Cheeca Lodge

Florida Keys, Florida

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

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    Star-studded history in a sparkling modern resort

Why we choose Cheeca Lodge

Celebrating its milestone 70th anniversary in 2016, Cheeca Lodge sets the standard in Florida Keys luxury

  • A historic 27-acre private estate perched on the Atlantic, conveniently located just south of Miami
  • Expansive lineup of water and land-based activities for couples, families and kids of all ages
  • F&B offerings include coastal cuisine, sushi, rustic Italian, coffee bar, plus two distinct beach view bars

The oceanfront location provides an endless list of activities, but guests most often cite "eating" as their favorite thing to do at Cheeca. Its five diverse dining and drinking destinations-which have the right recipe for everything from romantic dinners to raucous family gatherings-have accumulated accolades from magazines like Esquire, Gourmet and Food & Wine. Plus, each offers Cheeca's 200-plus wine selection, which earned Wine Spectator's 2010 Award of Excellence.

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We suggest

Spring for a Premier Oceanfront King Suite or a Superior Beach Bungalow.

What you need to know about the hotel

A secluded, private enclave that caters to families, as well as Hollywood and political luminaries

  • Lodge Oceanfront Suites, the largest oceanfront rooms in the Florida Keys, feature private lanais with seating and open-air spa tubs
  • Nosh on innovative sushi at Nikai's new expanded oceanfront location, where you can tell the chefs exactly what you want—or order off the extensive menu
  • The 5,700-square-foot spa includes an Oceanside Tiki Hut for outdoor treatments and private, butler-serviced cabanas by the adult-only spa pool

Perfect for its Florida Keys locale, the ambience at Cheeca Lodge is casual and intimate-just right for both families and couples. Rooms and bungalows are surrounded with beautiful gardens, sparkling pools and cascading waterfalls. The 214 accommodations themselves boast island chic décor, brand new bedding and fine linens, expansive marble bathrooms, open-air balconies or screened-in porches and many of the comforts of home. For water-based fun, check out the palm-fringed stretch of beach, full line of watersports and excursion and multiple pool options-family, adult-only or saltwater lagoon.

Other facilities include six lighted tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, Camp Cheeca and Guest Adventures activity programs, and sensational spa and fitness center, with has everything you’d expect of a luxury destination plus treats like posh poolside cabanas, aromatherapy steam rooms and fitness classes including Aerial and Paddle Board Yoga.

Where is it and what's nearby

This 27-acre luxury resort is perfectly situated in the heart of the Florida Keys, Islamorada, the sport fishing capital of the world

  • Offering over 600 species of fish, Islamorada is the planet's only location for four types of fishing within 45 minutes or less: off-shore, reef, back-country and Everglades
  • Sign up for an eco-tour of the Florida Bay to hunt for birds, wildlife, sea grass beds and dense mangroves

The Florida Keys are all about seaside living, and when you add in the opulence of Cheeca Lodge, it's no wonder this has been a celebrity favorite for decades. The resort overlooks the clear blue waters of the Atlantic and provides plenty of acreage to explore-including the 525-foot Cheeca Pier, its showpiece wooden fishing pier where enthusiasts can pursue the catch of the day in throwback style.

Water, of course, is the main attraction on the resort as well as the surrounding area. You can kayak the quiet waters of Florida Bay, dive America's only living coral reef, sign up for snorkeling and fishing trips, go sailing, windsurfing, parasailing or paddleboarding. Anything you love to do on the water, you can do here.

How to enjoy Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are more than a destination; they’re a lifestyle. Lovers of the sea, free spirits and artists have long been drawn to the unhurried pace and scenery. And while they’ve gone a bit upscale lately, these islands are still an original

  • Key Largo’s John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the country’s first underwater state park, also has a neighboring marine sanctuary
  • Key West is a literary mecca, but no author is more closely associated than Ernest Hemingway, whose Home and Museum is worth a peek
  • Spend a fun—we swear—afternoon in the Key West Cemetery, where the irreverent epitaphs mimic the locals’ approach to life (and death)

For many, the Florida Keys really mean “Key West.” And while this southernmost tip of the continental U.S. is undoubtedly the most popular—and storied, thanks to Ernest Hemingway—it’s only part of the picture. Nature lovers should hit the Lower Keys, which are ideal for spotting endangered species like eagles. Islamorada, in the Upper Keys, is an entertainment and nightlife hub.

Despite its (deserved) reputation as an easygoing beach community, the Keys have surprisingly few nice beaches. Some of the luxe resorts have lovely stretches, but in terms of public areas, Sombrero Beach is pretty much it. Instead of sun bathing, use that glorious water for diving (it’s a scuba hot spot) and to try your hand at some of the world’s best sport fishing.

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    When to visit Florida Keys

    The Florida Keys are pretty utopian year round, so don’t worry about what to pack. The answer is always shorts, no matter when you come. Key West, especially, has a festival for every season, so feel free to plan your trip around those (or not).

  • A word from the hotel

    Book the George H.W. Bush suite, filled with memorabilia donated by the former President, a frequent guest.
    Herbert Spiegel, General Manager

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    You shouldn’t miss the lobster grilled cheese, a truly decadent indulgence best eaten outdoors with a perfectly chilled glass of Sancerre.
    Michelle Harris, Director of Food and Beverage

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    An Angler’s dream! Islamorada is the only place in the world where one may experience four completely different types of fishing, all within 45 minutes or less – Off-Shore for big-game fish, reef fishing for snapper and grouper that our Chef will prepare for your dinner, back-country for tarpon, bonefish and permit or the Everglades for redfish, trout and sea bass.
    Christine Barron, Concierge

  • A word from the hotel

    You must catch Brenton Shippy, one of our bellman, for his nightly Champagne Historical Tour! Let Brenton drive you around the property on a golf cart as he talks about the history and many points of interest here at Cheeca.
    Bruce Graham, Bell Captain

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    For the ultimate in relaxation you ought to try one of our famous Blueberry Mojitos while lounging on our beautiful beach or floating in one of our pools.
    Brett Graves, Director of Guest Relations


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Cheeca Lodge, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Complimentary Full Hot Buffet breakfast for two daily
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon availability
  • 50 USD resort credit once per stay
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in room
  • Upgrade upon availability at time of check-in

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