Our Beautiful Island

The beautiful islands of Islamorada are located just south of Key Largo, the gateway city to the Florida Keys. Nestled in a centralized location, Islamorada is a quaint, tranquil location famous for fishing, cool tropical breezes, clear waters, romantic vacations, destination weddings and honeymoons. There are four islands that comprise this part of the Keys – including Plantation Key and Lower Matecumbe Key – each with a unique history and atmosphere. Choose from one of the many lodging options in the area for your next tropical holiday, such as a luxury resort or hotel, charming condo or vacation house, or tour prime real estate and find your own holiday home. Schedule a car rental and, in less than an hour from Islamorada, visit Everglades National Park, rare coral reef systems and the breathtaking Florida Straits. Imagine a picturesque beach scene with a colorful sunset backdrop, and you will discover your imagination can come true with a stay in Islamorada.

Things To Do

Islamorada is mostly recognized as a fishing destination. Known to many as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World , this area offers plentiful opportunities for an exciting catch. Venture out into the area waters and try your hand at catching sailfish, tarpon, bonefish, redfish and snook. Charter a guided motor boat or sail boat to have a skilled captain navigate the currents while you master your angling technique. Other popular island activities include diving and snorkeling, swimming, parasailing, windsurfing, kite flying, kayaking and canoeing. Land-lovers will be pleasantly surprised to discover the fine shopping, delectable dining and entertaining theatre that is also available in Islamorada.

Places To Go

Spend an afternoon at nearby Theater of the Sea to have an up-close encounter with a bottlenose dolphin, or head to Long Key State Park for a rejuvenating hike in the outdoors. Discover the rich history of the islands with a visit to Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, Indian State Park and Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park.

Getting Around The Island

While the automobile is the simplest way to get around Islamorada, options are available to island visitors without a car. Consider renting a tandem bike to get to town, or cruise through the islands on a scooter to enjoy tropical breezes. Other travel options include taxi, shuttle, bus and boat.

Getting To and From The Island

Arrive at Islamorada from afar in several ways. Fly into airports at Key West, Marathon or Miami – shuttles and car rentals will make travel to Islamorada stress-free. Additionally, visitors coming from the Florida mainland can drive down U.S. 1 or hop on a ferry.

Conclusion

The natural splendor of Islamorada makes it one of the finest places in the Keys to travel. Anglers, families and couples alike will find a unique tranquility, thrill and beauty in this region of America’s Caribbean.

Fast Facts

  1. The U.S. Dollar is the local currency in Islamorada.
  2. The average annual temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. United States citizens and residents do not need a passport or visa.
  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. Islamorada is a pet-friendly island destination.
  7. Vehicles drive on the right side of the road in the Keys.
  8. Area airports do not have a departure tax.
  9. Islamorada area events include: Islamorada Swordfish Tournament, Island Fest, Bay Jam Music Festival.