From Miami Beach to Key West
After landing in Miami, we head directly to Miami Beach, only a few kilometers away. This city is full of life and energy. Noble hotels, expensive apartments and expensive villas characterize the image of the city. Stars from film, television and sports at least have a second home here. Cruise along Ocean Drive in a rented convertible, admire the unique buildings of the Art Deco District and finally relax on the kilometre-long sandy beach. What more could you ask for?
Launch in Miami Beach
Miami Beach is an ideal starting point for discovering the Florida Keys. From here we head south towards the Keys. Situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the Keys form a group of islands that line up like a string of pearls on about 285 kilometers. Key Largo and Islamorada are the hot spots of the islands for divers and anglers. In general, the diving areas around the Keys are absolutely worth seeing. The water is almost unreal clear, pleasantly warm and invites for a swim.
We continue over the 42 bridges of the Overseas Highway, which connects the different islands with each other, to Bahia Honda. On the uninhabited island, the Bahia Honda State Park was laid out that leads to a beautiful and completely natural beach. Pure nature and pictures, which are anchored in the memory, accompany the vacationer long after the visit.
In the very south, one finds not only the “Southernmost Point” (allegedly the southernmost point of the USA), but around the point: Key West. Due to the mild tropical climate all year round, almost all activities on Key West are “open air”. The special mix of different cultural influences is reflected all over the island. Immigrants from the Bahamas and Cuba brought their own lifestyles and peculiarities with them, which can be discovered in any restaurant, museum or cigar shop. Historical greats such as Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams have always been drawn to Key West. The flair of the island has to be felt and enjoyed in order to understand the many fans. One possibility is a tour with the catamaran into the sunset. In a relaxed atmosphere, champagne and cocktails, one experiences a “sunset” on the water that is second to none.
The somewhat easier way of dealing with life distinguishes the inhabitants of Florida – and especially those of the Keys. As a visitor, you quickly fall for this “Easy Way of Life” and the holiday is far too quickly over.