Our third Lilly’s Resort Town Guide (swing by the Bermuda and Nantucket resort town guides as well!) takes us to our home state of Florida. We are featuring none other than the little island village of Islamorada, FL, that has now become a relaxing resort destination. Midway between Miami and Key West, covering a total area of 7ish miles, it encompasses six of the Florida Keys and is known for its stunning coral reefs.
We shot our most recent campaign on the Islamorada Resort, The Moorings, a beachfront oasis that seems to pair perfectly with our newest styles and prints. The name “Islamorada” means “Island Home,” and we couldn’t have felt more at ease and at home throughout our stay in this little island oasis.
The Moorings Village- Located on 18 acres of a former coconut plantation, this is resort is described as “tropical, tranquil, and untouched.” The property is host to 800+ palm trees, a stunning swimming pool, and a luxurious spa—HELLO paradise. Rent a one, two, or three bedroom villa for a beachside escape for a retreat as a couple or for a family getaway. Kick back on the veranda and enjoy the ocean breeze… it truly is the perfect private, quiet escape.
The Beach Café at Morada Bay– Famous for their fresh blend of American and Caribbean cuisine, casual surf décor, and live entertainment, you don’t want to miss a sunset in one of the café’s Adirondack chairs. The perfect dining option for your last night on vacation– make it special!
Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar– Looking for a fresh cup of coffee from the local coffee shop? Midway Café makes all of their baked goods and breads from scratch and serves rich, organic coffee. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are on the menu as well—the ideal quick bite to eat while you’re running around town! Tip: try the original meringue key lime pie.
Alligator Reef Light House– A top snorkel destination, the shallow crystal-clear waters surrounding this lighthouse serve as an underwater reef party for tropical fish and colorful corals. Rent jet skis with a guide or go on a snorkeling excursion by boat.
The Full Moon Party– Picture this: Fireworks, bon fires, live circus performers, dancing in the moonlight… Every full moon, Located across the street from The Moorings, Morada Bay hosts a large beach party where the live band starts at 9 pm and the beach bar is open until the last person leaves. Free-spirited fun at its BEST. We’re planning our next trip for the next full moon… start howling!
UPF 50+ Martina Tennis Dress– Meet us on the courts at The Moorings! Be sun-protected and competitive on the courts in this flouncy tennis UPF 50+ tennis dress. Built-in bra and added shorts for the WIN.
Florin Sleeveless V-Neck Dress– Machine washable AND reversible, this dress is bra-friendly and the easiest piece to throw on when you’re running out of your villa to catch the sunset!