Lots of places lay claim to great diving and snorkelling; but Key Largo, the 'Dive Capital of the World', raises the bar to a new high. There's all manner of marine life to spot on America's only living coral reef, as well as sunken wrecks to explore - even a submerged statue of Christ. The snorkelling is just as dazzling, with plenty to see straight from the beach.
Out and About
Days out on a Florida Keys holiday will leave you spoilt for choice. A trip to the Dry Tortugas islands to marvel at remote Fort Jefferson and enjoy superb snorkelling is one you won't forget. Neither is kayaking through the tropical wetlands of the Everglades. Plus there's the Aquarium to visit, swimming with dolphins, eco-tours, the list goes on....
Hook, Line and Sinker
If your idea of heaven is reeling in mahi-mahi and grouper by the dozen, then you're in luck. Just as Key Largo is the 'Dive Capital of the World', Islamorada is famed as the 'Sportfishing Capital of the World'. Boats leave the Keys' many ports and marinas on a daily basis, and a good catch is pretty much guaranteed.
There's no better end to the day than watching the sky fill with streaks of flaming pink and orange as the sun sinks into the ocean. The Keys are well known for their awe-inspiring sunsets, and whether you want to hole up in a secluded cove, or join the celebrations on Mallory Square, you'll be constantly amazed by such a spectacular show.
Need we say more? If the Keys were good enough for one of America's greatest ever writers 'lovers of life', who made Key West his home, we think they'll be good enough for you, too.