Tavernier is a quiet community just south of Key Largo, at milemarker 93 on the chain of islands known as the Keys. The laid-back lifestyle and many waterbased activities make this a wonderful place to chill out.
Tavernier holiday homes make the perfect base for enjoying the warm waters and idyllic charm of the Florida Keys. For boaters, the Tavernier Creek gives access onto both the Atlantic Ocean and the calmer waters of the Florida Bay. There are many opportunities nearby for snorkelling, kayaking or going on a scuba diving trip. Sport fishing for marlin and sharks is very popular from the Keys. The nearby Harry Harris Park on Tavernier Key offers fishing, swimming, launching boats and kayaks and sunbathing on the sandy beach. There is a children’s play area, sports courts, softball pitch and BBQ grills. Visitors can browse the colourful shops and galleries for local arts and crafts or sample locally caught seafood in nearby restaurants.
Tavernier is home to the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre, a popular place to visit within strolling distance of Tavernier holiday homes. Take a self-guided tour and meet the spoonbills, pelicans, ospreys and other seabirds which are nurtured back to health at the facility. A trip to Key West is a popular day out to enjoy the shops, visit Mallory Square or tour the Truman Little White House, Hemingway’s Home and the Audubon House. Miami is also within easy reach for designer shopping and South Beach attractions. A trip on an airboat across the Everglades is a must-do from your Tavernier holiday home.
Tavernier holiday rentals in the Florida Keys enjoy warm sunny weather all year round. The subtropical Keys have hot sticky summers with the chance of a tropical storm and temperatures averaging 31°C (88°F). In winter, temperatures drop to a pleasant 23°C (73°F) during the day with balmy evenings around 16°C (61°F). Tavernier has occasional showers in winter and heavier rain between April and October. This usually falls as short but heavy afternoon showers which quickly pass.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Tavernier on the Florida Keys is Miami International (MIA) airport which has regular flights from all over the world. It is 69 miles from Tavernier, and the only way to get there is by hiring a car at the airport and driving along the US1 Overseas Highway to Tavernier. Fort Lauderdale (FLL) also has many international flights and is a little further away from the Keys. The city of Key West has a small airport handling domestic flights and it is 89 miles away.