I was lucky enough to celebrate “Gal-entine’s Day” (yes, Parks and Rec fans know that this is the day before Valentine’s Day where ladies celebrate their female friendships) with my BFF!
We both have small children and live in different parts of NY, so our time together is sacred and necessary. This year, we decided to go the beautiful Southernmost Beach Resort in stunning Key West, Florida. (I’m not being compensated for this review, I’m just a VERY happy consumer).
This was my BFF’s first time in Key West, and my second. I scoured TripAdvisor for months before deciding to stay at the SoMo Beach Resort instead of The Reach-key west where I stayed two years before.
And let me just say that WOW!- I’m SO GLAD we went with the SoMo Beach Resort, as you can see by my review on TripAdvisor.
My friend and I booked a Partial Ocean View Double room. It was clean and well-appointed and the beds were so comfortable, it was the perfect space. The bathrooms had walk-in showers with amazing shampoos and conditioners (that we bought on the way out because they were VERY high quality).
What stood out the most on check-in was the staff who were AMAZING (Samoy and Juan were lovely!) and the sweet note with a cocktail for us. What a nice touch that made us feel so welcome!
So, we checked in and it was raining, so we dumped our stuff and went to the Southernmost Beach Cafe (next door!).
After the long (yet stunning) drive from Key Largo, we were ready for lunch and a cocktail. The food at the cafe was well done and portions were generous. We enjoyed a couple cocktails before we spent the afternoon exploring Ernest Hemingway’s House.
The Hemingway House is one of many cool historic sites in Key West and we couldn’t come to the Keys without seeing the Hemingway kitties!
My bestie and are self-proclaimed foodies and enjoyed some AWESOME meals.
The best breakfasts we experienced included The Banana Cafe . The croissants were perfection, and who doesn’t adore a bellini with a cup of coffee?
Also, one cannot come to Key West without going to have the famous Eggs Benedict from Blue Heaven. NO FILTER NECESSARY.
We spent hours walking around and exploring Key West.
And more time just chatting, laughing and relaxing.
So long story short, do yourself a favor and book a trip to Key West ASAP!
(my husband and I are going in January to renew our wedding vows and enjoy a few days away, and I cannot wait to be back!)