EXPLORE LIGNUMVITAE KEY BOTANICAL STATE PARK

Welcome to the Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, the largest and most prevalent home of one of the strongest and heaviest woods on Earth: the lignum vitae.

This wood is so strong that structures built from it in San Francisco easily survived the 1906 earthquake. As you enter the park, note the odd smell emanating from the lignum vitae trees all around you — at seventy-nine pounds per cubic foot, the scent comes from the trees’ thick trunks.

Explore these sturdy trees, endangered flora and fauna, and protected insects and birds by boat or by foot, but be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and consider wearing long sleeves and pants in order to protect from mosquitoes, even in the winter months. Kayak, bicycle and water gear is available for rental, as are guided tours of the area led by expert park rangers, most of whom are native to the area.

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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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