Village at Hawks Cay Villas by Keys Caribbean
Travel Blogs from Duck Key
... ride and swamp jeep safari and got to see all sorts of animals including an alligator ! It was amazing. We then drove on to Naples and arrived at the fabulous retro Naples Beach Hotel. Went to the beach cafe and were happily admiring the sunset when BANG CRASH the most almighty storm took place! We were undercover and stayed dry and had supper - just got a bit wet on way back to the room ...
... beaks and snake-like flexible head to impale fish. They are not waterproof like most water-oriented ducks, and do have to spend hours with wings spread out. While admiring anhingas, turkey vultures patrol the parking lots biting away at anything rubber like tires and wiper blades. It is wise to park out of the sun and away from these guys. We spent a long time hiking. Jessica even managed to hike while nursing, something that amazed me. She loves photographing ...
... of grass and the importance of the water in the Glades, but it all began because of bird poaching.
The birds that do come down here are absolutely gorgeous. They come from all over and make their nests and have their babies and then go back to wherever they call their summer home.
My favorite is the Roseate Spoonbill, who many visitors take for flamingoes when they see them in the distance. These birds are gorgeous ...
... of all and then we investigate the rundown charms of Bahama Village, where the workers who built Key West traditionally lived before we stop for lunch at a vegan restaurant called simply The Cafe. Our simple artichoke and caramelized onion sandwiches prove the best meal since SushiSamba. If it existed in Kensington I'd eat there every day!
We slowly make our way up to the departure point for our snorkelling trip, heading into Captain Tony's Saloon on our way, originally ...
... up there with the likes of Yellowstone or the Mojave desert.
We continue on waiting for paradise to reveal itself but the repetition of occasional reed-based idyll and more frequent gas station/fast food forecourt becomes wearyingly predictable so it's a welcome relief when, two hours after leaving Duck Key, we finally drive into Key West and discover the Historic Old Town. A simple left on Duval Street leads us down the final five blocks of the USA to the Southernmost ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking