The Florida Keys is a fantastic holiday destination, whether as a single trip or a multi-centre adventure. With over 110 miles of islands stretching out across the southern tip of Florida, there is plenty to see and do. Or not do, if pure relaxation is more your thing.
The Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) is one of America’s top ten scenic drives, connecting many of the inhabited islands by bridge. This is good, old fashioned convertible country, so rent a soft-top, get the sunglasses and sun cream on and cruise the Keys.
The Florida Keys are best known for their perfect mix of laid-back Caribbean lifestyle teamed with the comfort and can-do attitude of Florida, so you really do get the best of both worlds. The atmosphere is very much calm and serene, so if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a few weeks, this is the ideal destination to head for.
Multi-centreMore and more people are considering the Keys as a bolt-on to their holiday elsewhere, particularly if they’re heading to the busy theme parks of Orlando. After all the excitement and roller coasters, a week down on the Keys is the perfect contrast and finishes off a holiday of a lifetime perfectly.
The Keys are also ideal if you’re staying anywhere else along the East Coast, or just fancy a relaxing stop off on your way back to the UK. The chilled out aura of southern Florida makes it ideal after an action-packed city break in Chicago or a music-filled adventure in the Deep South. Speak to anyone in the team at Bon Voyage to get their advice on the best places to combine your Keys holiday with. They’ll be able to select the right destinations for you and ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Activity centralWhile the Florida Keys might be known for its relaxed attitude, there is no shortage of things to do. With such a convenient location, watersports are hugely popular. You’ll find some of the best scuba diving spots in the world when you travel to the Keys, as well as great opportunities to snorkel, jet ski and even go fishing.
Key West is the main island, where you’ll find countless restaurants, bars and boutiques. However, the other Keys including Marathon, Grassy, Sunset and Key Largo all have fabulous options available, making them all worth a visit. If you’re taking the kids with you, they’ll be spoilt for choice with things to do. The Aqua Ranch, the turtle hospital, tarpon feedings at Robbie’s and the Dolphin Research Centre will keep them (and you) entertained for hours.
Food and accommodation
Being right in the ocean, the Florida Keys are famous for their seafood options. The fresh catches of the day will be spotted on almost every restaurant menu around, so make sure you tuck into Florida specialities like lobster and crab.
Accommodation is similar to the rest of Florida, with apartments, villas and resort hotels all on offer. You might want to go for a firm favourite and stay in the Crowne Plaza, where you’ll have your every need catered for. If you want a more independent holiday however, check out the range of quieter hotels, guest houses and apartments. Having the extra freedom means you can really go with the flow and make your holiday exactly what you want it to be.Why not give us a call on 0800 316 3012 and find out how we can tailor-make your holiday to the Florida Keys, ensuring you have the trip of a lifetime? Alternatively, fill out the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to go through your options, help you work out what you want from your holiday and get everything booked exactly how you’d like it. The team at Bon Voyage make a point of visiting every destination we recommend, ensuring you get a bit of local knowledge and discover the hidden gems along the way. If you’re thinking of visiting the Florida Keys, let us know and we’ll do all the planning for you, so you can sit back and enjoy your holiday to the maximum.