Islamorada

Hotels in Islamorada

Built around its own private beach, this mid-range resort provides affordable oceanfront accommodations in the village of Islamorada.

Casa Morada, in the Florida Keys, is the brainchild of partners Lauren Abrams, Terry Ford, and Heide Praver Werthamer, who collectively spent 24 years picking up the tricks of the trade while working at various Ian Schrager hotels.

One-third down the Florida Keys is Islamorada, known as the sport-fishing capital of the world and home to the Chesapeake, a 65-room property that has grown from an old-school seaside motel into a resort that caters to anglers and families.

Even after serving as the backdrop for countless fashion-magazine photo shoots, the Moorings Village & Spa— 18 brightly accented cottages connected to the beach by wooden walkways on a former coconut plantation in the Florida Keys—still seems like your own secret discovery.

The oceanfront property newly reopened with its stellar snorkeling program intact. Stay in one of 212 tropical-chic rooms then dine at the Atlantic's Edge restaurant, where the chef will prepare your own catch.