Florida Keys

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Higgs Beach showing tropical scenes and a beach as well as a large group of people
Far removed from the mainland lifestyle, the laid-back Florida Keys are the perfect tropical paradise and one of the best destinations for a fun-in-the-sun holiday.

The Florida Keys are often called the American Caribbean, and for good reason. With balmy temperatures, pollution-free blue skies, bath-like turquoise waters and the only coral reef on mainland United States, there is much to enjoy. Unwind on the beach, party up a storm island-style and enjoy some watery eco-pursuits out on the waves.

The Florida Keys are an island chain at the southern tip of Florida, stretching over 100 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. At the furthest point from the mainland is the small but lively Key West, one of the most popular holiday hotspots.

For something more laid-back, try Key Largo, where you can explore the John Pennekamp State Park, or Islamorada, famed for its sport-fishing. In the middle of the islands is Marathon, home to many excellent holiday resorts. Off-the-beaten-track, Big Pine Key is the place to head for eco-pursuits and a truly relaxed vibe.

A holiday in Florida Keys means you can do as much or as little you like. Relax by the pool with a cocktail in hand, soak up the rays on a private island resort, or hire a boat and bob on the gently rippling sea. The waters surrounding the islands protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the reefs are thriving.

Scuba diving here is first-class, and there are plenty of tours that will take you out to the best diving and snorkelling spots. Sport-fishing is big business, too, and you can book yourself on many eco-activities. You could also kayak to historic lighthouses, explore the Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson or spend a day boating.

When you’re completely waterlogged, dry off on land. Discover museums such as Ernest Hemingway’s House, funky festivals and rustic restaurants serving fresh seafood. Walk the original ocean railroad, drive the 100-mile long Overseas Highway and while away evenings watching the sunset on the beach or at the daily Sunset Celebration in Mallory Square.

Holidays to Florida Keys come in all shapes are sizes. Choose from hotels big and small, luxury or budget, secluded or in thick of the action and enjoy some escapism from the real world.

Where to stay in Florida Keys

Chesapeake Beach Resort
Chesapeake Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
83409 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL, 33036
The price is £230 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this beach resort in Islamorada. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.7/5 Good! (974 reviews)
"The room was very clean and nicely updated. Great location and the beach access was perfect. Will definitely be staying here again in the near future."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

Chesapeake Beach Resort
Amara Cay Resort
Amara Cay Resort
3.5 out of 5
80001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL, 33036
The price is £298 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Islamorada. Enjoy 2 restaurants, a private beach and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,050 reviews)
"It’s always a pleasure to stay at Amara cay beautiful scenery. We love this place."

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2022

Amara Cay Resort
Reefhouse Resort & Marina
Reefhouse Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
103800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is £266 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (948 reviews)
"The property was absolutely gorgeous. We got there earlier than our check in time and was able to use the amenities still on the property. My family and I did a last minute trip to see everyone and go snorkeling and it was a blast. John Penne Kamp is right up the road and the snorkel tour was great. ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Reefhouse Resort & Marina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tropical Cottages
Tropical Cottages
3 out of 5
243 61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is £128 per night from 30 Jun to 1 Jul
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Marathon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Sombrero Beach and Crane Point Museum and Nature Center ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (338 reviews)
"I like the place was very clean friendly staff the young lady Liz she was excellent I'm going to have my Spanish together by the next time I come to the property LOL Liz was great what made the place you need you had a tiki bar and a taco Stan people would come from all over , for happy hour and ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Tropical Cottages
Skipjack Resort & Marina
Skipjack Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
19 Sombrero Blvd, Marathon, FL, 33050
The price is £241 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 3-star golf aparthotel in Marathon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a marina. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (863 reviews)
"We enjoyed the location of this property! It was right on the marina and was in close proximity to many things we wanted to do on the island. The pool area was nice to relax by at the end of the day. But the pool bar and restaurant closed at odd time without warning. Most nights it closed at 7:30. ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2022

Skipjack Resort & Marina
Breezy Palms Resort
Breezy Palms Resort
2.5 out of 5
80015 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL, 33036
The price is £170 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Islamorada. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a marina. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (89 reviews)
"The room was newly remodeled in a retro theme. We loved it! It was clean and was nicely done! We would definitely stay there again!"

Reviewed on 31 May 2022

Breezy Palms Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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