Now that spring break company has departed, South Floridians deserve a vacation. Cheeca Lodge & Spa in the Florida Keys reopened after a $25 million makeover. Every facet of the historic property-from 214 guestrooms, whose new coastal décor blends distressed wood, quartz and rattan, to the lobby with a tarpon painting by local Islamorada artist Elena Madden, to multiple restaurants for Italian, sushi and fine dining-has been touched. The 5,700-square-foot spa, which is exclusive to guests, has been upgraded to seven treatment rooms, including two dedicated to facials, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Boaters are invited to dock at the new 525-foot fishing pier. Next month introduces even more amenities like an oceanfront pool, which brings the total to three, and a second tiki bar called South 25.
81801 Overseas Highway; 305.712.7166; cheeca.com