by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 08, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Irma ravaged the Florida Keys, tourism officials report that overall, nearly 80 percent of all guest accommodations are up and running. As reported island by island, 92 percent of all properties are open on Key West/Stock Island, 76 percent on Key Largo, 63 percent on Marathon, 53 percent on Islamorada and 48 percent between the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge and Big Coppitt Key.

"Lodging properties and other tourism facilities in the Keys have made an amazing rebound since last fall," said Jim DeKeyrel, director of sales for the Florida Keys & Key West. "We're seeing demand return, helped by cold temperatures in the north."
Following is a rundown of properties that have yet to open/reopen:
Key Largo

 • Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo is set to reopen beginning March 30 with a newly restored private beach and a new over-the-water gazebo for events.
 • Bungalows Key Largo, the Keys' first adults-only, all-inclusive resort, will debut in May.
 • The former Hilton Key Largo is undergoing renovations to become the new 200-room Baker's Cay Resort, a Curio Collection by Hilton, to open this fall.
 • The Pelican Cove Resort & Marina [] has partially reopened; its La Siesta Resort & Marina is open, though its five-bedroom house remains under renovation.
 • The Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle is set to reopen in phases, beginning mid-April with 14 new cottages. The property's Ciao Hound Italian Kitchen & Bar and Tiki Bar also are scheduled to reopen in April.
 • Cheeca Lodge Resort & Spa is to reopen March 30, following a $20 million renovation that includes a rebuilt 525-foot-long wooden fishing pier and a redesign of its main lobby and all guest rooms, meeting space, spa and nine-hole golf course. A new pool and Tiki bar will open in May.
 • Chesapeake Beach Resort has reopened 20 garden-view rooms and one pool. Its remaining 45 rooms and resort amenities, including beach accessibility, are to come back online by spring 2019.
 • At the Islander Resort, the Islander Bayside is operating with 25 two-story townhomes, while the Islander Oceanside Resort reopens this fall with an all-new design and dining concepts.
 • Hawks Cay Resort will partially reopen March 16 with 100 villas and a spa, the Sunset pool, the Coral Cay kids' activities center and the Angler and Ale restaurant. The main hotel will reopen this summer.
 • Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort has reopened with 51 guest rooms in operation. A poolside Tiki bar is operating, and the on-site Havana Jack's Oceanside Restaurant and Bar are set to reopen in late March.
Lower Keys
 • Parmer's Resort on Little Torch Key is rebuilding its 90-foot-long beach, and its dock and marina are undergoing restoration; all but one of its guest rooms are open.
 • Little Palm Island remains closed until 2019.
Key West
  • Havana Cabana Key West Hotel, the former Inn at Key West, is scheduled to reopen April 1.
  • Parrot Key Resort will resume operations by June 1.
  • Key West Bayside Inn & Suites will reopen in the fall.