The string of tiny islands that make up the Florida Keys have seen something of a luxury makeover in the last few years: think plush, boutique hotels and beachfront houses, upscale eateries and thrilling watersports.
With warm year-round temperatures, regular flights, great service and plenty of diversity, the Keys also offer a very good alternative to the Caribbean - particularly for couples and families who want more than a tropical beach flop.
With beautiful fresh water lagoons and one of the third longest coral reefs in the world, divers and snorkellers will be in their element; swimming with turtles and dolphins is a wonderful reality; and for sports-fishing fanatics, the Keys play home to some of the best in the world. Head over to our blog for an expert guide on what to see and do in the Keys.
Where to stay? There are gorgeous boutique hideaways that nestle on pristine beaches, and plenty of culture to be had as you visit Hemmingway’s clapper-board home; wander amongst street-artists, and see the remnants of Flagler’s 1910 railway bridges that run alongside today’s Overwater Highway.
To make the most of a luxury trip to the Florida Keys, we highly recommend hiring a car and combining stays at several hotels: check out our active Florida Keys Holiday, our Miami and Florida Keys Luxury Road Trip or look below at our selected itinerary ideas: