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Fishing for a Quick Escape Islamorada is not just one isle, but a "village of islands" centered on Upper Matecumbe Key. Islamorada likes to bill itself as "Sportfishing Capital of the World" and does boast the largest fleet of charter boats in the Florida Keys. There's also snorkeling and diving on shallow reefs and shipwrecks. Watching the sun go down on Florida Bay over a slice of key lime pie is a "must do."

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View Larger Map ISLANDS editor Ashley Knaus recently visited Cheeca Lodge & Spa on Islamorada and enjoyed an affordable, quick escape that's very accessible from Miami.