Q: Hi, I wanted to get your tips on where to stay in the Florida Keys — any place you have been and like? We’re not really resort people, and all the Key West B&Bs we’ve looked at seem designed for two people, not families. Thanks! ~ A.B.
A: Hi A.B.! The Florida Keys are a great destination for a family getaway. But you don’t need to go all the way to Key West if you’re looking for a smaller property where you can explore the tropical-feeling, palm tree-filled Keys.
One of my favorite getaways is half-way down the chain of islands between Marathon and Key West, The Moorings, in Islamorada. It’s a gorgeous spot with pastel-hued cottages that range from 1- to 3-bedrooms, so it’s easy to stay with a family.
And there’s a sandy beach, which is a rarity in the Keys, that will make you feel like you’re on an island in the middle of the Caribbean. The mid-Keys location is great for fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking — although you will need a car to get around. It’s about 1.5 hrs from Key West, so you could make that fun day’s outing while you’re there as well.
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Photo Credit: The Moorings Village & Spa