Tourists looking for an all-inclusive experience in Florida, get hyped: The Bungalows Key Largo reopened for business in December after a fire left its Beach House structure damaged last May.
Touted as the largest all-inclusive and adults-only property in the country, the 21-and-older resort has restored the structure. Located near the waterfront, the Beach House is home to the living room common area, two restaurants, Hemingway bar, the main pool area and part of the Zen Garden Spa.
"While it’s the main hub of the 12-acre resort, it actually takes up a very small section of the resort’s total acreage, and luckily, the 135 individual bungalows were unaffected," property representative Chad Bustos told USA TODAY.
No one was injured as a result of the fire on May 5, and guests and associates evacuated safely. The resort was "able to complete construction on schedule and re-create the ambiance of the original design," Bustos added.
The resort didn't add any amenities as part of the reopening, though it has no shortage of them.
What is the most popular attraction? "'Lady B,' our 56-foot Sailing Catamaran is very popular for daytime snorkel and swimming excursions as well as sunset cruises, all of which are provided on a daily basis," Bustos said. The Zen Garden Spa and clear-bottom sea kayaks and tiki boats have also proved popular."
All these amenities, of course, mean the resort has a high price tag: $2,778 for a two-night weekend stay this month for two adults, for example, and $2,398 for a weeknight. But how does it compare to other all-inclusive properties?
Jade Mountain Resort in the Caribbean would be a smidge cheaper at $2,340 for two nights. LeBlanc Spa Resorts Cancun in Mexico would be just over $1,700 for two nights for the cheapest option offered, and ClubMed Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida, would only be about $779 with a "New Year, New Experiences" promotion (and about $1,317 without the promotion).
But is the resort's high price tag worth it?
"Once people see the quality of the resort, from the bungalows and dining experiences to the five-star amenities, it will be understood that an amazing and unforgettable experience awaits – one that rivals the quality of all the top domestic and international luxury resorts," Bustos says. "Additionally, we offer this experience without the need of a passport and within the South Florida oasis of Key Largo."
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