Key Largo

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Key Largo which includes outdoor eating and café lifestyle

Famous for being “The Diving Capital of the World,” Key Largo is home to continental America’s only living coral reef and is known for its eco-friendly tourism.

Home to the United States' only living coral reef, Key Largo offers world-class diving and fishing, immaculate beaches and remote ecosystems.

Key Largo, a narrow barrier isle stretching 33 miles (53 kilometers) is the largest and northernmost island in a chain of islands called the Florida Keys. Key Largo is easily accessible from the mainland via two routes: the Card Sound Bridge and U.S. Route 1. The latter of these continues to run down the middle of the island, and is lined by many hotels, restaurants and bars. This route is a four-lane highway, and many sections run parallel to the Florida Keys' Overseas Heritage Trail, for visitors who also want to travel the Keys by bicycle.

Once on the island, ecotourists will appreciate Key Largo’s many opportunities for exploring. To the west, you’ll find the Everglades National Park. Here, you can kayak through secluded brackish waters, where the freshwater of the Everglades mixes with the Florida Bay saltwater. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, manatees, alligators and sea turtles, all of which inhabit these waters.

To the east of the island is the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Dive below the surface to see the colorful underwater world of fragile living reefs. The park has many amenities, including kayak and boat rentals, nature trails and numerous campsites with electricity and water.

One of the iconic and most photographed offshore attributes in waters adjacent to the park is a 4,00 pound bronze statue of Jesus, known as the Christ of the Abyss, which sits on the ocean floor at a depth of 25 feet (7.6 meters) at a site called the Key Largo Dry Rocks.

Another popular location for scuba divers and snorkelers is the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) offshore. Be sure to read the regulations before exploring the sanctuary and follow the rules to help protect and conserve this fragile habitat.

Back on land, the opportunities for wildlife watching continue. Visit the boardwalk of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center to see rescued wild birds, including hawks, egrets and spoonbills.

Where to stay in Key Largo

Waterside Suites & Marina
Waterside Suites & Marina
3.5 out of 5
201 Ocean Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is £177 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (730 reviews)
"Everything was amazing"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Waterside Suites & Marina
Reefhouse Resort & Marina
Reefhouse Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
103800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is £273 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
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! (947 reviews)
"Relaxing and not over crowded!"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Reefhouse Resort & Marina
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, 33037
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £406 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (916 reviews)
"This resort has so many amenities for people of all ages. Hands down the best activities for kids - Camille and the rest of the crew make it so much fun! The only thing that I would say needs improvement is the sound barrier between rooms, but since we read reviews prior to our trip we came ..."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
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.
Anchorage Resort & Yacht Club
Anchorage Resort & Yacht Club
3 out of 5
107800 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL, 33037
The price is £209 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a marina. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (207 reviews)
"Great resort for the price. Good location except nothing but one run down restaurant was walkable. Quiet and not a lot of amenities, but saw lots of dolphins from the small table/chair small pool area. Huge rooms with well equipped kitchen. People couldn't have been nicer. If your looking for nice ..."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2022

Anchorage Resort & Yacht Club
Key Largo Cottages
Key Largo Cottages
2.5 out of 5
99306 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL, 33037
Stay at this beach apartment in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach and free bicycles on site. Popular attractions Bluefin Rock Harbor Marina and Baker's ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (10 reviews)
"Perfect if you are looking for a hidden sanctuary in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Key Largo. The owners and staff are exceptional! We enjoyed KLSC so much that we booked our next stay with them before we even left :)"

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Key Largo Cottages
Open Water W/ Dock, Key Largo, Florida; Pelican Harbour
Open Water W/ Dock, Key Largo, Florida; Pelican Harbour
Key Largo, FL
The price is £439 per night from 3 Jun to 4 Jun
Stay at this holiday home in Key Largo. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Our guests praise the WiFi in their reviews. Popular attractions Key Largo ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (81 reviews)
Nice Place
"It's a nice setup. Right on the water. No issues or complaints."

Reviewed on 3 May 2022

Open Water W/ Dock, Key Largo, Florida; Pelican Harbour
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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