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The United States is a popular destination for most Indian travelers, especially when it comes to honeymoons. The common American honeymoon destinations for Indian travelers are often cities like New York and Las Vegas; people often overlook the gorgeous Florida Keys, situated only about 20+ kms from the city of Miami in Florida. The Keys are one of the most pretty shore-side honeymoon spots in the United States and offer a variety of things to do and see for a laid-back romantic holiday.
The main spots that make up this collection of islands on the Florida Straits are Key West, Big Pine Key, Marathon, Islamorada and Key Largo. Key West is the last in the chain and is an upscale tourist town, replete with high end resorts, camping grounds, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts and other hotels. It is a hot spot for vacationers looking for warm blue waters and plenty of amenities. It is also home to many festivals and events and a perfect fishing spot. With the Atlantic Ocean to the south and Gulf of Mexico to the north, big Pine Key is also a gorgeous combination of sunny blue skies and beautiful waters. It has a more laidback vibe and great for honeymooners seeking out some privacy and relaxation. Shopping, scuba diving and snorkeling are some of the fun activities to do here. Marathon lies in the center of the Keys. A quaint and relaxed atmosphere is its USP with many great parks, a dolphin research center and of course the beaches to explore. Key Largo is the first in the chain when you are driving down from Miami. It boasts of a marine sanctuary, a national park and two state parks. It is also known to be a famous diving spot. Islamorada is famed for its great fishing activities and yummy seafood. There are plenty of watersports you can indulge in as well.
The Keys are home to some of the most visually stunning flora, fauna and beaches as well as great restaurants. The areas are known for the lovely coral reefs and the rarely found living reefs, some of which you might be able to see on a diving trip. It is also home to hundreds of varieties of fish and other wildlife like alligators and sea turtles. The close proximity of the islands from one other means you can go island hopping over a few days and savour all there is to see. If you hanker for some vibrant big city life, you could just drive over to Miami and party at the many buzzing nightclubs and restaurants there.
The Keys offers loads of accommodation options for honeymooners, from budget hotels to scenic rental villas and plush, hidden away resorts. So finding something in your budget will definitely not be a problem. The year round tropical weather (so similar to Indian climes), beautiful beaches, great food and stunning views, make it a honeymoon destination to seriously consider! Stay tuned for more interesting honeymoon ideas from Marry Me – Wedding Planners.