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Florida KeysUnited States of America

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.

Top hotels in Florida Keys

Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
97000 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL
The price is £207 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Key Largo resort is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Bluefin Rock Harbor Marina and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Dolphins Plus. John Pennekamp Coral Reef ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (489 reviews)

"Incredibly beautiful. Amazing beach and pools. The food and drinks are excellent too!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2021

Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
3 out of 5
1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is £138 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Located in the heart of Marathon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Turtle Hospital and Pigeon Key Foundation. Crane Point Museum and Nature Center and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,006 reviews)

"We stayed one week and enjoyed it. Last year when we stayed it was a Hyatt Place and this year it was now owned and run by Faro Blanco Yacht Club. Was very pleased with how it is still just as nice. Missed the breakfast this year but do understand due to COVID why the have put it on hold."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club
Amara Cay Resort
Amara Cay Resort
3.5 out of 5
80001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
The price is £168 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center and Indian Key Historic State Park. Hurricane Monument and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)

"Went here on my Honeymoon in Dec 2020 and it was amazing. We had an ocean front suite that was very spacious, clean, and very well designed. The amenities and beach front property were great."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Amara Cay 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Florida Keys

Skipjack Resort & Marina
Skipjack Resort & Marina
3 out of 5
19 Sombrero Blvd, Marathon, FL
The price is £130 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Situated in Marathon, this golf aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Florida Keys Country Club and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Sombrero Beach. Crane Point Museum and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (616 reviews)

"Pool was great and support staff awesome. Not the ritz Carlton but had a great stay and going back for sure. Very friendly staff. Good food and drinks at the poolside bar/ restaurant with reasonable prices."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2021

Skipjack Resort & Marina
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
3 out of 5
40 Kyle Way W, Marathon, FL
The price is £141 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Situated in Marathon, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Vaca Key and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Seven Mile Bridge. Pigeon Key Foundation and The Turtle Hospital ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (598 reviews)

"Is was a nice and clean room. My only issue was the shower. It was small and the shower curtain would not fit all the way around so water would get on each side of the shower floor. This must be an ongoing thing because there was mold from it on the wall. I have bad asthma and this caused it to act ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2021

Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Tropical Cottages
Tropical Cottages
3 out of 5
243 61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL
The price is £86 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Situated in Marathon, this cottage is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Crane Point Museum and Nature Center and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Sombrero Beach. Florida Keys Country ...

4/5Very Good! (157 reviews)

"Beautiful place. Perfect for us. Quaint clean easy to locate and check in"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2021

Tropical Cottages
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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