First opened in 1920, Casa Marina – a Waldorf Astoria Resort – is a landmark hotel in Florida’s Key West, close to must-visit sights including Ernest Hemingway’s house and the historic Old Town with its museums and restaurants. Key West International Airport is also just a couple of miles away. Adjacent to a private beach, there are also two tropical outdoor pools at the hotel.
Spa al Mare at Casa Marina is a tranquil space of soft music, restful décor and the scent of essential oils. Choose from a wide array of treatments including facials and aromatherapy, or opt for a massage on the beach, with the sounds of the ocean and swaying palms soothing away stresses and strains.
Bright and spacious, the accommodation at Casa Marina varies from family rooms to sumptuous ocean-view suites with private terraces – ideal for couples looking for privacy and access to the beach. The décor is cooling and restful, including dark wood furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows and lofty ceilings. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, contemporary bathrooms and free wifi access.
Casa Marina’s palm-fringed private beach is the ideal spot to swim and sunbathe, plus the hotel offers water sports galore, including sea fishing, wind surfing, snorkelling and diving on the outlying coral barrier reef. Long a draw for artists and writers, Key West itself is full of charm, with pastel-toned colonial-style homes steeped in history, fragrant tropical gardens and fascinating museums.
Sun Sun restaurant lives up to its name, located beside the beach and offering Caribbean-style cookery and colourful cocktails. Flaglers Café serves light meals, smoothies and pastries, Spencer’s by the Sea serves a menu of freshest seafood in a refined dining room, and RUMba is known for its vast list of local rums.
1500 Reynolds StreetKey West, Fl 33040