Florida & the Keys, Tropical paradise

Welcome to the tropics

A trip to Florida is great for couples and families alike.

Florida offers amusement parks, national parks, chic cities, Art-deco architecture, luxury stores, trendy bars and restaurants, beautiful beaches with fine sand and crystal clear water.

Of course what comes to mind is South Beach, the Art Deco district.  South Beach is home to the largest set of constructions from the 1920s and 1930s in the world with more than 900 listed buildings! The legendary Ocean Drive, which alone brings together all the symbols of Miami Beach – beach, excess, glitz, bars, luxury hotels -, and beautiful examples of Miami ocean liner architecture.  

Key West: 
The beloved landmark of famous writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.
This is a paradise between land and sea that has retained an old-fashioned atmosphere. Besides the Hemingway house open to visitors, you can also soak up their way of life by discovering two legendary addresses on the island: the Sloppy Joe’s Bar where Hemingway came to taste arranged rums, and  La Concha hotel terrace where Tennessee Williams used to sip a Ramos Gin Fizz while composing his works. And in the evening, for the most beautiful sunset in Key West, go to Mallory Square.

The Everglades: 
Must be explored by small ultra-fast boats so that you can get as close as possible to the wildlife: alligators, manatees, panthers, flamingos.

The crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the old town which abounds with art galleries and trendy shops.
Just cross the bridge, Sanibel Island, and its old metal lighthouse. A little further, nature reserves reveal their vast marshy plains, mangroves, hammocks and abundant wildlife: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand State Forest…

Explore its natural wonder:    sandy long beaches and crystal clear waters, sand pine scrub forests, manatee refuges, colorful seashells, under water state park such as Coral Reef State Park, and of course the Everglades 

Discover a rich and vibrant culture:  art deco architecture, Latino and Cuban culture, great writers’ home and favorite bars, 9th-century homes nestled among towering pine trees and sprawling live oaks, historic plantations, and ancient Native American settlement sites and mounds.

For foodies:  tender grouper filets, the tangy citrus juices, the creamy Key Lime desserts, the Cuban sandwiches, stone crabs and of course amazing restaurants.

For active travellers:  scuba diving, swimming and golfing



Enter Butterfly World

Visit the largest butterfly park in the world and features over 80 different species

Take a boat tour to Stiltsville

Discover these wooden homes built on stilts in the 1930s.  They seem to float and look almost dreamlike.

Swim with dolphins in an ecofriendly park

A place that allows you to better understand these mammals and the environment in which they live.

Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

The house was built in 1851 and became Hemingway’s in 1931 during his Key West days.  According to the home and museum site, “The cats about the home and grounds are descendants of the cats [Hemingway] kept while he lived in the house, including many extra-toed.”


Faena Hotel Miami Beach*****

The oceanfront Faena Hotel is situated in Miami Beach, Florida and features an outdoor pool and a South American-inspired spa with massage, nail care, and salon services. The fitness centre with an ocean view offers daily indoor and outdoor classes.

A relaxed meal or cocktail can be enjoyed at Veranda, which boasts views of the pool and ocean. Pao serves Asian cuisine with international influences, including original rice dishes and fresh meats and fish. The restaurant, Los Fuegos, boasts an open-fire kitchen and dishes made with local ingredients.

Guests can retreat to the late-Deco styled rooms with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a safety deposit box. Each Carrara marble-tiled bathroom has bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.


Fisher Island Club*****

The Fisher Island Club and Hotel is located on a private island and features access to a golf course and private beach areas. Guests will also enjoy an outdoor pool and a spa is available. Free WiFi is also available.

A flat-screen TV with cable is featured in every suite and apartment of this Fisher Island Club and Hotel. Apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Free fitness classes and a sauna are available at the Club and Hotel as well as tennis courts. A golf cart is provided for island transport and free umbrellas, chairs, and towels are available for the beach.

Guests can enjoy all meals at Dining at the Beach Club as well as a variety of other on-site restaurants. The Porto Cervo restaurant serves Italian cuisine and is open for dinner.

Many Miami Beach attractions are accessible by ferry, such as the Lincoln Road Theater and the Art Deco Historic District. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is also in the area.


Hotel EAST*****

With 4 pools, an on-site restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness centre, there’s something for everyone at EAST, Miami. Located in Brickell City Centre, EAST, Miami offers premium retail shops, a movie theatre, restaurants & bars, spas, and more.

Rooms and suites offer elegant decor with modern accessories, including floor-to-ceiling windows, a walk-in rain shower, and complimentary WiFi for guests. Each accommodation houses a spacious balcony and en suite tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms include 50-inch, flat-screen TVs.

The 20,000-square-foot outdoor pool deck features 4 unique pool experiences, which include a lap pool, spa pool, cold plunge, and hot tub.

Enjoy city views of Brickell from the 40th-level rooftop bar, Sugar, or explore the light snacks and beverage options of Domain lounge. Guests can taste authentic Uruguayan fares at East, Miami’s 5th-level restaurant and bar, Quinto La Huella.

The exhibits of the Perez Art Museum Miami and the American Airlines Arena are within a 3 kilometres’ drive from the property. The shops, restaurants, and nightlife of South Beach are 15 minutes’ drive from EAST, Miami. Miami International Airport is a 12 kilometres’ drive.


Resort the Setai*****

Located directly on the beach in Miami’s famous Art Deco district, this resort offers yoga and tai-chi classes. Suites are furnished in Asian-style décor.

Free WiFi and an iPod docking station are provided in every spacious suite at The Setai, Miami Beach. Rooms are equipped with espresso and coffee facilities along with a minibar.

Miami Beach Setai features 3 infinity swimming pools and a business centre. The on-site spa offers a number of massages and treatments, including a 60-minute Nepalese Body Polish. Concierges are available to provide recommendations.

Guests can dine at 4 on-site restaurants including The Setai Grill, an American steakhouse serving Asian-inspired dishes. The Bar & Courtyard offers nightly drinks and snacks.


Biltmore Hotel****

Boasting amenities including an 18-hole golf course and a full-service spa, this historic resort in Coral Gables, Florida is just 6.4 km from Miami International Airport. Brickell City Center is 9.9 km away.

Robes and linens are offered in each room at the Biltmore Hotel. A 65-inch flat-screen TV and telephone are also included.

The Biltmore Hotel offers 10 lighted tennis courts, an outdoor 2300 square metre swimming pool with cabanas, and an on-site fitness centre. In addition, the hotel offers over 150 acres of lush tropical landscape and spacious meeting and banquet facilities.

Guests staying at the Biltmore can enjoy a variety of gourmet dining options, including contemporary French cuisine at Palme d’Or and classic Italian dishes at Fontana. The hotel also offers classic pub fare at the 19th Hole restaurant and a Sunday Champagne Brunch.


Hotel National****

Boasting Miami Beach’s longest outdoor lap pool at 63 m long, this hotel is just 4 blocks from the Ocean Drive boardwalk. It offers modern rooms and a poolside cabana spa.

A cable TV and a minibar are standard in all rooms at The National Hotel. Rooms feature light colors and city or ocean views. A bathrobe and slippers are provided for guest convenience.

The restaurant at Hotel National serves small dishes in an intimate atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also provides a full bar and offers dining under the restaurant’s mosaic ceiling or on the poolside patio.

Fitness and business facilities are located on-site. A concierge and a tour desk with ticket services are also available, as is a second, heated pool.

Miami Beach Golf Club is a 5-minute drive.


Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa****

Situated along the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida, this elegant Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is eco-friendly and home to the full-service White Orchid Spa which offers body treatments, a salon, and massage therapy.

Free WiFi access, a flat-screen satellite TV, microwave, and minibar are provided in all guest rooms. The en suite marble-tiled bathroom boasts a soaking bathtub and a glass shower with rainfall shower head.

Cabanas, umbrellas, and towels are available on the sun terrace surrounding the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Guests can hire kayaks to paddle in the Atlantic Ocean from the hotel’s shore or exercise in the fitness centre with cardio equipment and weights.

Cobalt Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner made with local ingredients to guests who can dine while enjoying ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Heaton’s Reef is Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa’s outdoor restaurant with a full bar and light fare.

Exploring the surroundings, Vero Beach Museum of Art is 3 minutes’ drive away from Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. McKee Botanical Garden is located 8.5 km away, and Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is 19 minutes’ drive from property.


Little Palm Island Resort & Spa*****

Just 28.5 miles north of quirky Key West, serenity awaits at a reinvented four-acre sanctum, where a stay is a fantasy indulged: a realm where you reside on an elegantly appointed, deliciously secluded tropical island, and the only decision to be made each day is between adventure or relaxation (or some optimal combination of both).


The Breakers Palm Beach*****

Situated on a half-mile of private beach, The Breakers Palm Beach offers luxury accommodation amid carefully landscaped grounds. The resort features an on-site spa and 2 championship golf courses.

Every accommodation includes a mini bar, an electronic safe, and plush bathrobes and slippers. WiFi is complimentary, and many suites feature living areas and private balconies.

The resort houses 4 heated oceanfront pools and 5 hot tubs as well as premium poolside bungalows available for daily hire. Ten Har-Tru tennis courts and private fitness and wellness coaching are also offered. The free fitness offers group classes.

The Breakers Palm Beach features 9 on-site restaurants, which offer everything from fine dining to late-night cocktails and desserts. A children’s playground is on site.

In addition to 11 on-site boutiques, Worth Avenue is located 1.5 km from the resort and provides an upscale shopping experience. Palm Beach International Airport is 7 km from the resort.


The Moorings Village****

Midway between Miami and Key West, it’s all about privacy and solitude at this stunning oceanfront property. Eighteen superb Keys-style cottages are spread over 18 lush acres, so you’ve got plenty of breathing room, and one of the largest private beaches in the Keys just steps from your cottage. 

Sunset Key Cottages*****

Sunset Key Cottages in Key West, FL, is accessible by the 24-hour Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina ferry and is adjacent to Key West Aquarium. A continental breakfast and newspaper are delivered to each guest’s front door, and free WiFi is provided in all cottages.

A flat-screen TV and DVD player come standard in each cottage at Sunset Key. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are also available.

An outdoor swimming pool and illuminated tennis courts are offered at Sunset Key Cottages. Guests also have access to a fitness centre and spa.

Latitudes, the on-site restaurant, features seafood and Caribbean options. Guests can also enjoy eating alfresco on the adjacent patio.

The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is just 5 minutes’ ferry ride from the property. Guests will be just 3 minutes’ walk from the Truman Whitehouse and 4.8 km from Smathers Beach.


Pier House Resort & Spa****

Ideally set on a private beach in Key West’s Old Town, Pier House Resort & Spa offers a full-service spa, instant beach access, and on-site dining. It is 1 minutes’ walk from Duval Street entertainment district.

WiFi is complimentary, and every guest room features a small refrigerator, rain-style showers, and coffee and tea-making facilities. A flat-screen TV comes standard.

Experience waterfront views from the outdoor pool or stay indoors and relax with massages and body rituals at the on-site spa. For added wellness, visit the on-site fitness centre.

Savor fresh seafood and classic dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the One Duval or sample cocktails near the seaside at Beach Bar. Two additional restaurants are on-site, including quirky Chart Room Bar.

Nearby, adventure awaits via boat, parasailing, or Jet Ski. Hemingway Home and Museum is 5 minutes’ drive from Pier House Resort & Spa.


La Concha Hotel & Spa****

Situated along Duval Street in Old Town Key West, Florida, this historic hotel offers modern amenities such as free wireless high-speed internet access and an on-site restaurant.

La Concha Hotel & Spa features an outdoor pool, Tiki bar, and contemporary fitness centre. Guests can relax at the hotel’s rooftop spa.

The guestrooms at the Key West La Concha Hotel & Spa boast unique services for a memorable stay. Guests can enjoy a 42-inch (106 cm) flat-screen TV and a CD player. After a busy day, the pillow-top mattress offers a restful night’s sleep.

The restaurant at La Concha, 430 Duval, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wine-O is the hotel’s wine lounge and Juic-E serves an array of Jamba Juices. The historic Duval Street is also home to a variety of fine dining, nightclubs, and more.


Parrot Key Hotel & Villas****

Nestled along the Florida Bay, a short drive from historic Old Town Key West, Florida, this property offers an outdoor pool, casual cafe and a variety of activities.

Parrot Key Hotel & Villas is surrounded by lush landscaping and gardens. Guests can go for a swim in one of the 4 outdoor pools, then enjoy a snack from the poolside The Grove Kitchen & Bar. The property is completely non-smoking.

Guests at the Parrot Key Hotel & Villas can spend the day kayaking. After a kayaking trip, guests can relax with an on-site massage or take the complimentary shuttle to the historic Key West old town city centre.

A 55-inch flat-screen TV and small fridge are featured in each accommodation at the Parrot Key Hotel & Villas. Guests can relax on their private terrace and enjoy views of the ocean and tropical landscape..


Inn on Fifth****

Located in Naples city centre, this Florida hotel is Mediterranean-inspired and offers guests access to a full-service spa. Guests can also enjoy cable TV and seating areas in each room.

A work desk and ironing facilities are standard in every room at Inn on Fifth. Guests are also provided a refrigerator, video games, and pay-per-view channels in select rooms.

Spa on Fifth, the on-site spa, offers massages, facials and body wraps. Guests also have access to a fitness centre, business centre, and outdoor pool.

Truluck’s Seafood Steak Crabhouse offers lunch and dinner and specializes in Florida stone crab. Open for lunch and dinner, Ocean Prime offers seafood, steak, and more.

The beach is just 12 minutes’ walk from this modern hotel. Inn on Fifth is also located adjacent to Fifth Avenue South shopping centre which features a variety of dining and shopping options.


Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina***

Featuring a unique tropical atmosphere and situated on an island in the Florida Keys, this resort offers WiFi and parking to guests.

A cable TV and a private bathroom are included in every guestroom. A safety deposit box is also provided.

Guests of Postercard Inn can stop by the marina to charter a fishing trip or rent a jet ski. Guests seeking adventure will enjoy snorkelling and diving charter boats.

Dine on fish tacos and raw oysters at on-site Raw Bar or stop by Ciao Hound for Tuscan dinner favorites.

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological Park is just 3 minutes’ drive from the property while Key Largo is 21 minutes’ drive.


Amara Cay Resort***

This beachfront hotel is located in Islamorada, Florida and features transfer services within a 6 km radius. WiFi is included in the resort fee.

Guests can relax on beachside hammocks or enjoy the outdoor pool at Amara Cay Resort. An on-site fitness centre is available, as are a business centre and meeting space.

A flat-screen TV, work desk, and safety deposit box comes standard in every guestroom. Bicycle rentals and luggage storage are offered on site.

Sample a custom cocktail at the Rum Bar or experience Amara Cay Resort’s restaurant, reelburger, which offers locals and guests made-to-order burgers, fries, and frothy milkshakes.

The History of Diving Museum is 4.9 km away. Guests will be 8 minutes’ drive from Anne’s beach. Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State park is 8 minutes’ drive.


Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort*****

Four Seasons Resort Orlando is located in a secluded setting within the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can tee off at Tranquilo Golf Course, splash around with the kids at Explorer Island, or enjoy a soothing massage at The Spa. Disney’s evening fireworks can be viewed from Capa, the resort’s rooftop Spanish steakhouse. Complimentary WiFi and transfer service to Disney parks are provided as well. The resort participates in the Disney Extra Magic Hours and 60 day Fast Pass+ benefits, which allows guests extended admission to select Walt Disney World theme parks.

A flat-screen cable TV and coffee-making facilities come standard in each room at the Orlando Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney Resort. A furnished balcony is included. Select rooms feature theme park views.

A fitness centre with golfing and tennis, business centre, and theme park ticket service as well as kids and teen amenities are on site.

A Disney Character Breakfast is available Thursday and Saturday. PB&G offers barbecue al fresco, while Capa rooftop Spanish steakhouse features craft cocktails and fresh Florida seafood.


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge****

Africa meets central Florida in this fantasy game lodge, where giraffes, zebras, and other grazing animals roam just beyond your window. Theme is everything at Walt Disney World, and this deluxe thatched-roof resort, based on traditional safari lodges, is one of the most inspired creations.


Rosen Shingle Creek****

A top-rated golf course, a full-service spa and gourmet dining options are available at this resort. Situated on 230-acres, this Orlando, Florida resort is 3.2 km from International Drive. The property is 3.9 km from the Orange County Convention Center.

Rosen Shingle Creek furnishes every room with a 40-inch flat-screen TV. These spacious rooms are outfitted with a refrigerator and coffee facilities. The elegant bathrooms provide bathrobes and deluxe amenities.

Four outdoor pools are available for guests use. Rosen Shingle Creek includes scenic walking trails and a golf academy. The spa area features a hot tub and a sauna.

The completely non-smoking Rosen Shingle boasts the legendary steakhouse, A Land Remembered. Guests can have Italian food at Cala Bella, deli-style meals at 18 Monroe Street Market as well as coffee and pastries at Java Coffee Bar.

The resort is 5.4 km from SeaWorld Orlando. Orlando International Airport is 18 km away while Disney World is 20 km from the resort.


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