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Discover 360 views of our hotel & villas.
Welcome to Parrot Key Hotel & Villas. Take a stroll through lush pathways leading to our four glimmering pools and swing by Grove Kitchen & Bar to day dream about your future margaritas. Make sure to stop by a Waterfront Villa and check out expansive views of legendary Key West waterways. Explore the best sandy places to catch our famous sunsets and experience all the onsite water sports we offer, like jet skis, kayaks and paddle boards. There is an irresistible eyeful of tropical paradise awaiting you, all served with a refreshing splash of relaxation. Enjoy the tour!
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The Key to Exploring (Virtually) this Florida Paradise Virtual vacationers can take a deep dive into the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary , surrounding and protecting the Florida Keys, with a 360-degree virtual reality check. They’ll experience Christ of the Deep, the Cheeca Rocks Sanctuary Preservation Area, a Keys coral nursery, the Aquarius Reef Base and the Benwood Wreck, which sank in 1942 after colliding with another wreck. Visit sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr .
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Florida stories: a walking tour of key west.
Want to explore the cultural, historical, and architectural treasures of Key West, Fla.? There’s an app for that.
Just go to Florida Stories Walking Tours , and download the app created by the Florida Humanities Council .
With this app you can learn, at your own pace and on your own schedule, what some of Florida’s most unique towns and cities have to offer.
Here’s an overview of what you can experience via the Key West app:
Where : Old Town Key West Historic District Number of stops : 12 Total time : 90 minutes Author : Bruce Neff, Key West historian and executive director of Historic Markers Inc. Start : The Custom House
The Margaritaville vibe that lures more than 3 million visitors a year to Key West is built on a colorful history of shipwreck scavengers, boat captains, literary luminaries and adventurers that you’ll discover on this fascinating and compact walking tour.
The island city, with the Atlantic to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the West, has maintained its distinctive tropical charm through hurricanes, yellow fever outbreaks, and T-shirt shops.
Key West has the largest historic district of frame buildings in the United States and its architectural style is unique.
Clinton Square , featuring a granite monument honoring Yankee troops surrounded by a fence honoring Confederates, is the only joint memorial of its kind in the country and a reminder that this was the only Southern city occupied by the Union for the entire length of the Civil War.
Old Custom House is the original, more modest building that was moved to this spot after the grander structure at stop 1 was built, reflecting the federal government’s attempts to regulate the wild and lucrative shipwreck industry that made Key West what it is.
Sloppy Joe’s Bar is inextricably linked with Key West’s most famous resident writer, Ernest Hemingway, and a band of colorful characters; it remains an authentic slice of Old Town.
The Porter House is not only a great example of classic Key West architecture, but the backdrop of the fight against crippling yellow fever epidemics that once threatened the tropical city.
The Oldest House and its gardens, complete with a detached kitchen, is a microcosm of the city’s history.
In the early 1800s Key West was the richest city per capita in the country and the biggest Florida city until the early 20th Century.
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More than 3 million visitors are drawn each year to America’s Southern-most city, and there’s no shortage of ways to while away your time. There’s plenty more history to be had -- the Hemingway House (and its six-toed cats), the Truman Little White House (also used by five other presidents), and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park (a Civil War fort with a beach for swimming and snorkeling).
Get a broader view of the city with a narrated hop-on, hop-off trolley tour .
Sports fishing options span deep sea charters to light tackle back-country excursions.
Don’t miss sunset at Mallory Square , a veritable carnival of street performers (sword juggling and trained cats anyone?)
Dining options are vast, from fine to funky. Try the outdoor Blue Heaven , where chickens roam as diners tuck into classic Key Lime Pie. The modest El Siboney provides a taste of Havana just 90 miles south. Florida’s most famous chef, Norman Van Aken, calls Nine One Five “one of the nicer places for dinner” on Duval Street.
And while there are plenty of places for adult beverages, nothing beats the Gulf of Mexico view from the upper deck bar of Louie’s Backyard .
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An Outstanding Original – A Virtual Tour of Disney’s Old Key West
“Showing the Gingerbread Architecture and Whimsical Spirit of the Conch Republic,” Disney’s Old Key West Resort gives guests the opportunity to experience the charm of the Florida Keys on Walt Disney World property!
In 1991, Disney’s Old Key West Resort opened as Disney’s Vacation Club Resort, the Disney Vacation Club’s first resort offered to members, and has since been captivating guests with its beauty!
Old Key West is my favorite resort on Walt Disney World property ! From the pastel-colored buildings to the air of tranquility around the resort, this resort makes you feel at home the second you step on the property. Let’s take a tour around the resort to see up close all it has to offer!
Most trips to Old Key West will begin at the Hospitality House. This is where you will be dropped off and picked up if you are using the Magical Express, as well as where you can find the Resort Airline Check-In can be found for the end of your trip! Bell Services Cast Members can be found here as well, being able to help you with your bags or point you in the right direction of wherever you are going. This is also the last bus stop before leaving the resort to go to the parks if you are using Disney’s complimentary bus transportation.
Inside the Hospitality House is where you can find the check-in area, which features a beautiful mural of Key West behind the desk. Some days, the Cast Members have balloon art behind the desk to give away to select lucky guests!
Across the way from the Hospitality House is Conch Flats General Store. Here is where you can find any necessities you may have forgotten to pack, along with snacks and souvenirs for everyone in your party!
Adjacent to Conch Flats General Store is the entrance to Olivia’s Café, Old Key West’s table service restaurant. Olivia’s Café is one of the best-kept secrets on Walt Disney World property. Inspired by the Florida Keys, this nautical-themed restaurant offers indoor as well as covered patio seating for guests to enjoy. Olivia’s Café is great for any meal of the day, and there is something on the menu for everybody! If you’re stopping for breakfast, the Banana Bread French Toast is one of their specialties, and if you’re there for dinner, their Prime Rib is one of my favorite meals on property!
As you continue down toward the water behind the Hospitality House, you will find the ferry dock.
Here is where you can catch the ferry that will take you to The Landing Boat Launch at Disney Springs. Operating hours can be found at the entrance to the dock.
If you’re looking for a spot to wet your whistle, the Gurgling Suitcase is a great place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat. Serving signature cocktails until late in the evenings, you can enjoy your treat inside or by the pool just steps away!
Right next to the Gurgling Suitcase, you can find one of the quick service restaurants, Good’s Food to Go! Serving everything from breakfast to dinner, Good’s Food to Go offers the standard Disney quick-service food along with a few Key West favorites. The Mango-Rum Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich is definitely worth a try during your trip!
If you are looking for a perfect place to relax, enjoy a cold beverage, and head for a swim, you have to check out the Sandcastle Pool!
You can slide down a 125-foot-long water slide through a sandcastle that features a great hidden mickey, or, if you’re looking for something more relaxing, you can soak in the whirlpool spa or take a steam in the dry sauna.
There is even a kiddie pool located around back and a cute decorative dolphin fountain! There really is something for everybody to enjoy at the Sandcastle pool.
Across from the pool, you can find the Old Key West Exercise Room and the Conch Flats Community Hall.
The Exercise Room is typically open 24 hours a day for guests to enjoy. The Conch Flats Community Hall is where you can create crafts and play a game of Foosball or ping pong during the day.
Old Key West offers a basketball court, tennis courts, a volleyball court and shuffleboard for guests to use. All of the equipment can be signed out in the Community Hall. These activity courts can be found steps away from the Community Hall, making everything close and easily accessible for guests!
Behind the Sandcastle pool, right by the hammock area, you can also find the Family Tree. This tree was planted when the resort opened, and as the tree grows, it signifies the growth of the DVC family! It has a plaque out front to let guests know exactly which tree it is.
Old Key West is so beautiful and larger than most DVC resorts, offering more rooms for guests! All of the buildings are located in neighborhoods that each offer their own bus stop, making traveling to the parks and around the resort convenient for all guests.
As you leave the Hospitality House area and turn to cross the bridge, you will pass the first bus stop. The Peninsular Road bus stop will be the first bus stop for most buses traveling around the resort.
You can see here the buildings around Old Key West are all pastel-colored and, although the resort has a more muted Disney theme compared to others, there are hidden mickeys located on the railings of the buildings! As well, all of the neighborhoods around the resort offer parking so that guests who are driving can park in a convenient location.
The next bus stop is located on South Point Road. South Point Road is the furthest spot from the Hospitality House but offers a quiet pool and playground for guests to enjoy as well as a quick pathway to the Turtle Pond pool and snack bar. You will also be able to find a laundry area and BBQ area in the South Point Road neighborhood for the convenience of guests staying here!
The next stop will be the Old Turtle Pond Road. Here, there is another quiet pool and playground, as well as the Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks that serves lunch and specialty cocktails! Old Turtle Pond Road also offers a laundry area and BBQ area for guests.
Next, you will come across the Miller’s Road bus stop. Miller’s Road offers a quiet pool for guests to enjoy, along with a laundry area and BBQ area.
The last bus stop takes you back to the Hospitality House. Because of this bus route, all of the buses that travel around the resort can get guests from any stop to the Hospitality House easily. This is designed out of the convenience for the guests, so that no matter where you stay on property, you can enjoy all the resort has to offer!
Disney’s Old Key West really transports you out of the busy Disney life into quiet surroundings to help you relax after a long day at the parks. This is why I love Old Key West, and I hope you enjoyed our tour around the resort!
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Experience haunted Key West!
UFO Star Watch
Ghost hunt & robert the doll experience.
Search for UFOs with a military-grade night vision scope and discover the hidden history of UFO cover-ups in Key West.
Small groups, local guides, little-known history, and oceanfront viewing sites make this a unique, unusual, and memorable experience. Our $5000 night vision scope will change how you see the night sky forever.
This experience is dependent on suitable viewing conditions. If we cancel you will be refunded.
Discount Earthling Ages 10+
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General Human Admission Ages 10+
Refundable with 48 Hour Advance Cancellation
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