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Hawk’s Cay Resort Launches New Vacay Pup Program

by Ron Bernthal

May 17, 2024

© Hawks Cay Resort


For travelers who take their dogs everywhere, Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key in the Florida Keys would be a great destination. The largest resort in the Keys has started a Vacay Pup pet-friendly program that includes an array of special amenities and experiences, including the resort’s Pup Planner, select dining options, unique activities and additional features, all created to enhance the stay for guests and their pet(s).

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable stay, guests can register their pets upon check-in, receiving a Pup Pass bandana to be displayed on the pet or tied to the leash. Hawks Cay Resort prioritizes pet health, requiring up-to-date vaccinations as part of its commitment to maintaining a healthy environment. For up to two pets staying seven nights, a nonrefundable fee of $150 per night will apply, with an additional $200 nonrefundable cleaning fee for stays exceeding five nights. A portion of this fee is donated to a local shelter in the pet’s name.

Hawks Cay Resort

© Hawks Cay Resort

The Vacay Pup amenity offer will elevate the experience, featuring a Pup Nap Time door sign, in-room dog bowl, pup paradise relief bags, a special Vacay Pup play ball for Very Important Pups (VIPs) and dog beds upon request. Debuting with the program is Pup Paradise Park, a new outdoor area for pups to run and play, featuring pet-protected artificial turf and native shade trees.

Pups are also invited to indulge in a new pet-friendly dining menu created by the resort’s food and beverage team, offered at the pet-friendly dining outlets on property. Featuring such enjoyable items like roasted pig ears, a “quarter hounder” burger and “dog beer,” the pet-friendly menu can be found at the resort’s Marketplace, Angler & Ale and Tiki Beach.


© Hawks Cay Resort

Dogs, adhering to Monroe County regulations, must be leashed at all times, and pet parents are reminded to supervise their pets throughout the property. The Pup Pass unlocks access to various resort areas for pets, including Marketplace’s outdoor seating, Pup Paradise Park, Tiki Beach and the outdoor area of Angler & Ale. Pups can relax in a Pup Cabana while enjoying a dog-friendly Bottom Sniffer Dog Beer or hop aboard a boat charter with the whole family. To assist pet owners, an assigned Pup Planner is available for travel information, including pup-friendly locations within the Keys, delivery of pet supplies and local service recommendations.

Hawks Cay Resort is a one-of-a-kind destination resort in the middle Florida Keys, roughly halfway between Key Largo and Key West at mile marker 61. This 60-acre, tropical destination is easily accessible by car, boat or plane. Guest activities include offshore, flats and backcountry fishing; diving; kayaking and standup paddleboarding programs; a Cliff Drysdale tennis program; and the only resort-based Dolphin Connection program with complimentary daily viewings in the continental United States.


© Hawks Cay Resort

The resort offers 177 guestrooms and 210 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, six restaurants, saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kids club, and Calm Waters Spa. Several special offers are available, including the 40th anniversary promotion with 20 percent off stays of two nights or more between through June 30, plus 50 percent off per person on a Sunset Cruise with Solé Watersports.


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