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THE FLORIDA KEYS TRAVEL GUIDE


The Best Florida Keys Restaurants, Hotels, Spas and More

Located in the southeast United States and arcing from a point about fifteen 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. Presented for your pleasure, from north to south…

KEY LARGO: The Northernmost Key, Where Diving is Thriving

DINING
Key Largo Restaurants
Alabama Jack's
Gardner's Market
Snappers

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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.
A diver at Jules' Undersea Lodge


TAVERNIER: At the Tip of Key Largo

DINING OUT
Hungry Tarpon
This campy fish shack offers the friendliest experience in the Keys.



PLANTATION KEY: In the Upper Key Echelon

The Original Pancake House
DINING OUT
The Original Pancake House

It's no surprise that pancakes are king here. Also killer: the breakfast potatoes and eggs prepared any style.
Padrino's
Cuban specialties like ropa vieja with staple black beans and rice share the menu with a superb version of Spain's paella.


ISLAMORADA: The Sportfishing Capital

DINING
Islamorada Restaurants
Atlantic's Edge
Islamorada Restaurant & Bakery
Lor-e-lei
Marker 88 Restaurant

Morada Bay
Pierre's

Islamorada Restaurants

Islamorada Hotels



LONG KEY: A Petite Paradise

SLEEPING IN
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.
Lime Tree Bay Resort


BIG PINE KEY: A Laid-Back Island in the Lower Keys

A room at Barnacle Bed & Breakfast



KEY WEST: The Southernmost City in the Continental U.S.


DINING
Key West Restaurants
Café Marquesa
This long-running restaurant is one of the unequivocal bastions of innovative dining on the island.
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Best Barbecue in Key West: Meteor Smokehouse
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Sunset Key Guest Cottages at Hilton Key West Resort


Guides for other parts of the world

(Updated: 09/18/13 CT)


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