Florida Keys

Travel Guide
Higgs Beach showing a sandy beach and tropical scenes as well as a large group of people
Swim with dolphins, snorkel over coral reefs, visit Ernest Hemingway’s home or just relax on a beach and enjoy the balmy climate of this beautiful group of islands.

The Florida Keys is an archipelago that sits just off the south coast of mainland Florida. The islands are only 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Miami. The region is a hot spot for vacationers due to its tropical climate, sandy beaches and coral reef. Popular activities include diving, snorkeling and sunbathing.

You can fly to the Key West International Airport on regularly scheduled commercial flights. Charter and private aircraft are serviced at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport in the city of Marathon, which sits in the centre of the archipeligo, as well as the Summerland Key Airfield further south.

Alternatively, take the Overseas Highway to the island of Key Largo, a journey of one hour's drive from Miami. At Key Largo, you can marvel at the colorful fish and underwater wonders at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and check out the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Botanical State Park.

Spend the afternoon in the region of Islamorada, which comprises several islands. Try your hand at fishing. Swim with dolphins at the Theater of the Sea. Then, meander along hiking paths or learn about the islands’ history at Indian Key Historic State Park.

Keep moving south to the town of Marathon. Attend seafood festivals in the family-orientated region. Relax on Sombrero Beach. Follow some of the trails through the 64 acres (26 hectares) of Crane Point. The Seven Mile Bridge connects Marathon to the southern islands of the Florida Keys. Take part in the annual fun run across the bridge in April.

On the other side of the bridge, explore Big Pine Key’s The Blue Hole, an old limestone quarry filled with fresh water where all types of wildlife congregate. It is part of the National Key Deer Refuge. Backcountry kayak and paddle boarding trips are a famous pastime here.

Complete your tour of the archipelago at Key West, the southernmost point of the Florida Keys. Learn about the history and culture of the area through attractions such as the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum where the famous author wrote some of his famous works.

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Where to stay in Florida Keys

Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Knights Key Boulevard, MM 47, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is $207 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Marathon. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"They offer glasses of champagne to welcome you .The room was clean and the whole property too Something that got my attention was the happiness of the hotel staff is like leaving in paradise"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Reefhouse Resort & Marina
Reefhouse Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
103800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is $229 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Nice stay"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
97000 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is $238 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Private little beach & Pool area are very nice"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

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Tropical Cottages
Tropical Cottages
3 out of 5
243 61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL, 33050
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Marathon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Crane Point Museum and Nature Center and Florida Keys ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (407 reviews)
"Outdoor shower is nice .maybe add some greenery to heighten fence abit ."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Breezy Palms Resort
Breezy Palms Resort
2.5 out of 5
80015 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL, 33036
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Islamorada. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (131 reviews)
"It was clean, comfortable and very peaceful. I loved the outside area."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Skipjack Resort & Marina
Skipjack Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
19 Sombrero Blvd, Marathon, FL, 33050
Stay at this 3-star golf aparthotel in Marathon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (904 reviews)
"There was quite a bit of construction in the area we stayed in which was unfortunate but they do need to complete the updates! Very nice resort!!"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

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