DISCOVER THE PURPLE ISLE

As you vacation on the grounds of Islamorada, find out the history of its rich soil and discover the theories of why Spanish Explorers named the area, The Purple Isle. Florida Keys History and Discovery Center is jam packed with information that will transform your vacation into a journey through history.

Learn about famous hurricanes to hit Islamorada and their casualties, and check out what’s playing in the brand new 35 seat film room. The constant introduction of new exhibits reflects the curator’s burgeoning discoveries. However its permanent exhibition First People is a must-see. With First People, Florida Keys History and Discovery Center touches on the origins of aboriginal people who first settled along the shores of Florida Keys. The History and Discovery Center is open Wednesday–Sunday 10am to 5pm. Take the entire family to browse informational exhibits built to impress.

Florida Keys History and Discovery Center, 82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 33036, floridakeysdiscover.com

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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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