Sorin Dutoiu, at 28 Apr. 24, in Destinations

With its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and array of new attractions, the Florida Keys & Key West promise an unforgettable escape in 2024.

If you’re seeking a subtropical paradise with warm weather and endless adventures, look no further than the Florida Keys & Key West. This picturesque island chain at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula offers a wealth of new experiences and attractions in 2024, from refreshed resorts to culinary delights and eco-friendly initiatives.

Keys Accommodations: Luxurious Stays and Stunning Views

Experience the ultimate in island luxury at the newly renovated Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club, Curio Collection by Hilton, in Marathon. Set against the iconic 1950s-era lighthouse, this waterfront retreat boasts over 40,000 square feet of meeting space, an indulgent spa, and breathtaking poolside cabanas. Nearby, Sun Outdoors Sugarloaf Key offers RV sites and holiday cottages along a serene saltwater lake, perfect for a tranquil getaway surrounded by nature.

In Key West, the historic Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton, invites guests to experience grandeur and elegance with newly renovated guest rooms, oceanfront balconies, and enhanced dining options. Meanwhile, the La Concha Key West hotel is undergoing renovations to become a Marriott property, with stylish accommodations and rooftop suites offering panoramic views of the island.

For a truly unique experience, consider booking a stay at The Outpost, a floating “conch cottage” off the coast of Key West. This two-bedroom oasis offers front and back decks, a fully equipped kitchen, and stunning views of the backcountry waters, providing the perfect setting for an off-the-grid adventure.

Keys Sustainability: Protecting Paradise

In an effort to preserve the natural beauty of the Keys, initiatives like Plastic Free Key West are helping businesses reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable practices. Businesses commit to reducing or eliminating single-use plastics, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment for both locals and visitors alike.

Additionally, the Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder is set to open The Protect Center Whale & Dolphin Hospital in Islamorada, providing essential care for injured marine mammals and promoting marine wildlife conservation through education and rehabilitation efforts.

Keys Food and Drink: Culinary Delights and Craft Brews

Indulge in a culinary journey through the Keys with new dining options and craft breweries to explore. Savor traditional sushi and sashimi at Isla Bella Beach Resort’s Sushi Cabana, or enjoy local seafood and craft cocktails at The Rhum House at Grassy Flats Resort & Beach Club in Marathon.

For beer enthusiasts, Cayo Hueso Brewing offers a taste of the Keys with 12 drafts on tap and murals depicting local icons like Ernest Hemingway and Key West roosters. Pair your brew with delicious wood-fired pizza from Roostica Wood-Fire Pizzeria for the ultimate island dining experience.

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