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What are the Best Tropical Islands to Visit?

Updated on September 10, 2016

Florida and Caribbean Beaches

Here is some travel information for your vacation to the warm and sunny beaches and islands of the state of Florida, and the Caribbean countries.

For information about Hawaii, you can go to my Hawaii Island page. For tropical recipes you can go to my food page. This photograph is of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida beach.

Jimmy Buffett Music

If you are unable to go on a vacation, you can listen to these CD's or read these books and escape to a tropical island wherever you are.

Jimmy Buffett Books

The best books that he wrote and biographies.


Tourist Attractions

Many tourists visit all the famous beaches in Florida like South Beach which has the Art Deco District along Ocean Drive and Tropical Deco with pastel colored buildings.

The Conch Republic, Key West, has many tourist attractions like the many bars and clubs of Duval Street, the sunsets at Mallory Square, and the Hemingway House. Key West is the farthest Florida Key away from the mainland and is the Southernmost point of the United States. Key West is also the only place in the United States that has the perfect tropical climate to grow key limes.

The Florida Keys are a group of small islands that are made out of coral reef formations. They begin at Biscayne Bay and stretch out into the Gulf of Mexico. They are connected to the mainland by an overseas highway that is more than a hundred miles long. The Keys have many tourist attractions, including beautiful beaches.

Miami-Dade County, is a famous resort city. The largest industry is the tourists. The city can accommodate many visitors at the same time.

Miami Beach has thousands of apartment buildings and hotels that are open all year long with lower costs in the summer. Many of the hotels are very luxurious. The white sand beaches, palm trees, tropical climate, and recreational areas attract millions of tourists to Miami every year. Many retired people in the United States move to Miami because of the healthy climate there.

A Bird on the Beach

Florida Travel Guides

Good information for your vacation.

An Orchid in the Florida Everglades

A Bird in the Everglades

South Beach

Famous Buildings in the South Beach Art Deco District Along Ocean Drive Poll

Which Famous Building Is Your Favorite?

See results

The Keys

Top Sights of Key West Poll

Which is Your Favorite?

See results

Southernmost Point of U.S.

Famous People from Key West Poll

Which is Your Favorite?

See results

Key West Lighthouse

The Warm and Sunny Caribbean Beaches

The Caribbean Islands have many great places for tourists, like Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Trinidad, and Tobago. There are Beaches and Sandals Resorts at many of these islands.

Caribbean Travel Books

Good information for your trip.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Fish Near the FL Keys

Key Limes

The State Pie

Key limes are smaller and more yellow than Persian limes. They are like a mix between a lemon and a lime. They got the name key lime because Key West is the only place in the United States that has the right tropical conditions for them to grow. The trees grow 12 to 16 feet high and have thorns on them. The key lime pie is the Florida state pie.

Do You Like Warm Sunny Weather?

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      AJ 3 years ago from Australia

      I live in tropical warm sunny weather year round, so actually crave and often holiday in cooler climates. It is wonderful to live amongst a tropical landscape though and I do love my colonial style tropical home and garden.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Not when it's over 30 degrees.

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      With winter hanging on longer than usual this year in Wisconsin, I really enjoyed your warm sunny pictures!

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      We visited Barbados a number of years ago - would love to do so again!

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      getupandgrow 4 years ago

      I *love* sunny weather. Which is why your lens drew me like a moth to a flame on a grey day in a London January. Particularly like your photos, and feel warmer already. Many thanks!

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Love the sunshine, the sea, and everything coastal Florida. Have lived here, most of my life. Autumn is lovely in Florida...

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      I love, love, love the beach. But more than that, I love the water. I am always looking forward to my next trip to the Caribbean. Nice lens!

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      bernie74 lm 6 years ago

      As long as it is not too hot then YES!, great lens..I want to visit America one day especially some of these places, thanks for sharing

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      GabrielaFargasch 6 years ago

      I live in Naples, FL! I love the beach, the ocean, the trees, the birds, the sun, everything!!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Lovely images - thanks - I shall probably never see Florida now.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Would love to visit Florida and Carribean beaches, love the sound of sea and the cool breeze.

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      Stacy Fordham 6 years ago

      I love Florida. That's why I live here. :)

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Lovely here in Florida now. Come on down! Lensrolled to my Remembering Florida Before Disney lens.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I love Key West and the keys in general. I spent 3 years in Florida, in Hollywood and Deerfield Beach. Lensrolled to my lens A Walk Around Deer Creek which explores condominium living in South Florida.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love sunny warm weather and will visit the Caribbean someday soon, to see those beautiful beaches.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Yes, yes and yes.

      But unfortunately here right now we are in the middle of a small snow storm.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes I do like warm sunny weather!

      I hate snow!

      Anybody want some?

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      JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      I love Florida, as well as the Caribbean! We went to Nassau last summer and had such a fantastic time!

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Cool lens. I've never been to Florida, but it looks so nice.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I want to visit beautiful Florida and also the Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studio.

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I like Key West. I would like to go to Florida again.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Do I??? Absolutely yes! I remember in high school in Willoughby Ohio when everyone went to Florida for Spring Break and came back with tans. Us? Well, we never made it anywhere. So, I am eternally grateful each day that I wake up in Florida. So much to do. And generally the weather is warm.

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      Jack 8 years ago

      [in reply to Cherrybomb2009]

      Some of them were born at Key West and some of them just lived there for a few years.

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      Cherry-Ambition 8 years ago from U.S.

      I liked that "Famous People from Key West Poll". They're really ALL from Key West, like born there? Or just grew up there?

      Anyways, I love Florida, and therefore I love your lens! Great job!

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      FunGifts4All 8 years ago

      I love Florida beaches. Nicely done.

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      Jack 8 years ago

      Thanks for the nice comments, everybody. :)

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      avocado47 8 years ago

      Ahhh....I need to get out of Connecticut and go somewhere warm :)

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      WritingforYourW 8 years ago

      Heh, wish I could grow some of those key limes up here. Love them pies. ;)

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      BobbyBOOMBOOMBi 8 years ago

      Great. Now I wanna go somewhere! :)

      Great lens. I rated 5 star!

      And thanks for the welcome on the forums.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      looking at the sapphire blue sea's really relaxing. can't wait till summer.

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      Sarunas 8 years ago

      Very useful lens.

      5* from me.

      Good job. :}

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      txmom 8 years ago

      No snowstorms here, but may get down to freezing, the beach on Cancun looks very inviting.

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      Vacation-In-My-Head 8 years ago

      Nice lens...Florida is my favorite place to (which I guess is why I moved here...LOL)

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Nice lens! Welcome to Squidoo, and especially to All Things Travel.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Cool lens!

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      rydigga 8 years ago

      This is a very informative lens. I will dwell on these images in lieu of the snowstorm which is on the way.

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      Of course I do love Florida! I like the warm climate and couldn't imagine living anywhere cold anymore..........

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      Lamar Ross 8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for joining ”Anything and Everything Travel” Group.

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      ratso 8 years ago

      Great lens 5*, wonderful photography and recipes too.

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 8 years ago from FL

      Wouldn't think of living anywhere else. Great lens!

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      Great I thought I was cold - Now I want to go on a vacation. Great lens.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love the warmth, especially at this time of year.

      Great lens