Cheeca Lodge & Spa

A classic Keys resort
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The first guest to stay at Cheeca Lodge & Spa after its construction in 1946 was President Harry Truman. Since then, the laidback resort, located on Islamorada in the Florida Keys, has hosted scores of other politicians and celebrities, as well as couples and families looking to get away from it all. After a devastating fire on New Year’s Eve in 2009, Cheeca Lodge had some major repairs to make. With that came a huge renovation, transforming the property into a luxurious escape.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa is complete with a par-three golf course, six tennis courts, a rejuvenating spa and activities for the kids at Camp Cheeca. Spend your time fishing from the pier, indulge in a meal at one of three restaurants or simply lounge by the two heated pools and lagoon. If you prefer sand between your toes, take a wander along the private beach.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Cheeca Lodge & Spa is conveniently located about an hour and a half south of Miami in the Florida Keys.

• The hotel is sits at mile marker 81 in Islamorada, making it a convenient base for a Keys vacation. Situated southwest of Key Largo on Upper Matecumbe Key, Islamorada is one of the largest towns in the archipelago.

• Spend a week and you can travel south to Key West or north to Key Largo and enjoy all the fishing, history and local culture.

• The trip along the overseas Islamorada highway is among the most celebrated drives in the United States. Stop along the way to view an incredible sunset or just soak in the sunshine.
Things to Know
• Islamorada is known as the world’s sportfishing capital, and tournaments abound. There are fishing competitions in January, May and November.

• There’s always plenty of outdor activities: Rent a bike at the luxury hotel’s activity center, head for its nine-hole par-three course or sign up for sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking or taking a private cruise.

• Of course, you can simply take advantage of what the Florida Keys are best known for: relaxation. Lounge by the water, sip a cocktail and decompress from real life.

• Tropical, effortless grace and true relaxation all describe the style of Cheeca Lodge & Spa. And if you want to see the setting that inspires the design, head out to the private screened-in porch to take in the view.
The Rooms
• The guest rooms at Cheeca Lodge & Spa are among the largest in all of the Florida Keys.

• Perhaps a beachfront bungalow with vaulted wood-beam ceilings, a garden and a private porch on the beach suits your taste.

• In the buildings near the golf course and tennis courts, you can find one- and two-bedroom suites — which are a good fit for families — complete with full kitchens.

• In the main building, the island-inspired luxury hotel rooms have either one king- or two queen-size beds, gorgeous stone bathrooms, relaxing outdoor tubs and showers, and a charming tropical feel.

• To really indulge, check out the Owner’s Suite with its oceanfront views, two balconies, separate bedroom and an unbelievable outdoor shower.
The Restaurants
• The signature eatery, Atlantic’s Edge, serves local seafood, such as guava-glazed mahi with coconut-herb rice and coconut curry sauce and jumbo lump crab cakes with a saffron sauce in elegant surroundings.

• Did you go fishing and prefer to have your catch for dinner? Not to worry, Atlantic’s Edge will cook and serve your fish.

• The Italian-inspired and more casual restaurant Limoncello features an antipasto bar and a menu boasting dishes such as veal marsala with sweet pea risotto and wild mushrooms. (Save room for the housemade gelatos.)

• The Florida Keys hotel’s Nikai Sushi provides its own take on some of the classic sushi offerings. Rolls such as the Big Kahuna, with tuna and avocado topped with lobster salad and a pineapple-ginger glaze, are delicious reminders that you are, indeed, in paradise.
Getting There
81801 Overseas Highway, Marker 82, Islamorada, Florida 33036
TEL305-664-4651 | 800-327-2888
Cheeca Lodge & Spa