Smuggler’s Cove Resort and Marina, Islamorada, FL

Smuggler’s Cove Resort and Marina, a 12-room waterfront boutique hotel and full-service marina in Islamorada, completed a three-month $500,000 property renovation. From fully revamped guest rooms and new food and beverage offerings to a new unique “Hook ‘N’ Cook” experience, Smuggler’s Cove reopened in December 2014 with an enhanced guest experience.

Framed by the turquoise waters of the marina and Atlantic Ocean, all of the hotel’s 12 guest rooms, which include 11 double-bed rooms and one suite, now feature new bedding and furnishings, island-inspired décor, flat screen TVs, Eco Botanics amenities, and a kitchenette complete with a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and kitchenware. The hotel’s spacious one-bedroom suite also offers guests a pull-out couch, two closets and a separate bathroom with dual sinks. Additional featured amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, daily housekeeping and optional rollaway beds. With just 12 rooms in total, Smuggler’s Cove is ideal for takeover weddings and small-scale corporate retreats.

Open to the public, the hotel also reveals new food and beverage offerings including the Honey Hole, Wheel House and Buoy Bar. This charming Florida Keys setting is ideal for hosting a destination wedding. Additional new food and beverage offerings include room service and complimentary daily breakfast coming soon.

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In total, Smuggler’s Cove is home to a full-service 80-slip deep marina that is able to accommodate boats up to 60 feet in length. Forty slips are available at the hotel, Wheel House and Buoy Bar, inclusive of “Charter Row,” which features a daily presentation of the day’s fresh catches from the hotel’s six fishing charters. Just steps from guests’ doors, the hotel also offers an exciting array of outdoor activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, eco tours, and boat rentals. In addition, the hotel will have helicopter rides around the island and provide helicopter charters from Miami to Islamorada for daily excursions. Through an exclusive partnership with renowned Keys’ charter experts the Spaulding family, Smuggler’s Cove provides guests one of the best charter sport fishing experiences in Islamorada with its on-site charter boats featuring live cameras and real-time fishing reports broadcasted directly to the hotel. Located just across the channel from the hotel and restaurants, Smuggler’s Cove Marina has another 40 slips and features the largest deep-water fuel station in Islamorada. Its one-stop ship store provides immediate ocean and bay access carrying live and frozen bait, ice, tackle, food, beverages, and more convenient options.

Smuggler’s Cove
85500 Overseas Highway,
Islamorada, FL 33036
(MM 85.5 BAYSIDE) • (305) 664-5564

Liz Pasch, Southern Exposure May 2015

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