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Florida Keys resort with private beach and pier

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Fishing destination

Notable for its famous guests, and popular with families and fishing enthusiasts, this plantation-style retreat occupies 27 acres of Upper Matecumbe Key in Islamorada.

Swimming options

Guests enjoy a saltwater lagoon, family pool, and lap pool for adults; a 5,000-square-foot health spa provides a Vichy shower, steam rooms, and customized skincare treatments.

Free WiFi, plasma TVs

Tropical decor and ceiling fans add island style to guestrooms with pillowtop mattresses, DVD players, plasma cable TVs, free WiFi, and coffee/tea makers.

At your hotel

At your hotel

Situated on 27 oceanfront acres of Upper Matecumbe Key, Cheeca Lodge & Spa features a wide range of on-site recreation and leisure options. A waterfall lagoon is fringed with palm tress, a spacious freeform pool is designed for families, and a lap pool is reserved for adults. Guests fish from the resort's classic wood pier, or embark on excursions for snorkeling or deep-sea fishing (surcharges). Other activities include windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing.

The Spa at Cheeca offers an array of indoor and outdoor spa treatments for singles and couples, as well as facials, custom massage therapies, aromatherapy, and body treatments (surcharges). Other amenities include a fitness room, steam rooms, adult-only swimming pool, butler-serviced cabanas, a selection of indoor and outdoor fitness classes, and a spa boutique.

Atlantic's Edge Restaurant, offering panoramic views of the ocean, serves elegant dinners featuring fresh seafood and steaks. The Nikai Sushi Bar offers fresh delectable sushi rolls and sashimi, Asian appetizers and entrees, as well as a full array of Sake and creative cocktails. For a more casual experience, the outdoor beach bar and deck offer tropical drinks and light fare. During the day, butler service is available poolside and on the beach.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Total number of rooms - 212
  • Number of floors - 4
  • ATM/banking
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-out
  • Full-service spa
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Health club
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free valet parking
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Porter/bellhop
  • On private beach
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Conference space size (meters) - 427
  • Tennis on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts 10
  • Free self parking
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4600
  • Sauna
  • Garden
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Wedding services
  • Number of restaurants - 3
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Park your car

Free self parking, Free valet parking

In your room

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Balcony
  • Ceiling fan
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room massage available
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Plasma TV
  • DVD player
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Desk
  • Cable TV service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service (24 hours)
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Eat and drink

The Atlantic's Edge - Cheeca's fine dining restaurant features world-class gourmet cuisine and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests may dine indoors amidst tropical elegance or outdoors where seabirds entertain. A full selection of soups, salads, fresh seafood, and fine meats is offered. Tantalizing desserts and a walk down Cheeca's moonlit pier provide the finishing touches to the meal. A buffet breakfast is served every morning.

Limoncello -Limoncello offers guests bold Italian cuisine with a rustic flare. From the moment you enter into the authentically chic atmosphere of the newly designed dining room, the Tuscan experience begins. Ocean views through 10 foot glass doors framed in mahogany perfectly complement the earthy tones and casually polished surroundings. Limoncello’s menu flawlessly combines southern, central, and northern Italian gastronomy, while embracing a personal rustic touch.

Nikai Sushi Bar and Restaurant - Fresh, delectable sushi rolls and sashimi, Asian appetizers and entrees in a casual, exclusive 12 seat sushi bar.

Cheeca's Beach Bar and Deck - This elegant outdoor escape gives a new meaning to the words, “tiki bar.” The circular bar features views of Cheeca's palm-swept beach and trademark fishing pier, and offers cool beverages, including Cheeca's trademark Margarita. Guests can cozy up on the long, well-cushioned couch or enjoy watching a game on the plasma TV. The bar and deck also offer a tasty and eclectic menu of lighter fare.

Limoncello - Decorated in earth tones, this chic restaurant offers Italian cuisine with a rustic flare. Guests enjoy ocean views through 10-foot glass doors framed in mahogany.

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The resort has a nine-hole, par-three executive golf course and six lighted tennis courts. Tennis and golf equipment and facility use is included in a daily resort fee. The fee also covers use of kayaks, paddle boats, and bicycles. Small boats and sailboats are available for rent.

Snorkeling excursions, environmental boat tours, sunset cruises, parasailing flights, and chartered backcountry and deep-sea fishing trips are available (surcharges). A beach center provides fishing rods (included in resort fee) for use on the resort's 525-foot wood pier.

Guests swim in a saltwater lagoon, a large family pool, or a 25-yard adult lap pool. Fitness classes include yoga, tai chi, and Pilates, with many classes held on the beach.

A fitness center is on site.

Camp Cheeca is a supervised activity program for children ages 5–12 that focuses on marine education and environmental awareness. Half- and full-day sessions are available (surcharge).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Complimentary bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Aerobics on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
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  • Number of treatment rooms 7
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Braille or raised signage

The fine print for Cheeca Lodge & Spa

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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