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Amara Cay Resort and Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina are Recognized as Two of the Top Resorts in the Florida Keys by Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

ISLAMORADA, FL. October 18, 2017 – Nestled in the laid-back Sport Fishing Capital of the World – Islamorada, Amara Cay Resort and Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina announces today their recognition as two of the ‘Top Resorts in the Florida Keys’ on the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina ranked No. 6 while Amara Cay Resort placed No. 9 out of 15 recognized resorts. Rated by product, stellar service, ambiance and wanderlust, the 2017 Reader’s Choice poll was collectively voted on by over 300,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers.

“We are honored to be recognized by the well-traveled readers of Condé Nast Traveler,” said Eddie Sipple, area general manager of Islamorada Resort Company. “This recognition is thanks to the passion of our associates at each resort. Both Amara Cay Resort and Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina strive to deliver an unforgettable experience and are proud to be included on this list of great Florida resorts.”

Presenting 145 guestrooms, suites and cottages, the 15-acre, oceanfront Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina is an iconic Florida Keys escape, offering the retro, throwback feel of a nostalgic American beach vacation. The resort offers ‘boathouse chic’ accommodations, three resort dining options, including the beloved and historic Holiday Isle Tiki Bar, made famous for its creation of the original Rum Runner cocktail in 1972, and Ciao Hound Italian Kitchen & Bar. Presenting a myriad of water activities including inshore and offshore fishing, non-motorized water sports, boat slips, beachside games, and pool diversions, guests of Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina enjoy endless, playful distractions.

The chic yet understated Amara Cay Resort rests along the Atlantic Ocean with lush lawns dotted with kitschy games and palm-peppered, graceful views. The 110 guest rooms and suites, wedding venues, ReelBurger restaurant and beautiful pool and grounds create an authentic sense of place with comforts of the ‘Keys Life’. Blending time-honored diversions with pure relaxation, the casually redefined Amara Cay Resort inspires guests to curate a personal, non-scripted journey the #AmaraCayVacay way.

Following Hurricane Irma, both properties are currently undergoing repairs and will reopen within the next six months, better and stronger than ever. To learn more about Amara Cay Resort and Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, please visit www.amaracayresort.com and www.holidayisle.com.

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