Upper Florida Keys holidays are a hive of activity, where blazing sunshine, refreshing tropical breezes and the gleaming colours of white sand, lush vegetation and azure skies for the backdrop of every photograph. The Upper Florida Keys are known worldwide for their deep sea fishing and scuba diving credentials, but there is far more to discover from an Upper Florida Keys villa for rent, from the amazing wildlife to the lively bars and restaurants. Whatever you end up doing on your Florida Keys holiday, you cannot fail to completely unwind, relax and return home with a new zest for life.
The snorkelling and scuba diving from an Upper Florida Keys villa for rent are absolutely sensational. There are a good number of underwater national parks, including the Pennekamo State Park, which protects the only living barrier reef in the USA, with divers flocking from around the world to discover its watery treasures. The Key Largo Undersea Park is also a wonderful place to snorkel and dive, and the USS Spiegel Grove Shipwreck is one of the finest wreck dives you can do.
The Upper Florida Keys deep sea fishing is hugely popular with both visitors and locals alike. The warm waters which surround the Keys are perfect for many species of game fish, and vast tarpon, marlin and tuna are often returned to shore with the glee of the fisherman clear for all to see!
On land, there are plenty of places to relax. The stunning white sand beaches would be the main attraction of most resorts around the world, such are the attractions of the Upper Florida Keys, they only get a brief mention in most guides! However, you can spend many days stretched out on the powder soft white sands of the Florida Keys, just letting the world drift by in glorious silence. There are also a great range of lively bars and atmospheric restaurants in which to get some refreshment, Florida style.
The village of Islamorada still maintains its wonderfully laid back atmosphere, providing a perfect escape from the break-neck pace of life you leave behind. You cannot help but to relax from a Florida Keys villa for rent in Islamorada, and if you are hoping to go deep sea fishing in the Florida Keys or simply sail in the warm waters of the Gulf, you cannot beat a villa for rent in Islamorada. Huge sailfish, marlin and tuna are regularly caught off the shores here, and chartered fishing trips are readily available for visitors,
Key Largo is the northernmost of the Florida Keys islands. The interior of the island is a remarkable mix of tropical hardwood forests, sleepy creeks and stunning corals. Key Largo is one of the finest scuba diving destinations in America, sandwiched between the Everglades National Park to the west and America’s only living coral reef to the east. Diving the wreck of the Spiegel Grove is an absolutely unforgettable experience, but if you wish to stay above the surface of the seas, there are some sensational places to kayak, and the Florida Keys deep sea fishing from here is remarkably good.
The climate of the Florida Keys is quite exceptional. Average monthly temperatures remain between 22°C and 32°C throughout the year, with January, whilst being the coldest month, still offering a stunning climate from which to escape the British winter.
The closest international airport receiving direct flights from the UK is Miami International (MIA).Virgin Atlantic and British Airways both provide a range of flights to Miami, and from there you can either drive or get a short hop flight to Key West (NQX).