A visit to Hawks Cay is like an escape from reality — the aqua blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the coastal-chic design of the beachfront property and the countless activities available attest to its ability to transport you to a better place. All you have to do is show up. Your time at this Florida Keys retreat can be tailored to your mood, too. If you’re feeling adventurous, grab a Jet Ski or go scuba diving or snorkeling. You can even get up close and personal with the four resident dolphins. Feeling more relaxed? Perhaps a morning yoga class is more your speed, or even an invigorating pineapple sugar scrub inside the spa.

While lounging by one of the resort’s six pools or enjoying a kayak ride are both sure to work up an appetite, Hawks Cay comes fully prepared with several restaurants at the ready, from easy grill fare to Mediterranean-inspired plates. Those traveling with the family in tow will find an oasis in one of the onsite villas, complete with full kitchens and laundry facilities, and some even with their own splash pool. But don’t think the laundry list of activities and options will cause any stress — the point here is to relax, and that’s an easy goal to accomplish.

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