The Florida Keys

Travel Info

  • Arrive: Miami International Airport
  • 10 Days
  • Depart: Miami International Airport

Islamorada & Key West

Price from £999

Take off on a full Florida Keys adventure, stopping at three different locations to enjoy the natural wonders of this amazing chain of islands off Florida’s southern tip. Fly into Miami and take the scenic drive south along the famous Overseas Highway to start your exploration at Islamorada, with its many eco-tours, fishing expeditions and other water-sports opportunities. The sport-fishing is rightly world renowned here, and you can pick from dozens of reliable operators who will show you exactly how to catch that perfect specimen in the amazingly clear waters. Then head further south to the secluded natural paradise of Little Torch Key, which boasts some of the most isolated but captivating waters along the Keys. Kayaking, paddle-boarding and fishing are all popular here, while there are two major wildlife attractions at Bahia Honda State Park and the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge. After enjoying three days of unspoiled splendour, continue the drive south to the southernmost terminus of Key West, with its wildly eclectic charm, unique attractions and more touring opportunities, including champagne sunset cruises and day-trips to the fascinating Dry Tortugas National Park, where the snorkeling is some of the best in the world. It all adds up to an absolute scenic sensation, with masses of bio-diverse nature seemingly on tap.

Day 1-5

The Moorings Village

  • Hotel Rating: 4
  • Hotel Value: 4

The Moorings Village beachfront resort is set on an 18-acre former coconut plantation. The resort features individually decorated 1 to 3 bedroom cottaged fitted with kitchens and porches as well as complimentary WiFi, flat screen TVs and iPod compatible docks. Some of the cottages have beautiful beach views. There are a number of excellent facilities provided onsite such as a heated outdoor pool, a tennis court, fitness centre and a spa. Relax in the hammocks and on the loungers dotted around the resorts grounds and make the most of the paddleboards, kayaks and bicycles that are available for guest use. The Moorings Village resort certainly has something for everyone.

Things to do...

  • Enjoy a cocktail in a comfy Adirondack chair at the Morada Bay Beach Café

  • Experience the award-winning oceanfront dining at Lazy Days Restaurant next to the Marina.

  • Wind down and relax at the beautiful oceanfront property by swinging in one of the many hammocks scattered throughout the grounds.

  • Live the tropical lifestyle to the fullest by embarking on a full day of diving and snorkelling with Key Dives charter service.

  • Islamorada is known as the Purple Isle in the Florida Keys, so don’t miss the striking sunset that has given the island its well-known nickname.

  • As the “Sports Fishing Capital of the World,” hop aboard a Sports Fishing Charter with one of the specialist local captains at the nearby Bud N Mary’s Marina for the opportunity to catch Redfish, Tarpon, Snook and many other species.

  • Enjoy a swim in the 25 meter lap pool which is cooled in the summer and heated in the winter.

  • Play tennis at the onsite tennis court.

Travel by car

  • From: Miami International Airport
  • To: The Moorings Village
  • 81 miles, 1 hour, 30 minutes
On route...

Stop off at the Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park en route to take in The Keys

Day 6-9

The Southernmost House

  • Hotel Rating: 4
  • Hotel Value: 4

The historic Southernmost House was built as a private residence in 1896 and has now been transformed into an elegant oceanfront B&B with a wraparound porch. The B&B features bright rooms and suites offering free WiFi, flat screen TVs, coffeemakers and mini-fridges. There are also rooms available with private balconies. Start every morning with a continental breakfast and make the most of amenities including a heated outdoor pool, poolside bar and hammocks scattered on the beach.

Things to do...

  • Experience a luxury dining experience at the Latitudes Beach Café, a short boat ride away on Sunset Key, with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best locally-sourced fresh fish in the Keys.

  • Enjoy Bliss Restaurant Key West, which serves delicious seafood and Latin fusion meals.

  • Toast the end of a perfect day on a classic Key West champagne sunset cruise from the Historic Seaport.

  • Spend the morning gliding through the mangrove islets and crystal clear waters around Key West on a Blue Planet Kayak Eco-Tour.

  • Enjoy an afternoon lounging on the beach, but be sure to make your way to the official Southernmost Point in the continental United States, where a massive brightly-painted buoy marks the scenic spot

  • Don’t miss the daily Sunset Celebration in Mallory Square, which has been a Key West signature event for more than a century. There are also a multitude of bars and restaurants to choose from here.

  • Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, which is a 10 minute walk from the B&B.

  • Take a day trip to explore the stunning Dry Tortugas National Park, which is only accessible by ferry, seaplane or private boat. You can snorkel along the moat wall to see corals, sponges and thousands of tropical fish. It is also worth touring the impressive Civil War-era Fort Jefferson.

Travel by car

  • From: The Moorings Village
  • To: The Southernmost House
  • 81 miles, 1 hour, 45 minutes
On route...

The drive will take you to the southernmost post of The Florida Keys.

Day 10

Last day of the holiday

  • Check out of The Southernmost House

  • Make the drive back to Miami International Airport for your return flight.

Islamorada & Key West Holiday from £999

Price includes compact car hire and room only. Our team of Florida travel experts will endeavour to get you the best deal.

Travel by car

  • To: The Southernmost House
  • From: Miami International Airport
  • 160 miles, 3 hours, 30 minutes
On route...

Consider stopping at Snook’s Bayside Restaurant in Key Largo on the way back.

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