Mariner's Resort Villas Marina
Mariner’s Resort Villas Marina

“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 & Marinas salutes four Florida Keys events in September and offers three compelling reasons to enjoy an end-of-summer escape to the Keys.

“The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower nightly rate for each additional day booked, and guests can receive generous rates of up to 50 percent off, or complimentary night stays at all KeysCaribbean luxury resorts all season. There is also an advance booking special that requires no deposit until two weeks prior to arrival date; plus a 100 percent cancellation guarantee.

September in the Florida Keys is the perfect time to check out such unique events as a festival exclusively for women, an opportunity to reduce the population of an invasive species, the longest running fishing tournament in the area, and a wacky “on the water” golf tournament.

In Key West, Womenfest Key West Sept. 10-13 offers a wide range of activities guaranteed to appeal to the thousands who flock to attend the four-day festivities. Activities generally include dance parties, poolside gatherings, sailing and snorkel, live music, comedy performances and much more.

The Lionfish Derby for Divers in Key Largo will take place Sept. 12 at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. Team up in a group of four to compete for up to $3,500 in cash and prizes. Derby divers who successfully remove invasive lionfish from sanctuary waters can win in categories for the most, the largest and the smallest lionfish. The lionfish is considered an invasive species whose rapidly growing populations in Atlantic waters are outcompeting native fish for food and territory. Derby attendees and participants can enjoy luxury Key Largo accommodations at Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina, including courtesy Wi-Fi Internet and unlimited local and long distance calls. There is also an up-to-50-percent-off special discount and every fourth night is on-the-house with a minimum three night stay.

A true Florida Keys original, the Conch Scramble “On the Water” Golf Tournament on Sept. 25 and 26 is a one of a kind golf experience that people look forward to each year. There are no green’s fees, golf carts, or sand traps. Each foursome travels by boat from tee to tee, with a designated driver/caddie. Boats are docked and golfers come ashore. Each player gets two shots at the ‘floating targets,” from each tee venue. The golf balls are biodegradable, turning into fish food after 90 hours. The event raises money for local non-profits. Tournament participants can enjoy fine Islamorada accommodations at Angler’s Reef Resort Villas & Marina, which offers all the amenities of a classic-sport fishing resort.

From Sept. 24 through Sept. 27, the Marathon International Bonefish Tournament, believed to be the longest running tournament in the Keys, will award individual and team champions scoring the largest bonefish and permit, the top anglers in fly and grand slam divisions, as well as the tongue-in-cheek “wet pants” champion titles for anglers wading from shore. Funds raised benefit a Marathon-area charity. Tournament participants can enjoy luxury Florida Keys accommodations at Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina and Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon, and Village at Hawks Cay Villas & Marina in Duck Key. The resorts offer with free Wi-Fi Internet and free unlimited local and long distance calls, as well as the up to 50 percent special discount. Guests can also receive a complimentary night with a minimum stay of three nights at Village at Hawks Cay or five nights at Coral Lagoon or Indigo Reef.

“September in the Florida Keys is a great time to experience events that can only be found here. And visitors can take advantage of our great deals, including our special discount of up to 50 percent off our normal rates, as well as our complimentary night stay packages and advance booking rate,” said Sam Schorr, KeysCaribbean managing director.

Discounts are subject to availability. Some restrictions apply to the 100 percent cancellation guarantee. To receive the advance booking special, booking must be made a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival date. Complimentary night stays require minimum night stays, have limited availability and certain restrictions apply. Please see the KeysCaribbean website for more details. For reservations book direct at or call 305.853.5000.

About KeysCaribbean

KeysCaribbean is a dynamic, boutique resort company specializing in operating Florida Keys resort villas and marinas from Key Largo to Key West. CEO Craig Hunt, the former vice chairman of Intercontinental Hotel Group and past president of Holiday Inn Worldwide, along with managing director Sam Schorr, possess more than 60 years of experience in operating and marketing unique and exclusive destination resorts and marinas.

KeysCaribbean is committed to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Florida program. Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina is designated as a Green Lodging property by the Florida Green Lodging Program.