FLORIDA KEYS — Readers of Travel + Leisure ranked six Florida Keys properties among Florida’s top 15 resorts in the prestigious travel publication’s “World’s Best Awards 2021.” Open for voting from Jan. 11 through May 15, the “World’s Best” survey encouraged readers to reflect on travel experiences during a three-year period.
For the second consecutive year, Travel + Leisure’s readers awarded the number-one spot among “The Top 15 Resort Hotels in Florida” to the 27-acre Sunset Key Cottages, describing the property that features 40 standalone bungalows as “absolute paradise.”
"We're thrilled that Sunset Key Cottages, our unique island destination resort just off downtown Key West, has achieved this prestigious honor for the second year in a row," said Diane Schmidt, the property’s general manager. "Sunset Key truly is one of Florida's most exotic resorts for privacy and luxury.”
Oceans Edge Resort & Marina on Stock Island, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa off Little Torch Key, Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West, Isla Bella Beach Resort in Marathon and Key Largo’s Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, also earned spots among the top 15.
Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food and overall value.
"We're tremendously proud that six of our resorts in the Florida Keys — by far the most of any single Florida destination — are recognized among the state's top 15,” said Stacey Mitchell, director of the Florida Keys Tourist Development Council.
"Each of these well-regarded resorts continues to showcase our scenic wide-open spaces and our well-appointed, relaxed casual style of accommodations that visitors are seeking," Mitchell said.
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