Islamorada, FL

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Islamorada featuring a beach and tropical scenes
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

Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL, 33036
The price is $167 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$167
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Islamorada. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,244 reviews)
Thanksgiving 2022
"We enjoyed Postcard Inn and its onsite amenities. The property is beautiful, and we would stay again. Loved having a lanai and being steps away from the beach. If you want your room cooler than 68 degrees, you're out of luck. Assumed they set limits on how cool you could set your room. We experienced ..."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Amara Cay Resort
Amara Cay Resort
3.5 out of 5
80001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL, 33036
The price is $239 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 26
$239
per night
Dec 25 - Dec 26
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Islamorada. Enjoy 2 restaurants, a private beach, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,064 reviews)
"The landscape"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Amara Cay Resort
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
4 out of 5
81801 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 82, Marker 82, Islamorada, FL, 33036
The price is $187 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$187
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Islamorada. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Cheeca never disappoints! It was absolutely magical for Thanksgiving ❤️"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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! (149 reviews)
"Didnt like the Spanish tv. It was for us to find local news. Had to call for help just to turn it on"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Breezy Palms Resort
The Islands of Islamorada
The Islands of Islamorada
4 out of 5
82779 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL, 33036
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Islamorada. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Popular attractions History of Diving Museum and Florida Keys ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Four enjoyable nights.
"Very pleased with our stay. Rooms were immaculate as were grounds. The staff / guest services were excellent. If I had a complaint for the lack of a better word is the bar does not have a full liquor license...however compensates by allowing you to bring your own bottle and they will supply mix and ..."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

The Islands of Islamorada
Topsider Resort by Capital Vacations
Topsider Resort by Capital Vacations
3.5 out of 5
75500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL, 33036
Stay at this 3.5-star beach condo in Islamorada. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Popular attractions Sunset Drive Beach and Anne's Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (55 reviews)
Location is very quiet and peaceful
"Communication with host company was impossible. They never responded to 3 emails I sent. The area was nice and unit was very spacious and comfortable."

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2022

Topsider Resort by Capital Vacations
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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