We rented a Sanctuary Villa in Hawks Cay resort for our kids' spring break, and were very pleased. The villa had three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, its own small pool and deck, and a carport. We liked the fact that it was on a small street a little ways from the main resort; it was quieter, more like our own little house, yet only a couple of minutes' walk to the main resort, and just around the corner to the Indies Club, which was for kids. My son (14) and daughter (16) both enjoyed the club, which, while it had a kiddy pool and activities for small kids, also had a basketball court, air hockey, ping pong, etc. for the teen crowd.
The service was excellent from every employee, even down to the groundskeepers (we asked one for directions, which they gave us, and only apologized because their golf cart was too small to take us all over.
Food was quite good although of course not cheap, but if you have a car, you can easily go to Marathon (ten minutes away) which has tons of choices, and several grocery stores. There were several pools, including an adults only pool that was a 1-2 minute walk from the main pool--nice, as the adults could stay there and the teens could go to the main pool. Lots of activities available--we did a fun Segway tour of the island, the kids swam with the dolphins, we were going to go parasailing but it was cancelled two days in a row due to high winds. Snorkeling, scuba, fishing, etc. all also available.
The only negative was that the bed in the mater bedroom was unusable; hard, lumpy and uncomfortable. We had to use the spare bedroom on the first floor instead. These units are all individually owned, so it's a bit of a crap shoot on that, I guess. Otherwise, the unit was very nice--roomy, private, etc. Staff service was great--when we needed towels, etc., someone showed up so fast it seemed like they were waiting outside before we called, and we immediately received a follow up call from the front desk to make sure we had gotten what we needed.
Nice spot, especially for families.
- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Villas At Hawks Cay Hotel Duck Key
- Sanctuary Villas At Hawks Cay Duck Key, Florida