Middle Florida Keys Suggestions For Your Bucket List

The Middle Florida Keys are an often overlooked destination. Lying between the Upper Florida Keys where you will find the Diving & Fishing Capitals of Key Largo and Islamorada and the Lower Florida Keys with Big Pine Key’s Key Deer and world famous Key West, the Middle Florida Keys is sometimes referred to as the Heart … Read more

Underwater Resort – Would You Sleep With The Fishes

Underwater tourism may be the next big thing in luxury travel. Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, an idea conceptualized by extreme travel advocate and managing director of Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel Tony Webb, has just received a U.S. patent for its innovative design.  A single pod has its own entrance via surface-to-ocean elevator. (Courtesy Tony Webb, Planet … Read more

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Completes Restoration

Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Lower Florida Keys, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – has announced the multimillion-dollar revitalization of the iconic 5.5-acre resort and island (www.littlepalmisland.com). “The different elements of this multimillion-dollar renovation all help to layer different levels of culture … Read more

Partial Solution to Unbuildable Lots: 1 Hotel Room for 3 Lots

Unbuildable Lots Resort developers could get approval for 300 new Florida Keys rooms in exchange for protecting (unbuildable lots)  sensitive lands, a state agency proposes. Staff with Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently outlined a proposed new rule as part of the agency’s Monroe County oversight under the state Area of Critical State Concern law. … Read more

Best Weekend Trips to the Florida Keys From Miami Right Now

  By Julia Ford-Carther Just a short drive from Miami, trips to the Florida Keys—stretching from Key Largo to Key West—offer a different way to experience paradise. Surfboards and Adirondack chairs beckon outside The Beach Café at Morada Bay. While Miamians live where everyone else vacations, residents like to sneak away occasionally for a change … Read more

New and Improved Resorts Highlight Travel to Florida Keys

Accommodation options in the Florida Keys Resorts, like the island chain itself, are rich in atmosphere and appeal. Now through 2016, eight new properties – comprising just over 1,000 rooms – are planning to open from Key Largo to Key West. Additionally, a number of meticulously renovated lodgings are welcoming visitors. Each one joins existing … Read more

Redevelopment of Crystal Bay Resort in Marathon Begins

Heavy machinery cleaned up debris at the former Crystal Bay Resort in Marathon over the weekend, clearing part of the property as developer Marvin Rappaport hopes to start construction in January. Rappaport said there are 30 cottages on the property near mile marker 50 bayside of U.S. 1, which he plans to demolish and rebuild. … Read more

The Days Inn in Islamorada Under Contract – $15M

  Robert Cvetkovski, who also owns Smugglers Cove in Islamorada, told TRD that he hopes to close on the purchase within three months. He then plans to spend $5 million to renovate the rooms and upgrade the property, including bringing in a new restaurant concept. The 48-room Days Inn, at 82749 Overseas Highway, is spread … Read more

September in the Florida Keys Exciting Events-Special Offers

KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas salutes four Florida Keys events in September and offers three compelling reasons to enjoy an end-of-summer escape to the Keys. “September in the Florida Keys is a great time to experience events that can only be found here.” said Sam Schorr, KeysCaribbean managing director. KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & … Read more