“Famous for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses and laid-back attitude. I am drawn to the Florida Keys, a tropical paradise lined with coral islands, blazing sunsets, textured palms, and breathtaking vistas.”
The Florida Keys exude an end-of-the-road remoteness and a languid tropicality that rivals the West Indies in appeal. About 113 mangrove-and-sandbar islands where the white sun melts over tight fists of deep green mangroves; long, gloriously soft mudflats and tidal bars with water as teal as Arizona turquoise.
These islands have long attracted fishermen, divers, and misfits of all shapes and sizes, among them Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Jimmy Buffett, and other members of a mythology that sometimes overshadows an even more diverse reality.