie, made with local key limes of course, or Lemon Basil Panna Cotta, complete with mango gelee, poached pineapple, and toasted pignoli. We said “indulge” for a reason.
Ride Safely & Sleep Tight
Keep the spirits high and the champagne toasts higher during the after-dinner celebrations on Duval before voyaging back to The Laureate. Once you’re back on the mainland, catch an Uber or Lyft with The Laureate’s special ride share offer. Sit back and revel in the satisfaction of knowing you’ve successfully hit four Opal Collection destinations all in one adventurous day. Your work here is done, and your big, luxurious bed at The Laureate awaits.