The Changing Florida Keys Business Climate

Generally speaking, the Florida Keys business market is made of small businesses. Up and down the island chain, mom-and-pop establishments connect the business landscape the same way our mangroves anchor our islands. But recently on both a local and national scale, there’s been a rebirth in the small-business-for-sale market, as owners who waited patiently to … Read more

Marathon Board Gives Preliminary OK for Resort on Knights Key

Pritam Singh is one step closer to turning Knights Key into Marathon’s next destination resort. Singh, who built, among other things, the Truman Annex housing development in Key West and Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon, received unanimous approval Monday from the Marathon Planning Commission for his yet-to-be named 199-room resort at the RV park at … Read more

Stock Island: Rebirth of an Island

In his Roostica Wood-Fire Pizzeria-branded pickup truck Thursday morning, Bobby Mongelli points out a Stock Island trailer park with 90 units — and 400 people. “That’s our workforce housing,” Mongelli, who owns Roostica and the Hogfish Bar & Grill on Stock Island, said, naming off professions from dishwashers to hotel employees. On a morning run … Read more

Key Largo Resort Kona Kai Sold

Kristopher G. Wagner, P.A., Director, Commercial Sales with Keyes Commercial Real Estate Company, negotiated the sale of Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanical Gardens, located at 97802 Overseas Highway in Key Largo, Florida. The 11-room resort property, which also features an owner’s suite, is considered one of the most exclusive resorts known to the Florida … Read more

Best of The Florida Keys – Key Largo – Islamorada – Key West

The Chica Travelsita, Travel Blogger and Travel Agent explores the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West! She stays at The Casa Morada in Islamorada, explores the waters with Upper Keys Sport Fishing and The Florida Fisherman and experiences delicious food and drinks at Lorelei’s Restaurant and Bar, Bitton Bistro and The Square Grouper. … Read more

Lodging Study Gives Insight into Florida Keys Tourism

Hotel room rates in the Florida Keys have increased every month for the past 64 months. That’s more than five years of constantly increasing hotel revenues, Jessica Bennett, market research director for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, told members of the local lodging association during their luncheon Friday. Florida Keys Tourism is booming. “Forbes … Read more

Playa Largo – New Full-Service Resort Key Largo

  Playa Largo, the Marriott Autograph property that will soon become the first full-service resort to open in Key Largo since 1993, has begun accepting room reservations, and plans a host of restaurant offerings, The Real Deal has learned. The resort’s booking engine went live on the website in the middle of this month. … Read more

Group Touting Underwater Luxury Hotel Near Key West

Just in time for World Oceans Day, an underwater luxury hotel still in the planning and fund-raising stage, is now featuring a single underwater guestroom, with proceeds going to a coral reef restoration funding project. Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, based near Key West, Florida, highlighted the concept on Monday. The pod-style room, which is accessed via … Read more

The important things: like flip flops, manatee and sun!

My Winter Vacation in Key Largo, Florida This winter break, my family and I stayed at Eagle Cove and we enjoyed our visit A LOT. The house was beautiful! The beds were REALLY comfortable and the bedspreads were so pretty and fun – mine had flip-flops on it J. Another thing I liked was that … Read more