I arrived at Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada Florida in the afternoon and they told me that my room was not yet ready, but that I could go ahead and enjoy the resort and they would call me when it was ready.
I took a short stroll around the resort to get the lay of the land.
Cheeca is considered a luxury resort and it oozed of high society everywhere, which was a welcome respite after driving all the way down route one through the Keys.
The keys reminded me of an era gone by. It was somewhat like traveling back in time with run down hotels and shacks and then all of a sudden you are thrust into the future for a mile or so and then back to the past.
If you have ever been to the keys, you will know what I mean.
I made my way to the tiki bar and sat down and asked the bartender what they had for tea.
Judging by the look he gave me, it wasn’t much, so I told him never mind, give me a Mojito.
I must say the Mojito was so good that I had another and by the time the front desk called to tell me my room was ready, I was ready for a nap.
The next day after a mediocre breakfast in the main restaurant, I explored the beach and the pier.
Be forewarned that the beach really isn’t a beach that most people are used to. It is more of a corally sand that goes down to really shallow water. You can’t really swim in the water, but you can wade and the pool is right behind you if you want to swim.
All in all I would say that Cheeca Lodge is a nice place to stay. My one complaint is that the other people staying here all have an attitude, but that is always the problem at a high end resort.
Stay tuned as today I am going out shopping locally and I will let you know what I find.