Left 5* Hotel in Miami to travel to Marathon, so quite a contrast on arrival in the rural Keys, leaving the whole party unsure about the fortnight ahead, especially as villa had not been used for a couple of weeks and clean was not complete. No need to worry though, a couple of hours in paradise and you realize that everything you could need is right here. The views and position are fantastic, the heated pool is a dream, the Kayaks for trips to the beach for picnics or just a quick paddle in the evening to watch the sunset are a bonus. If you do want to venture out shops and restaurants are two minutes away, the Turtle Hospital is within walking distance (we loved that one), and Key West is only an hour away ( a must for the day trip to the Dry Tortugas. 'Amazing'). Check out the bike rental in Marathon, really helpful, well priced and you can ride forever because its so flat! They also do a really cool night time kayak tour with boats that glow in the Dark!
One downside for me... Plus