Islamorada Resort Company sets sights on reopening its Collection following Hurricane Irma

Amara Cay Resort, La Siesta Resort & Marina, Pelican Cove Resort & Marina, and Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina to reopen within six months

Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, one of several hotels in the Islamorada Resort Collection to reopen with the next six months.

Beachfront at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, one of several Islamorada Resort Collection properties to reopen in six months.

Following the devastation in the Florida Keys from Hurricane Irma, Islamorada Resort Collection, all located in Islamorada, Fla., are planning to reopen – better than ever – over the next six months thanks to the dedication and support of resort ownership, clean-up crews, and resort associates.

The hotel grouping includes Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, Amara Cay Resort, La Siesta Resort & Marina, and Pelican Cove Resort & Marina.

“Our team is committed to restoring, rebuilding, and reopening all four of our Islamorada resorts as quickly as we can,” said Area General Manager of Islamorada Resort Company Eddie Sipple.

“We are incredibly thankful to our dedicated team who worked tirelessly to prepare our properties to resume full operations. We have engaged more than 500 construction workers who are currently doing everything they can to repair our properties so that we can welcome guests back in the near future.”

Each resort has varying degrees of storm damage, causing a staggered reopening of the resorts and their outlets. Starbucks at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina has welcomed guests back and is the first of the collection’s entities to reopen. As the last Starbucks for 83 miles for travelers heading to Key West, the Islamorada Starbucks is open daily 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and offers a comfortable space for gathering over coffee while sharing a front row view of the rebuilding of Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina.

Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, an iconic Florida Keys resort getaway offering the retro, throwback feel of a nostalgic American beach vacation, is working to reopen its 145 guest rooms, suites and cottages. On the important list of improvements and openings at the playground resort is Ciao Hound Italian Kitchen & Bar, the famous Tiki Bar, Raw Bar, the Marina and its offerings, the dedicated wedding spaces, including Celebration Island and Bimini Row, meetings and event areas and resort activities throughout the beach.

Guestroom at the Amara Cay Resort & Marina.

Guestroom at the Amara Cay Resort.

Amara Cay Resort, the oceanfront beach resort anchored in the laid-back style and lighthearted atmosphere of Islamorada, will reopen its 110 guest rooms and suites, beautiful new resort pool, resort grounds with kitschy games and lush lawns, wedding venues and ReelBurger restaurant.

Embodying the relaxed lifestyle of the Florida Keys, Pelican Cove Resort & Marina will reopen its 63 guest rooms and suites, the Marina and Abel’s Tackle Box, oceanside pool and beach grounds and Wild & Lime poolside restaurant & bar.

As a true tropical haven tucked away in Islamorada, the 6-acre, palm-peppered La Siesta Resort & Marina will reopen its 54 guest rooms, cottages and houses, Marina & dockage, dedicated wedding areas, beach grounds, and Wild & Lime poolside restaurant & bar.

“The outpouring of love and support from the community as well as our loyal guests is overwhelming. We are proud to call Islamorada home and believe in #IslamoradaStrong,” said Sipple. “We look forward to reintroducing these resorts and their offerings, stronger and better than ever before.”

To learn more about Islamorada Resort Company, follow the resort recovery process and make reservations once the resorts are available, visit the Company website.

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7 Comments on "Islamorada Resort Company sets sights on reopening its Collection following Hurricane Irma"

  1. How is La Siesta Resort? Any idea when it may open? I’m attending a wedding of a friend there in March and looking forward to my first trip to the Keys.


  2. Hello,
    We had a planned a stay at THE AMARA CAY RESORT for 11/7-11/10 for our third year. So disappointed that they have piput any real info on their website.
    Of course we are saddened by this article but it still offers no real info.

    • A friend stopped by Amara Cay as she has relatives visiting there for New Years Eve. The front desk said they are trying for a Nov. reopening but Dec. for sure.

  3. Very excited for reopening

  4. I thought Amara Cayvwas already open?!

  5. Can’t wait to see you next year, was deviated that this storm destroyed the beauty of the keys.

  6. Will postcard inn be ready for middle of April 2018. Mike,uk

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