Our Beautiful Island

The beautiful islands of the Lower Keys in the tropical Florida Keys are a popular destination for beach lovers, couples seeking romance and outdoor enthusiasts. This secluded vacation destination is comprised of many picturesque islands, well known for their family friendly resorts, campgrounds, permanent residences and beautiful Keys real estate rentals. Choose a rustic campground, upscale resort or hotel, condos and villas or cozy vacation rental during your island stay. Enjoy easy access with a car rental and become enchanted with natural lagoons, mangrove forests and lush palm trees that dot the Lower Keys.

Things To Do

While on holiday, must see and do area activities include scuba diving, flats or deep sea fishing charters, snorkeling, swimming, shopping and, above all, relaxing. Visit a soft, sandy beach and wade in the warm, translucent ocean waters. Charter a luxury motor boat to explore the surrounding area by water or enjoy a romantic sail boat excursion in the evening while in the Keys.

Places To Go

The Lower Keys is made up of diverse and equally beautiful islands, including Summerland Key, Big Pine Key, Sugarloaf Key and Big Coppitt Key. Plan a snorkeling or diving excursion at the Looe Key and discover protected coral reef systems, shipwrecks and colorful tropical fish. Photograph the legendary Seven Mile Bridge, picnic at Veterans Memorial State Park, observe wildlife at the National Key Deer Refuge and swim, hike and bike at Bahia Honda State Park. For a taste of the lively island energy, spend a day shopping and dining in Big Pine Key.

Getting Around The Island

While a car rental is the simplest way to navigate the Lower Keys, other means of transportation are available to visitors. Rent a bicycle, moped or motorcycle. Utilize the public bus and shuttle system. Cruise the islands by sea on a motor boat or sail boat and dock at one of the area marinas. Additionally, several taxi companies provide safe, easy and inexpensive transit on the whim.

Getting To and From The Island

Get to the Lower Keys by air, water or land. Fly into either Miami or Key West International Airports and arrive in your Lower Keys destination in just a short period of time. Drive on U.S. 1 (also known as the Overseas Highway) from the Florida mainland and arrive in the Lower Keys in just about two-and-a-half hours. Should you prefer to sightsee by water, take the ferry from one of the nearby southern Florida ports or cruise in on your private boat.

Conclusion

The Lower Keys are an ideal tropical destination for families seeking to reconnect, couples hoping for a romantic escape and leisure travelers who want the ultimate in beach vacation tranquility.

Fast Facts

  1. The U.S. Dollar is the local currency in the Lower Keys.
  2. The average annual temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. United States citizens and residents do not need a passport or visa to travel in the Keys.
  4. The capital of Florida, Tallahassee, is located at 30°27'N latitude and 84°17'W longitude.
  5. The peak travel season is January through June.
  6. The Lower Keys are a pet-friendly island destination.
  7. Area airports do not have a departure tax.
  8. Area airports do not have a departure tax.
  9. Popular Lower Keys events include: Underwater Music Festival, Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament, Reggae Festival, Big Pine Art Festival.