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Key West the reviving place

A January 2005 trip to Key West by Clovery

Hyatt Winward Pointe Photo, Key West, Florida More Photos
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Key West the reviving place

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Overview

Higg Beach Photo, Key West, Florida
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Duval Street was a shopping paradise in Key West, or should I say the only shopping area in Key West. Key West is a small town, so don't expect too much. Duval Street is always busy during day and night. Especially during nighttime, restaurants and pubs were lit up brightly. Shops sell mostly vibrant-colored T-shirts or plain T-shirts that you could decal with whimsical words and prints. Smather Beach was located along South Roosevelt Boulevard and dubbed as the "Rest Beach." Hordes of seagulls foraging the coast are prevalent. At the end of Whitehead Street, there is a remarkable cone-like, multicolor structure painted with the white-and-black words, "90 miles to Cuba. Southernmost Po...Read More

Hyatt Winward Pointe

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Hotel | "Hyatt Windward Pointe"

Hyatt Winward Pointe Photo, Key West, Florida
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At first sight, I fell in love with this resort. The exterior was so alluring and the lobby was ritzy. It was located along South Roosevelt Boulevard, which was along the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of 5 blocks of condo-like houses, each 3 stories high and aligned neatly in a U-shape. On the concave side of the condo were a lush garden, whimsical curved pools, and an enthralling Jacuzzi. Adjacent to this hot tub was a wooden swing where you could brew a cup of complimentary Starbucks coffee given to you by Hyatt, laze on the swing for hours, and immerse yourself with sodden ocean-air blows. I stayed in a two-bedroom, two-bath condo. It had one guest room and a master bedroom, with the master ro...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 21, 2005

Hyatt Winward Pointe
3675 S ROOSEVELT BLVD
Key West, Florida 33040
305-293-5050

Crabby Dick's

Restaurant | "Crabby Dicks"

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You can choose to dine indoors or on the balcony. I took the second choice, as I could view Duval Street and see what people were doing down there. Also, during the evening, Key West can be very breezy. So why not take the outdoor seat while you can inhale fresh air! My dinner was a simple one. I ordered a plate of pasta marinara, fried calamari topped with a spicy sauce, Buffalo wings, and a draft beer. I did not really go for any desserts, as I do not really have a sweet tooth. On the chalkboard, the prices of the seafood were handwritten. The lobsters and flower crabs did not seem to be overpriced, so the total cost for each meal really depends on what you ordered. My dinner cost only $35, i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 21, 2005

Crabby Dick's
712 Duval St
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-7229