The Florida Keys stretch 160 miles south of Miami and are often described as “Florida`s jewels” because of the sparkling effect created by the closeness of the sea on both sides. Key West is actually closer to Cuba than any major US city. Attitudes are laid-back – almost Caribbean-like – and popular activities include snorkelling, diving, fishing and boating. You can also swim with dolphins, enjoy a sunset sail or venture into the Everglades National Park for a walk on the wild side.

There are around 800 islands in the Keys, 42 of which are linked by bridges. Different parts of the Keys will suit different people. For families, the Upper and Lower Keys are the place with an abundance of water sports and activities. For couples or groups, head further south to Key West. Accommodation here is excellent with a choice of hotels and resorts, the cuisine here is also amazing with the islands restaurants and eateries offering both local and international dishes to suit all tastes.

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