For the best in watersports excitement, set your vacation sights on Matecumbe Resort. This resort is ideal for water sports lovers, including skin diving, windsurfing, and fishing. Islamorada is recognized as the "Sport Fishing Capital of the World" offering a massive population of tropical marine life. Islamorada offers a wide variety of shallow coral reefs, mini walls, and shipwrecks. Come see The Eagle, a 287-foot ship that was intentionally sunk in 110 feet of water as a dive attraction; the Davis Reef, revered for its incredible concentration of tropical marine life; Alligator Reef - on this spot in 1822 the USS Alligator grounded and sank while protecting a convoy from pirates, a coral reef is vibrant and alive; Conch Wall presents a precipitous sloping wall and captivating concentrations of barrel sponge and gorgonia punctuating the seafloor; the Crocker Wall is a 450+-foot-long wall in 50 feet of water with a thirty-foot decline and features grunts, yellowtail and grouper with spur-and-groove coral and block coral on the wall, and; Pickles Reef is ideal for macro photo enthusiasts, providing a wonderful opportunity to encounter the reef's minutia, from flamingo tongue cowries to banded coral shrimp, all amid a dynamic coral reef in only 15 to 25 feet of water.
Another unique and beautiful resort in the local area is the Topsider I Resort.Topsider I Resort features octagonal vacation homes with balconies, elevated 14 feet on a central pillar. This resort offers 2 bedroom units, an outdoor swimming pool, small sandy beach, tennis court, playground, and shuffleboard. The resort's private fishing pier provides docking facilities and is an ideal spot to enjoy the fabulous Florida Keys' sunsets!