Located off the tip of
Florida, the Keys are a 110 mile long archipelago filled with 800 islands, warm
water, and a languid tropical air. Darting between the Atlantic and the Gulf waters,
US Hwy. #1 skips over the photogenic seas and links the Upper, Middle and Lower
19th century Old Town section of Key West housed Hemingway and Tennessee Williams
and is still home to writers, artists and Conchs (locals) who come for the fishing,
diving and drinking. Key West is Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. Located at the southern
tip of the Keys.
600 Fleming St.
Lower Keys, Florida
T: +1 305 292-1919. 27 rooms in 4 houses, US$ 245-
A gracious historic
district hotel dating back to 1884 possessing high ceilings, ceiling fans and
marble baths. This romantic hotel has an inventive contemporary restaurant with
grilled fish specialties.
Key West, Lower Keys,
T: +1 800 888 9648. 18 rooms, b&b only.US$ 240-
One acre flower-filled compound located one block off busy Duval street.
526 Angela St.
Key West, Lower Keys, Florida
T: +1 305-294-2661. $295-
including an 1870's era mansion, set in an acre of tropical gardens and pool, one block off Duval street.
Little Palm Island
28500 Overseas Highway
Little Torch Key, Lower
T: +1 305 872 2524. 30 duplexes. US$ 895-
Five acre private island with thatched roofed suites and British colonial
The Moorings Village
123 Beach Road
Islamorada, Upper Keys, Florida
T: +1 305 664-4708. 18 cottages. US$ 150-
Most of the cottages have tin roofs, plantation style porches, Bahaman shutters
and cypress interiors. Once part of a coconut plantation, these fully equipped
1930's cottages draw the fashion crowd looking for a retro backdrop. The white
sand beach is ideal for windsurfing, fishing and sea kayaking. Located midway
between Miami and Key West.
swimming and beachcombing.
Cape San Blas, Gulf County
Explore the beaches, nature, and
historic towns found in this simpler, 'olden days' quiet side of the panhandle.
The Cape is located on the Florida Panhandle's "forgotten coast", a
sliver of land jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico between Panama City and
Turtle Beach Inn
140 Painted Pony Road
St. Joe, FL 32456
T: +1 850 229-9366. 4 rooms + 2 cottages. US$ 140-
Rambling wooden oceanfront beach house with idiosyncratic touches.
Escape the urbanized grid of Central Florida's largest inland city, Orlando, and venture an hour & a half north to find Florida like it used to be: boiled-peanut stands, artesian springs and horses grazing in fields. The rolling green hills reminds you of Kentucky's bluegrass country and indeed, six Kentucky Derby thoroughbreds were raised or trained in Marion County.
402 N.E. Cholokka Blvd.
T: +1 800 437-5664. 14 room b&b.. US$ 119-
Stately romantic hotel located in antique shop filled town of Micanopy, ten miles from Gainesville, Florida.