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Aventura Magazine
"Sunset Key Cottages is one of those places that is every bit as magical when you're there as it looks like it will be in photographs."
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The Telegraph
"What’s better than a vacation in Key West? A vacation on a private island less than a mile off the coast of Key West, of course. That’s the allure of Sunset Key. While it’s certainly a destination unto itself, it’s also well positioned to explore the best of Key West."
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Dream Vacation
"Just seven minutes away from Key West is a beautiful oasis that is home to cottages laced with bougainvillea, an idyllic spa and an exclusive beach. Filled with panoramic views of the waters and jasmine gardens, Sunset Key Cottages offers tranquility and charm to those who settle in any one of its lush private homes or cottages."
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Feeling ready to escape city life for some laid-back island rejuvenation? This beautiful resort has the best of both worlds: it's just a skip across the water to Key West's lively core, but it’s also a wonderfully secluded escape when the town’s historic but kitschy charm proves a bit much.
Forbes Travel Guide
Key West has a reputation as a quirky sun-soaked paradise where it would be difficult to laze the day away inside a hotel room without feeling guilty. Sunset Key Cottages, A Luxury Collection Resort embraces this notion. Make no mistake: The resort, which lies just 500 yards off the Florida coast on the palm-studded shores of Sunset Key, is all about relaxing — doing nothing here is really doing something when you’re surrounded by the island’s natural beauty and the resort’s luxury amenities.
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Florida Travel + Life

Top 15 Secret Islands in Florida

"This man-made island sits 500 yards from the Conch Republic — home to Sunset Key’s 40 guest cottages. Ferry over for a sunset dinner on the sands at Latitudes, for Florida lobster and locally caught yellowtail snapper, or rent a cottage for the experience of living on a private island. Boats to and from Key West run 24 hours a day for late mainland fun."
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The Daily Meal

10 Best Florida Keys Restaurants to Watch the Sunset

"Helmed by executive chef Todd Holender, Latitudes pays homage to Ernest Hemingway, Key West’s most famous historical resident, with the walls of its interior dining room covered in photos of the author."
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USA Today Travel Tips

Eco-Friendly Resorts in Key West

"Eco-friendly resorts and hotels that have made a commitment to reduce waste, recycle, improve air quality and conserve water and energy have been recognized by the Florida Green Lodging program. Seven acres of land just 500 yards offshore from Key West surround this eco-friendly resort is on exclusive Sunset Key."
September 2011

September 2011

"Forget 'home away from home' - this is the home your clients wish they had!"      
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July 2011
Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Readers' Choice Awards
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort named one of the Top 30 U.S.
Small Resorts in Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Readers' Choice Awards!
January 2012
The Palm Beach Post

January 2012

"Sunset Key: Your own Fantasy Island – even for an afternoon"
June 2012
Modern Luxury

June 2012

"Known all too well for its live-and-let-live shenanigans, Key West can be paradise in the rough. But the Sunset Key Guest Cottages, just a 10-minute ferry ride away from all the umbrella drink excess, is the antithesis of all that. Here, utopia has filtered out the pedestrian in favor of the posh."
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July 2012
Miami Magazine

July/August 2012

"Accessible only by boat and car-free, the 27-acre resort (also a private residential community) is an idyllic retreat of hushed tones and casual elegance."
October 2012
Gold Coast Magazine

October 2012

"Staying at Sunset Key is like taking a vacation from a vacation."
April 2013
Travel + Leisure

World's Best Awards 2013

"White-washed cottages--with a new spa and restaurant--on a secluded island near Key West."
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May 2013

#6 of 15 Best Secret Islands in Florida

"Just 500 yards off Key West, this man-made island is home to Sunset Key’s 40 guest cottages. Ferry over for a sunset dinner on the sands at Latitudes for Florida lobster and locally caught yellowtail snapper or go ahead and rent a cottage for the experience of living on a private island. Boats to and from Key West run 24 hours a day for late mainland fun."
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January 2014
Florida Trend

Jet Set Dining

"Aura Jets & Latitudes restaurant partner to present Jet Set Dining on Sunset Key."
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January 2014
THINK Magazine

January 2014

"Sunset Key your key to tropical elegance."

February 2014
Palm Beach Illustrated

February 2014

"On Sunset Key, everything stops for the nightly event for which the island is named. At Latitudes, the island’s surfside restaurant, no one seems to pay attention to the Florida lobster tail or coconut-crusted grouper."
March 2014

10 Beautiful Hotels in Florida

"Set on secluded Sunset Key, a private island just off Key West, Sunset Key Guest Cottages are the perfect place to get away from it all. The charming hotel features traditional Key West architecture, lovely manicured gardens, a garden pool and a white sand beach."
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July 2015
Travel + Leisure

World's Best Awards 2015

Sunset Key Cottages, a Luxury Collection Resort, has been named the #1 resort in the Continental U.S. according to Travel + Leisure magazine's 2015 World's Best awards: "Sunset Key provides a one-of-a-kind setting for extraordinary experiences."
November 2015
Travel + Leisure

Best Hotels in the U.S. 2015

Despite its humble tin roofs, this otherwise plush hotel ranked at No. 1 in the U.S. for its location: a private island that’s 500 yards from Key West, which is close enough to enjoy the festive vibe, but far enough away to feel tranquil.
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Forbes Travel Guide

Where to Travel in December

Before the snow gets unbearable, book a stay at Sunset Key Cottages, A Luxury Collection Hotel, where the waters are blue and the only white you’ll see for miles is the sand on the beach.
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July 2016
"In case you haven't heard, there's a bewitching little island just off the tip of Key West called Sunset Key.  Here, no cars are allowed, so the only sounds you're likely to hear are those of the birds navigating the lush foliage, the water lapping up on the shore, or possibly the plop of fish as they jump up and cut back into the surface of the water."
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August 2016
Palm Beach Illustrated
"Sunset Key is a seven-minute boat ride from Key West, but it’s a whole other world. Think pastel-colored cottages with lap siding and metal roofs, thatch umbrellas on private beaches, and ice cream carts rolling down cobbled streets. For families, it is heaven. And the fact that it was named Travel + Leisure magazine’s No. 1 U.S. resort last year doesn’t hurt, either."
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July 2016
Naples Illustrated
"The tiny private island off Key West marries the idyllic, family-centric lifestyle of a bygone era with all the little luxuries of modern island living."
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Forbes Travel Guide
"Psst! Let us tell you a secret.  There's no need to leave the country for a private island escape.  Just head to Sunset Key Cottages, a secluded island resort just a 7-minute ferry ride from Key West.  Made up of 40 cottages, this unbelievably laid-back address is fast becoming our new favorite hideaway."
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January 2017
Boca Magazine
"I still love Key West; I always will.  And my new favorite way to go there is the treat-yourself-like-a-VIP route, which is the delicious Sunset Key option."
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July 2017
New York Observer
"(The resort is) only accessible via Sunset Key’s private boat. And it’s enchanting, to be sure. Clapboard cottages with Victorian-style tin roofs offer views of perfectly manicured gardens teeming with white butterflies and wide stretches of powdery sand framed by warm turquoise waters."
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June 2017
Conde Nast Traveler 2017
"(Sunset Key Cottages) is taking all the guess work out of visiting Cuba by offering its guests private, curated day trips to the once-forbidden island....  Sunset Key is the only hotel offering a package like this, and if you want to see Havana as part of your Florida Keys getaway, this is the easiest, fastest, and most comprehensive way to get it done."
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October 2017
The Virtuoso Life
 “You’ll Scream for This Man”
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August 2018
Key West Citizen
"It won't take long to become accustomed to and comfortable in the private island lifestyle that exists under towering palm trees on Sunset Key, just 500 yards off Mallory Square."
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October 2018
Condé Nast Traveler 2018

Readers' Choice Awards: Top 25 Resorts in Florida

Sunset Key Cottages, A Luxury Collection Resort, has earned the #6 spot (with a score of 87.2) on the 2015 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice list of Top 25 Resorts in Florida/Atlantic & The Keys.
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November 2018
Cult of Real
Sunset Key is "an absolute gem and probably the most unique resort we've ever stayed in."
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January 2019
Sunset Key Cottages made INSIDER's list of top wedding destination resorts, a round-up of 24 international gems including just five in the U.S. and only one in Florida.
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July 2019
Ocean Drive
"Sunset Key Cottages... the perfect romantic escape"
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June 2019
Conde Nast Traveler
Sunset Key Cottages tops Conde Nast Traveler's most recent round-up of Key West's 10 Best Hotels

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August 2019
Millennium Magazine
"These oceanfront, stunning cottages allow for the perfect escape..."

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  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards - #5 Resort Hotels in Florida
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards - #2 Resort in the Florida Keys
  • Latitudes Restaurant awarded Wine Spectator Award 2018
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - #5 Top Resort in Florida Keys
  • Favorite Hotel - Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel Awards
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards - #1 U.S. Resort
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards - Top 25 Resorts in Florida


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