Visitors to Key West who seek exclusivity have long sought out the Sunset Key Guest Cottages (a Westin Resort), located a stone’s throw from Duval Street – but far enough that they’ll need to take a ferry to reach the private resort. Only residents of Sunset Key and guests of the resort, restaurant, and spa are granted access. Sunset Key Cottages are set on seven acres of the secluded island, with each of the luxurious cottages boasting garden or ocean views.Aerial View of Sunset Key Guest Cottages — Photo courtesy of Sunset Key Guest Cottages
For summer 2012, the resort has been hard at work remodeling and modernizing the three-bedroom cottages and the Westin Group has also partnered with the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum to offer a unique, Harry Potter-themed package. The package – which is also valid at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina – bundles two nights’ accommodations, a $25 gift card to the Key West Toy Factory, cocktail and smoothie certificates, and four tickets to the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum’s Harry Potter exhibit.
Regular amenities of the resort include the full-service spa, complete with spa suites and private cabana-style patios, and a tropical relaxation room offering herbal teas, shots of hot sipping chocolates, and fresh fruit-infused water. Sunset Key Cottages also features a lighted tennis court, kid’s club, fitness room, pool, and entertainment library.
And let’s not forget the restaurant. Even if you are not staying at the resort, a dinner reservation at Latitudes promises a romantic, memorable evening with on-the-sand dining and upscale service. Sailboats glide past as well-trained servers bring crab-stuffed shrimp, lobster bisque, and beef carpaccio to your table – and those are just the appetizers. During dinner, Latitudes serves up items like coconut-crusted snapper in mango lemongrass sauce and tenderloin filets cooked to perfection.
Between the sublime spa, soft white sand, and constant supply of upgrades and amenities, the Sunset Key Resort Cottages offer guests their own paradise homes with a little sprinkle of pampering.