Welcome to the island paradise of The Florida Keys. Whether you’re are looking for an action packed vacation destination full of adventure or a relaxing vacation destination of hammocks and cocktails, the Florida Keys is the place.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, the Florida Keys is a 110 mile chain of islands connected by bridges and causeways. There are 42 bridges that link the Florida Keys. The Keys is home to America’s only living Coral Reef and boasts some of the finest diving and fishing in the world. From the first island of Key Largo to the Last Resort of Key West, Florida Keys promises an adventure packed vacation. Or simply, switch to island time and relax.
The Village of Purple Islands
Known as the “Sportfishing Capital of the World”, with the largest Florida Keys fishing fleet, Islamorada is known for bone-fishing and sail-fishing with exceptional reefs and wreck diving. There are many shallow reefs for snorkelling. The sparkling aqua blue waters are ideal for all water activities with kayaking, jet skis, parasailing, boating, sunset cruises and the very popular kite surfing.
The Windley Key Fossil State Geological Site allows you to explore the reefs on dry land, with 20,000 years of reef development and fossilized coral. Indian Key State Park is accessible only by water, with beautiful quiet beaches, snorkelling, ruins to explore and an interesting look into the history of the Keys. Theatre of the Sea is an interesting and fun way to spend the morning with the children, with shows throughout the day and boat trips to view the dolphins. The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum has an extensive and very impressive collection of diving gear throughout the years, a must see for diving enthusiasts. Or relax, unwind and stroll the many quaint shops and Arts and Cultural District of Islamorada.
At the end of the day, Islamorada comes to life with sports bars, comedy clubs and a great selection of waterfront restaurants showing off the beautiful sunsets of this village. Take your catch of the day to a local restaurant to have it cooked to perfection and served in style.
Islamorada is the perfect family vacation destination for activities, rest and relaxation.
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