Florida Keys Have Rebounded Since Irma | Travel to Paradise
The Florida Keys are open for business! If you’re looking for a Spring Break paradise getaway or making your summer plans, the Florida Keys are ready for you.
In Key West and nearby Stock Island, 92 percent of all properties are open. 76 percent are open in Key Largo, 63 percent in Marathon, 53 percent in Islamorada and 48 percent between the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge and Big Coppitt Key.
“Lodging properties and other tourism facilities in the Keys have made an amazing rebound since last fall,” said Jim DeKeyrel, director of sales for the Florida Keys & Key West. “We’re seeing demand return, helped by cold temperatures in the north.”
The island chain has been open to visitors since Oct. 1, 2017, just three weeks after Hurricane Irma passed through the area. Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by the storm.
All major Florida Keys attractions are open. In Islamorada, Theater of the Sea, launched in 1946 and one of the world’s oldest marine mammal facilities, is open with a restored beach and gift shops. All marine interaction programs are open, but its shark area is undergoing repairs.
Ferry tours to the historic 5-acre Pigeon Key are operating, departing from the Hyatt Place’s marina at the Faro Blanco Lighthouse. On Pigeon Key, visitors can tour a former section gang quarters, former foreman’s dorm and historical museum.
Fishing, snorkeling and diving charters are operating. Learn more about bass fishing and the right type, size, color and technique as well as the proper jig.
Events throughout the Keys continue as scheduled. The Florida Keys & Key West calendar of events can be viewed at fla-keys.com/calendar/.
For more information about lodging, attractions, and activities in the Florida Keys head over to the Florida Keys visitor information: fla-keys.com or call 1-800-FLA-KEYS