AN ISLAND OF MANY NAMES

Our home is an eclectic collection of fun activities, history, warm people and beautiful, balmy weather — but sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between our island and the more than 800 neighboring islands in the Florida Keys. Read on to learn more about what makes our island special.

Most commonly known as the “Village of Islands,” because Islamorada township actually encompasses Plantation, Windley, Upper, and Lower Matecumbe keys, the island is also known as the “Purple Isle.”

This nickname is actually a misnomer since it’s origins are open for debate. Some believe early Spanish explorers circa 1500s named the island so for the purple hue of the sky at sunset. Others say it was due to a tropical fish that has since died out due to overfishing.

Unlike the purple mystery fish, a multitude of other fish species are alive and well, giving the island the much-deserved moniker of “Sport Fishing Capital of the World” where visitors flock from all over the globe for a chance to fish here.

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OCEAN VIEW ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BALCONIES

Nothing relaxes the mind and body like waking up to your own ocean view and spending the morning on your balcony watching the sunrise tint the sky flamingo-pink.

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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SERVED DAILY

Coffee, fresh fruits, flaky pastries and scrumptious muffins await you every morning. Fuel up for your day of Florida Keys adventures!

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WALKING DISTANCE TO ISLAMORADA ATTRACTIONS

Why drive when you can walk? Islamorada’s favorite attractions are just a brisk stroll away!

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PRIVATE BEACH WITH WATER SPORTS

Ample space to lounge in the sun with a book or a friend - or start your ocean adventures with a paddleboard, kayak, or snorkel and mask.

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WORLD-CLASS MARINA WITH OVERNIGHT DOCKAGE

One-stop access to Islamorada’s best fishing charters. Captains can tie up just a few steps from Pelican Cove’s guest rooms.

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