2021 is off to a great start in the Florida Keys. We have had several cold fronts track down Florida, which brings windy weather, but the cool breeze has been wonderful to keep the doors and windows open! Every year, we have a lovely woman from Georgia, Kim, who gets her best girlfriends together and travel to the Florida Keys for their annual “Girls Trip”.
Relaxing by the pool of the Palm Villa property.
Last year, due to the COVID shutdown, she and her girlfriends were unable to make it, so this year’s trip was long overdue. Kim had reached out to Palm Villa to book the property for a week and also booked several fishing charters with Main Attraction. Palm Villa is the perfect home, as the house is extremely spacious and has an upstairs and downstairs living room and kitchen, so after a long day, you could relax and spread out if one wanted to watch tv, play board games, or even read.
While several days were spent on the ocean, she also enjoyed relaxing at the quiet property and soaking in the sun around the pool. The property and the overall community is very quiet and allows for one to relax and shut out the world while on vacation. They tried out many different restaurants while they were here on vacation, lots with open-air dining, to remain safe while we deal with the current COVID situation.
The ladies visited Sunset Grille several evenings and sat outside by the pool and enjoyed the sunsets, also partaking in one of the most famous “happy hours” at Sparky’s Landing. Sparky’s Landing is now located by the Fairfield Inn and Suites and is under a large open-air Tiki Hut. They also also had dinner at Havana Jack’s, which overlooks the ocean and has a large open-air patio and outside bar. The gals reported all the restaurants had great food and lovely environments to soak in the beautiful Florida Keys.
As previously mentioned, the ladies took two full-day charters on Main Attraction’s 49’ vessel, called Main One. One day was spent offshore, catching queen snapper, sailfish, tripletail, and Blackfin Tuna, which the second trip they stayed closer to shore, on the reef, due to the wind. The day they spent on the reef, they caught some groceries they could take home with them and indulge with their families, such as yellowtail snapper, rainbow runner, kingfish, and mackerel. Kingfish and mackerel make amazing fish dip.