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Laugh Till It Hurts

Like most Key West hotels, we at Parrot Key Resort like to think that we have a pretty great sense of humor. (Living on a tiny island that once tried to succeed from the United States, you’re pretty much required to be able to laugh at yourself.) Which is why we’re going to head down to Aqua Nightclub tonight for “Laugh Till It Hurts,” a cavalcade of comedy presented by Standup4KeyWest, our favorite local comedy troupe. For a measly $20 donation at the door, audience members are all but guaranteed a seam-splitting, belly-busting night of laughter. The show starts at 6:30pm and runs until 8:00…that leaves you plenty of time to practice your own standup routine to impress those Standup4KeyWest members afterwards.

Aqua Nightclub is located at 711 Duval Street, right in the middle of downtown Key West. Get there early for the good seats up front!

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Isaac Update

We’d like to take a moment to say thank you for all your kind words as we prepared for Tropical Storm Isaac this weekend. We are happy to report that Parrot Key Resort suffered no damage whatsoever from the storm. (We especially enjoyed seeing locals dress up in their hurricane finest as they headed out to Duval St. on Saturday night!)  If you have plans to visit this week or for Labor Day Weekend, you will experience no interruption in your visit at our resort due to the storm. Safe travels, we’ll be happy to see you when you arrive!

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Our favorite way to beat the heat here in Key West…

We’re used to a little humidity here at Parrot Key Resort. Summertime in the Florida Keys is a truly tropical affair, with daily temps ranging from sultry to flat-out sticky. We like to think that all that extra moisture keeps our skin looking young (and our air conditioning bills looking scary.)

 But when the forecast says that the 70% humidity we’re currently weathering isn’t expected to break all evening, we pack a bag and head out. Out onto the water, that is.

Did you know that there are a variety of cruises for every price point that leave daily & nightly here in Key West? From big party catamarans with open bars and music, to intimate sailboats that bring you front row to one of our famous sunsets, there’s a boat for every taste, wallet and whim. Why not grab your family and head out on a 2-hour snorkle tour? Or tell the wife that the two of you are going dancing tonight…with an ocean breeze to go alongside that live band you’ll be swinging to. Kids will love a fascinating glass-bottom boat tour over the reef, while normally-sullen teens tend to go crazy for one of the Ultimate Adventure tours that include so many activities (parasailing, jetski-ing and a giant inflatable ice berg, anyone?) that they’ve been known to actually put down their cell phones for once. We’re especially fond of the champagne sailing trips that pair gorgeous wooden schooners with endless glasses of bubbly. The choices are endless.

Whether it’s a private dinner cruise for two or a $40 booze cruise for 50, Key West’s waterfront has a variety of ships with competitive pricing to satisfy any desire and budget. Just swing by our front desk and ask one of our friendly agents to help you pick which boat best fits your needs. And remember: no matter how hot it is out by the pools, it’s always cooler on the water!

 

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Parrot Key wins TripAdvisor Excellence Award

To those of you who are already big fans of our beautiful resort, you won’t be surprised to learn that TripAdvisor– the internet’s largest authority on hotel reviews– has awarded Parrot Key Hotel & Resort a Certificate of Excellence for 2012!  We’re all very proud to share this with you, and want to extend a big thank you to our loyal customers and fans. It’s you who have taken the time to share your positive reviews of our beautiful hotel. We are so grateful that we have the best customers in the business! Celebrate this award with us today.

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Special Memorial Day Offer!

We’ll set the scene for you: It’s Monday morning, you’re relaxing in your hotel room, and you realize what so many vacationers before you have also come to understand… you don’t want to leave.

While normally, the call of the real world might prove to strong too ignore, we feel that exceptions should be made on a holiday weekend. Especially one where you’re currently shacked up in paradise. So, as a special offer to our guests who’d like to extend their vacation a little longer, we’ve come up with a deal we feel might make the return to reality a little less painful. For this Memorial Day, any guest room may choose to depart our hotel on Monday morning a full seven hours later than they would normally need to– for only $100.00. That means that instead of your usual 11:00am checkout time, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the property (and your hotel room!) until 6:00pm that evening.

This offer is only valid for Monday, May 28th– so take advantage of it while it’s here! Ask your friendly front desk agent to arrange the details for you.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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This Week’s Weather Forecast

Pull out the sunblock and pack your beach bag — it’s going to be a hot one! This week is going to be perfect for catching some rays at Fort Zachary Taylor or catching up on your reading by one of the pools at Parrot Key. Highs in the 80′s with nighttime lows not far behind, this is prime flip-flop & tank-top weather. Why not take the kids down to Flamingo Crossing for a homemade ice cream (a local’s favorite) or zip on over to the White Street Fishing Pier and enjoy the breezes coming off the water? If the sun gets to be too much, head into the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory to take a rest and enjoy an oasis off Duval’s hustle and bustle. Don’t forget to stay hydrated and load up on that SPF…nothing throws a wrench into vacation plans like a scorching sunburn! And remember: Sunset Celebration, Key West’s nightly arts & music celebration, is happening every night over at Mallory Square.

Have a wonderful week!

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Fishing Report: Tarpon

Warm weather has once again brought the tarpon back in force.  Good catches have been reported all around Key West, with almost every boat getting hooked into large fish.  Favorable tides, light winds and warm weather are predicted until Saturday, which means good fishing should continue all week.

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

Today in Key West we have sun and clear skies all day with a chance of clouds later in the day. The temperature will be 67°F with 7mph wind from the northeast.   This is perfect weather for fishing, clouds and a light wind produce great results for tuna, snapper and mackerel.

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Nightlife Update: Hogs Breath Saloon

Hogs Breath Saloon is one of the Key West staples for good drinks and entertainment.  Famous for their home made bikini contest in the fall and lively atmosphere all year, they host live music every day and night of the week. You can always check in on their webcam here, or the schedule here.  This week’s performers include:

Ken Fairbrother, Jimmy Parish, Van Winkles, Zack Seemiler, chris cook, john Nemeth, Joel Nelson, Geoffrey & Lennox, Kenny & Cuda Show

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Sunset Festival Performers: Dominique’s Circus Cats

One of the most interesting and original parts of Sunset festival, and probably its longest running act, is Dominique the Catman and his Flying Circus Cats. Growing up in Key West Dominique’s act was my absolute favorite.  This act is like nothing else you can imagine; it includes cat acrobatics, cat herding, cat comedy, flaming rings, tightropes, juggling and much more.  Dominique is an expert performer himself, telling jokes, keeping all of his performers moving at once, and making sure everyone is very entertained.  Parrot Key is only a short bike or cab ride away from Mallory square, where you can catch the Catman almost every day for three performances before, during, and after sunset.  Trust me, it’s well worth seeing.

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