As Hurricane Irma ripped through the coast of the Florida Key’s, businesses were destroyed and precious hideaways were reduced to rubble. But now, over one year later, upscale beach resorts are returning to their rightful beauty and new nirvanas are opening their doors including one of our favorites, Baker’s Cay Resort. So we scoured the islands to see what winter staycation goers can look forward to experiencing at this premiere Oceanside oasis.

Baker’s Cay Resort Amenities

Carved into Key Largo’s most lush and secluded region, this beachside hideaway is debuting this coming winter season with 200 rooms, sitting on two swimming pools separated by a cascading waterfall grotto. And with an Aveda salon, a decadent taco style eating house, a warm library filled with shelves of unique vintage books, and winding nature trail, guests can expect to be tucked away and ready for some much needed R&R.  Located on 13 acres of lush tropical groves and standing historically on a former pineapple plantation, Baker’s Cay Resort is a Florida Key’s gem boasting a secluded rare white sand beach.

Sustainability

A resort that’s health conscious, ecofriendly, and sustainable. Baker’s Cay Resort hosts a multiple sustainable brands for guests to indulge in like the first ever personalized hotel collection by Maaji swimwear, bath amenities by local honey brand Keez Beez, exclusively designed Samba Sol sandals made from renewable raw materials without carbon emissions, in-room laundry Aloha bags designed by local artist Michelle Nicole Lowe, and branded Jade Yoga Mats produced from natural rubber tapped from rubber trees. And the amenities don’t end there. This one of a kind retreat supports the local environment through initiatives like coral reef restoration and joint efforts with Dolphin Plus Marine Mammal Responders to rehabilitate dolphins in the wild.

Pet-friendly Cay-9 Program

Imagine this. A beachside retreat for your pups to say I do. And at Baker’s Cay Resort, that once far off dream can now come true. Featuring onsite marriage ceremonies, beachside tikis for your doodle to stay cool from the heat, custom lifejackets, matching pet beds, and cooling water bowls, this off shore haven is a puppy paradise The only amenity missing is a Paw Happy Hour, but they actually have that too! All pets are also welcome to indulge in the hotels’ private beach while enjoying a curated pet playlist and dip in the bay, while enjoying a culinary experience of his or her choice with bowls like bacon flavored yappetizers, Cay-9 Kibble, Catch Of The Day entrees, frozen peanut butter and ice cream bones, Dog Perignon Champagne, and a FetchMe Noi.