Key Largo & Islamorada

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The northernmost of the Florida Keys, these two regions are located on the edge of the abundant sea life in the Atlantic and the diverse opportunities for exploration – or relaxation – on land. Key Largo is the self-proclaimed Dive Capital of the World, home to the first undersea park in the United States, in addition to being part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and a short drive from the famous Everglades National Park. Hike through mangrove hammocks and historic sites on Islamorada or hop on a boat for some of the best sportfishing in the world.

Key Largo & Islamorada Hotels

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Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, a Curio Collection by Hiltonimage
La Siesta Resort & Marinaimage

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Did you know Islamorada is actually a group of six islands with 24 miles of canals? The History of Diving Museum is located here, you can hand feed Tarpon at Robbie's Marina or catch a show at the Theater of the Sea Marine Mammal Park. Key Largo is the northernmost of the Keys and has easy access to Everglades National Park. This proximity to the Everglades lends itself to kayakers and eco-tourists. The island is also close to the only coral barrier reef in the U.S. and is a self-proclaimed "Diving Capital of the World."

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Before You Go

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Required Documents: Passports are required for international travel. You will not be permitted to depart without necessary documentation. There may be additional requirements for international travel, such as vaccinations or visas, and some countries require that passports be valid for six months or longer beyond your stay in the country. Passport and entry requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. For the most current information on passport and entry requirements, please visit the Government of Canada official Web site at Special travel documents are required for children traveling with or without their parents. If you are traveling with children, please check with the airline or cruise line prior to departure. If you are not a Canadian citizen, you must contact the consulate of the country you are visiting.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming.

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Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or for advice and advisories.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation, you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.
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Average Celsius Temperature:
  • May through September: 31° to 33°
  • October through April: 22° to 29°

Tropical Storm Season from June to November

Water Safety: Tap water is safe to drink.

Tipping: A 15% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.

Local Currency: U.S. Dollar

Time Zone: Eastern

Telephone Information: Direct dialing for local and international telephone calls is available from most hotels and from most public phones.

Local Language: English

Transportation: Rental cars, taxis and buses are available. To determine time schedules, please inquire at your hotel.

Do Not Forget: Visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, insect repellent, personal prescriptions, a camera, film/memory card, an extra camera battery, comfortable walking shoes, and travel documents.

Top Experiences

  • History of Diving Museum : Diving is a big part of the Florida Keys, learn more about its history at this museum located on Islamorada.

  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary : Come check out the only barrier coral reef in North America, spanning over 2,900 nautical miles.

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