Islamorada HotelsIslamorada is made up of several small islands along the Florida Keys, all connected by the vast keystone bridges of the Overseas Highway. Each island has its own personality, but the thing they all have in common is natural beauty, with clear blue seas and sandy beaches, lush green vegetation, and exotic flowers brightening the landscape. Things to seeTheater of the Sea on Islamorada is a great way of learning about the marine life in the Key area. There’s a schedule of shows where trainers will teach you all about the creatures in their care, and a boat ride available for those who want to get up close to the friendly dolphins. If you want to spend more time out at sea, Bud n' Mary's Dive Center has dozens of charter boats leaving from their marina, with scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing trips available. Anne's Beach is also a great place to spot the local marine life, with crystal clear, shallow waters that allow you to wade far from the sandy shores, and plenty of shady spots under the trees if the Florida sun gets too much to handle. Founders Park offers sailboat, pedal boat, and kayak rentals, with sailing lessons for those who want to learn the basics and build up their confidence on the water. Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park used to be a quarry when the Overseas Railroad was being built, and now you can see the exposed fossilized coral throughout the keystone rocks. Hotels in
IslamoradaYou’re never far from a beach in this area, so most Islamorada hotels are on the coast, with rooms offering sea views. Hotels often have outdoor pools, barbecue grills, picnic areas, and outdoor bars, with complimentary guest parking on-site. Islamorada has many 3 to 4 star hotels, where you’ll find comfortable guest accommodations that include extras such as air-conditioning, coffee makers, hair dryers, complimentary WiFi, and cable television. There are also some independent, 2 star hotels which offer banquet facilities, and rooms with ceiling fans and balconies. Where to stayDowntown Islamorada is full of art galleries, shops, and restaurants, most of which are centered around the Overseas Highway, which is the easiest way to get between islands. Lower Matecumbe Key is where you’ll find Anne’s Beach and other rugged coastline, and the area has a rich Native American history that draws many tourists to the area. Windley Key is one of the busier islands, with several attractions and popular resorts. It also has interesting geological features, and lush greenery covering much of the island. How to get to IslamoradaMiami International Airport has flights arriving from around the world. The terminals have plenty of car hire desks and taxis available, with the transfer to Islamorada taking less than 90 minutes. Those taking private jets or small aircraft can arrive at Florida Keys Marathon Airport, which has a transfer time of just 45 minutes. There’s also a Greyhound service that runs from Miami, with stops along the Florida Keys, including one in Islamorada. Miami is also on the Amtrak Silver Star and Silver Meteor lines, meaning you can travel from as far as New York City by train, and then change to a shuttle service.