Discover the best of Florida with a luxury, tailor-made holiday. From road trips to vacation homes, you could discover the beaches on the Gulf Coast, the lively arts scene or any one of the famous attraction parks.
Known as the Sunshine State, despite others getting more sun per annum, Florida was once the preserve of the well to do looking for some winter warmth. While this can still be seen in the glamour and extravagance of Miami, Florida has opened its beaches and parks to all, making it an excellent getaway.
One of the state’s most emblematic sights is the coral cay archipelago of Florida Keys, knitted together by a nature-defying bridge to the mainland. It features 1,700 palm-fringed islands forming a striking natural border between the brilliant blue of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. With only 43 accessible by road, it’s easy to find your slice of waterfront paradise. In fact, in Florida, you’re spoilt for choice with the upscale romance and mansions of Naples, the quiet beaches of Sanibel Island and the stylised indulgence of Miami’s South Beach.
However, Miami’s a lot more than the
glamour of its celebrity haunts. Head to Li le Havana for a taste of
Latin culture, complete with moreish Serrano ham Cuban sandwiches and games of chess played under a haze of cigar smoke. Florida is also known, sometimes pejoratively, for its swamplands.
Simply head to one of its national parks for river cruises that take in bass fishing, winding rivers and the state’s varied wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther. For families and adrenaline
seekers, there are multiple town-sized theme parks where you’ll
find some of the world’s most thrilling rollercoasters.