The Florida Keys have a lot of great places many don’t know about. With so many hidden gems and great spots, the Keys are any sun seeker’s dream destination, especially those wanting to avoid the crowds!
Bahia Honda State Park
Near Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda State Park offers rustic relaxation in a tropical island setting. About 40 miles northeast of Key West, the park has two gorgeous beaches, miles of trail, excellent snorkeling and tarpon fishing. There are no accommodations other than campgrounds and this is a state park so being mindful of the rules is imperative.
Only accessible by ferry, Fisher Island sits in Biscayne Bay, watching the busy Miami metro area speed by from off the bustling Miami Beach causeway. This historic island has been a playground for the rich and the famous for generations. Complete with seaside golfing and luxury accommodations be prepared to spend money on this island.
Sunset Key, officially Tank Island was built by the Navy as a fuel tank depot in 1965 for the Cold War. In 1986, the government sold off Tank Island to developers. Just 500 yards off Key West, and very visible, this man-made island is home to 40 guest cottages and is only accessible by ferry. Also plenty of bars and restaurants dot the island for late night fun as well.
Little Palm Island
Little Palm Island is 2½ miles off Overseas Highway in Little Torch Key, near Key West, and is very secluded. But be prepared to rough it, as it is incredibly desolate. But with this comes relaxing calm allowing you to truly unwind on your Florida vacation.