There’s that exciting peek of wild dolphins swimming alongside your catamaran, shallow-water snorkelling above the coral reef and glass-bottom boat tours looking out on to marine life below. Whether you’re landing by seaplane to settle down in your thatched bungalow, sipping a rum punch on a private beach or a seasoned angler heading to a salt-water lagoon, Florida Keys holidays are all about a classic island escape.
There’s lots of easy breezy fun to be had for kids out on the ocean and plenty of ice-cream stops and in-resort activities along the way. For a splash of romance, think sunset piers and Champagne evening cruises. Spend days counting coconut palms at the tiny key of Islamorada while enjoying peel-and-eat shrimp lunches and catch-of-the day candlelit dinners, and fish by moonlight on the Gulf Stream where even intrepid beginners will come back with a snapper or two.
There’s a kitschy, eccentric side to Key West but also lots of Caribbean-style charm. Sit down for a pint at famed resident Ernest Hemingway’s favourite Sloppy Joes haunt, get out on the water above the USA’s only living coral barrier reef and then slink off grid to a tiny speck of golden beach on Little Palm Island.
Cities that never sleep, wide open roads and awe-inspiring natural wonders; these are backdrops that constantly grace the big screen but nothing can beat seeing them for yourself.View brochures online or order by post