Key West, the southernmost point in the United States, is famous for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches, historic sites and its pastel, conch-style architecture. The beautiful Conch Republic is an unofficial micro-nation created when Key West seceded from the United States in 1982. “A sovereign state of mind seeking to bring more humor, warmth and respect to a world in sore need of all three.”
Key West is home to the third-largest barrier coral reef in the world. Known as the Florida Straits, Key West’s coral reef extends 150 miles north towards Miami and 70 miles west to the Dry Tortugas. Known for the best Key lime pie, conch fritters, coconut water, fresh-caught fish sandwich, spiny lobster, Key West legal rum, and Miami vise frozen drinks – which are out of this world tasty, flavorful, and addictive.
Situated along the quieter southern limit of the famed Duval Street, the newly renovated Southernmost Beach Resort – features a modern sleek design with classic coastal charm, while ocean views abound. Right by the iconic Southernmost Point marker, guests can look forward to three palm-fringed pools, private cabanas, a secluded tanning pier, a beachfront signature restaurant, and gorgeous oceanfront rooms.
Near all the action, but in a world of its own, the resort offers plenty of ways to wind up or wind down. Morning Beach Yoga is definitely a great way to experience wellness-focused relaxation before you start your daily adventures. Gourmet dinner and wine pairing at the resort’s restaurant – is a must! Discover beachside spa treatments, daily live entertainment, and unique programming – like cocktail tastings and paint and sip classes. Within walking distance of Key West’s collection of eclectic restaurants, bars, activities, and shops on Duval Street – this oceanfront oasis sets the tone for a memorable stay in Key West’s Historic District.
This versatile escape can cater to everyone, from laidback island enthusiasts to foodies and adventure seekers. Step foot on the island, and before long you’ll be sipping slushy cocktails on Duval Street and toasting to the sunsets that inspire lyrics set to steel drums. Closer to Cuba than Miami, the destination is also rich in culture, as well as world-class diving and fishing in crystal-clear water.
Fuel up for the day at Frenchie’s Café – indulge in French pastries, classic breakfast plates, and coffee before hopping on a fast-powered catamaran for an adventure of Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour to observe the grace & beauty of resident Key West dolphins, as they swim, play, feed, and snorkel next to you along the shallow backcountry into the shimmering turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
After the fun-in-the-sun, relaxation awaits you at Southernmost Beach Resort’s stunning Oceanfront Cabana where you can melt down and let go under the skillful hands of Jeff Sobel’s Swedish Massage and the sounds of the ocean.
The evening brings Happy Hour, but at Southernmost, it’s not your ordinary Happy Hour, it’s Sip and Paint hour with renowned artist, Lance Berry and your extraordinary art creation to bring home.
Dinner pastime is taken very seriously at Key West. Indulge your taste buds at Nine One Five restaurant on Duval street – a modern American fair with globally inspired influences. Or perhaps a Brunch at Blue Heaven, this famed local brunch spot, located an easy walk from the hotel, right on Duval Street. Live Music, Barn-like cozy seating and fabulous southern-inspired dishes, they will make you drool for more. My favorite was the fluffy blueberry pancakes, banana bread, delicious shrimp and grits, and eggs benedict.
Key West is known for its world-famous sunsets, and the best way to experience one is by sailing on a Sebago catamaran’s Champagne Sunset Cruise, enjoying champagne, wine, sangria, chilled beers, soft drinks, and delicious bites. Music and ocean in the background of the beautiful sunset is a dream vision you will never forget. After this gorgeous sunset sail, a nightcap on Duval Street, some more live music, and dancing for the road…
To round off your stay in Key West, you must enjoy the resort’s brand-new sunrise meditation. Let the sound of the waves lull you into an elevated state, reconnecting you to your inner self before heading home.