The “Village of Islands” awaits you
Sunny, friendly Islamorada is a smart choice for those who want a quiet escape
away from the hustle and bustle of the major Florida hot spots. Located between Mile Marker 91 and Mile Marker 74, Islamorada is situated halfway between Miami and Key West along Florida’s scenic Route 1. Islamorada itself is spread out over six islands, each surrounded by tranquil ocean and soft sands.
Next time you’re looking for fun & sun in Islamorada, skip the traditional beachside hotel and opt for a vacation rental instead from FloridaRentals.com. When staying in a beach condo instead of hotel, you’ll have much more space and privacy, plus cost savings when booking a property for a large group. Some of our rentals even come with special amenities like a backyard pool, washer/dryer units, and bicycles. Whether you’re looking for a super-sized modern villa with an indoor pool, or a cozy beachfront bungalow, you can find it on our site.
Islamorada, Florida travel advice
This destination is a tropical paradise for those looking to get away from it all. In fact, celebrities have made the secluded Islamorada a second home for decades, including the island’s most famed resident, baseball player Ted Williams. Be careful, or you might just fall in love with the area, too.
With a tropical climate and daytime temperatures that rarely dip below the 70s (F), Islamorada is a fantastic vacation spot any time of the year. During the summer, temperatures typically hover in the upper 80s. The ocean breeze cools temps down in the afternoon, and the conditions are just perfect for fishing (more on this below).
Getting here from Miami International Airport or Key West Airport is easy with a rental car, and the views on Route 1 and connecting bridges are incredible. Worth the drive! Once you’ve arrived, island hopping via boat is a fun way to see the entire area.
Named by early Spanish explorers, Islamorada literally translates to “purple isles” – a nod to the colors one might see during one of Islamorada’s legendary sunsets.
Top activities and attractions in Islamorada
The sport fishing capital of the world, Islamorada offers activities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. The surrounding ocean and shallow bays teem with a variety of fish, including sailfish, bonefish, swordfish, marlin and tarpon. Hop aboard a deep sea fishing charter to try your hand at grabbing one of these fish and cooking your own catch for dinner. If you’d rather stay on land, explore try fly fishing in the backcountry.
Fishing not your thing? That’s fine, there’s plenty of other activities in the area. Grab a towel and head to Anne’s Beach for a full day of sand castles and snorkeling. It’s also private and quiet, so you will feel a long way away from the crowds on South Beach. If you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at kite surfing since the shallow waters here provide an ideal environment.
Bring your family to the Theater of the Sea and take a live snorkeling tour or swim with dolphins. If you prefer nature surroundings, Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park has nature trails for hiking. Don’t miss the underwater shipwreck site at San Pedro Preserve where scuba divers love the scenery and adventure.
Music lovers enjoy warm, tropical evenings and daylong music festivals on the lawn of the outdoor, waterfront ICE Amphitheater
located inside Islamorada Founders Park
, a 40-acre expanse that features an Olympic-sized pool, shallow water beach, water sports rentals, ball fields, fishing jetty, exercise opportunities, skatepark and a dog park.
Dining in Islamorada
Known for delicious seafood, Islamorada’s restaurants serve up the day’s freshest catch. Starting at breakfast, stop in to the Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar
where guests can start their day off with an omelette or pancakes. For lunch, grab a wrap at Chef Michael’s where they feature daily seafood dishes that “wow” eaters. Want to eat with a view? Grab an outside table at Morada Bay and watch the palm trees sway as you grub. Lastly, the Green Turtle Inn has more seafood dishes and soups that come with rave reviews.
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