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IslamoradaUnited States of America

This idyllic island community is one of the most luxurious in the Florida Keys and is a great destination for scuba diving and game fishing.

The tropical Islamorada Keys are home to many luxurious resorts, so take your pick and spend your days lazing in the sun, diving through shipwrecks or cruising the Gulf of Mexico for the biggest fish in the sea. In addition to sailing, game fishing, sunning and diving, the community of cosmopolitan residents love their art and gourmet food.

Begin your time on the Islamorada Keys with a stroll down U.S. Route 1, the highway connecting the Keys. Visit boutique retail outlets, galleries and the 1935 Hurricane Memorial.

Islamorada’s sub-tropical climate means that both the air and the water remain warm year-round, making it the ideal breeding and feeding ground for countless species of fish. Whether you want to spend the day on board a luxury charter boat or prefer bobbing on the gentle seas in a small motorboat, the marina of Founders Park is the place to start.

Islamorada offers scuba diving classes for beginners. Afterward, visit the History of Diving Museum to learn all about this adventurous hobby. Organize a scuba diving or snorkeling trip to some of Florida’s most lauded dive sites to see the fish in their natural habitat. Popular spots include the Eagle, a shipwreck just off the coast and the Conch Wall, a gently sloping rock shelf. If you’d rather stay dry, visit the Theater of the Sea to watch dolphins perform at the aquarium.

Pick up tackle and rent rods from one of the angling specialists in town. Islamorada has developed a reputation for being one of the best fishing destinations in North America. Game fish the size of outstretched arms are commonplace, so you won’t even have to exaggerate about your catch of the day.

Islamorada can be reached from downtown Miami in just 90 minutes by car or by boat from the neighboring Keys. Accommodations range from luxury resorts to cozy bungalows near Anne’s Beach, a scenic public stretch of coast.

Where to stay in Islamorada

Delicious fried conch & the YUMMIEST Cuban food in town :D

Lower Matecumbe Beach

Though Lower Matecumbe Beach might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Anne's Beach and Fiesta Key.

Lower Matecumbe Beach
Founders Park which includes a lighthouse and a park

Plantation Lake Estates

When in Plantation Lake Estates, you can plan a visit to Founders Park and Theater of the Sea, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Plantation Lake Estates

Top Hotels in Islamorada

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Amara Cay Resort
Amara Cay Resort
3.5 out of 5
80001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $248 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center, Hurricane Monument, and Florida Keys Brewing Co.. Lignumvitae ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"We had a wonderful experience! Amara is clean and excellent location. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Amara Cay Resort
Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
The price is $259 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park and Theater of the Sea. Founders Park and ...

4/5Very Good! (1,789 reviews)

"Enjoyed all the amenities! The private beach was great."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Islander Resort
Islander Resort
3 out of 5
82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
The price is $249 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada resort is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Florida Keys Brewing Co. and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Theater of the Sea. Hurricane Monument and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"So many great amenities! Rooms were very nice. Staff was super helpful and attentive. All positive vibes!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Islander Resort

Popular places to visit in Islamorada

Theater of the Sea
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Theater of the Sea

4.5/5(215 reviews)

Take in a show or just stop by for a photo at Theater of the Sea, one of the favorite theaters in Islamorada. Take in the entertainment choices and beautiful sunsets in this family-friendly area.

Bud n' Mary's Dive Center
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Bud n' Mary's Dive Center

4.5/5(141 reviews)

Explore the waterfront of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center and enjoy other activities such as fishing in Islamorada. Discover the beautiful sunsets and seafood restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Founders Park
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Founders Park

4.5/5(137 reviews)

Play soccer, baseball and volleyball just meters from the Atlantic Ocean before you dive into the water at this family-friendly beach park.

Hurricane Monument
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Hurricane Monument

4/5(66 reviews)

The memories of those lost to the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane live on at this moving tribute and burial site along the Overseas Highway.

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
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Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park

4.5/5(20 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, a lovely green space in Islamorada. Amble around this family-friendly area's seaside or experience its entertainment choices.

History of Diving Museum
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History of Diving Museum

4.5/5(51 reviews)

Trace one of the world’s most astonishing watersports back through the centuries to see some of the first diving suits as you explore this interactive museum, featuring the world's largest international collection of diving artifacts. 

Top things to do in Islamorada

Admission Tickets to Theater of the Sea
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Admission Tickets to Theater of the Sea

$43
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Swim with Sea Lions at Theater of the Sea
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Swim with Sea Lions at Theater of the Sea

$167
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Dolphin Swim at Theater of the Sea
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Dolphin Swim at Theater of the Sea

$214
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Meet the Sea Lion at Theater of the Sea
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Meet the Sea Lion at Theater of the Sea

$102
Per adult
Sport fishing charters
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Sport fishing charters

$1,680
Per adult
1.5 Hour (20 miles) Waverunner Tour. See Mangrove Tunnels, 20 Islands & SandBar
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1.5 Hour (20 miles) Waverunner Tour. See Mangrove Tunnels, 20 Islands & SandBar

$194
Per adult

Reviews of Islamorada

4.6

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

We love Islamorada!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 5, 2020

great fishing off the bridges. My younger kids 10.11 had lots of action. Saw 100's of tarpon right below us plus sharks, barracuda,turtles, and other sea life.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

Very laid back and quiet island. Wonderful to visit if you are trying to get away from it all. But the local restaurants can get very crowded.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

Love.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

Just love the Florida keys

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

Islamorada is my favorite key. So much to do. Robbies for an early snorkel trip, great lunch, to Oceanview for drinks and some lounging by the pool, to watching the sunset at lorelei.

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