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Fall in Paradise at Islander

As the busyness of fall settles in and packed schedules become the norm, there’s no better time to plan a getaway in the Florida Keys. Trade your sweaters for sunshine with a stay at Islander Resort, and explore all the season’s activities. Here are a few of our must-do events this fall.

Witness the 52nd Fall All-Tackle

From October 8 to 11, gear up for the 52nd Islamorada Fall All Tackle Tournament Bonefish & Permit, known as the "Fall All-Tackle." This thrilling three-day challenge pits energized newcomers against seasoned veterans in a competition that's been a tradition since 1970.

One angler per boat teams up with a licensed captain to compete for division winners' trophies for the three longest bonefish and three longest permits. With only 25 spots available, the competition is fierce, and the stakes are high. Join us for an unforgettable fishing adventure that will leave you hooked on the beauty of the Keys.

Dive into Marine Life at REEF Fest

Join us in Key Largo, Florida from October 19 to 22 for REEF Fest, a celebration of marine life and conservation. Since 2015, REEF has been hosting this incredible event each fall, drawing divers, snorkelers, and ocean enthusiasts from around the world.

REEF Fest offers activities to suit a range of interests, including diving and snorkeling expeditions, kayak eco-tours, ocean-themed seminars, and engaging social events. Dive into a vibrant underwater world and learn about the latest advancements in marine conservation. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert when it comes to marine life—there’s something for everyone at this year’s REEF Fest.

Honor Día de los Muertos 

On Friday, November 3, join us at the Florida Keys Brewing Co. for a heartfelt remembrance of Día de los Muertos. This event offers a unique opportunity to honor and cherish your loved ones who have passed away.

At this event, you will be able to participate in Día de los Muertos with activities like creating your own sugar skull and crafting an ofrenda for departed family members. Enjoy lively displays of Afro-Mexican Folkloric Dance and dance along to the rhythm of Afro-Mexican Fandango. This is a unique celebration that bridges the gap between the living and the departed. The offerings are believed to guide the souls of the departed, allowing them to hear prayers, take in the familiar smells of their favorite foods, and participate in the celebration of their lives.

Indulge in the Islamorada Romance Package

Any stay at Islander is an event in and of itself, but why not take the opportunity to indulge in a bit of romance? With the Islamorada Romance package, you'll receive a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, a $100 food and beverage credit, two admission tickets to Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, and late check-out. Whether you're with someone you love or looking to pamper yourself, the romance of fall awaits along the Islamorada shoreline. Take a leisurely stroll along the sandy coast, breathe in the crisp sea breeze, and relax with the soothing sound of waves. 

Here at Islander, we are ready to welcome you to a one-of-a-kind getaway this fall. From heart-pumping competitions to educational marine life explorations, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered.

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