The Florida Keys stretch over 120 miles south from Miami, starting with Key Largo – a great place for diving the Florida Reef. The sea and sky come together as you drive the Overseas Highway past tiny Duck Key and Islamorada, with their world-class fishing and snorkelling. The fun-loving resort of Key West lies just 90 miles from Cuba – it’s colourful streets feel more akin to the Caribbean than the USA.
Key West’s colourful heritage is reflected in its historic architecture, it’s gorgeous gardens and its wealth of museums, galleries and historic sights. Its home to poets, writers, artists and craftsmen all lured by its special way of life. Walk or ride a bike to discover the intimacy of the island. Each evening jugglers, musicians and street artists convene on the Mallory Dock for the Sunset Celebration. The streets are filled with sidewalk cafés, open-air bars, legendary pubs and world-class restaurants. Discover Duval Street, the ‘longest street’ in America because it stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico! Here you will find the world-famous Sloppy Joe’s, Rick’s Café and the home of the Pina Colada. The nightlife is exceptional with theatre, cabaret and so many dining experiences from fresh seafood to Cuban cuisine.
America’s foremost underwater parks – John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the adjacent National Marine Sanctuary – cover approximately 178 nautical square miles and are the area’s star attractions. You must-see and experience the wondrous enchantment of the ancient coral landscape, home to an extensive variety of fish and undersea life, either as a shallow water snorkeler or a deep-water scuba diver. Kayaking, fishing, bird-watching and dolphin encounters are just some of the ways to discover the natural wonders of the Florida Keys.