Island House Key West
For those of you who are familiar with Trip Advisor (a well known and well respected online review of vacation places, hotels, resorts and the like), you may be impressed that Island House is ranked as the #1 out of a possible 16 specialty lodgings found in beautiful sunny Key West, Florida. The traveler reviews gave a 4.5 out of a total of 5 and I just read a glowing review that received 5 stars from a guest that just wrote a review four days ago! Welcome to Island House, quite possibly the absolute best all-male gay resort in the U.S. In fact, it has been named "the best gay men's resort in the world" by Boyz and Out travel magazines as well as the "Editor's Choice" by Out & About.
This outstanding resort is completely 100% secure and most definitely private-if you want to swim or lay out completely naked it is perfectly acceptable and pretty much the norm. In fact, the only place you must wear attire is in the on-site gym where only shoes and shorts are required. I almost forgot to mention that the large heated pool and jacuzzis are open 24/7. That is a first for me to ever find a place without stringent restrictions on hours for those two very enjoyable parts of one's vacation. The health club, which includes the on-site gym, also comes complete with yet another jacuzzi as well as a sauna and steam room. The café has been rated one of the best in all of Key West and get this-they serve all of your meals poolside if you so desire. The bar has everything you could want from beer to champagne to mixed drinks and more. Don't you dare miss happy hour, which is every day from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm. They offer you complimentary champagne, domestic beers, house wines, juice, soft drinks and well drinks, and not only is this is a great time to enjoy your favorite beverages under the sun; what better way to get to know the other hotel guests, especially if you traveled solo! My saying the rooms are plush is an understatement. Every bed has premium mattresses and box springs topped with a feather bed. Looking for comfortable bedding? How do three hundred thread count super smooth linens with a white goose down comforter on top sound, along with not just two pillows but four, and each of which is down-filled? Each room in this gay resort (men only) has a nice flat screen TV with expanded cable and not only that, but three 24-hour complimentary porn channels. Room rates in Key West generally tend to be higher in the winter months and on holidays yet lower throughout the rest of the year. They have some great specials where when you buy a four nights' winter stay you will enjoy a FREE three nights' stay in the summer! The simple qualifier for that would be that your wonderful winter getaway takes place between November 8, 2010 and June 30, 2011 (take a good look at your calendar right now as there is still time to get in on this if you hurry!) Your free stay will be for weeknights (Mondays through Thursdays) between July 13, 2011 and October 20, 2011 with blackout dates from September 1 through 6. Hurry and check this place out-you are more than likely going to have THE time of your life!