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Our Village of Islands is situated between the saltwater wilderness of Everglades National Park in one direction and North America's only coral barrier reef and the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits in the other.
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Islamorada is comprised of six islands including Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key and the offshore islands of Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key.
This might be the only place on Earth where it is possible to catch a sailfish in the morning, and then venture into the backcountry in pursuit of bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and redfish in just inches of water.
With a fleet of highly-skilled recreational fishing captains, Islamorada's reputation as The Sport Fishing Capital of the World is well earned. Yet there is a secret that is just starting to get out. Not everyone comes here to fish.
Divers and snorkelers are fascinated by The History of Diving Museum that opened in 2006 to rave reviews. Music lovers enjoy warm, tropical evenings on the lawn of the TIB Amphitheater at Founder's Park. Theater lovers routinely take in first-class productions at the Coral Shores Performing Arts Center.
Robbie's Marina sells buckets of bait for feeding swarms of tarpon that linger around the docks. The Theater of the Sea Marine Mammal Park offers opportunities to swim with dolphin and other creatures in controlled settings.
At Long Key State Park, visitors kick back or meander along lush, tropical nature trails.
At Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, they view an old quarry dug by the late Henry Flagler's railroad workers.
Indian Key Historic State Park and Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park offer visitors a glimpse into Florida's unique island history dating back to the early 1800's.
A trip to Islamorada would not be complete without sampling some of the local island cuisine headlined by succulent fresh seafood served everywhere from island tiki bars and dockside fish houses to gourmet beachfront cafes and secluded island bistros.
Shoppers will enjoy our many area boutiques and galleries filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, apparel and art.
The Village of Islamorada has long been a popular honeymoon destination, but the area's excellent lodging and hospitality also attract countless couples looking for the perfect, laid-back tropical wedding location.
Islamorada is a short drive down the island chain from Miami and mainland Florida.
The ‘Village of Islands’ boast the largest Florida Keys fishing fleet and one would guess that being dubbed the "Sport Fishing Capital of the World" makes that possible.
Islamorada means "purple isles" and from a look around at the resorts and shops you can indeed see what they are talking about. The area has a focus on fishing but there are plenty of other things to do and see on your next Islamorada vacation.
Bonefishing and sailfishing are two of popular types of Islamorada fishing. There are many fishing tournaments held each year with these species as the target. These are catch-and-release tournaments, but there are plenty of other fish to be caught on the reefs and wrecks that are suitable for fresh dinner. Islamorada restaurants serve the freshest seafood and some will even cook your catch for a nominal fee.
Things to do in Islamorada
In addition to Islamorada fishing, there are plenty of other activities including water sports, kayaking, jet skis, parasailing, boating and sunset cruises. There are some great waterfront restaurants that are worth a visit if you want to see some of the local color of Islamorada.
Relax in Islamorada in the Florida Keys
If rest and relaxation is what you are looking for, Islamorada is the place. The entire Florida Keys will take you back to a place where you can relax and soak up the sun. The Village of Islands is home to fabulous Islamorada hotels, resorts and other places to stay where you can lounge on the beach or by the pool all day long and not have to worry about a thing.
We invite you to use the resources found here at FloridaKeys.com to plan your next Islamorada, Florida Keys vacation.