Whether you venture out to the beach or lounge by the pool, there is always an opportunity to catch up on your summer reading. If you're tired of runny ink and shriveled pages, we have good news for you. There are two hotels, The Gates Hotel and 24° North Hotel in Key West that have underwater libraries perfect for your poolside reading endeavors. 

Key West is home to The Keys Collection, a unique complex with 4 chic hotels, 5 excellent dining options, 6 bars and the best novels by the pool. A fully-immersed underwater library with classic novels is located at The Gates Hotel and 24° North Hotel.

This library is shared by both properties of The Keys Collection and guests can conveniently request their books at either front desk. This is a great option if you are a bookworm who likes to enjoy a novel by the cabana and read for hours. The best part about this library selection is that you don't have to stop reading if you want to go for a swim. You can easily float and read at the same time. 

A collection of waterproof books available at these hotels will let you swim and enjoy some reading without worrying that the book gets damaged.

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of classic novels such as Select Short Stories by Mark Twain, Macbeth by Shakespeare, The Art of War by Sun Zi, and Cloths of Heaven and Other Poems by W.B. Yeats.

The Keys Collection is known for its inventive attractions. This year they are also hosting the first annual Key West Mermaid Festival this summer celebrating mermaid lore with local art, live music and interactive activities. You can see more about that here

If you need somewhere to stay for the fest, these hotels are a good choice, after all, underwater libraries - need we say more? Both hotels offer the perfect rest and zen for its guests, and an amazing opportunity to immerse into classic novels underwater.

Key West is one of the most popular sites for travelers and tourists and a convenient location to catch up and explore many attractions such as Duval Street.

The Keys Collection

Where: The Gates Hotel and 24° North Hotel

Why you need to go: One of the few hotels that offer water books and the best events. 


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