Florida Keys

Florida Keys, Florida, USA

Each of the Florida Keys offers something for everyone. In the Keys you will find the best places to snorkel, dive, relax on the beach, fish, you name it, they have it.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys cover some 175km and are connected by bridges and causeway. The main islands of the Florida Keys consists of Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Islamorada, Big Pine Key & the Lower Keys, and Key West. Each has its own unique feature and offers a variety of accommodation types from camping grounds to resort hotels, and motel chains to chic inns.

The Keys provide the ideal setting for enjoying an array of water sports with scuba diving, snorkelling, sport fishing, boating, sailing and kayaking all being popular activities in the area.

There is an International Airport on Key West, or Miami Airport is around 2 hours drive away. Unless you're planning on staying in Key West, getting around the Keys is primarily done by car.

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Florida Keys Hotels (13)

This hotel is situated on North Roosevelt Boulevard, at the entrance to Key West and just a short drive from the main downtown area....

This adult only resort is ideal for those looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful setting. ...

Situated beside the airport this hotel provides great value for money with spacious accommodation coupled with an outdoor swimming pool and Tiki bar....

Chesapeake Resort Hotel is suited for all types of guests from couples to families, and is situated on approx 6.5 acres of ocean front sands and tranquil tropical gardens. This hotel is a great island...

A small boutique style hotel fronting a small marina and beach, with endless opportunities for snorkelling and fishing adventures...

Located in Key West, this charming hotel offers an intimate and cosy stay, in a good location....

The Hilton Garden Inn Key West is part of The Keys Collection and offers comfortable accommodation coupled with a good range of facilities, the perfect base for exploring the Keys....

This hotel is the ideal Florida Keys location for families and individuals, looking for an experience worth repeating in a breath taking location....

With a great range of outdoor activities and beachside location, the La Siesta Resort And Marina is the perfect sport for a relaxing holiday. ...

This hotel offers a touch of luxury with a comfortable, convenient location....

The Silver Palms Inn is located close to a number of local attractions and offers a relaxing environment for those who wish to soak up the sun. ...

Southernmost On The Beach Hotel enjoys a secluded beach front location with a private pier, hammocks on the West Lawn and modern rooms with ocean views....

Guests will be treated to fantastic service and some great views of the ocean at the relaxing Sunset Key Guest Cottages. ...

Key Largo

Key Largo is the first and northernmost of the Florida Keys, set midway between Miami and Key West. Home to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef Underwater State Park, the famous Christ of the Abyss underwater statue, shallow reefs and deep wrecks, it's understandably known as 'The diving capital of the world'.

Also on Key Largo are the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Dolphin Cove, where visitors get the opportunity to get up close and personal with dolphins and sea lions. The Everglades National Park is found on the bayside of Key Largo making it a good base for kayaking, bird watching and other eco-tours.


Islamorada, a 'Village of Islands', consists of several islands connected by the Overseas Highway and two offshore islands. With the Florida Bay on one side and the Florida Straits on the other, this area is known for its world class sport fishing. There are many annual fishing tournaments that take place here, with bonefish and sailfish the main targets.

In addition to fishing, Islamorada is home to several attractions; the Theatre of the Sea marine mammal park which features a variety of fish and marine life, native birds, crocodiles and exotic plants; the History of Diving Museum and the Islamorada Founders Park.


Marathon is situated in the middle of the Keys island chain, separated from the Lower Florida Keys by the Seven Mile Bridge. Marathon comprises of many islands starting with Long Key, the Conch Keys, Duck Key, Grassy Key, Boot Key, Crawl Key and Pigeon Key.

Features of the Marathon Keys include a Dolphin Research Centre, a Turtle Hospital, historic Pigeon Key island and museum and, the Crane Point Hammock Nature Preserve and Museum, a 63-acre environmental and archaeological preserve.

Big Pine Key & The Lower Keys

Big Pine Key is one of the larger Keys and is home to the small Key Deer and the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor Centre. There are limited tourist facilities in this area of the Keys with few accommodations and no shopping malls. The Lower Keys are an oasis of islands with fascinating names such as Summerland, Cudjoe, No Name, Sugarloaf, Saddlebunch, Coppitt, Big Torch and Little Torch Keys.

Key West

Key West is the southernmost of the Keys, with the Atlantic to its south and the Gulf on the northside, its actual location is closer to Cuba than to Miami. As a deep-water port it's a popular stop for cruise liners, who fill the main tourist strip on Duval Street which is lined with gift shops and numerous watering holes.

Key West comes alive at night starting with the sunset celebration which takes place every evening at Mallory Square. The streets are filled with pavement cafes, open-air bars and restaurants.

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