What’s Your Island?
A perfect honeymoon begins with a bit of matchmaking—your personality to the island’s.
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From Key Largo in the northeast to Key West in the southwest, the Florida keys (www.fla-keys.com) stretch for 120 miles off Florida’s tip. You can fly directly to Marathon Key or Key West, or you can fly into Miami or Fort Lauderdale, then drive south on Rt. 1, the Overseas Highway.
The keys are noted for diving, fishing, boating and ecotourism. Key West is undoubtedly the best known of these islands. Think Ernest Hemingway and Jimmy Buffet, Duval Street and the nightly sunset celebration. Key West is a place for water sports during the day and dining and partying all night.
Or how about spending time with your new spouse on Lovers Key, a pristine barrier island on southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast (www.fortmyers-sanibel.com)? Lovers Key and Captiva Island have both been named among the most romantic beaches in the country. Sanibel Island is another of the beautiful barrier islands, which are known for pristine beaches with an abundance of shells. Cypresses and mangroves, manatees, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and, more rarely, loggerhead sea turtles are among the flora and fauna that can be seen in the Fort Myers-Sanibel area.