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Visit the Florida Keys and immediately experience the laid-back atmosphere that is unique and a world away from big cities and theme parks.
A cluster of islands that begins just south of Miami, the Florida Keys are connected by the Overseas Highway’s 43 bridges — one seven miles long — over the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
The area is divided into five regions: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. Each region has its own special flavour, attractions including historic museums, flora, fauna, seafood restaurants, fishing, diving, water sports and unique, boutique-type shopping experiences.
Vistas of the Keys are dominated by emerald-green lagoons, deep-blue seas, nodding palms, rustling pines and olive-green mangroves. Sharing this eco-paradise are white herons, roseate spoonbills, pelicans, sea gulls, ospreys and countless underwater creatures.
The coastal waters of the entire 126-mile island chain, including its shallow water flats, mangrove islets and coral reefs, have been designated the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
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- Currency US Dollars ($)
- Flying time from UK 10 1/2 Hours
- Primary Language English
- Passport & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.
The food in the Keys was amazing, we came across a hole-in-the-wall street food Cafe, Frita's Cuban Burgers which became our go-to place for food (and a beer) on the move. My favourite thing about my time in the Keys was the diving trip, we did an excursion with Dive Key West, the largest dive facility in the Keys and it was fabulous to deep dive in the outer reef amongst corals, gorgonians and larger fish found in the Florida Keys. We also went paddle-boarding through Key West's calm turquoise waters with Lazy Dog Adventures which was a lovely way to spend a morning and we even spotted tropical fish, crabs and sea cucumbers.