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Summer in Key West, Florida

5 Tips to Keep Your “Cool” this Summer

When you visit Key West in the summer, you’ve come at the best time to be in our tropical paradise. With perfect weather, Pina Coladas, and poolside sanctuaries, Parrot Key Hotel & Resort is the ultimate destination for your Key West summer vacation. Soaked in sunlight and surrounded by sparkling blue, this island escape peaks in temperature at a comfortable 89° F (32° C), naturally cooled by the ocean. Sunset-loving Floridians from the mainland venture to the Keys in the summer months because the air is usually a few degrees cooler here. Even better, the summer sea is perfect for snorkeling, SCUBA, or swimming. Parrot Key Resort will also help you keep your “cool” with special discounts, just for being our guest!

With summer around the corner, you’ll be seeking ways to stay refreshed in the heat during your summer vacation so to give you the best in Key West tips, we’ve picked five ways to keep “cool” and enjoy the island, whether you’re after fun, relaxation, an exhilarating experience, or all three put together!

1. Activities on the Water

The huge variety of water-based activities available in Key West provide the perfect opportunity to cool down in the tropical weather. Try a majestic sunset cruise on warm summer nights to and feel the gentle Gulf breeze while enjoying a glowing seaside  sunset. Thrill seekers can explore the island from the ocean with a local guide on a refreshing 25-mile WaveRunner tour while more mellow visitors can feel the welcoming ocean breeze as they cruise through the water on a paddleboard or kayak.  

The ultimate cool down involves the wind whipping all around you as you glide over the majestic waters of Key West! Experience the thrill of peacefully floating high above Key West with a unique parasailing adventureIf you want to try it all, we recommend the Do It All Key West Watersports Adventure which provides an action-packed day of kayaking, windsurfing, banana boat rides, knee boarding behind ski boats, snorkeling, WaveRunners and water skis, and gliding into the water on a giant slide – you’re certain to feel refreshed!

2. Snorkeling in the Atlantic

There’s no better way to beat the heat than taking a dive into the blue Atlantic. Book a Key West snorkel trip and explore the wonders beneath the surface. The Key West coral reef houses an array of wildlife including tropical fish, coral, reef sharks, turtles, and dolphins. Your snorkel trip includes a friendly crew, safety equipment and a selection of refreshing drinks.

3. A Refreshing Dip at Parrot Key

Hidden within our gardens at Parrot Key Resort are four sparkling swimming pools, the easiest way to cool down in the tropical heat. Each pool offers the ultimate in relaxation and privacy, allowing you to just focus on cooling down and taking it easy in the refreshing water while the serenity-scented air revives your senses.

4. Ice Cold Poolside Cocktails

Don’t forget the cocktails!  Poolside service offers a variety of refreshments as you relax. At Cafe Blue, you can get a taste of our expansive drink menu featuring tropical fruit smoothies to our legendary cocktails, all tempting you to take time out and cool down poolside. Cocktails are served from 11am to sunset.

5. Beachside Bliss

Enjoy our complimentary free shuttle transfer to Smathers Beach, a sandy paradise just outside the hotel. We provide beach towels and beach chairs for the day, allowing the whole family to kick back and relax in absolute comfort. There are plenty of watersports to choose from, or you can just cool down in the shade. 

Contact us at 877-746-4701 to book your Key West summer vacation today!