Great Staycations: Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Thinking about a much-needed weekend getaway? Hotels throughout the area—like the Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada—are happy to oblige
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada
About the resort: The iconic 27-acre private estate, an Islamorada institution since 1946, features 214 guest rooms, oceanfront suites and bungalows—including the famous George Bush Presidential Suite, with photos and memorabilia donated by the former president. Guests have access to a variety of watersports, tennis, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, two family pools overlooking the Atlantic, an adults-only lap pool, and the legendary 525-foot wooden fishing pier. The resort’s flagship restaurant, Atlantic’s Edge, is renowned for its tropically inspired menu, fresh local seafood and prime steaks. At press time, Mia Cucina (serving artisan pizzas, pastas and salads), the Tiki Bar (famous for its lobster grilled cheese sandwich), and 25 South Tiki Bar (with beach-inspired bites) were all open and enforcing social distancing.
Isn’t that special: Cheeca’s Escape to the Keys package, good through Dec. 17, features up to 30% off on nightly rates, waived resort fees, two welcome drinks, and a complimentary “welcome back” gift from the resort’s store. Nightly package rates start at $159 per night.
Contact: 844.993.9713; cheeca.com