Category Archives: Islamorada

Caribbean Resort, Islamorada

One of the best kept secrets in Islamorada, sport fishing capital of the world, is a small hotel and vacation rental property called Caribbean Resort. I stopped in the other day to speak with the owner Phil Sena. After our conversation I walked around the property for a few minutes and created the images presented here.

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Snowy Egret

In Islamorada, at mile marker 81.5 bay side is Islamorada Fish Company (IFC), a purveyor of fresh seafood.  IFC also supplies the fish and seafood delicacies for the Islamorada Fish Company restaurant and the Zane Grey Lounge on the second floor veranda overlooking Florida Bay. All three are part of the World Wide Sportsman complex in Islamorada. During a brief walk behind the fish market I spotted a Snowy Egret. The egret was quite comfortable posing, allowing me to get a little closer after each shot. At one point another photographer got too close and spooked the bird and the egret changed positions, but didn’t fly off to the backcountry. I continued shooting for a few minutes and ended up with the images seen below.

Cuban Treefrog

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New Administrative Building

The Islamorada Village of Islands Administrative Center Public Safety Headquarters 86800 Overseas Highway on Plantation Key is now operational. The 16,000 square foot three-story building is operations center for the Building Services department, Planning and Development Services department, Administrative and Finance departments, Village Clerk, Utilities, IT and Public Works departments on the second and thirds floors. The first floor has a two-bay fire station Islamorada Fire Rescue Station 21 and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office District 6 headquarters.

Islamorada, Florida, Cheeca Lodge & Spa

A New Year’s Eve fire 12/31/08 destroyed the main lodge building at Cheeca Lodge & Spa resort complex in Islamorada, Florida.

Less than a year later the main building, restaurants and resort complex is up and operating and looking forward to another busy season.