Looking for a vacation in paradise? Experience a laid-back vibe in these Florida Keys lodgings. Whether you’re seeking a cozy bungalow or a family-style resort, the Keys offer plenty of sunshine and all the fun and relaxation you need.
Pine and Palms Islamorada Resort
The vibe at Pines and Palms is Old Florida with nautical décor and a peaceful vibe. Book the honeymoon cottage even if you’re not on your honeymoon. Set to the side of the property, the one-story cottage has its own yard, where you can sit under the palm trees and relish your own private view of the Atlantic. More traditional hotel rooms and apartments with balconies and kitchens are also available. Boaters enjoy the on-site ramp and docks, and guests can gather every afternoon in the pool area for happy hour at the tiki bar and a refreshing dip. Everyone says Islamorada is the best of the Keys because it’s more authentic and has a small-town atmosphere. Rental bikes are also available.
Duck Key, Florida
Hawks Cay is an awesome destination for families. Aside from water sports, the resort offers a game room, playground, putting course and courts for basketball and volleyball. Parents can also sign children up for Camp Adventure, where they can attend “Mermaid and Pirate Academy.” There’s also a pirate ship pool with cannons that spout water. Accommodations at Hawks Cay are perfect for families, couples or groups of friends. Villas with one, two and three bedrooms feature a balcony or porch and a fully equipped kitchen. Most have stunning views. You can also stay at the Inn at Hawks Cay in a spacious room overlooking the pool or tropical gardens. For an unforgettable experience, visit with live dolphins at the nearby Dolphin Connection.
By Peggy Sijswerda