Home to the endangered Key Deer as well as several other species, Big Pine is a favorite vacation and tourist destination for eco-travel visitors.
While there are no large hotels to choose from in the Big Pine and Lower Keys area, there are many Florida Keys cottages, private homes and campgrounds. Some Big Pine campgrounds are located directly on the beach and offer spectacular sunsets as well as sunrises.
There are vacation camps in Big Pine for children and adults that include Florida Keys reef trips and back country kayaking eco-tours as well as some of the best reef snorkeling in the Florida Keys on Looe Key, which is home to the annual Underwater Music Festival. There's even a miniature gold course and a Key West sky diving center! Private fishing charters for back country flats fishing is also very popular in Big Pine and the Lower Keys.
Located several miles off shore in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys is the world famous Little Palm Island Resort and Spa. Accessible only by boat or resort launch, you will discover what appears to be a Tahitian Island transported into the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys. Expect world class cuisine from the chef as well as impeccable service and accommodations from the resort. Small sailboats and kayaks are available for use by guests and cell phone usage is forbidden. No televisions or radios are on the tiny island but there is a daily supply of world newspapers for reader to choose from. The island is dotted with rope hammocks to lounge in by day and then enjoy freshly ironed sheets in your air conditioned bamboo suite by night.
Big Pine also hosts the famous Florida, Bahia Honda State Park. Voted as one of the top ten beaches in the continental The United States, it includes fabulous Florida Keys seaside campgrounds for both tents and RV's that are just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean's water's edge.
Be sure to watch the travel video about the Big Pine Chamber of Commerce and the many other videos for more tourist and vacation information! Also, print the many discounts found on coupons associated with each video. And to make getting there easy, there are even driving maps as well.
Welcome to Big Pine and The Lower Keys! The Eco Islands of the Florida Keys.