Quaint island living, plenty of fun in the sun activities, and access to world-class sport fishing are ready to greet you when you stay at one of our Islamorada vacation rentals. Islamorada is a popular destination for those seeking year-round warm weather, beautiful white sand beaches, and a laid-back island vibe.
Things to Do in Islamorada
Located between the Florida Key islands of Key Largo to the east and Marathon Key to the west, Islamorada offers a wide range of activities from snorkeling to paragliding to landing trophy tarpon and marlin in the area’s warm coastal waters, making it well-suited for adventurers and families.
Kids will love interacting with the area’s abundant sea life at the Theater of the Sea marine mammal park, where they can toss mackerel to hungry sea lions, swim with dolphins, and get up close to endangered sea turtles. They might also enjoy learning about the island’s mangrove swamps and exotic coastal habitat aboard a Family Fun Boat Tour, where they’ll surely have close encounters with egrets, herons, gulls, and other avian residents of the island!
For more adult tastes, Islamorada offers a plethora of lively options, ranging from great dining at any of the area’s fresh-from-the-boat seafood restaurants to live reggae, bluegrass, and other music festivals throughout the year at ICE Amphitheater at Founder’s Park on Plantation Key. Whatever your vacation plans may entail, a stay in one of our Florida Keys vacation rentals in Islamorada provides an excellent home base!
Outdoor Adventures in Islamorada
For those who like to get out and explore nature, Islamorada offers unmatched access to a wide range of activities on both land and water. Take a self-guided walk through lush nature trails on 965 acres of pristine old growth mangrove, mahogany, and poisonwood marshland at Long Key State Park, or unearth buried treasure and artifacts from a Spanish ship that sunk in 1733 at Indian Key Historic State Park. If you prefer to stay dry, rent kayaks or a boat to tour the ancient coral reef and the tropical forest that thrives above at the Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park on tiny Lignumvitae Key.
Day Trips from Islamorada, FL
On the north end of the key islands, Islamorada offers quick access to the mainland, which is only 40 miles to the north. Drive north another 40 miles to arrive in Miami, a city known for its thriving nightlife, great shopping, and Latin-focused dining. Thousands of acres of swampland that are home to alligators, cranes, snakes, and many other native species await only 53 miles away at Everglades National Park. Marathon, Big Pine, Sugarloaf, and Key West islands lie just south, and are within 80 miles of Islamorada.
For a fantastic home base in the Florida Keys, a stay in any of our Islamorada vacation rentals is one you won’t soon forget!
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