Seniors Enjoy Islamorada

Islamorada in the Florida Keys attracts seniors of all ages, and why not? It is a beautiful location, comprised of six islands and is the oldest inhabited place in the Keys. For these Keys it is known as the “Village of Islands.”

Islamorada is 90 minutes south of Miami, an island paradise with a population of just over 6,000. The eighteen mile-long stretch of islands derives its character from a relaxed pace of life, a leisurely lifestyle, and some of the best fishing anywhere in the world.

It was originally inhabited by Cuchiyaga Indians. In the 16th century Spanish explorers where so enthralled by the purple haze sunset that they called it “islas moradas” = purple islands.

TripAdvisor offers a list of things for senior visitors to do that include the #1 attraction, the History Of Diving Museum. In Islamorada you can be under, above or near the water 24 hours a day. For nearly 100 years, seasoned anglers have fished these clear, warm waters teeming with trophy-worthy fish.

Fishing Capital Attracts Seniors

Islamorada’s professional fishing captains can guide you offshore to catch big game or to stalk bonefish in the Florida Bay which is known as “the backcountry”.  There are numerous options for those in search of the big ones, including chartering a boat with its own crew or heading out on a vessel rented from one of the many attractive marinas along a 20-mile stretch of the Overseas Highway.

Often referred to as the “Fishing Capital of the World”, Islamorda lies between the Everglades National Park and the Florida Straits. The Straits is home to the only coral barrier reef in North America. Seniors will find a host of diving and snorkeling charters to keep you busy in the deep blue  waters.

Islamorada is a divers haven and a snorkelers dream land with its many shallow reefs. There are also many deep sea reef and shipwrecks for the beginner and skilled divers to explore. The waters off Islamorada offer choice Florida Keys reef and wreck diving.

 Seniors Relax in the Keys

The area features eco-tours, water sports rentals, tennis facilities, bicycle trails, historic hikes, beautiful vistas of both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay. Opportunities abound to swim with dolphins and stingrays and a more unusual recreational activity: feeding tarpon off the docks at Robbie’s Marina.

Once senior visitors are well relaxed, the finest in dining awaits to satisfy your tastes and Islamorada is known as having the best restaurants in the Keys.  Each competes annually for recognition in a variety of categories at the Annual ‘Taste of Islamorada’ with fresh seafood the hallmark of the dining scene.

With information on the semi-tropical climate, Wikitravel tells you how to get there, what to see and do and some helpful suggestions for selecting your dining experience.  You will find Islamorada fun, relaxing, and you may even come home with a whopper of a fish and a nice tan. jeb


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  2. For those travelers looking for a unique experience of the Sunshine State, the southern group of islands known as the Florida Keys provide a laid-back atmosphere. Islamorada visitors can easily spend an afternoon fishing from the bridges or local docks as well as swimming or sunning on the beaches. Lots of ideas for fun and hotels can be found at to make the best trip ever!

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