With its crystal waters, sandy beaches, and endless adventures, Key West is the perfect destination for any getaway. Whether planning your bachelorette party or a romantic trip for two, the Florida island has everything you need for the ultimate escape. One of the most popular times to visit Key West is during the Fantasy Fest, and there’s no better home base for your festival getaway than Cabana Inn.

While the annual festival, which started in 1979, does not take place until the end of October, this event attracts hundreds of visitors each year. It is important to start planning early to ensure you’re set for a successful festival-going experience!

1: Reserve Your Accommodations ASAP

A Key West hotel room to stay at during Fantasy Fest.Given its popularity, it’s not uncommon for hotels to sell out. This is why the first thing you need to do is reserve your room at our Key West adults-only hotel. Our accommodations can host between one and five people, making it an excellent option for groups. While our hotel is only a block from Duval Street and puts you close to all the action, it gives you a tranquil place to unwind after each fun-filled day.

2: Create a Game Plan

Fantasy Fest is 10 days of non-stop fun. This means there is always something to do or see. The schedule of events, while subject to change, is jam-packed with endless activities. Get your spot to watch the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade or Captain Morgan Masquerade March. With so many things to experience, it’s important to have a list of some of your must-hit things. This will help keep you organized and ensure you don’t feel overwhelmed. 

3: Find Moments to Slow Down

The last thing you want is to overdo it and burn yourself out on day one of the festival. We highly recommend finding time throughout each day to get away from the festival and relax back at the hotel. Maybe this means going for a quick dip in the lagoon-style pool or kicking back in the in-ground jacuzzi. You can never go wrong with a mid-day nap to leave you well-rested for a long night of fun!

Reserve Your Key West Accommodations Today

Get a jump start on planning your visit to Key West Fantasy Fest by booking your stay at Cabana Inn. For help choosing the right room for your group or to learn about ways to save, call 866-413-2230.