Hawks Cay Calls On Canadians

Florida Keys resident and Montreal transplant Sheldon Suga is hoping for snow in the forecast.

“We hope you have a really cold winter,” the VP managing director for Hawks Cay Resort said last night (Oct. 28) from the 54th floor of the private dining room at Canoe restaurant. “When the weather drops, there’s a surge of interest in our resort.”

The 60-acre Florida Keys property on Duck Key Island underwent a US$50 million renovation last year in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which Suga said gave them the opportunity to modernize the 177 room resort.

Suga said the resort prides itself on being the biggest in the Keys and also features a full-service marina, six restaurants, saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kid and teen clubs, the award-winning Calm Waters Spa and an additional 250 two- and three-bedroom villas.

From kids to couples and multi-generational travellers, he said the resort focuses on experiences for every kind of guest with activities like backcountry fishing, kayaking, diving, kiteboarding and standup paddleboarding. He said its location roughly halfway between Key Largo and Key West is ideal as it allows visitors to take in both the sunrise and the sunset.

Hawks Cay Resort will soon be launching its first responder program in Canada, offering discounted rates for current and former military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, and medical personnel.