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

Amara Cay Resort
Amara Cay Resort
3.5 out of 5
80001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
The price is $187 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center and Indian Key Historic State Park. Hurricane Monument and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"My wife and I had a really pleasant and lovely stay at this hotel. I highly recommend it."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

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 $262 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park and History of Diving Museum. Founders Park ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,042 reviews)
"Everything was great, we had an awesome time."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Islander Resort
Islander Resort
3 out of 5
82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
The price is $305 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada resort is within a 15-minute walk of Florida Keys Brewing Co. and Hurricane Monument. History of Diving Museum and Indian ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,081 reviews)
"Great service, clean resort. Nice staff"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Islander Resort
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
The price is $99 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center and Indian Key Historic State Park. Hurricane Monument ...
4/5 Very Good! (45 reviews)
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"Cute place, convenient to a lot of restaurants. Right on the water and very quiet. definitely would stay there again."

Reviewed on May 29, 2021

Breezy Palms Resort
Coconut Cove Resort and Marina
Coconut Cove Resort and Marina
2.5 out of 5
84801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
The price is $159 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
This family-friendly Islamorada aparthotel is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park and History of Diving ...
3.3/5 (350 reviews)
"Beautiful relaxing scenery and great pool specially for little ones."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Coconut Cove Resort and Marina
The Islands of Islamorada
The Islands of Islamorada
4 out of 5
82779 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL
Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of History of Diving Museum, Florida Keys Brewing Co., and Hurricane Monument. Bud n' Mary's ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
"Absolutely loved the atmosphere. Our suite was amazing. Everything was clean and well maintained. Everyone was so nice and helpful."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

The Islands of Islamorada
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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