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The Key to the Keys

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Moorings Village 123 Beach Rd. (MM 81.5 Oceanside); 305/664-4708; www.themooringsvillage.com; cottages from $225.
Cheeca Lodge & Spa MM 82 Oceanside; 800/327-2888 or 305/664-4651; www.cheeca.com; doubles from $129. Manny and Isa's MM 81.6 Oceanside; 305/664-5019; Key lime pie slices $3.50.
Morada Bay Café 81600 Overseas Hwy.; 305/664-0604; dinner for four $80.

Hawk's Cay Resort 61 Hawk's Cay Blvd. (MM 61 Oceanside); 800/432-2242 or 305/743-7000; www.hawkscay.com; doubles from $210, villas from $375. Parasailing, ages eight and older, from $45. Dolphin Connection, dockside, ages five and older, from $55; interactive (participants must be at least four foot six), from $100.

Treasure Hunt!

The drive down the Keys on U.S. 1 is studded with quirky signs, eccentric motels, and...unusual mailboxes. Bet you can't find our nine favorites, pictured. Here's some incentive: Send proof—snapshots—that you spotted them all. The first 10 entries we receive with all nine correct will each win a T+L Family kid-sized beach hat, and one lucky person, picked in a random drawing of all complete entries, will receive a $100 American Express Gift Cheque. Hint: All of the mailboxes are on U.S. 1, between Key Largo and Duck Key, except number 6, which is in a public spot at one of the featured resorts.

1. Gray manatee with baby
2. Blue garbage truck
3. Lighthouse
4. Tiger-striped fish
5. Pelican
6. Replica of the Moorings Village plantation house
7. Sailboats at sunset
8. Green turtle
9. Multi-finned fish

Mailbox Hunt contest rules and regulations: Send an original photo of each of the mailboxes taken by the entrant, with your name, address, and phone number, to: Mailbox Hunt, Travel + Leisure Family, 1120 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. No purchase necessary. Contest open to legal residents of the United States. Limit one entry per family living in the same household. All entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2004, and received by May 7, 2004. Not responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected entries. All entries become property of Travel + Leisure Family. Void where prohibited.


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