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Our Favorite Things to Do in Islamorada

Spend Three Days in Paradise

Sometimes the sheer volume of activities available at Cheeca Lodge & Spa can be overwhelming. Wondering how you’ll fit it all in? View our sample itinerary below for a peek at how we spend our time in paradise.

Day 1

Arrive at Cheeca after a scenic ninety-minute drive from Miami International Airport. Settle in and relax in your luxurious West Indies-styled room, bungalow or suite. Grab a bicycle from the Activities Center and explore Cheeca Lodge’s 27 acre lush tropical gardens or stroll down the 525’ fishing pier.

After a sumptuous dinner served on our open-air veranda overlooking the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, you drift off to sleep to the music of soft ocean breezes.

Day 2

The next morning, step aboard one of Islamorada’s finest charter boats for a day of big game fishing in the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream. Supplied with one of our picnic baskets filled to the brim with delightful delectibles, you can relax in between catching a record sailfish, marlin, wahoo or tuna. Bring home your prize catch to our Chef to be prepared any way you wish – seafood doesn’t get any fresher than that. Share your fish tales at Cheeca Lodge’s outdoor Tiki Bar, an elegant beachside retreat featuring creative Keys-inspired cocktails, light fare and magnificent views of our landmark wooden fishing pier.

Day 3

After another peaceful night, you could be motoring through the backcountry waters of Florida Bay, home to fishing’s Grand Slam: bonefish, tarpon and permit. Your guide will take the scenic route through these “skinny” waters to your ultimate destination: Everglades National Park. Here you will see and learn about this remote destination’s famous residents, including alligators, crocodiles and numerous species of fish and birds. If you desire a real challenge, you can try fishing from a kayak. You will make your way deep into the waters of the Everglades, where no motors are allowed. Stealth, steadiness and casting accuracy will determine if you release a trophy game fish or take a dive into the water! After a day in the sun, your bodies will be yearning for one of our signature body treatments. You may choose to slip into an island dream during a relaxing Hot Lava Shell Massage for couples – either in your room, in our spa or on the beach.