Baker's Cay Resort, Key Largo - A tropical paradise
What I loved about it:
There is so much to love about Baker’s Cay Resort, it’s a light, bright, laid back tropical paradise of a hotel!
The shady nature walk around the grounds and the wooden jetty out into the bay were my highlights.
Value for money (out of 10):
Baker's Cay Resort in Key Largo
Picture the scene…
You’re driving down Route 1, from Miami Airport to Key Largo, you’re in a white 2023 Chevrolet Camaro, upgraded for free because it’s your birthday, it’s your first time in the Florida Keys, the sun is setting like something from a movie, oranges, pinks, and blues stripe the sky as you whizz down the highway lined with the silhouettes of palm trees heading for your luxury hotel, the Baker’s Cay Resort…
That’s how my Girl About Travel adventure in the Florida Keys began!
Normally I’d prefer to arrive at my destination hotel in the daylight so I can really take everything in on that all-important first impression. I’ll make an exception on this occasion, I wouldn’t change a thing about that incredible sunset drive, and pulling off the highway into the hotel was just as impressive at dusk as it is in the day.
Baker’s Cay Resort was beautifully lit in the early evening glow, and we two weary travellers were so glad to be welcomed into the beautifully manicured grounds of the hotel and to head to check-in.
I’ve uploaded a couple of posts about what we got up to, and the fantastic activities that we enjoyed during our stay in the Florida Keys, (see the links at the bottom of this page) but this article is to tell you about that very first hotel, the chic and sophisticated Baker’s Cay Resort in Key Largo.
Nestled in Florida Bay, Key Largo, Baker’s Cay Resort is an absolute paradise for those seeking a relaxing and luxurious get away. This idyllic resort is situated in acres of lush tropical landscape, including private beaches, nature walks and a mangrove forest, offering guests an unforgettable vacation experience.
The light and airy, high ceilinged rooms at Baker’s Cay Resort are guaranteed to make guests feel relaxed and at ease. The rooms and suites feature a coastal chic décor with modern amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Each room offers a private balcony or patio with views of the ocean or the lush gardens. Guests are each given Proud Source aluminium water bottles and perfectly chilled refills are available throughout the resort, which means no single use plastic, I love it.
The resort’s private beaches are the perfect place to relax and unwind. The white sand is pristine and surrounded by swaying palms and shady mangroves where you can hideaway in the hammocks scattered around the shoreline. If you are up for something a bit more energetic the resort offers guests a range of activities such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, and snorkelling. There are jet skis for hire and plenty of opportunities for those who like to fish.
Across the perfectly manicured lawns, the gorgeous pool area is equally inviting, with three pools to choose from, including a jacuzzi, with a fabulous poolside tiki bar. Guests can also enjoy cabanas, hammocks, and there is no shortage of loungers. I was really pleased to see accessibility equipment poolside as well.
Foodies will appreciate the resort’s dining options. The resort’s signature restaurant, Calusa, offers a fusion of Caribbean and Latin American cuisine, while the Dry Rocks restaurant serves up fresh seafood and tropical cocktails in a casual setting. As a vegan in the Florida Keys, I hadn’t expected to find much on the menu, but the team at Calusa made me a wonderful, huge and colourful salad and a range of breads and dips, which was perfect.
If you’re at the hotel for an occasion, you can book a more intimate dinner experience looking out across the bay in one of the private dining areas.
The spa at the resort, ’Ooh La La at The Cay’ is very much inspired by nature, the team incorporates natural, plant-based, cruelty-free and sustainably sourced and packaged products into their hair, body and skincare therapies. You can guarantee that you will leave refreshed and revitalised. If you’re looking for beauty services, they’ve got you covered with a well-rounded menu including hair, makeup, nails, lashes, spray tanning, and more.
I must be honest here and say that I did not get to spend as much time as I would have liked at this hotel! It’s beautiful, relaxed and there’s so much to do. I would have loved to have headed out on a jet-ski and then spent the afternoon lounging with a cocktail on the jetty or on one of the super comfy loungers, with the odd swim out to one of the floating pontoons in the bay, you know, just to cool down..
Maybe next time (& I have my fingers crossed that there will be a next time for me at Baker’s Cay Resort!).
Thanks for reading,