Beyond shopping and sharing rooms, meals and toothpaste, a girlsâ getaway in the Florida Keys means low-tech ways to recharge and renew, as you discover abundant âBFFâ adventures with your best buds.
For example, rejuvenating day spas, massage therapies or alternative-healing treatments can reconnect mind, body and spirit during a pampering spa break and wellness getaway. Spas and treatment centers are located throughout the Keys.
Among them is Marathonâs Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort, where guests can choose from a full range of therapies â including custom herbal scrubs and poultices, facial and body masks and vibrational energy balancing.
Seeking a beach escape? One of the Florida Keysâ most popular camping and recreation areas, the Lower Keysâ Bahia Honda, features deep near-shore waters for swimming and snorkeling as well as kayaking, camping, picnicking, watersports, a marina and rental cabins.
Deservedly named one of the leading U.S. beaches in several travel studies, Bahia Hondaâs pristine sandy expanse is part of a 524-acre state park located on Bahia Honda Key between mile markers 36 and 37.
The Keys also are a great place for girlfriends to share an ultimate sports adventure. Like the fish they want to learn how to catch, women migrate from all over to land new angling skills â and embark on first-ever fishing trips â at an award-winning âLadies, Letâs Go Fishing!â weekend seminar.
Itâs held each November in Islamorada, the sportfishing capital of the world.
If serenity is your goal, appreciate the oldest practice of self-discovery in glorious sunshine and on tranquil waters that showcase the Keysâ natural beauty. Yoga on the Sea groups leave the dock from Marathon and, after a short cruise, their boat anchors in a beautiful setting for an hour of yoga designed to increase flexibility and strength through chanting, breath-work and seated and standing postures.
Or enjoy a relaxing sunset meditation to still the mind, followed by complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. All classes are tailored to individual needs and can be enjoyed by beginners through yoga veterans.
After your day of activities, indulge with your âbestieâ in culinary creativity, sampling fresh-from-the-boat Keys seafood favorites like Key West pink shrimp, savory conch or sweet and tender Florida lobster.
And FYI, itâs almost impossible to visit the Keys without sampling Key lime pie. Usually served nestled in a graham cracker crust and smothered in whipped cream, itâs a sinfully indulgent finale for any meal.
Looking for cocktails and camaraderie? Around the island chain, youâll find the vibrant rhythms of reggae, salsa and tropical rock spilling from the open doorways of clubs and saloons … the whirr of a blender as a bartender concocts a perfect frozen margarita … the laughter and clink of glasses as new friends at a palm-shaded courtyard bar toast the evening’s promise.
Planning the perfect place to celebrate and get away together? The fun and frolicsome Florida Keys are sure to top the travel wish list for BFFs, mothers and daughters or sisters â so gather the girls and come on down!