4 Days In The Florida Keys



Over the span of a lifetime, I in all probability misplaced rely what number of instances  I’ve traveled to Florida for work or play. After I give it some thought, most of these getaways have been restricted to Miami for a celebration weekend, or Orlando for a household theme park tour. For sure, once I was invited to go to the Florida Keys for my first press journey since 2019, I used to be tremendous wanting to broaden my expertise in Sunshine State. And whereas I really like nothing greater than touring with my household, I had no drawback with a little bit solo time away after numerous months collectively!

If you hear concerning the Keys, most individuals in all probability simply take into consideration Key West. Responsible of that right here, so whereas performing some analysis previous to the journey, I used to be sort of shocked to be taught that Florida Keys are made up of over 1700 islands. That’s a whole lot of margaritas and Jimmy Buffet! Anyway, there are a few methods to journey all the way down to the Keys. You may fly into Key West Airport, however with so many islands and locations within the Keys, you might have an extended drive to your vacation spot. You may as well choose to fly into Miami Dade Airport, which may prevent a connecting flight, and drive to your island spot, which is what I did.


Following our trip from Miami, we have been greeted by the unimaginable views of the ocean, as we pulled into our resort. Hawks Cay Island Resort is positioned halfway into the Florida Keys on the secluded 60 acre island of Duck Key. Identified for world class fishing, thrilling water sports activities, a saltwater lagoon, 5 swimming swimming pools, and loads of room sorts to select from, we had loads to look ahead to over the following few days.

Every room options basic West Indies or Caribbean décor. The eating places at Hawks Cay additionally embrace that island each of their delicacies and atmosphere, providing contemporary native components.  Sixty-One Prime is a good spot for an upscale possibility, or hit Oasis Cay, Coral Grill or one their many different eating choices for  a frosty beverage by the hearth pit or lunch along with your ft within the sand. I seen that Hawk’s Cay is certainly a household pleasant resort, however I may completely see sneaking down right here with some girlfriends and simply Jason for an R&R weekend!

Every day Actions

With all of the water across the Keys, what higher exercise to tackle than some boat time. Discover Boating organized all of our boating actions for the journey, leaving me with one comment…. WOW! Every day was an unimaginable, distinctive expertise! Uncover Boating is the world’s largest on-line useful resource and information to leisure boating. A go-to for ideas and recommendation on how to decide on and purchase a ship, boating actions and the place to go boating.  Our first tour included Seadoos, which introduced again so many reminiscences of my childhood, after we had two machines, and I recall loads of rides and laughs on the water with my siblings!

Subsequent up, wakesurfing with Nautique! Okay let me simply say, this was such a blast! I’ve tried wake browsing up to now, by no means efficiently standing. Properly, that each one modified on this journey, and I’ve the images to show it. Our teacher and professional wakesurfer, Noah Flegel, demonstrated and completely defined the method and growth, our whole group managed to stand up! I believe I’ve a brand new favourite exercise come this summer time!

Subsequent watersport – FISHING! Okay confession, this was in all probability the one and solely time I’ve gone fishing, aside from a shoreline forged on a tiny lake once I was 7 years previous! After our first hour on the boat, the solar was nice, however I truthfully thought we weren’t going to catch something, however lastly we obtained a nibble. That one bit grew to our group pulling in over 20 fish. 19 of them went again within the Bay, however one in all them (my catch!) we handed to Angler & Ale cooks to organize for us.  It doesn’t get any more energizing than that! Most likely among the finest items of fish I’ve ever eaten, and I’m not simply saying that as a result of I caught it!!

Eating places 

I do know it sounds sort of bizarre, however I’m nonetheless dreaming concerning the dinners from Keys! Our first night time we dined at Angler & Ale, conveniently positioned in Hawks Bay Resort. The meals was tremendous contemporary with native catches and supplied island type drinks. As talked about above, they have been nice hosts for our submit fishing luncheon as properly.

Our second night time after a full day on the water, we headed to Pierre’s Restaurant positioned within the coronary heart of Islamorada. Pierre’s Restaurant is ready alongside palm-lined seashore overlooking Florida Bay, and gives tasty French delicacies. Whereas there, I puzzled why the 2 story constructing on property regarded so acquainted and was shocked to be taught it was the Rayburn household home from the present Bloodline (shot predominantly within the Keys!).

On our closing night time we made our option to Lazy Days South, positioned within the coronary heart of Marathon. One other oceanfront eating setting with beautiful Keys type delicacies. We just about ordered all the menu, starting from crab legs to key lime pie! Talking of Key Lime pie, no meal is full within the Florida Keys with out a slice, so we had fairly the pattern of pie over the course of our journey!

General, what a visit! Big because of Cru Of Two PR for arranging this fabulous expertise, and much more fabulous group of editors. And extra gratitude to Hawks Cay for hotel and lodging, and Discover Boating for all the superb boating actions! Click on right here to see our reel!




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