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Soak up the Key West Sun, The Gates Style

Soak up the Key West Sun, The Gates Style

May 23rd, 2017 | The Gates Key West News

We know that you’re coming to Key West to kick back and let loose, and maybe even to check out the watersports. But we also know you’re expecting to come back with a tan. So whether you’re trying to save yourself a summer of pasty embarrassment or just want to get some good color, here are our tips for soaking up the Key West sun, The Gates style:

Use biodegradable sunscreen

Whether you’re going snorkeling along the Florida Reef, or sunbathing poolside at The Gates, we recommend using a natural sunscreen. Not only does it protect Florida wildlife, it also protects you - keeps harmful chemicals from penetrating your system.

Catch the morning rays at The Gates pool

Have you seen our pool? It’s paradise right outside your hotel room. From our breezy cabanas that mirror the beautiful Key West sky to our spacious lounge chairs in front of our crystal clear water, tanning at The Gates is divine. And it’s the best way to wake up, in our opinion. 

Do it with a cocktail from Rum Row in hand

It’s never too early to start your vacation in Key West. After all, as the Conch Republic’s adopted son has been known to quote, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Naturally, there’s no judgement here, especially after glancing at our list of tantalizing Key West distilled rum cocktails. Who could resist?

Grab a bite from our food truck, The Blind Big

Because tanning is hard work, order something from our food truck, the Blind Pig. Disconnecting from your phone, not answering every update, or reading the latest news, takes some serious dedication. So let us pamper you. Once you’ve got a drink in  hand, grab some tacos, and eat your heart out and fall asleep in the warm sun.


Are you ready to soak up the sun? The Gates Key West is all about it. Check our availability here. We’re usually running a special to fit your schedule.