Popular Lettings in Florida Keys
Highlights in Florida Keys
- Swimming with dolphins
- Snorkelling and Diving
- Pristine white beaches
- Mallory Square
Most popular in Florida Keys
Prices and availability
Holiday Rentals in the Florida Keys
Splitting the Atlantic from the Gulf, it’s hard to find lettings on the Florida Keys which don’t come with a magnificent sea view. These stunning islands are quiet and peaceful in the main, but keep going south to Key West city on the island of the same name, and that’s where the daytime fun and nightlife really gets going. Lettings often have swimming pools, or hot tubs for a relaxing evening after a hard day’s playLuxury accomodations and sea views
Many properties in the Florida Keys are wooden structures, and Key West, the most southern inhabited island, is famous for its stunning wooden properties. Lettings in the Florida Keys have a Caribbean-esque feel and are well suited to families and smaller groups. Some holiday rentals feature additional bonuses such as access to kayaks for those wishing to explore the stunning sea waters.
Holidays in Florida Keys
The area and getting around
The Florida Keys archipelago is a string of around 1,700 islands pushing out to sea from the southern tip of the Florida coast, each joined to the next by a single highway for drivers. Take a ferry from Miami to Key West, or fly into Key West International Airport. Overland, the unique Florida Keys mangroves and white coral beaches support an astonishing array of life found only in this area, but the ecological treasures are also waiting to be discovered under the waves.Underwater utopia
The only living coral reefs in the US are to be found in the Florida Keys, making them a true paradise for snorkelling and diving. Key Largo’s John Pennekamp State Park is an underwater preservation area from where you can explore the depths from the surface downwards. Take your pick from glass bottom boats to snorkelling to diving, but either way with the crystal-clear waters you’ll have a view of a lifetime of the rare and distinctive species of the Florida Keys Coast.
Travellers and activities
If you like to swim with colourful fish, dive a shipwreck, or snorkel over some of the world’s finest coral reefs in turquoise crystal-clear waters, look no further than Dry Tortugas National Park, about 70 miles south of Key West. Accessible only by boat or sea-plane, this archipelago of seven striking islands is a favourite for those who love the thrills of the ocean, and each island is embraced by pure, white sand beaches. Swimming with dolphins is the highlight for many who travel to the Florida Keys, and the Dolphin plus Marine Mammal Responder charity works tirelessly to support marine mammal life by arranging safe swimming with dolphins.Fort Lauderdale for foodies
Although the centre of the nightlife is the island of Key West, you’ll find excitement and entertainment from Key Largo downwards. Whether a good night out is dancing ‘til you drop, or a quiet glass of wine and a meal while the sun sets, there’s something for everyone on the Florida Keys. For something really special, consider the Little Room Jazz Club on Key West for eclectic music and great value cocktails, or for authentic Cuban cuisine, don’t miss the renowned El Siboney restaurant on the same island. Further north in Islamorada, the place to be is Pierre’s Lounge and Restaurant at Morada Bay, where traditional French recipes have a Caribbean twist.
Much of the sand in the Key West is not in fact natural but imported from the Caribbean. No wonder it’s beautiful!
Top 5 travel tips in Florida Keys
Underwater sports in the Florida Keys are amongst the best in the world, and the History of Diving Museum takes you through ‘Man’s quest to explore under the sea’. With hands-on and interactive exhibits to attract the young and old this makes for a memorable family day out.2. Visit ‘The Old Man of the Sea’ – Ernest Hemingway
The famous author made his home in Key West, and the attractive wooden home is now a museum dedicated to the great man. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is preserved as it was in his lifetime. The gardens are a key part of your visit here, not only for the collection of many different species of plants and flowers, but for the many cats who inhabit it – all descendants of Hemingway’s own pets.3. The key to conservation
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Eco-Discovery Centre on Key West not only raises awareness of the need to protect the delicate and unique eco-system of the Florida Keys but also features a ‘Living Reef’ tank which is part of the ongoing restoration efforts by the Centre.4. See if you can catch one that’s this big…
They say that there’s a different species of fish to catch every day of the year in the Florida Keys! Whether you prefer angling from the pristine flats or coral shores, or you fancy taking a boat to the water to cast your lines, you will find your kind of fishing all along the archipelago.5. Mallory Square’s sunset celebrations
As well as unique shopping experiences, Mallory Square hosts a nightly sunset celebration with entertainers ranging from tightrope walking to juggling. Watch as the sun sets behind the stunning Gulf of Mexico and sip down some delicious sangria!