Posted on August 11, 2022
Stretching over 180 miles surrounded by shimmering blue waters, the Florida Keys are a must-see destination. The Florida Keys are a stretch of about 1,700 islands connected by U.S. Highway 1 extending from the Florida mainland south of Miami through to Key West - filled with beautiful flora and fauna, beaches, beautiful resorts and water sports adventures.
This pops the question: Which Island is best for a Florida Keys timeshare? You can decide that for yourself but first, let’s get into what there is to do in the Florida Keys.
Islamorada is at about mile marker 74 from mainland Florida, closer to the northern part of the Keys along arguably one of the most scenic highways in the United States. This key is known as the sport fishing capital of the world but if fishing isn’t quite your thing, don’t worry, there is still plenty to do here.
The Theater of the Sea is a wonderful family-friendly exhibit that includes swimming with dolphins, interacting with sea turtles, bottomless boat rides, and more. If you are into the fishing scene, take a trip to Robbie’s Marina to feed the tarpon. You can sit back at the restaurant nearby and watch the feeding if you don’t want to get your hands dirty.
Take a trip to Indian Key and discover a ghost town of what once was. This isolated key is only accessible by boat but once you get there, you can experience the serene blue waters like no other. On Indian Key you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and kayak all day long.
Marathon is a 10-mile-long at about mile marker 47 of the Florida Keys or about half way between Key Largo and Key West. With waterfront restaurants that serve fresh seafood, jet ski tours, soft-sand beaches, and a unique history, there is something for everyone in the city of Marathon.
Take on fishing with charter services and afterwards, you can take your fish to Angler and Ale for hook and cook options. If fish are friends, not food for you, visit the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters to get up close and personal with sharks and stingrays. The Turtle Hospital also has awesome educational tours and you can even feed the sea turtles.
Experience all the species of coral and wildlife at the Sombrero Reef with a diving or snorkeling session for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Furthermore, explore the history of the Florida Keys at the Old Seven Mile Bridge or the EAA Air Museum.
Key West is the place we all think of when it comes to the Florida Keys and it is the southernmost city in the continental United States. At mile marker 0, Key West has several museums along with aquariums with touch tanks and interactive experiences for kids and adults alike. You’ll always be learning when you visit Key West.
Take a stroll down the main strip in Key West, Duval Street and go shopping in cute boutiques, enjoy everything key lime, visit the Ernest Hemingway Home, the Truman Little White House, or explore the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Duval Street starts at Mallory Square (remember those sunsets!) and goes all the way down to the Southernmost Point marker, which is also a must-see.
Take a day trip to the historical Dry Tortugas National Park. This park is around 70 miles off the coast of Key West and is only accessible by seaplane or boat which makes for a great day trip.
Spend the day snorkeling in the cerulean blue waters of the gulf or relaxing on the soft beaches. Looking for more history of Key West? You can visit the Oldest House Museum which showcases, you guessed it, the oldest house in South Florida. There are even original paintings and furnishings still in the house.
As you can see, there are plenty of things to do in the Florida Keys whether it’s water adventures or just a stroll down Duval Street. However, you still have to find somewhere to accommodate your stay. Listed below are some of the best Florida Keys timeshares to meet all your needs for your trip.