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Four Opal Key West Experiences When You Launch from The Laureate

The beauty of a stay at The Laureate Key West is the exclusive access you get to three nearby sibling Opals, including a sun-soaked pool set beside Key West’s coolest tiki bar and a private-island restaurant that’s regularly showered in accolades. We’ve taken care of the heavy lifting and put together the perfect itinerary, so you can hit all of Opal’s Key West destinations in one easy (gulf-breezy) day.


Along with being recognized for its lively nightlife, pastel conch-style architecture, and all-things-Ernest Hemingway, Key West, Florida is also home to not just one, but four distinct Opal Collection properties. Experience four tropical vacation spots for the price of one when you stay at The Laureate. With exclusive access to The Capitana, Opal Key Resort & Marina, and Sunset Key Cottages, you’ll have plenty of activities (and beachside bars!) to choose from. You focus on unwinding, we’ll focus on planning. We’ve crafted an itinerary full of sun and fun to take full advantage of Opal’s slice of the Key West life.

Make a Splash at The Capitana

Take advantage of your exclusive day access to our sister Opal hotel, The Capitana, and their sun-soaked pool deck just over a mile away from The Laureate. Alternate between keeping your cool in the water and sunbathing on their poolside lounge chairs. Vitamin D is essential, right? You don’t even have to travel far for a mid-day treat, explore the light bites and handcrafted cocktails menu at Mckee’s Tiki Bar a few steps away. Try a crowd favorite like their Plantain Chips served with Smashed Avocado or the classic Key West Conch Fritters and Spicy Remoulade.

Sunset Celebration Happy Hour at Bistro 245

Take a break from the rays and venture over to Opal Key Resort & Marina for a front row look at yet another stunning Florida sunset during the nightly Sunset Celebration on Mallory Square. Bistro 245 features a special celebratory happy hour menu complete with tropical cocktails like a Frozen Key Lime Koolada and a Watermelon Margarita. Split an appetizer of Lobster Quesadillas, Garlic Shrimp Flatbread, or Southernmost Crab Cakes to enjoy with your drink, your company, and the breathtaking sights of sunset. The sun isn’t the only one putting on a show, Sunset Celebration attracts performers, artists, and musicians galore, so sit back and enjoy.

Island Dining at Latitudes

Once it turns from daytime to dusk, a short stroll is the only thing keeping you from your next destination. Head down to the marina and enjoy a quick ride on the water to your dinner reservations at Latitudes at Sunset Key Cottages (make your res ASAP, they book up quick!). Between the soft sea breeze, exquisite views of the Gulf of Mexico, and top-notch island cuisine, this main character moment just might be the highlight of your day. The flavors don’t get much fresher than this. Choose from fan-favorite entrees like the Grilled Caribbean Lobster Tail or Lemon Glazed Yellowtail Snapper before you indulge in a slice of Key Lime Pie, made with local key limes of course, or Lemon Basil Panna Cotta, complete with mango gelee, poached pineapple, and toasted pignoli. We said “indulge” for a reason.

Slink Away to a Spa Treatment on a Secluded Island

Like Latitudes, the Opal Spa at Sunset Key requires an advanced reservation (we suggest booking at least two weeks in advance), but the experience is more than worth it. Not just for the impressive setting – where spa treatment suites each feature their own full bathroom and patio surrounded by lush palm trees – but for the carefully curated menu of treatments focusing on face and body. Centering around the holistic healing of Kerstin Florian products, expect therapies like hydrating full-body wraps and exfoliations followed by head-to-toe massages (sneak a peek at a few of our top-sellers in our blog, “4 Favorite Treatments off Sunset Key Cottages’ Spa Menu”). Not to mention, the new treatment tables were custom-designed just for Opal and feature built-in vibrational and sound therapy systems, which aid in the reduction of stress and tension.

Where to Stay The Laureate Key West | The Capitana | Opal Key Resort & Marina | Sunset Key Cottages

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