Make sure to bring your fishing pole on your florida keys vacation resort. We stayed at the pines and Palms Hotel at mm 80. On high tide you will see all sorts of tarpon feeding. Make sure you bring your winning-formula-fishing pole to whatever hotel you decide to stay at because you can catch fish right off the seawall. Anybody with the boat will love this hotel and the overall trips to the Florida Keys are just what you need. It really is nice having a dock at your hotel resort. We had a lot better fishing results when it was high tide and at night. If you spend at least an hour or so a day periodically throughout, it is very cool to see local-caught-shrimp, lobster, tarpon, small sharks, and lots of little fish swimming by. We spent mega time going out on the dock so you could check out all the different things that are swimming by Underwater. Having a big dock area right at the hotel was a nice treat. Pines and Palms was just the coolest place.
There is no doubt to me whatsoever that Islamorada is the best place for hotels if you're a boater. This is an island that is all about getting out and doing things on the ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. There's a whole bunch of different bridges, making it easy to navigate between the two main waterway systems. The problem we have with Key Largo is the lack of boating channels. Key West is fantastic, but there's not that many boater friendly hotels down there. Big Pine Key I like a lot for the boater friendly aspect, it's just a little isolated from everything except for Bahia Honda State Park. Overall we pick Islamorada and one of our favorites is the La Jolla Resort. We try to come down to the Florida Keys a couple of times each year. Islamorada has better deals than Key West, and we love the location of La Jolla Resort. You will like the La Siesta a bunch, it is oceanside. It is a family oriented resort located on a tropical six acre setting with five hundred feet. For a fancy place, The Last Resort luxury oceanfront vacation home is a good place for a family in Islamorada, Florida Keys!