Hi! We have decided to travel to the Floriday Keys this year. We've never been to this area. We are in our 30's, one son age 5 who loves water. We are on a little budget, just want a get away, relax, enjoy water, see some sights and some of the shopping and animal attractions in the area. Still doing our research! We are looking at some vacation property rentals up and down the keys.
Do you think I should try hard to find a resort that has a beach for us to enjoy? I think we'll definitely look for one with a pool, as my son is a fish and I love to get a tan. But, it doesn't look like the beaches at the resorts (that I can afford) are the best for a little one? We've stayed in AI's before in the caribbean, walk out your door, white sand beach, and it appears the beaches in the resorts in the keys are not really like this. Should I forego the resort beach in favor of a nicer rental, and plan to travel to local beaches for family beach time? Keep in mind we have to fly in, so I do not have beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. to bring along.
Also, I've found some nice places to stay in Key Largo, but will we feel like it takes too long to get anywhere else in the keys? I've found a few places in Islamorada or Marathon - do you think those are better choices for our family as they seem more central? Thanks for all your help!!!