My husband and I just got back from a 48-hour getaway to Key Largo, Florida. We traveled from Birmingham, Alabama, and wondered if it would feel like enough time between getting there and getting back home. We are here to tell you that Key Largo offers such wonderful moments of relaxation, reconnection, and rejuvenation that even a brief stay makes you feel like you’ve stayed a week!
Pro travel tip: Fly into Fort Lauderdale airport, then book a shuttle or Uber to Key Largo.
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We have four children, and relaxation is exactly what we were looking for during our time on vacation. We stayed at a lovely resort that made this goal easily attainable from the moment we arrived. We stayed at Baker’s Cay Resort; you can check it out here. Y’all, this place is amazing! I highly recommend staying at this resort. We loved that it had several dining options, water activities, and other amenities, so you do not have to leave if you do not want to (we never did)!
You can see from its tropical grounds and water views, it offers a peaceful setting for you and your spouse to unwind. I loved all the little touches they offered, from comfy robes to amazing room service breakfasts (including their yummy coffee). There were multiple places to lounge and look out at the ocean and live music at night. Andy and I definitely relaxed while there.
Since we’ve been married, we’ve always tried to take trips when our schedule (and childcare!) allows. So, planning this getaway was something we knew would help reconnect us and allow us to focus on one another. I kept telling Andy how it was so nice to give him 100% of my attention and not be divided up by our normal day-to-day life (which is also good, I should say, haha, but at a different pace!)
We loved sitting out on the floating pads the resort had anchored in the ocean. We listened to music while talking and enjoying the sound of the water around us. We also dined at the restaurants at Baker’s Cay, and sharing those meals was, of course, a great way to just slowly eat and spend time talking with one another. By the way, you have to try both the shrimp/lobster nachos as well as the quesadillas at Dry Rocks. YUM! And, the scallops at their fine dining restaurant, Calusa, were delicious.
Pro tip: At sunset, walk out to the veranda connected to the Calusa restaurant. The views are unforgettable.
As far as other amenities we enjoyed while reconnecting, we loved walking the tropical, lush grounds. They also had two pools (with pretty waterfalls) and a hot tub. I am a hot tub fan, so Andy sat with me while I enjoyed sitting and soaking.
Who doesn’t feel rejuvenated after sitting in a hammock for several hours in front of a turquoise ocean, haha?! As much as we relaxed, our energy felt rejuvenated. Baker’s Cay had several places to experience this rejuvenation, including an entire water sport activities offering (i.e., paddle boarding and jet ski rentals) as well as various beach options to find yourself throughout the day.
When we boarded the plane to head back home, we felt arrested and relaxed. It is something we’ve always valued, and I encourage you to do the same. Key Largo is a wonderful place to experience all of these things as a couple. We couldn’t recommend it any more highly!
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