We flew out really early on Saturday morning which allowed us to get in a full day on Saturday. It was nice and warm, in the upper 70s, when we we arrived. Unfortunately there was a bit of an overcast so it was not super sunny. No matter, we took to the ocean and immediately demanded that a double kayak be presented to us- to which the hotel happily obliged.
We stayed at the Hilton Key Largo and we had the most amazing view from our room! The hotel is all open air with both a pool and an awesome waterfront location on the Gulf of Mexico. The staff there are super friendly and multiple staff members wished me a Happy Birthday (apparently the hubs got the word out). I even got a turtle good luck charm as a bday gift!
We took our kayak out to the mongroves (which I lovingly called mangoes because I had not heard of this word “mangroves” before and could not understand the hubs Australianisms). They were way off shore- I think about 2 miles round trip. We certainly got our workout in and were happy to dive into the Gulf after our excursion to cool off.
Overall it was such an awesome trip and the best way to turn 30! I wish I could go back right now and sink my toes into the fine, soft sand.