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America's Caribbean Islands

In addition to providing information on health and travel to the Caribbean this site promotes travel to the Florida Keys.

What's is missing from the Caribbean map at the top of this page? It's the Florida Keys. The map below shows that the Florida Keys are geographically a part of the Caribbean.

 

 

 

The Tropics

The Florida Keys and Key West are in the subtropics, but are as close to the tropics as you can get without going to Hawaii or leaving the United States.

If you want to travel to a destination in the tropics you must go to a place located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The term "tropics" refers only to that portion of the Earth where the sun is ever directly overhead and for a time will be 90 degrees to the horizon.

Key West misses being in the tropics by about 72 miles. since it is that many miles north of the Tropic of Cancer, which runs between Key West and Cuba. At the start of summer, the sun comes close to being directly over Key West, but the sun reaches only 88.9 degrees above the horizon on that day, so Key West doesn't quite fit the definition of "tropics". Key West in the Florida Keys is the southernmost point in the continental United States and the nearest part of the country's mainland to the tropics.

 

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Don't Worry - Be Happy Comparison Chart

For an admittedly somewhat self-serving health chart promoting the Florida Keys check out our
Don't Worry - Be Happy Caribbean Island Comparison Chart. Then reserve a restful, worry free vacation in the Florida Keys.

As part of the Comparison Chart we have included links to additional information on the spread of West Nile Virus by mosquitos and statistics on shark attacks in the U.S, Caribbean, and World.

 

Travel Documentation

Read latest specifics on reducing Health Risks for Travelers to the Caribbean Islands. You'll find suggestions of things to do to avoid risks and information on precautionary measures to take.

A growing number of travelers are exploring eco-adventures and destinations such as the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon, Peru, Belize and Costa Rica.

In February of 2001, a group of ill prepared travelers visited Costa Rica to tour the Braulio Carrillo National Park. The area they visited was mosquito-infested and had a number of health perils. Eight travelers experienced traveler's diarrhea, two were infected with malaria, and four developed typhoid fever, a bacterial disease that can be life threatening.

While we promote the Florida Keys, if you really have your heart set on going to the "other" Caribbean islands or to Latin America , we've provided some helpful suggestions for travelers to make their travel a safer and satisfying experience. 

We have travelled to Central America and visited a number of the "other" Caribbean islands. Caribbean destinations offer great beauty and a change of pace for the seasoned traveler. If you plan to stay at a resort you should have no problem. Such self-contained resorts offer their own security, restaurants, and swimming pools.

Caribbean Travel Risks

Click to identify travel health risk-levels and steps to take in preparation for a visit to the Caribbean. Suggestions on Health Kit items to bring with you, doctor's advice and possible immunization measures to take.

 

 

Family Friendly Vacation Resorts

The map of the Florida Keys shows the location of several family friendly vacation resorts. Resorts are located in Key Largo, Islamorada, Duck Key, and Key West .

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For Reservation Information on Discounted Accommodations and lodging availability at Hawk's Cay CLICK DUCK KEY - HAWK'S CAY

 

FLORIDA KEYS BEST SPECIAL INTERNET RATES - DISCOUNTED LODGING

Special Internet rates negotiated with a number of Key West hotels and Florida Keys resorts are available to you through this website. We provide reservation and discounted rate information on more than 80 places of lodging in the Florida Keys and Key West.

To go to a listing of Properties - hotels and motels and guesthouses for Lodging Accommodations in the Florida Keys and Key West.

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To search for accommodations use Key West as your travel destination. Using Key West will give you the most choices as it provides a list of more than 80 plus hotels, motels, inns, resorts, bed and breakfast accommodations, guest houses and spas in the Florida Keys Greater area (this includes Hawk's Cay as well as lodging in Key West, Islamorada and Key Largo). The link provides prices and a means for making reservations for accommodations

As you browse through the pages review the rates negotiated with hotels and resorts that are available to you through the Florida Keys Best website.

"Special" INTERNET RATES most often represent a savings over rates generally made available to the public by Hotels and Resorts. Negotiated rates usually offer the best value to customers, as they offer the best discounts.

 

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The Sunny Florida Keys - America's Caribbean Islands

Throughout the Florida Keys, visitors can find a variety of safe accommodations and beaches and healthy recreational activities to pursue. Doctors, medical offices, clinics, pharmacies and hospital emergency rooms are readily available. For information on children's activities and family attractions and resorts available in the Florida Keys click on the Kids in the Keys link below.


The site provides information on

KIDS AND RESORTS . BEACHES . NATURE WALKS . MUSEUMS . WATER SPORTS . MOVIES . DOLPHINS
KAYAKS . GOLF . BOATS TOURS . SNORKEL . DAY PROGRAMS . ATTRACTIONS . BIKING AND SKATING
FISHING . CHILD HEALTH TRAVEL . ICE CREAM . READING

 

 

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