Discover the best of Florida with a luxury, tailor-made holiday. From road trips to vacation homes, choose to stay among the Palm Beaches or the Gulf Coast, the lively arts hubs or any one of the famous theme parks. There are buzzing art deco cities, fertile waterways and the sparkling Florida Keys to explore. And of course, it's not called the Sunshine State for nothing – holidays here are about soaking up the sun.
One of the state’s most emblematic sights is the coral cay archipelago of the 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 keys accessible by road, it’s easy to find your slice of waterfront paradise. In fact, in Florida, you’re spoilt for choice when you consider the upscale romance of Naples, the quiet beaches of Sanibel Island and the stylised indulgence of Miami’s South Beach.
Miami is well-known for being a celebrity haunt, but there's a lot more to this famous city. Head to Li le Havana for a taste of authentic Latin culture, complete with moreish Serrano ham Cuban sandwiches and games of chess played under a haze of cigar smoke. And, the world's largest concentration of Art Deco buildings are in Miami, along South Beach and Ocean Drive. Jacksonville, Florida's most populous city, is an urban paradise amongst beautiful coastal landscapes, while Orlando is perhaps best known for its many theme parks.
Adventure and Excitement
Speaking of theme parks, for families and adrenaline seekers, there are multiple town-sized theme parks in Florida where you’ll find some of the world’s most thrilling rollercoasters. 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 and the American alligator.