For Non-fishing People: One of the reasons we chose Anglers Reef is that both the development and the Islamorada area offer a lot to do for people who are NOT into fishing. Besides the gorgeous pool area in Anglers and great views from our decks and the private beaches, nearby is great shopping & restaurants (including 3 eateries you can walk to!), plus Founders Park, the Diving Museum, and of course Theater of the Sea just 1/2 mile away!
Restaurants: a short walk north are Hog Heaven, Smugglers Restaurant and the Island Grill. A few miles south is upscale Pierre’s on the Gulf and the more casual Morada Bay beach cafe or Islamorada Fishery (all next to Worldwide Sportsman for fishing tackle, clothing, and a large indoor aquarium); also a few miles south you’ll find the Green Turtle Inn, Lazy Days restaurant & many more eateries.
Attractions: Swim with dolphins at Theater of the Sea 1/2 mile south. Founders Park is just a mile north. Islamorada Chamber of Commerce visitors center is also near the entrance to Founders Park for local info as well as affordable postcards, posters, T-shirts and books.
Shopping: So much so close! From upscale gifts and clothing to Keys-ey schtick and souvenirs.
Grocery & Other Shopping: There are small markets in and around Islamorada, including the Trading Post two miles south, but you may want to do most of your grocery shopping at either the Winn Dixie a few minutes north (around Mile Marker 91 in Tavernier, west side of the highway – NOTE: There should be a Winn Dixie discount card attached to the house keys) Or at the Publix a few miles farther north in Key Largo around Mile Marker 101 (east side at a traffic light in a shopping center with a KMart). Buy your beer and wine there too – less expensive than liquor stores. CVS 1 mile south also has well-priced beer/wine & basics.