The Perfect Spot For an Unspoilt Holiday

Florida Keys is a set of over 800 islands and islets positioned off the southern coast of Florida in the United States of America. Florida and the Florida Keys have long been known as great holiday destinations for those tourists looking to escape for a bit of sunshine. However, it is important to understand that the Florida Keys have a lot more to offer than just sunbathing.

Key West, in the Florida Keys, is an island that holds just over 32% of the whole Florida Keys’ population. As such, it can tend to be like most other cities in America, being surrounded with large shopping malls and traffic jams. Most people fly into Key West as their initial point of arrival in order to visit the Florida Keys and it is well worth taking a night or two to explore the area. From here, you can start to explore some of the Keys’ more remote and exotic sights.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was the first undersea park created in the United States of America. It stretches across to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to protect 178 square nautical miles of mangrove swamps and coral reefs. In fact, the coral reef at the park is the only living coral reef left around the coast of mainland USA.

A visit to the park is a great way to feel connected with the nature and beauty in which the Keys has to offer, as is staying in the park’s camping ground, which has a varied range of water based activities to enjoy. This includes snorkelling, scuba and glass-bottomed boat tours that run daily and allow you to see the park in all its beauty in whichever way you feel most comfortable.

Visiting the Bahia Honda State Park is another wonderful means of connecting with the beauty of the Florida Keys. The crisp, white beaches offers a wonderful opportunity to soak up the sunshine should you feel like taking the time to relax in the heat, which in addition gives access to another coastline worthy of exploring on your visit. Hiring a kayak to survey the area is also the perfect activity for getting the heart pumping whilst being able to kick back and relax every so often.

No doubt you’ll travel along the Overseas Highway to visit all these treasure trove sights of the Florida Keys and whilst not a natural wonder, the Overseas Highway itself is something of a tourist attraction; a 127 mile-long road bridge connecting the upper, middle and lower keys. At some points on the highway it has been said to almost feel like you are connecting with nature, this is because you are driving along a road that seemingly stretches out into the wide, blue expanse of sea ahead.