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Florida Keys

Visit the Florida Keys

Introduction

The Florida Keys are a tropical chain of islands that lie off the Florida Peninsula, linked by the stunning Overseas Highway. Outdoor activities abound, from deep-sea fishing to snorkelling and scuba diving. The largest island, Key Largo, offers a wealth of treasures for divers and snorkellers in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, filled with mangrove lined beaches and coral reefs.

Islamorada to the south is renowned for its outstanding big game fishing and has named itself "Sport Fishing Capital of the World", while the fishing boats based at Whale Harbour Marina on Upper Matecumbe Key offer deep-sea opportunities and half-day trips to delight even the most novice of anglers.

One of the most famous Keys, Key West, is the southernmost settlement in the US, and with it comes laid-back charms and pastel-coloured streets with a convivial Caribbean ambience alongside the area's famously sun-drenched beaches. It was even the home of Ernest Hemingway during the 30s where he penned several of his most famous works, and the region's Spanish-colonial Hemingway House is now a must-visit.

Of course, it's also the gateway to the world-famous Everglades National Park, where 1.5 million acres of wetlands are home to coastal mangroves and forests that are the home to myriad wildlife, from turtles and panthers to the region's famous alligator.

Special offers in Florida Keys

Miami & Florida Keys Fly-Drive Tour

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,270 pp incl. flights

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offer

– Save up to £375 pp
Book by: 30 November 2018

Journey from the the boardwalks and architectural splendours of Miami to the yawning archipelago of Florida Keys on this two-week road trip through the Sunshine State.

Gulf Coast & Florida Keys

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,285 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £285 pp
Book by: 30 November 2018

Travel from the theme parks of Tampa out to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and on to the Florida Keys – a chain of islands home to pretty towns and nature reserves teeming with wildlife.

Top itineraries in Florida Keys

Miami & Florida Keys Fly-Drive Tour

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,270 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £375 pp
Book by: 30 November 2018

Journey from the the boardwalks and architectural splendours of Miami to the yawning archipelago of Florida Keys on this two-week road trip through the Sunshine State.

Gulf Coast & Florida Keys

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,285 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £285 pp
Book by: 30 November 2018

Travel from the theme parks of Tampa out to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and on to the Florida Keys – a chain of islands home to pretty towns and nature reserves teeming with wildlife.

Top places to stay in Florida Keys

Casa Marina, Key West, Florida

Designer resort

A place “where Key West history meets contemporary sophistication”, the Casa Marina, established in 1920, is a luxurious resort by Waldorf Astoria situated on the largest private beach in the area combining stylish accommodation with an abundance of first-class facilities.

Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada

Contemporary resort

If the sunsets of Florida Keys weren’t enough, this contemporary resort island comes with a full spread of luxury amenities, restaurants and even a private beach.

Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key

Contemporary resort

Winner of Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, this secluded island retreat is perfectly located in the Florida Keys, that jutting archipelago dividing the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic at Florida’s southern tip.

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Florida Keys articles

Top five islands in the Florida Keys

From its national marine parks to the Bahamian allure of Hemingway's former home, Wexas USA specialist Debbie Mayger casts her expert eye over the islands of the Florida Keys.

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