An island with sandy beaches, palm trees and tropical drinks is everyone's idea of an ideal vacation. There are many fabulous choices in Florida which is much easier to get to than Hawaii or the Caribbean. There are many unique island resorts in the Keys and a couple of great choices not far from Miami which has daily flights to cities across the U.S. Plan a quick weekend trip or stay a while, the choice is yours.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a family-friendly vacation getaway complete with a program for kids, championship golf, luxurious spa, outdoor pools and several restaurants.

Fisher Island is just 10 miles from Miami International Airport, accessible by auto-ferry, boat or helicopter. Get relaxing treatments at the spa and swim in the outdoor pool overlooking the ocean.

Grove Isle Hotel overlooks Miami, but is set on a 20-acre private island with a marina and a spa.

882 Islands
The Florida Keys, comprised of 882 islands, or 'keys,' are a unique destination. There is something for everyone - scuba diving, sunbathing, swimming, culture, fine dining and entertainment. Stretching for 120 miles from Key Largo in the north to Key West in the south, the area offers a variety of places to stay, ranging from luxury resorts to bed and breakfasts and camping. Here you'll be able to watch some of the most beautiful sunsets over the water.

Key West is a sunny city lined with palm trees, Victorian homes and houses on the National Register. There are numerous dive shops and charter boats. It features museums, galleries, theaters and sidewalk cafes which you can visit on foot or by trolley.

There are diverse scuba diving options. Key Largo is home of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary and the 510 foot U.S.S. Spiegel Grove, the largest wreck in the U.S. waters. Molasses Reef is known for its easy access, clear waters and beautiful tropical fish.

Little Palm Island is private and secluded since it can only be reached by seaplane or by boat. Spend your getaway relaxing on a sandy beach, enjoying your romantic cottage and swimming in the warm ocean.

Sunset Key Cottages are located on a 27-acre island, featuring spacious terraces with garden and ocean views. Enjoy tropical climate in a secluded setting. Cottage kitchens are pre-stocked with selected food and beverage items.

Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is a landmark getaway that has hosted famous musicians, dignitaries and celebrities since the 1920s. The best feature is a private sandy beach with many activities.

 

Florida Keys Packages and Deals

Escape to the scenic Florida Keys with these easy deals. Enjoy savings on room rates, spa treatments and a variety of watersports such as scuba diving and fishing. The Keys are surrounded by a beautiful coral reef, perfect for those who love the ocean. Visit Biscayne National Park and explore its underwater wonders.

Save 10% Plus Get $75 in Special Amenities

Get relaxing massages, take a sailing lesson at a famous sailing school, swim in the pool or take a scuba lesson.

Hawks Cay is offering a weekday special that gives you a 10% discount on your room, as well as $75 worth of free amenities, including 2 welcome cocktails at the Tiki Bar and a $25 per person credit valid on any 50 minute or longer treatment at Calm Waters Spa.

Adventure with Fishing, Seaplane Trip and Jetpack Watersports

You will get a chance to explore the beautiful destination fully with this adventure offer at the Ocean Key Resort. The offer includes Luxury accommodations, Daily waterfront breakfast for two and Dinner for two (one evening) at Hot Tin Roof. Also included are the following activities: Day 1 - A Full Day of Reef Fishing, Day 2 - A Seaplane Trip to the Dry Tortugas, Day 3 - Jetpack Adventures.

Scenic Golf from $339

Ask for the Stay and Play offer at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. With rates starting from $339 per night, it includes Accommodation in a resort view room, Unlimited court time for one, Sleeve of balls, Beverages (non-alcoholic) during game play and Partner match/game arranging services.

Polynesian-Style Bungalows

The "Get Lost special" at the Little Palm Island is great for couples who want to get away from it all and get pampered at the spa (it includes a $100 per person per day spa credit).

Also included is Complimentary valet parking, Motor yacht transfers, Welcome bottle of champagne, Full breakfast each morning and Non-motorized water sport amenities.

Weekday Spa for Couples

Cheeca Lodge & Spa is offering a collection of specials, ranging from a Fishing to relaxing Spa Packages.

If your travel dates are flexible, take advantage of the Weekday Spa deal which includes a $200 credit to be used on a services of your choice, a signature Blueberry Mojito for you and a guest served at the adult-only outdoor pool, Luxurious Accommodations. This deal is available Monday through Thursday.