Islamorada Journals

Islamorada; "Purple Isle"

A May 2004 trip to Islamorada by Dutchnatasja

Islamorada Photo, Islamorada, Florida More Photos
Quote: Islamorada, Spanish for "purple isle," is the place to be if you like to fish or dive. It is also a great spot to take a minute to watch the view. The tropical weather and the beautiful waters that surround the islands are the main ingredients of Islamorada.

Islamorada; "Purple Isle"

Overview

Islamorada Photo, Islamorada, Florida
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Islamorada, Spanish for “purple isle,” is the place to be if you like to fish or dive. It is also a great spot to take a minute to watch the view. It’s incredible. The tropical weather and beautiful waters that surround the islands are the main ingredients of Islamorada. Islamorada, Florida, is referred to by many as the "Sportfishing Capital of the World". Islamorada is beautiful and fun to visit. Don't drive to fast to Key West, because you'll miss a great place.Quick Tips: Fun, interesting stops:MM 84.5 Dolphinshow and Theather of the SeaMM 81.5 Hurricane MonumentMM 79 Indian Key Historical SiteMM 79 Lignumvitae Key State ParkMM 73 Islamorada Cou...Read More

Cheeca Lodge and Spa

Hotel | "Cheeca Lodge & Spa"

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We stayed in Cheeca Lodge Resort & Spa a few years ago. I heard it’s been renovated. Back then, I was very surprised with it. What a beautiful hotel with a high standard service. Many pathways were lined with palm trees and flowers and lit by torches at night. The setting is beautiful, right on the beach (ocean side).

This resort has two pools and a lagoon, and hammocks are everywhere. There are a lot of amenities. You can golf, fish, and much more. There are many spa facilities you can choose from.

There are a lot of famous people that visit the resort, and I can imagine why. I would recommend this to anyone who loves spa treatments, golf, and luxury.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 6, 2005

Cheeca Lodge and Spa
MM 82 OVERSEAS HWY
Islamorada, Florida 33036
1-305-6644651

Jaws Raw Bar

Restaurant | "Jaws Raw Bar at Holiday Isle "

Holiday Isles at Islamorada; Our favourite stop for lunch. Photo, Islamorada, Florida
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This is our regular stop when we drive down to Key West. Jaws Raw Bar is a casual eatery. There are several restaurants you can choose from. We always have lunch at Jaws Raw Bar. They serve seafood, and the food is good. We were seated at a picnic-style table a few feet from the water. It can be crowded on the weekends.Holiday Isle is also home to the World-Famous Tiki Bar, where the infamous Rumrunner was originally created. The Tiki Bar lets you enjoy indoor or outdoor drinks and snacks, with live entertainment. They are open 7 days a week.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 11, 2006

Jaws Raw Bar
Holiday Isle Resorts
Islamorada, Florida
(305) 664-2321

Lorelei

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Restaurant | "Lorelei Cabana Bar "

Lorelei Photo, Islamorada, Florida
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We always make a stop at the Holiday Isles in Islamorada. The place is sold and they will close all the bars when it become condos. So we decided to try a different restaurant. I saw some pictures on the Internet of the Lorelei and it looked very nice. When we arrived for lunch at the Lorelei it looked all so new. Later I was found out that the Lorelei was destroyed with Hurricane Wilma. They rebuilt the whole place. They are also planning to build condos, which is a good plan, knowing that the bars at Holiday Isles going to be closed in the future. You have a great view over the bay. This is what we ordered:Mozzarella Sticks with a marinara sauce for $7Steve’s Famo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 29, 2006

Lorelei
Mile Marker 82
Islamorada, Florida 33036
(305) 664-4656