HOME » LUXURY TRAVEL » HOTELS » A Luxurious Weekend in Key West: Pier House Resort & Spa Share this story Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email Pier House Resort and Spa was the perfect setting for a romantic, weekend getaway in Key West! This luxurious resort has been a Florida Keys’ icon for over fifty years. At Pier House, you can certainly expect a wonderful combination of scenic beauty, rich history and five-star accomodation. There are some unique features at Pier House Resort that certainly makes this a memorable and comfortable island experience. I noticed their Tesla Charging station which my husband was very happy to use. Like most resorts, the Pier House has a daily resort fee of $35. However, unlike most resorts, I truly felt like I got my money’s worth. This included services such as complimentary parking, shuttle services to Duval Street, wifi across the whole resort, welcome drinks, and so much more. If you can’t bear to be … [Read more...] about A Luxurious Weekend in Key West: Pier House Resort & Spa
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two thieves await sentencing for the theft of a 17th-century gold bar from a museum in Key West.Jarred Alexander Goldman of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, was found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy and theft of a major artwork.That artwork was a bar of gold recovered from the 1622 wreck of a Spanish galleon off the Florida Keys. Weighing 74.85 ounces and valued at $556,000, it disappeared from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in 2010.Authorities say Goldman stood guard while Steven Johnson of Rio Linda, California, lifted the bar from its display case. The FBI recovered only a fragment, sold by Johnson to a man who testified for the prosecution. Johnson pleaded guilty in late April. Sentencing for both men is July 23. … [Read more...] about 2nd man convicted of stealing gold bar from Key West museum
loriamay, Jrrny Published 12:35 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Escape to Oceans Edge Resort in Key West for a Breezy Island Getaway 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Palm trees swaying. Sea salt in the air. And pie. Loads of sweet-tart key lime pie. When I think back on my recent visit to Key West, my senses come alive with memories. The best part? My vacation home-base offered plenty of dining, activities, and relaxation all at a single venue. Oceans Edge Resort Hotel & Marina is the latest luxury resort in Key West. They have massive guest suites—all offering 100% ocean views—ranging from 382 to 575 square feet. My king suite was a dream come true with a separate living space and bar for entertaining in one room, then a master suite with a large private balcony. In opening those balcony doors, I had an immediate view of the pool area and wide-open ocean beyond the on-site marina. This was … [Read more...] about Escape to Oceans Edge Resort in Key West for a Breezy Island Getaway
The Keys in southern Florida are the end of the United States. To be more specific Key West on the western tip of The Keys. I wrote before about the eastern part of The Keys. Other points of interest are the Small White House and the Hemmingway House. I take you there and also to the Bahia Honda Beach, the most beautiful beach in the United States. Key West Key West is the most southern city of the United States. I stayed a night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, formerly the La Concha Hotel. A hotel with a history where also Tennessee Williams wrote some of his books. The hotel is central located and everything is within walking distance. As I arrived in the evening I just had the first part of the next day to explore town. The weather was not good to go out on the ocean anyway. Most activities are on the ocean so I could just explore town. Just a 5 minute walk down the road is the Hardrock Cafe where I had a nice steak for dinner. I decided to go out for breakfast in the morning and then … [Read more...] about USA – The Florida Keys II: Bahia Honda Beach & Key West
March 12, 2018 By Kirsty-Sian McShane Leave a Comment At the Southernmost point of Florida you’ll find Key West, a laidback tropical island that will have you feeling as if you’ve stepped straight into the Caribbean. Throughout its rich history Key West has served as a refuge to pirates, ship wreckers, smugglers, writers, artists, fishermen and musicians. With an eclectic atmosphere where life moves at its own pace, every hour is happy hour in this little slice of paradise. That’s right, Key West has recovered from the hurricane, and it is truly paradise again. Furthermore, the businesses need you guys (the travellers and tourists to return!) If there’s one thing we love doing on the blog, it’s promoting worthy destinations and that’s why we were excited when Expedia.com wanted to collaborate on a story for Key West. So get your butts back to Florida, your time and money means so much more than just an amazing holiday for yourselves, it also means … [Read more...] about Why you need to visit Key West, Florida AND why they need you!
Recently I was lucky enough to visit Key West on a trip to Florida. Key West is an island at the southern most point of the United States. To get there is it is a 3 1/2 to 4 hour drive from Miami along one scenic road called the Overseas Highway and it is approximately 8 hours from Orlando. We saw this lobster on our journey It is part of the Florida Keys, a collection of little islands known for their laid back charm, beautiful beaches, fishing, snorkelling and amazing seafood. The Southernmost House However I wasn't quite sure what to expect about Key West before we went. It is the largest island in the area, and I heard it is known as a partying town. Would it be suitable for families I wondered? Well all my worries were laid to rest when we arrived. We all totally loved it there! Sunset in Key West The main street is Duval Street which has many restaurants, shops and bars and leads down to the beach. There is also Mallory … [Read more...] about Our Visit To Key West
When I first set foot on Key West’s Duval Street, I was greeted by eccentric shops, themed restaurants, pink taxicabs and warm, inviting sunlight. I immediately knew that I was in for a unique experience. I spent a weekend there for a bachelor party, so the itinerary wasn’t really focused on visiting the cultural parts of the town, but simply on finding some great places to get lost in the revelry. One such place is a small, friendly bar known as Flying Monkeys Saloon. The outdoor atmosphere makes for great people watching, and the small, yet roomy space makes it easy to mingle and make new friends. And don’t forget the frozen drinks, which are some of the absolute best. These cleverly named drinks include: Grape Ape (bourbon, 151 rum and grape punch), Howler (grain alcohol, vodka and lemonade), Ruby Roo (fresh raspberries and 151 rum) and, of course, the titular Flying Monkey (a mix of the Howler and the Ruby Roo). If you find yourself in Key West, be sure to make … [Read more...] about 4 Great Bars (& 1 Great Hangover Spot) in Key West
Shopping in Key West is as entertaining as any other activities the keys offer. Kitschy items inspired by Key West’s quirky culture make this shopping experience one-of-a-kind. One of Key West’s claims to fame is the home of author Ernest Hemingway and his clan of six-toed cats. Hemingway is gone, but the cats remain, and the Hemingway House Book Store offers a full array of Ernest Hemingway’s novels, poems, short stories and biographies, as well as various publications related to Key West. The Bahama Village Market is named for Key West’s many original residents who were of Bahamian ancestry. The market covers 16 blocks in the southwest part of the city. It carries typical souveniers like straw hats , beads and sea sponges. During the Sunset Festival on Mallory Square, local artists sell their goods. The merchandise is akin to what you would find at an art fair or craft exhibit, including high-quality, hand-painted … [Read more...] about Key West Shopping – Shops, Stores, Best Buys & Inside Tips
Author: Jim CrescitelliDate of Trip: March 2012 PhotoBike Tour 14: Key West We spent a couple of days here with friends this past week, driving down Sunday with two and driving back up Wednesday with two others. It’s good that everyone drives! Bill was generous in offering to drag my bicycle down so that I could roam at will, and roam I did. We also did a lot of walking. Kirk took most of the foliage pictures. Here’s my bike– the one with the white basket– fairly jumping off the rack to get started… This time six of us stayed at the Hyatt Windward Pointe, located at almost the very southeastern tip of the island. It’s far removed from where we usually stay– over in Old Town on the west side– but it was a wonderful change and, if I decided to bike around, I really had to work at it. And it’s breezy along the bikeway that rings the island, making for lots of strenuous exercise and rationalizations: “Do I really need to have TWO … [Read more...] about PhotoBike Tour 14: Key West!
You can set up shop in one of many of Old Town’s Victorian guesthouses or B&B’s (with or without the gingerbread trim), boasting wraparound porches and courtyards filled with palm trees and flowers. Many of these guesthouses were built in the late 19th and early 20th century during Key West’s heyday as one of the wealthiest cities in Florida. Beyond the inns, you can snatch up one of many vacation rentals, stay at a green boutique hotel or book a room at one of the larger upscale chains like the Hilton or Westin, located right on the water. For the penny pinchers, there are budget hotels and motels scattered throughout. Whatever your pick, book well in advance if you’re looking to stay during Christmas, New Year’s or October’s chaotic Fantasy Fest. November through April is considered high season, while the summer brings the heat — and rate cuts on accommodations. An Island OasisAddress: 630 South StreetRates: $129 – $239Word of … [Read more...] about Key West Hotels and B&B’s