The State of Florida is regarded as a “Caribbean” destination because of its proximity to, and being the gateway for, the countries of the Caribbean. The Islands of the Bahamas and Cuba are less than one hundred miles away, and certain Bahamas islands are within fifty miles of the coast line. Florida is also fortunate to have the same sun, sea, and sand characteristics as the rest of the Caribbean.
Like so many of the islands of the Caribbean, Florida offers extremely diverse experiences in different parts of the state, from trendy South Beach to elegant Palm Beach to the back country of the Everglades, and everything in between.
Florida boasts its own islands adjoining the east and west coasts, including the islands of Sanibel and Captiva, the islands of Miami Beach, the islands of Fort Lauderdale, and of course the islands that comprise the popular Florida Keys.
There is something to do everywhere in Florida, whether it’s visiting a multitude of attractions, enjoying great beaches, ocean or backwater fishing, snorkeling, diving the many exciting reefs and wrecks, golfing the hundreds of courses throughout the state, playing tennis, trying your lick at Florida’s casinos, horse racing, or just relaxing on its miles and miles of beautiful beaches.