Fish tacos. Ah. The sweet allure of fresh ocean-to-table fish delicately folded in flour tortillas and topped with delicious ingredients and slaws. In our opinion, a well-crafted taco elevates any meal from ordinary to extraordinary
Fantasy Fest in the Florida Keys is one of the most famous Halloween celebrations in the country. In recent years, over 100,000 people from across the globe have migrated to Key West for ten days of costumes, parades, events, and concerts. If you’ve never experienced it, it’s time to cross this one off of your bucket list.
The Florida Keys may be known for world-class fishing, snorkeling, and dining, but one of the greatest parts about being on this archipelago off the southern coast of Florida is the breathtaking sunsets. The gentle curve of the islands means you can basically catch a picturesque sunset from any island. Sunsets are so gorgeous in Islamorada that it feels like a special occasion every day. Expert weather forecaster Bill Cottrill explains what makes our sunsets so colorful.
The Florida Keys are a vibrant archipelago with a thriving ecosystem just waiting to be explored. You may not associate American Saltwater Crocodiles or Bald Eagles with our stunning islands, but if you are feeling adventurous, we know just the way to see a plethora of surprising wildlife.
Have you ever been curious about the fascinating features of starfish, sea urchins, and dolphins? Dip your toes into the exciting waters of marine biology. The Florida Keys is home to a surprising variety of flora and fauna above and below the surface. Join us for our monthly hands-on exploration of marine life and environmental studies on July 9th. Take a peek into the wild and scientific world of the Marine Science Eco Experience, which will have you interacting with live marine animals while studying educational props and earning a wealth of knowledge.
Snorkeling is the perfect vacation activity for families, couples, and groups of friends. Imagine swimming with swarms of yellowtail snapper, spotted parrotfish, blue tangs, and great barracudas in the pristine turquoise waters of Alligator Reef. It’s part of the only living coral barrier reef in the United States, and on bright days snorkelers may experience up to 100 feet of visibility in the calm waters.
Here in Islamorada, we like to keep things local, like real local. We enjoy simple pleasures like crisp cold beers, sunsets, and crystal clear waters. Islamorada Beer Company captures the “Island State of Mind” in each of their craft brews. Check out the seasonally rotating lineup to enhance your Keys experience.
Rainy days equals unparalleled sightseeing opportunities! When it rains its pours, but sometimes that's not a bad thing. Islamorada is beautiful all year round, but if we get a small drizzle session it becomes downright magical. Nothing beats the sound of pitter-patter and the fresh ocean breezes that follows. Curl up with a local brew in our comfy lobby while you plan your rainy day.
Find your own piece of bliss in Islamorada this spring. From relaxed beach lounging to energetic extreme sports, we've got you covered. Spring Break is a time to rejuvenate and recover and Florida beaches are usually at the top of traveler’s list. But why not head south to a unique stretch of islands where you can truly unwind?
Love is in the air, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate your beloved this Valentine’s Day than relaxing at Amara Cay. From romantic moonlit walks along the shore, to elegant dining options, the opportunities for couple bonding are plentiful. Let us do the hard work while you enjoy spending some quality time together.
After months of anticipation, we can finally stop daydreaming. Amara Cay is reopening our doors. We can’t wait to welcome you back to our exclusive slice of paradise. Our hammocks are swaying and the only thing missing is you. We’ve been hard at work rebuilding after Hurricane Irma and we are ready to welcome you back with Piña Coladas and Mojitos. Let’s start celebrating the winter season, Florida Keys style.
Have you ever wondered what is the difference between a Key lime and a regular lime? Look no further, the difference is clear. The Key lime is stronger, the juice is more powerful, and the zest is irresistible. We are like the world-famous Key lime, full of energy and strength restoring Amara Cay to it’s own unique flavor.
Immerse yourself in the the rich history of the USS Spiegel Grove, which was sunk in 2002, to create an artificial reef in the Florida Keys. The vessel is 510 feet in length and 84 feet wide and has a history as vast as it’s surface space. The boat resides 134 ft off the coast of Key Largo near Dixie Shoals and divers from far and wide travel to explore this stunning manmade reef.
Make like an old-school adventurer and discover the natural wonders of Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, a park that, while only a few minutes from our Islamorada beachfront resort, is only accessible by boat, giving it the romantic feel of a private hideaway.
Visitors to our Islamorada beachfront resort can chase the post-holiday blues away at Uncorked, Islamorada and Key Largo’s Food and Wine Festival. Running from January 7th through the 16th, this... Read More >
This November, come celebrate twenty-five years of protecting the paradise that is the Keys at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Annual Family Fun Festival. Located less than five minutes... Read More >
Next week, be sure to join us here at Amara Cay Resort and Oltremare Ristorante Thursday, March 26th 5-7pm, for a complimentary Wine Tasting and Hors D'oeuvres. You don't want to miss all the flavors, food, and fun. We welcome you and invite you to indulge in all we have to offer at Amara Cay Resort.... Read More >
If you happen to be in Islamorada on October 23, you can count yourself among the lucky ones. Just minutes from our Islamorada resort, the culinary gods are working their magic in the Morada Way Arts & Culture District.... Read More >
Take your golf game off the green during the annual Islamorada Conch Scramble "On The Water" Charity Golf Tournament, a wonderful on-the-water way to sharpen your golf swing while raising money for The Upper Keys Foundation.... Read More >
The Island Heritage Tours at Robbie's Marina reveal another side of our seaside paradise that Islamorada resort visitors don't often get a chance to see. Head over to Robbie's, a local landmark in itself, and climb aboard the Happy Cat... Read More >
Our feathered friends have a friend in the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, a sanctuary devoted to rescuing, rehabbing and releasing native and migratory birds that have been harmed or displaced. ... Read More >
Move over, big box bookstore. Hooked on Books is Islamorada's beloved independent bookstore, featuring shelf-after-shelf of books about the Florida Keys and its history, fishing, diving, flora and fauna, maps and more. ... Read More >
Love a great flea market? Have a passion for all things aquatic? Then head here for one of our favorite annual events, the Upper Keys Gigantic Nautical Flea Market, a tremendous, two-day weekend event (Feb. 22 to 23) at Founders Park.... Read More >