The Best Florida Keys Restaurants, Hotels, Spas and More
|Located in the southeast United States and arcing from a point about 15 miles south of Miami, the Florida Keys is a chain of about 1,700 islands. Keys major and minor in this famed archipelago include Key Largo in the upper keys, Marathon and Long Key in the middle keys, and Key West in the lower keys. Whether you enjoy their tropical-style ethos or the unique recreation and dining that each has to offer, these laid-back islands seem to have been created for leisure. Here they are presented in GAYOT's travel guide for your pleasure, from north to south.|
KEY WEST EVENT
|JOIN THE FREAK SHOW
Key West's Annual Fantasy Fest
From October 23 to November 1, Key West will host its annual Fantasy Fest, and this year the theme is "All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show." Revelers can enjoy 10 days of lively entertainment, such as masquerade balls (including a pet masquerade), costume contests, burlesque shows and more. The event culminates on Halloween with a big parade through downtown and thousands of spectators joining the fun.
Get all the details at the Fantasy Fest official website
KEY LARGO: The Northernmost Key, Where Diving is Thriving
Key Largo Hotels
Kona Kai Resort & Gallery
Hilton Key Largo Resort
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TOP 10 EXTREME HOTELS
Jules' Undersea Lodge
For those who like the idea of living in a yellow submarine, this is the next best thing. Jules' Undersea Lodge is an authentic underwater research habitat and hotel, inspired by the fantastical world of Jules Verne.
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TAVERNIER: At the Tip of Key Largo
This campy fish shack offers the friendliest experience in the Keys, and serves tasty, fresh cuisine.
Get more details in GAYOT's restaurant review
PLANTATION KEY: In the Upper Key Echelon
Cuban specialties like ropa vieja with staple black beans and rice share the menu with a superb version of Spain's paella.
See what else Padrino's is serving up
ISLAMORADA: The Sportfishing Capital
Bob's Bunz Islamorada Restaurant & Bakery
Marker 88 Restaurant
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Cheeca Lodge & Spa
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LONG KEY: A Petite Paradise
Lime Tree Bay Resort
True to its name, this resort rests among fragrant key-lime, banana, papaya and trees. Hammocks, tiki huts and a sunning deck conspire to foster a mood of serene seclusion. Each of the suites and cottages is uniquely decorated and displays its own charming touches.
Learn more about this paradise-inspired resort
BIG PINE KEY: A Laid-Back Island in the Lower Keys
PINE KEY OVERNIGHT
Barnacle Bed & Breakfast
As is often the case in the Keys, this property caters to fans of both fishing and privacy. It's very protective of its serenity — guests under the age of 16 are not allowed. The B&B also emphasizes relaxation with beautiful ocean views and beach patios.
Enjoy the silence at this B&B
KEY WEST: The Southernmost City in the Continental US
|DINING IN KEY WEST
This long-running restaurant is one of the unequivocal bastions of innovative dining on the island.
Read GAYOT's Café Marquesa review
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Key West Hotels
Westin Key West Resort & Marina
The Marquesa Hotel
Sunset Key Guest Cottages at Hilton Key West Resort
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Visit The Florida Keys & Key West official website