In the Florida Keys, Vintage Chic

Postcard Inn Holiday Isle • Islamorada, FL

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Classic Resort View Room, Sundays through Thursdays ($189) or Fridays and Saturdays ($399)
  • Welcome Drinks
  • $25 Credit for Jet Ski or Boat Rental

The Destination
Nestled about 90 minutes south of Miami in the Florida Keys, Islamorada has claimed the unofficial title as the "Capital of the Upper Keys"—and it's easy to see why. With some of the western hemisphere's best sport fishing, party-'til-you-drop nightlife, and pristine parks and nature preserves that complement stunning white-sand beaches, this tropical paradise composed of four enchanting islands is the poster child for the perfect beachside Escape.

The Digs
Best described as boathouse chic, the rooms at the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle feature driftwood floors, maritime stripes, and rustic handcrafted furniture that wouldn't be out of place on the pages of a coastal shelter mag. Quotes from great American novelists are hand-stenciled on the walls, adding to the whimsical, retro vibe. In addition to techy amenities like a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station, Classic Rooms feature one king-size or two queen-size beds and a private balcony.

The palm trees and bright yellow lounge chairs surrounding the turquoise pool, only steps from the Atlantic, are just as deserving of a photo op as the white Adirondack chairs around the glow of the firepit at sunset—shots of the entire property will most likely make it into your album.

The Diversions
Serving Rum Runner Cocktails since 1972 (they were apparently invented here), the resort's open-air, thatched-roof Tiki Bar is the place to order up a welcome drink. And the concoction of banana liqueur, rum, brandy, and grenadine isn't the only thing to check out—the hot spot also has live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.

For dinner, settle in at Shula Burger, the Postcard Inn's casual offshoot of the Don Shula steakhouse fame. This spot is more than just a burger joint; the array of toppings says it all: baby greens, Gruyère cheese, red onion jam, and double-cut peppered bacon. Add a side of fried pickle spears or sweet potato tater tots, but save room for a cupcake or hand-dipped milkshake.

The next day, armed with a waterproof camera to capture your own postcard-worthy images, rent snorkel or diving gear and head out into the clear Keys water. Rent boat or Jet Ski rental at the Marina, which also offers guided sunset cruises and backcountry fishing excursions—Islamorada is the self-proclaimed "sport-fishing capital of the world," after all.

When you're ready to dry off, head over to the nearby Theater of the Sea, an aquarium and wildlife park that promises up-close encounters with dolphins and colorful creatures of the Keys. Another idyllic site is Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, a fossilized coral reef dating back more than 125,000 years. And if you'd rather picture yourself relaxing on the beach or dining on fresh seafood, there is plenty of time for that, too.

  • "Excellent renovations at the most fun resort and one of the best kept secrets in the Florida Keys!!"

    -- LivingSocial Member

Location

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    84001 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036
    305-664-2321 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Limit 1 per customer, additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays between now and July 31, 2013
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Voucher valid for two guests
  •  Additional nights may be added through the hotel directly at the best available rate when booking
  • Taxes/resort fee of $30 per day not included; payable directly to the property
  • Nights must be spent consecutively (two-night minimum); all inclusions are non-transferrable and must be redeemed during one stay
  • Blackout date(s): April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, May 3-4, 9-11, 13-14, 24-26, May 31- June 1, 28-29, July 3-6, and July 24-25
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON July 31, 2013 • Enjoy By July 31, 2013
$189

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