by Matt Alderton | February 21, 2018
Just a few months after Hurricane Irma tore through the Atlantic Ocean, the Florida Keys are back in business. Back in the incentive business, to be exact, as two new resorts have opened to incentive groups in Key Largo, the first of the Florida Keys and the self-proclaimed "Dive Capital of the World."

The first resort, Dolphin Point Villas, opened in December and includes six standalone villa homes, five of which offer one to three bedrooms. The sixth, known as the Nautilus House estate, has five bedrooms that sleep up to 16 people, not to mention a private pool and a wrap-around porch. Located adjacent to Dolphins Plus, a dolphin research and interaction center where guests can swim with the playful marine mammals, the property has two pools, offers complimentary paddleboards and kayaks, and can host events for up to 100 people, including corporate retreats for groups of up to 62. 

The second resort, Bungalows Key Largo (pictured), is the Keys' first all-inclusive resort. Scheduled to open in April, it occupies 12 acres and will have 135 freestanding accommodations -- including 30 waterfront bungalows -- most of which total 1,000 square feet and come with their own outdoor plunge pools or tubs. Amenities will include two in-ground pools, multiple indoor and outdoor dining options, 1,000 feet of shoreline, three piers for boats up to 40 feet, and a boutique spa with men's and women's locker rooms, a state-of-the-art steam room, a hot sauna, indoor relaxation areas, and four outdoor treatment cabanas adjacent to a "Zen Pool" where pool attendants will serve spa-inspired cocktails and beverages. Additionally, the property will have 4,000 square feet of event space for groups of up to 270, and will offer a full buyout option.

According to a January update from the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, 77 percent of all Florida Keys lodging units -- many with meeting facilities --are back online following Hurricane Irma, as are all major attractions and most major restaurants and bars. Along with Key West, it said, Key Largo was the Keys' least impacted destination.