Happy Monday! I am trying to plan a high school graduation trip for my Niece, Sister (we’re both 40’s) and Mother (60’s) in June. We’d like to drive down the coast from Palm Beach to Key West, stopping to do some different types of dives (we are beginners though, my niece will finish getting certified there and I will do a refresher course) any other activities that sound good, and need thoughts on where to stay (hotels), how long in each town, what dives not to miss, stops along the way and what my Mother and Sister can do while we’re diving. Budget is probably $400-$500/night for hotels. We also like good food, history, outdoor activities, and relaxing.
I am also posting this on the Islamorada and Key West forums, just FYI.
This is what I have so far, any input is appreciated!
Day 1: Fly into, Palm Beach, relax
Hotel: The Breakers (any others that are ‘graduation trip’ worthy but not so pricey? I looked at Brazilian Court and Eua Palm Beach, any input?)
Day 2: Niece open water dives/my refresher course
Day 3: Drift dive
Day 4: Drive to Islamorada, stop in Miami at Joes (I know the crabs are not in season in June, but I’ve always wanted to eat here)
Hotel: Postcard Inn or Amara Cay
Day 5: Dive John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Should we stay one more day in Islamorada? Stay in Key Largo and add a day?
Day 6: Drive to Key West
Hotel: Marquesa or Santa Maria Suites
Day 7: Dive reefs
Day 8: Wreck dive
Day 9: Explore Key West
Day 10: Fly home from Key West