KEY LARGO The Keys’ legendary sunsets (and legendary cocktails) are on full display on the Key Largo Sunset Party Cruise (above, bottom left). Twenty bucks buys two hours aboard a 78-foot paddle-wheel riverboat. Bust a move on the upper deck as DJ Rico spins tropical music before sunset. Feeling saucy? Show of your pucker power in the conchshell-blowing tourney.
KEY LARGO Sundowners is the place to sit back, snack on conch fritters (below) and bask in an unforgettable Technicolor sunset (above, bottom right). Savor expansive views of Florida Bay while live music wafts over from the club next door.
ISLAMORADA Complete the classroom portion of the PADI certif cation before you arrive, and f nish up at the Islamorada Dive Center. Then, explore labyrinthine caves and star coral mounds (above, top left), or spear lionf sh during the annual hunt (below).
LITTLE TORCH KEY Wade through the ocean with your sweetheart during the Madrugada Water couples massage at Little Palm Island Resort’s SpaTerre. Get a body rub on a fl oating table serenaded by native birds, rolling waves and soft breezes as your therapist soothes away any lingering wedding stress with seashells and classic Thai and Swedish techniques. Hard to believe bustling Key West is just a half-hour away.
KEY WEST Long known as a spring break hot spot, Key West’s Old Town is a haven for “Conchs” (the moniker for natives of Key West) looking to get their drink on in the of -season. Join them on a Duval Street day-drinking pub crawl with a stop at Ernest Hemingway’s favorite haunt, Sloppy Joe’s Bar (above, bottom center), then head west toward Mallory Square, frozen Key lime pies in hand, for the nightly sunset street party.
NO NAME KEY Connect with nature and each other at Serenity Eco Experience’s relaxing hybrid of yoga, Pilates, meditation and stand-up paddle boarding (above, top center). Three-hour guided paddles launch twice daily from a variety of locations on the Atlantic, including the crystal waters of Bahia Honda State Park. Spot the endangered Key deer of No Name Key while paddling through the National Key Deer Refuge.