Parasailing in Key West is among the very favorite activities for those visiting Key West. It’s safe and very popular and one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and you can join in the fun.
People unfamiliar with parasailing assume it’s scary but actually, it’s quite the opposite. Parasailing is very serene and peaceful. Take-offs and landings are slow and gentle, making you feel as if you are truly “floating on air”. You’ll be securely harnessed to a parachute-like canopy (known as a Parasail). The Parasail is attached to a towrope, which is then pulled along by a boat. When the boat’s speed exceeds the canopy’s stalling speed, the parasail rises up, hoisting the pilot high up into the air at just under 600 foot for a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of this enchanting island and its surrounding emerald blue waters.
As you float along on the tropical breezes you may be able to watch dolphins playing in the surf below, turtles swimming beneath you or colorful tropical birds soaring past you. Although each “flight” typically lasts 8 – 10 minutes the experience will last a lifetime. Such a beautiful silence just floating up in the sky and taking in all the views, (don’t forget to bring your camera)!
No previous experience is required and the helpful and friendly crew provides top-of-the-line gear and free coaching, making this safe fun for the whole family. You can arrange to go solo, or arrange a tandem, even triple flights when you check in. Note: The total weight limit is 450 lbs. for solo, tandem and triple parasailing flights. Children must be at least 6 years old and/or 90 lbs.
In addition to parasailing and other Key West Watersports, Key West is known for its Luxury Hotel Accommodations, Fine Dining Establishments, Funky Bars, Museums, Historic “Old Town”, Duval St. and Mallory Square along with a host of other “on-land” activities and fun things to discover.
Whether you’re with family, friends, business associates or alone, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Key West.
Opening on New Year’s Eve of 1920, Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort where luxury and history blend to create an environment of exceptional charms. Enjoy a taste of tropical living at the legendary Casa Marina; a flawless merging of old Key West ambiance and contemporary luxury. Book a stay at this “house by the sea,” enveloped in breezy elegance and shaded by graceful palms, it’s a restful haven where emerald lawns meet the blue Atlantic Ocean with welcoming, stunning sunrises every morning.
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This is the premier place to escape in Key West, nestled along the southern edge of the island and spanning more than 1,100 feet of private beach (the largest in Key West); its modern accommodations provide the perfect luxurious hideaway for travelers. It’s also listed in the National Register for Historic Places and this landmark resort has attracted business tycoons, artists, and dignitaries since the 1920’s. Be a part of this grand tradition.
Only a few minutes’ drive from Key West International Airport (EYW), your guest room or suite will be a short walk to the southernmost Point U.S.A, the Key West Aquarium, Ernest Hemingway’s House and President Truman’s House.
The Casa Marina Beach & Resort Club Dining
The Casa Marina Beach & Resort Club features 3 dining options: The Strip House, which has taken the famed Manhattan steakhouse template and relocated it to Key West. Indulge yourself, selecting from an innovative menu of steak and seafood, complimented by an extensive wine list. Sit on the outdoor terrace and admire the ocean views and Florida coast as you dine. The Sun-Sun Bar & Grill offers casual dining amid sea breezes on the open-air wood deck, serving up the perfect taste of the sea along with extraordinary ocean views. Offering local and zesty, light snacks and meals which are served with flair, the Sun-Sun is also the ideal place for a relaxed drink. In the casual luxury of the Lounge Bar at Casa Marina you can enjoy tapas-style food accompanied by specialty beers, wines and/or champagnes. The relaxed ambience and varied menu make this the perfect place to meet for a drink.
Excellent, perfect and unsurpassed are three words to express the timeless luxury and relaxed atmosphere of the Florida Keys; found at Casa Marina Beach & Resort Club – Waldorf Astoria.
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The beachfront Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa is located in the Old Town district with Duval Street only a block away, and Mallory Square within two blocks, both an easy walk from your room. Guests often refer to this resort as the “Oasis off Duval”. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature a charming courtyard with coy and turtle ponds.
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This newly renovated Resort is the ideal location for exploring the sites of Old Town, while still staying within a private retreat. Each of its 118 guest rooms feature private balconies, tiled entry foyers and ceiling fans, along with a host of other amenities including, a flat-screen cable TV, small refrigerator, complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access and bathrooms with rainfall showerheads.
Hyatt Key West Resort Dining
Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa has 2 restaurants, both offering a million dollar view of the Gulf of Mexico and the glorious Key West sunsets: The SHOR American Seafood Grill is the restaurant to experience fine dining in Key West. SHOR has been awarded “Best of Key West” – Best Seafood Restaurant and Best Lunch. At the Blue Mojito Pool Bar and Grill guests can enjoy a casual meal in a tropical, open-air bar beside the tranquil pool with plush designer chairs surrounded by swaying palm trees. Discover lots of good times, delicious drinks and social interaction at the Blue Mojito.
Jala Spa at Hyatt Key West Resort
Guests of the Key West Hyatt Resort can also pamper themselves at the Jala Spa with a selection of deluxe services; including massages, facials, enhancements, and body treatments – or they can stay in shape at the resort’s fitness centre which has a fully equipped gym and provides a comfortable environment to maintain their workout routine. As if that isn’t enough, they can parasail, snorkel, and Jet Ski from two piers, plus sunset cruises are available on a 60-foot sailboat…Or, they can just relax and spend a day in the sun at the swimming pool. Harry S Truman’s Little White House is opposite the resort and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is less than 1 mile away.
This elegant, comfortably restyled resort embraces the warm hospitality of Key West and is sure to treat its guests to a new level of sophistication, in a breathtaking locale.
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Sheraton Suites Key West is an all-suite hotel that is centrally located directly across the street from Smathers Beach and all guests are offered a short complimentary shuttle service to bustling Duval Street, making this hotel an oasis within the unrivaled paradise of Key West Florida. Each of the hotel’s 180 spacious suites is embellished with new carpeting and furnishings that keep with the hotel’s overall tropical Caribbean design.
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A recently completed makeover boasts new furnishings and a fresh, bright and modern décor which is enhanced by natural lighting and exterior landscaping. Throughout the entire hotel, a palette of vibrant colors, beautiful flowers and tropical patterns create a warm and welcoming island feel. All the signature Sheraton amenities are enhanced by its stylish and comfortable Caribbean flair and include a heated outdoor pool and complimentary high speed internet access. If you so choose, the hotel’s concierge will help you plan your day so that you are assured a wonderful Key West experience.
Coral Crab Café at Sheraton Suites Key West
The hotel’s Coral Crab Café restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating options for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the menu reflects the Key West way of life, serving native seafood, tender steaks and fresh pasta. At the Cabana Bar, guests overlook a lagoon-style pool with a cascading waterfall, Jacuzzi and a resurfaced sun deck; all surrounded by Bougainvillea, bursting forth with its colorful flowers. A Light Fare menu of assorted sandwiches, appetizers and frozen libation is offered to those guests who truly enjoy the Island Lifestyle. The new Core Performance Gym and Fitness Center is also available to keep you on track with your health and fitness goals during your stay!
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Larger groups may take advantage of the redecorated meeting rooms, offering 1,100 square feet of flexible function space. Outdoor terraces and tropical gardens provide creative and inspiring settings as well. Sheraton Suites Key West is also pet friendly and smoke-free.
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