The Moorings Village & Spa, Islamorada, Florida
Set aside thoughts of a stereotypical Florida Keys vacation, crowded and overly touristy.
A coconut plantation in its former life, The Moorings Village & Spa is for guests who want an Old Florida experience in the Keys. The resort has 18 cottages, a private beach open only to guests, dockage, a heated lap pool, spa services and yoga classes, kayaks and bicycles. You can also book a fishing, diving and snorkeling trip.
"You're at a first-rate resort with first-rate amenities, and the architecture of the cottages is beautiful," says DiBenedetto.
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