- While the rest of the world travels far and wide for a getaway, South Floridians are rewriting the rules on the ultimate staycation.
The salty sea air, the scent of Key limes, the sand between your toes, the lush tropical gardens…We could go on about the multiple reasons to visit Bungalows Key Largo. But perhaps the best reason of all is feeling a million miles away just a stone’s throw from home.
STAY: Bungalows Key Largo is an all-inclusive, adults-only escape just a 75-minute drive from Miami International Airport (or a 20-minute seaplane ride for true jet-setters). The stunning 11.5-acre seaside resort is set within a botanical garden edge, boasting 135 private bungalows and a world of relaxation. Each bungalow features its own veranda complete with outdoor rain shower and soaking tub. “What I loved most is the luxurious feel of having your own private bungalow, combined with the laid-back comfort for which the Keys are known,” says Publisher Lynette Janac, who recently experienced a weekend staycation there.
TASTE: Whether savoring local seafood with a Mexican flair at Sea Señor or ordering morning mimosas at Fish Tales, gourmet dining options at The Bungalows are endless and included with every stay. Even the most refined palates will be impressed at the distinguished Bogie & Bacall’s, where the innovative menu changes daily and the vibe conjures Old World romance.
UNWIND: A haven for spa aficionados, the Zen Garden Spa arouses the senses with a state-of-the-art eucalyptus steam room and a Himalayan salt therapy treatment room. Whether you start the morning with a gentle sunrise stretch on Coconut Beach or get your heart pumping on the Peloton bikes in the open-air Fitness Tiki Hut, there are plenty of ways to reconnect with your body, mind and spirit. Once you have reset your inner self, invigorate your soul with adventure!
PLAY: Snorkel excursions showcase the vast local marine life while coconut palm–lined pools beckon you to soak up the sun’s rays. But it’s the renowned sunset cruise along the pristine Florida Bay that steals the show. Sip island cocktails while watching the fiery sun sink beyond the horizon.
99010 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo; 866.801.0195; bungalowskeylargo.com