The holidays are coming up and that means family time here in the Florida Keys. Enjoy your family experiences and take home the spirit of the holidays from the Keys!
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
Visitors from around the world are drawn to experience the Florida Keys’ priceless natural resources. Protection of these resources began more than a century ago — demonstrating the region’s commitment to environmental stewardship. The Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1938, provides safe nesting and breeding areas for great white herons, North America’s largest wading bird, and other migratory birds and wildlife. Stretching between Key West and Marathon, the refuge features more than 375 square miles of open water and islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors’ primary access is by kayak, canoe or shallow-draft boat, although the refuge manages lands on Upper Sugarloaf and Lower Sugarloaf Keys that are accessible by car.
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon
Families can get underway and hoist the sails during sailing lessons targeted to novice sailors who want to experience on-the-water training. Basic through advanced cruising, live-aboard cruises and charters are offered in the waters off the Keys.
Florida Keys Sailing, located in Marathon, offers training for a sailing license to charter or rent a sailboat. Classes range from day sailing trips (with lessons but no tests!) to three-day soup-to-nuts learning courses, after which sailors should be skilled enough to skipper a 24- to 30-foot boat. Five- and seven-day bareboat cruising classes offer serious candidates the skills to captain and charter a 40- or 50-foot sailboat anywhere in the world, and be able to take the family out for a cruise.
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
The Sheriff’s Animal Farm is open between 1-3 p.m. to the public without charge, on the second and fourth Sundays of every month. Bring the family to visit the animals on the farm: horses, cows, pigs, goats, bunnies alligators, tropical birds, sloths, a lemur, emu, turtles, tortoises and more. The farm is located on Stock Island, off College Road, at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters complex. Admission is free, and donations to the farm are always appreciated.
This is what you need to know to take advantage of all of your shopping experiences in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us …
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