Holidays in Florida Keys

Hotels in the Florida Keys

Essential Information for Florida Keys

Local time

Language

American English

Currency

US Dollars $
Official currency of the United States

Do I need a Visa?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme

Flight information

Miami (MIA)
9-10 hours
Direct Flight

Flight schedule

  • Daily flights from the UK to Miami
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Driving distances

From Miami, Key Largo is 55 miles, Islamorada is 72 miles, Duck Key is 100 miles, Key Vaca is 104 miles and Key West is 160 miles. Locations in the Keys can be pinpointed by the use of 'mile markers', which denote the distance in miles from Key West.

Highlights of Florida Keys

The Florida Keys offer a Caribbean-like climate and all the ingredients for a fantastic holiday. Here are its best attractions.

Sightseeing and Attractions

- Stay in Duck Key, perfectly located for accessing the Seven Mile Bridge.

- Explore the quaint streets and restaurants of Duval Street in Key West, Ernest Hemingway’s former home. It’s also home of the famous Mallory Square Sunset Celebration.

- Take a boat to The Dry Tortugas – a top diving destination - to see shipwrecks, archeological treasures and the historic fort.

Adventure and Wildlife

- Nature-lovers should head to Key Largo to explore the Coral Reef State Park or hop on a glass-bottom boat to see the marine life of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

- Visit the Turtle Hospital of the Middle Keys, where they rehabilitate injured sea turtles.

- Go stand-up paddle boarding in the Bahia Honda State Park.

- See crocodiles and alligators in the Everglades National Park.

Luxury

- Enjoy a Key Lime Margarita Pedicure at SpaTerre the Ocean Key Resort & Spa.

- Tee off on a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Cheeca Lodge & Spa Hotel.

Food and Drink

- Catch your lunch in Islamorada, the sport fishing capital of the world.

- Head to Key West’s waterfront for the region’s best locally brewed beers.

- Tuck into Florida’s most famous dessert at Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe.

Events and Festivals

- January: The family-friendly Florida Keys Seafood Festival takes place in Key West.

- July: Firework celebrations take place across many of the Keys for Independence Day.