Key Largo Conch House and Bay Harbor Lodge
Key Largo is a laid back place, with the Florida Bay on one side, the Atlantic Ocean on the other, a highway running down the center.
The drive from Miami Beach to Key Largo was uneventful. The only thing between the two hotspots is Everglades National Park. We planned to stop there but we hit the beach and pool in Miami in the morning so we were both very hungry and ready for some Key Largo treats!
The Key Largo Conch House was a great lunch spot. We sat on the porch and ordered conch fritters immediately. These conch fritters were slightly different than ones I have had in the past. It has some different spices (curry, I believe) and a lot of meat. They were delicious!
Both BC and I ordered mahi mahi fish tacos for our entrée. These were great. I love fish tacos, you will be seeing them show up on the trip a few more times I’m sure!
I was in charge of the Miami Beach hotel and BC was in charge of Key Largo. While at lunch we booked a place at Booking.com. We immediately went to the hotel to check in, only to find out that Booking.com was wrong and that there were no vacancies. (note to self: never use Booking.com again!)
The hotel was very nice about it and called next door to the Bay Harbor Lodge where they had one room left- #26.
It was the perfect room for us. King size bed, super-clean, and an amazing porch with a bay view.There was also a pool, free use of stand up paddleboards and kayaks, plus free homemade scones in the morning!
We sat on the porch at night and had a beer. Key Largo is very low key (i.e. hardly any nightlife!)
The sunset was pretty and all the hotel guests watched from the dock and the little beach on the bay.