Take a look at these Fantastic Hotel Options in the Florida Keys! For those who love the ocean and all the water activities that implies, there are few more appealing destinations than the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys stretch down into the Atlantic Ocean south of Miami. The keys begin with Totten Key, and they continue southwest between the Bay of Florida and the Florida Straits. The coral cay archipelago has over 1700 keys, most too small to inhabit, with many accessible only by boat. The Florida Keys were named by Ponce de Leon, who charted the islands in 1513. “Cayo” is the Spanish word for “small island,” hence the name, the Florida Keys. From Key Largo, one continues to Islamorada, Marathon, and the sunset capital of the United States, Key West. Seven Mile Bridge extends from Marathon to the city of Key West, the southernmost point of the United States, 90 miles from the island of Cuba.
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Stay in the Upper/Middle Keys
My favorite key is Key Largo for one simple reason: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first undersea park in the United States, is perfect for snorkeling and diving! There are many options for a great stay. Here are some of my recommendations:
4 Star Options
The Islands of Islamorada, Islamorada, FL. The Islands is a 4.5-star resort with 22 waterfront villas. There are also eight one-bedroom suites directly on the water.
Isla Bella Beach Resort and Spa, Marathon, FL. A 24 acre 4.5-star resort near Vaca Key with 199 guestrooms.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, Key Largo, FL. 4-Star beachfront resort with 178 guestrooms
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort, Marathon, FL. 4-Star beachfront resort near Sombrero Beach, 103 guestrooms
3 Star Options
Drop Anchor Resort, Islamorada, FL. 3-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Theater of the Sea with 18 guestrooms
Lime Tree Bay Resort, Long Key, FL. 3-star Long Key beachfront resort with 59 guestrooms
Skip Jack Resort and Marina, Marathon, FL. 3-star Riverfront apartments with kitchenette, near Sombrero Beach with 60 apartments
Courtyard by Marriott, Marathon, FL. 3-star beach hotel near Sombrero Beach with 118 guestrooms
Stay in the Lower Keys
4 Star Options
Little Palm Resort and Spa, Little Torch Key, FL. 4-star Little Torch Key beachfront resort with spa with 30 guestrooms
Havana Cabana, Key West, FL. 4-star hotel near Smathers Beach with 106 guestrooms
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa, Key West, FL. 4-star upscale beach resort near Duval Street with 120 guestrooms
Ocean Key Resort A Noble House Resort, Key West, FL. 4-star waterfront resort near Duval Street with 100 rooms
3 Star Options
The Southernmost House, Key West, FL. 3-star Adults-only beach hotel near Duval Street with 18 guestrooms
Coconut Mallory Resort and Marina, Key West, FL. 3-star condo near Smather’s Beach with 34 condos
Double Tree Resort by Hilton Grand Key, Key West, FL. 3.5-star resort near Smathers Beach with 216 guestrooms
Suite Dreams Inn by the Beach, Key West, FL. 3-star property convenient to Higgs Beach aimed at LGBTQ guests with 5 guestrooms
Whether you love to scuba dive, snorkel, fish, or just lie on the beach, there are plenty of beautiful hotels and resorts in the Florida Keys. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to go!
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• Wear a face mask.
• Bring hand sanitizer and wash your hands on a regular basis.
• Check official websites before your trip for the latest updates on policies, closures and status of local businesses.
• Book a hotel with free cancellation in case you need to change your plans at the last minute.