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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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Partial clouds, whole lot of fun…

These cooler temperatures (well, cooler than the recent 90+ days we’ve been seeing!) and partly sunny skies have us itching to get out on the water. Add in the reasonably low winds we’ve been having and you get the perfect weather for one of Key West’s most popular activities: fishing! Both offshore and reef fishing are superb at the moment, with your chances of hooking a big, beautiful species of Snapper at a season high. So what are you waiting for? There are a variety of local charters to meet every price range and possible request– from private, all day power boats to shared single seats, your friendly Parrot Key front desk agent can certainly help you narrow down the choices to the one that fits your (and your family’s) needs.

Have fun this week, and as always, enjoy your stay on our beautiful island.

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Key West Weather Report

After ten days of almost nonstop gloomy weather the forecast is looking carefully optimistic for the rest of the week, with partial sunny days on the schedule for this upcoming weekend. Winds should continue to die down through the week, going from 25mph today to a respectable 10mph or so on Sunday. The likelihood of rain won’t disappear completely, but the precipitation chance does seem to be on its way down, with today’s 60% chance of rain falling to a 10% chance by Saturday. That means patches of sun and blue sky should become more frequent, so get ready to dash over to the beaches at the first sign of sun! And when in doubt, duck into one of Key West’s fabulous museums or indoor gardens for a bit of a rain break. We love the Butterfly Conservatory, Casa Antigua, the Little Truman White House and even the occasional midday screening at the Tropic Cinema. Have fun out there!

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Weather Forecast, May 21-27th

This week’s weather continues its erratic run, with scattered thunderstorms predicted to break up the sunshine. Tuesday looks to be one of the wettest, with a 60% chance of precipitation all day. Thursday should be clearer, and might be the perfect day to steal away to one of Key West’s beaches for a few rays of sun. Going into the weekend the rain looks to be sticking around, with precipitation hovering at about 50%. This is a great week to take a few museum tours or even catch a haunted trolley ride through Old Town! When it’s especially wet, we love sneaking away to the Butterfly Conservatory, whose glassed-in aviary and greenhouse is the perfect refuge from stormy weather. Or else taking in a show at one of Key West’s various performance spaces — from classical theatre to drag show extravaganzas, there’s something to please everyone every night of the week.

To learn more about which activity might suit you best, speak to your friendly front desk agents.

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Weekly Weather Report, May 14-20

It’s that time of year in Key West, when weather reports begin to forecast hot, sunny skies– with a chance of thunderstorms hovering at around 30% daily. Don’t fret! This doesn’t mean you need to start unpacking the board games and scheduling rainy day trips to the movies. Here in the tropics, it’s not unusual for there to be a 30% chance of rain each day. When they do occur, these brief thunderstorms are usually a quick, intense burst of rain that never interrupts the day for very long. In fact, they’re usually quite refreshing!

With humidity levels usually hovering around 70%, it can feel like you’re swimming down Duval Street…until a short break of rain swoops in to cool everything down. So when you see the weather report calling for scattered storms, don’t cancel your day at the beach– just bring a dry towel and relax, sit back and enjoy the show. It’ll be over in a minute or two, and that blazing sun will be back to dry you off in a jiffy. It’s the island way!

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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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Today’s Weather At Parrot Key

It’s 83°F and partly sunny right now in Key West, but there is another week of rain and scattered thunderstorms predicted for the rest of the week.  This stormy weather is pretty typical for this time of year, but it doesn’t look like anything to frightening is coming this week.  The high pressure coming through should make tonight pleasantly breezy and a little bit cooler.

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Today’s Weather at Parrot Key

It’s 78°F and sunny today at Parrot Key.  15 mph wind will come from the South later in the day, but right now it’s perfectly calm.  Sunset tonight will be at 7:44 pm, so expect Sunset Festival activities to start around 5:45.

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Fishing Report

It’s 83°F and sunny with 13 mph wind from the East today in Key West, and the sailfish are running!  Good catches have been reported by almost all charters, and with the World Sailfish Championship only 9 days away the season is looking really spectacular.   Tarpon are also still around in abundance in the flats and backcountry; anyone who goes out with an experienced guide is almost assured of hooking into a monster.

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