|Where are the Upper Keys? As you enter the Florida Keys from the southern tip of Florida, the mainland, the first grouping of islands are commonly referred to as the Upper Keys. They consists of the islands: Key Largo, Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. Plantation Key through Lower Matecumbe Key are incorporated as Islamorada, Village of Islands. The “towns” of Key Largo, Ocean Reef and Tavernier, all on the island of Key Largo, are not incorporated. So we will try to direct you to the top rated Florida Keys Resorts, grouped by location:
Keys Resorts Home – – Upper Keys – – Middle Keys – – Lower Keys – – Key West
Azul del Mar
104300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida 33037Ranked #7 “Best Hidden Gems in the US” for 2006 on TripAdvisor.com.
So you thought a Resort Hotel had to have dozens or hundreds of rooms. This is currently the #1 ranked hotel in Key Largo. There are five stylish suites boasting marble floors, dark wood furniture, mustard leather sofas, granite counter tops and ice blue bathroom tile. Feather down comforters and the best all cotton linens add a romantic quality to this secluded getaway.
Advertising director Karol Marsden and husband Dominic Marsden, a commercial travel photographer, transformed a run-down waterfront mom-and-pop resort into the Florida Keys’ newest boutique resort. As one would expect from such a pair of image makers, this Hotel is lovely to look at but the beauty here isn’t just good looks. With their warm hospitality and desire to create the kind of place they’ve been promoting throughout their careers, they’ve also made it a great place to stay for adults. Each are avid sailors, so water toys are plentiful. You can launch Hobie Cats and Kayaks from their Sandy Beach
136 Madeira Road, Islamorada, Florida 33036
This is another, not huge, All-Suite Hotel. 16 suites each with private outdoor as well as indoor living space. This #1 ranked Resort in Islamorada has spacious secluded gardens and intimate terraces with open air Jacuzzis are available. Casa Morada suites are decorated with a mixture of custom Mexican antiques and modern accents. There are both Seaview and Gardenview suites.
This is another Florida Keys property that has been recently renovated, Raymond Jungles, an award winning Key West Landscape Architect known for his lush natural landscapes. The highlight of the resort, Casa Morada’s private island, has been transformed into a sandy playground. On the Island guests enjoy a spectacular waterside pool, a secluded cabana for lounging and a waterside terrace for breakfast, lunch and poolside beverage service.
Tarpon Flats Inn & Marina
29 Shoreland Dr., off MM 103.5, OS, Key Largo, FL 33037
This Number 1 Rated Inn in Key Largo provides an intimate oceanfront getaway in a quiet residential neighborhood, converted in 2002 from a six-unit apartment complex. Spacious rooms, many with a pullout sofa bed, are done in a mix of vibrant and subdued colors against dark West Indies-style mahogany and wicker furniture, and Oriental carpets on wood and tile floors. Sliding glass doors and sliding louvered wood shutters let you take in the breezes and water views while still enjoying privacy. You can cook in your room or outside on the grill. Breakfast includes made-to-order fruits, cereal, and pastries from a local bakery delivered to your door. The property is eco-friendly and there is a research Queen Conch nursery on-site. Room service is only available during breakfast.
SWEETHEART OF A DEAL
ONLY $389.00 plus tax (Weekend Rate) Rate Monday – Thurday $349.00 Excluding holidays & subject to availability
Special Includes: *A Two-Night Stay for 2 in a Luxury Waterfront Suite. The Ultimate Getaway.
- *Bottle of Wine plus a Fruit & Cheese Plate in your Room
- *Breakfast Served to Your Door each Morning
- *Sunset Champagne Cruise or 9:00 AM Snorkle Trip Aboard the ” REEF ROAMER” – A 41Ft. Catamarian
Florida Keys Resorts Information on the Top Rated Keys Resorts, Hotels, Motels, Condos and more from Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West. Including keys resort, key largo resort, key west resort, tavernier, islamorada, ocean reef, marathon, big pine key, fish, fishing resort, dive resort, diving resort and scuba resort. What is a Resort? You see the name Keys Resort and you think pools, spas, restaurants, golf, watersports and nightlife all in one location. Well by definition a resort is a location with a particular activity such as ski resort, dive resort, beach resort or mountain resort. The Florida Keys fit the definition for several Resort types such as; Dive Resort, Fishing Resort, Nature Resort, Beach Resort and Ocean Resort. Any Hotel, Motel, Bed & Breakfast, Inn or Guesthouse in this location can list themselves as a Florida Keys Resort. But you are not looking for “any hotel”. You want that special place in the Florida Keys. So we will try to direct you to the top rated Florida Keys Resorts, grouped by location.