Key Largo, Florida, is where fabulous beaches meet adventure. Spend your vacation swimming with dolphins, sailing and kayaking, while also taking the time to scuba dive at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef and the USS Spiegel Grove wreck. Base your vacation at one of our carefully selected hotels, which cater for every flavor of traveler and include fun kitted-out RVs and fancy beachfront suites.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
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Surround your Florida adventure with luxury. Playa Largo combines Ameri-Caribbean aesthetics, with Southern hospitality featuring rooms with simple luxurious furnishings and balconies. There’s a choice of restaurants and a breakfast buffet, a palm-lined outdoor pool and a spa with a selection of treats such as coffee-ground scrubs. This resort sits on 14.5 acres (6ha) of shoreline, with views of Florida Bay and the seemingly endless Atlantic Ocean.
For the adventurous traveler, rest your head at this hip resort, which is boasting a contemporary geometric design. Try the watersports activities including parasailing over Florida Bay, catamaran sailing in the Atlantic Ocean or diving with marine life in one of the largest artificial reefs in the world. Back at the resort, enjoy Creole-Caribbean cuisine with ocean vistas, and relax in cascading waterfall pools.
Stay close to nature at this classic hotel off the Overseas Highway. Rooms feature natural sand tones and charming details such as seashell lamp bases. The highlight is the private white-sand beach with a cool tiki bar. Located half a mile (0.8km) from the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which forms part of the only living coral reef in Northern America, and 45 minutes from the Everglades National Park, Hampton Inn is a nature lover’s dream escape.
If you’re looking for peace and privacy, you should stay at this colorful resort on Tavernier Key, where 500ft (152m) of the waterfront is surrounded by luscious greenery. From the private hotel beach, watch the sun rise or set, and gaze over the Gulf of Mexico. There are freshwater pools, heated and chilled, on the hotel grounds, plus barbecue and picnic areas. The accommodation is homey, with seaside-themed decor and plenty of places to chill.
Amoray is a great place to experience the Key Largo diving scene. The Discover Scuba courses, run by experienced and passionate divers, help you explore the sunken statues and wonderful marine life of underwater Florida. Whether you want to scuba or snorkel, jump on a dive boat from the hotel dock to start your adventure. Special dive packages are available, and there’s an onsite diving shop. Classically Floridian white homes with tropical-inspired furnishings, some facing the water, complete your stay.
Surround yourself with the vibrant greens and blues of Florida at this coastal hideaway on a quiet lagoon. Live your best hippy life, relaxing in a hammock under gently swaying palm trees or cooking up complimentary s’mores around the beach fire pit. Try kayaking, fishing or stand-up paddleboarding, all included in your stay. From your room – classically white with wooden furnishing, shutters and colorful homeware – gaze in peace at the surrounding gardens or bay.
Colorful bungalows and beach huts line this fun resort, where wild-animal statues are scattered among the tropical flora of the luscious grounds. Among the accommodation’s highlights are the RVs and trailers kitted out with beds, kitchens and sitting areas. They’re basic but modern and ensure you’re close to the unique nature of this Sunshine State island. Those glorious Florida sands are just steps away.
Bayside Inn is an ideal spot to get to know exciting Key Largo. The resort, featuring classic decor, such as rich wood flooring and Juliet balconies, is within walking distance of Floridian waterfront restaurants serving fabulous local seafood. Take day trips to the Everglades and Key West island, or tick off your bucket list by swimming with dolphins. After your adventures, gaze at the lapping ocean from the outdoor pool at the resort.