Travel: Youll never need to leave the compound: Hawks Cay Resort, Key West
ADULT APPEAL: Nestled on Duck Key and lapped by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, this 60-acre island is two hours from Miami and just 60 miles north of Key West. A cross between Floridian and Caribbean, the resort has an adult-only pool, sophisticated dining options, and plenty of out-of-the way hammocks.
FAMILY TIME: Guests of any age may want to opt for a day by one of the complex’s five pools, a sunset sail, or an Eco Kayak Tour, which stops at a serene sandbar in the middle of the crystalline waters of the Gulf. There’s also a full-service spa with special teen treatments—great for a mother/daughter afternoon.
SEND THE KIDS TO: Younger ones can spend the day with resort staffers in two programs—Little Pirates, for ages four and five, and Island Adventurers, for six through 11—that provide scheduled activities, including arts and crafts and pool time. A kids’ clubhouse has video games, karaoke and pizza.
Hawk’s Cay, 61 Hawk’s Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, Florida, 305-743-7000; hawkscay.com. Two- and three-bedroom villas $449 to $1,400 per night; hotel, $279 to $539 per night; suites $479 to $1,300 per night.