Family Time in the Keys…
The holidays are coming up and that means family time here in the Florida Keys. Enjoy your family experiences and take home the spirit of the holidays from the Keys!
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
The Florida Keys Overseas Highway, from north of Key Largo to Key West, is an All-American Road, the highest recognition possible under the National Scenic Byways program established by the U.S. Congress in 1991. Only 30 other roadways in the nation have earned the prestigious title.
The Overseas Highway has been named one of America’s most scenic drives and among the top 10 greatest drives in the United States by several prestigious publications, including Reader’s Digest and more.
On the next family trip to these drive-to islands, play a game to see who can count each of the 42 bridges over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico!
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon\
Paddle surfing originated with the ancient Hawaiians who would paddle their outrigger canoes through the surf while standing up. During the 1960s, “beach boys” would perch on top of big boards to snap photos for tourists. The sport has exploded in popularity and is attracting enthusiasts and newbies alike to the Florida Keys to try it. Standing on the board, typically 12 to 14 feet in length, not only allows for a better view of the surroundings, but also enables practitioners to paddle longer and more easily while standing, versus sitting as in a kayak. Standup paddling appeals to many different people because it is a relatively simple, straightforward yet diverse activity. Enjoy touring through the mangrove trees, along the beaches or in the backcountry flats in a noninvasive way.
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
Maybe “American Idol” winners aren’t abandoning their guitars to play conch shell concerts, but fans of the fluted, pink-lined shell pucker up every March for the annual test of “conch musicianship” in Key West. The Conch Shell Blowing Contest, nicknamed the Conch Honk, is a lighthearted competition that salutes Key West’s seafaring heritage and is presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation.
Several dozen kids and adults compete each year in the “conch honk,” showcasing their pucker power and honoring an important Keys tradition.
This is what you need to know to take advantage of all of your shopping experiences in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us …
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