The First-Ever All-Inclusive Resort In The Florida Keys Offers Bottomless Booze And Gorgeous Views
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Vacations are all about splurging and indulgence, which is why all-inclusive hotels are so alluring. Another round of poolside piña coladas or an afternoon taco plate? Both, thank you very much!
While the Caribbean and Mexico are rich with all-inclusive options, those of us in the U.S. have mostly been deprived of such luxury in our tropical locales — until now.
That’s because Bungalows Key Largo just opened, and it’s a fabulous adults-only resort on the northernmost island in the Florida Keys. The cocktails keep coming, the views are stunning, and the infinity pool is an ideal perch for watching sunsets. Bungalows Key Largo is the first all-inclusive resort in the Keys, with rates starting at $399 per night.
Here, get a glimpse inside the boutique, waterfront hotel that boasts 135 bungalows spread across 12 acres.
There Are Three Restaurants, Plus A Food Truck
Guests can make an event out of dinner with six-course meals and wine pairings at Bogie & Bacall’s, the on-property fine dining spot. Fish Tales is a resort-casual eatery overlooking the ocean, with a vibe inspired by the Italian island of Capri. Or, you can grab tacos and margaritas at Sea Señor. The resort also has a food truck; go to Largo Larry’s for quick beach bites.
You Can Drink on a Floating Tiki Bar
The resort also features two floating tiki boats, each with six seats and a full bar. Their names? S.S. Rum Runner and S.S. Margarita. If you prefer to stay on land, you can enjoy a tropical cocktail at the Sunset Tiki Bar.
Guests Can Enjoy a Balance of Fitness and Relaxation
Zip around the resort on a Huffy cruiser — each bungalow comes with two bicycles. If you like a more sedentary way of getting around, a golf cart transportation service can shuttle you around the resort.
For those who prefer to stay active on vacation, the Fitness Tiki Hut is outfitted with Peloton cycling equipment. Yoga classes are held daily. Plus, you’ve got unlimited access to aquatic equipment like snorkeling gear, kayaks and paddleboards. Afterward, nap in a waterside cabana.
You Can Arrive Via Seaplane
The hotel is only 63 miles south of Miami. But for travelers really wanting to splurge, you could arrive via a seaplane. Staniel Air offers quick flights from Fort Lauderdale to Bungalows Key Largo on a daily basis. Fancy that!
Each Room Comes with an Outdoor Shower
After taking a dip in the ocean, you’ve got choices: Soak in an oversized tub, or shower in an outside garden shower. The punchy pink bougainvilleas on each veranda add a nice touch.
You Can Choose Between Garden or Waterfront Bungalows
Interior designers at the hotel opted for organic textures and tropical hues to accomplish a bohemian feel. The waterfront bungalows are 900 square feet and the garden bungalows are 1,100 square feet.
Spa Treatments Cost Extra
Use of the blue quartz-tiled eucalyptus steam room and the sauna is included in the resort’s all-inclusive rates. The Zen Garden Spa has five private outdoor treatment rooms, but massages are extra.
Indulge in Plenty of Outdoor Activities Nearby
If you can peel yourself away from the resort’s own cruises and adventures, the Everglades and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park lie close by. Snorkeling, glass-bottom boat tours, kayaking and scuba diving are all fun ways to fill up a vacation itinerary. Scuba divers can spot the sunken 510-foot USS Spiegel Grove, as well as the Christ of the Abyss underwater statue.
We think this beautiful location could be our next vacation destination. Are all-inclusive resorts your thing? Where is your favorite one?