I am looking at places to stay in the keys, for a week at the end of May. I have never been to the Keys, and my goal is to do some snorkeling, visit the various Keys and basically relax and check ou the area.
I have some likely places to stay in Key Largo, and have read that this is a good starting point for snorkeling trips. But I definitely want to spent time in Islamorada, Marathon and Key West, poking about.
I'm wondering if having "home base" in Key Largo is reasonable, or should i be looking for something more "mid-Keys" like Marathon? Am I going to be miserable traveling up and down the Oversea highway every day?
Or would people recommend that I be more rigid in my plans, and book different places to stay in each area?
I'm travelling by myself, don't need super fancy places to stay, and am on a budget :)
Any recommendations for likely snorkeling places reachable by shore are gratefully accepted, as well as recommendations for boat excursions!
thanks so much!