Florida

Island-hopping paradise

With its yacht-friendly climate and year-round warmth, well-named “Sunshine State” Florida’s stimulating and cosmopolitan southwest is one of the world’s most perfect superyacht charter destinations. From Palm Beach to Key West, its oceanic coastline marries city excitement with tropical seclusion to great effect. Fort Lauderdale, a vibrant Venetian-style place full of elegant bars, alfresco cafes, long beaches and high-end shops, is rightly famed as a superyacht hub. And near neighbor, Miami, is attractively spiked with the upbeat urban vibe of Latin America, making it even more bracing and energetic. Further south, the glittering archipelago of the Florida Keys brings welcome release from the urban bustle. Strung out among the crystal diving waters of the northern Caribbean, these famous islands offer truly world-class fishing and an infectiously laid back festival atmosphere.

The city was completely rebuilt in the last twenty years, erasing her moving past and enhancing her beaches perfect for swimming. Fort Lauderdale and its sun that shines almost all year round, with a climate close to perfection, is a well-know place for its nightlife. Do not miss the Las Olas Riverfront, a vast complex on the seafront, where you will find excellent clothes shops and other jewelery shops, bars and free entertainment . The city is full of convivial places, such as Everglades Holiday Park and the Museum of Discovery and Science. The boats that ply the canals are part of the Lauderdale lifestyle, and people can embark at any time by renting a boat or hailing a water taxi.

Multicultural city with its Spanish and Cuban influences and its unrivaled Art Deco buildings in front of its seaside roads, Miami is the exact reflect of Florida, a non-stop moving town with a reputed nightlife. On the coast of Miami Beach, swimming, surf and jet ski in a crystal clear water are therein activities, but you are more than welcome to take a a nap on the white sands, actively work on you tan or simply watch the body of the beautiful people plastic, especially at South Beach, the favorite of models and celebrities.

The spectacular beaches and Sandspur Caloosa in Key Largo are part of protected area called Bahia Honda. This divine duo of sandy beaches, coconut trees and warm sea all year round, offers really calm waters ideal for swimming, snorkeling or kayaking. Sanspur is very popular with families and highly recommended for parents and kids !

Known for its sport fishing activity, the village of Islamorada is located on the Keys: rent a boat to fish, snorkel or swim in the open sea, and remember the fresh sea fruits are the trademark of Islamorada dinners. Visit a tropical bar to immerse you in the experience of the Keys hit with a cocktail, and for a little more culture, soak up for art and music pacing the Morada Way Arts and cultural district.

The community of Marathon islands in the Keys is a tropical getaway for the whole family. It retains a retro atmosphere and water through festivals and attractions for all ages: activities include swimming with dolphins, snorkeling and boating.  The fishing is great off the white sandy beach of Sombrero Beach. For a special cultural moment, visit Crane Point to hike to the house preserved in a family of settlers twentieth century.

Here you will find relaxing, water-borne activities such as boating, fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Fishing, of course, means seafood, and you’ll also find some of the nation’s best seafood restaurants here and on nearby keys. Also, be sure to check out the beautiful white sand beaches at Bahia Honda State Park and the National Key Deer Rescue. There, you can see the tiny –  and very cute – wild deer known as Key deer, about the size of a large dog, an exciting family entertainment.

The southernmost point in the United States,Key West offers a vibrant nightlife, and to completely feel the warm, Floridian atmosphere, you will must follow the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway: fans of the famous writer must attend the favorite bar of their hero the completely appreciate the feelings of Key West, Sloppy Joe’s bar. Don’t miss Duval Street, one of the most energetic strips of shops, bars and cafes in all the land. For the more sober-minded of yours, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is the cultural place you cannot miss.

Top Ten Florida attractions

  1. Join the yachting sophisticates at Fort Lauderdale, ‘America’s Venice’.
  2. Explore the wildlife of the Everglades National Park by traditional airboat.
  3. Swim with dolphins and visit turtles among the vibrant Marathon Isles.
  4. Spend a day mixing with celebrities on Miami’s famous South Beach.
  5. Go island hopping among the famous cruising grounds of the Florida Keys.
  6. Enjoy authentic conch-based cuisine in the tropical eateries of Key West.
  7. Take a day out to explore the NASA story at the Kennedy Space Centre.
  8. Embark on a big game fishing adventure in Islamorada.
  9. Treat yourself to a Latin-style night out among the clubs and bars of Miami.
  10. Dive the reef system of the National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo.

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