The Perfect Florida Keys Road Trip – Where to stay
Islamorada is about halfway between Miami and Key West, so it’s a good place to spend a night or two. The gloriously secluded all-white boutique hotel Casa Morada (run by three hoteliers who cut their teeth working for Ian Schrager) was recently renovated and has 16 suites, along with numerous high- and low-adrenaline activities on offer, from scuba diving to yoga (305-664-0044; doubles from $399). The charming Moorings Village, a cluster of cottages set on a former coconut plantation, has a private white sand beach (for more of those throughout Florida, see page 88), a swimming pool, and orchids everywhere. Book one of the colorful cottages facing the beach (305-664-4708; doubles from $419).