Celebrate the Conch Republic’s Independence with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas!

 

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The Upper Keys:

In Key Largo and Islamorada, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn

Every year visitors join Florida Keys residents for the Conch Republic Independence Celebration, a lively extravaganza whose 32nd annual incarnation takes place April 18-27.

The quirky event honors the birth of the republic, a pivotal moment in the history of the Keys.

The unique republic was founded in April 1982 in response to the installation of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint that stopped traffic at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway — the only road in and out of the Keys.

Local leaders decided that, if the federal government insisted on treating the Keys like a foreign nation, the island chain would become one.

They staged a ceremony seceding from the United States, raised the flag of the independent Conch Republic, declared “war” on the mother country and carried it out by pelting federal agents with stale Cuban bread.

Following the 60-second battle, they surrendered and demanded $1 billion in foreign aid — which still hasn’t arrived.

For details about the 2014 celebration and its irreverent events, click here.

 

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 &Marinas

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The Lower Keys:

In the Lower Keys, Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina…vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us

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