No Passport? No Problem! These 6 Islands In Florida Will Give You Tropical Vibes

By Kelsey Marie


Craving a tropical island getaway? You don’t necessarily have to leave the U.S. to do so. Escape the cold winter weather with a trip to the south of Florida. 

Hitting up an island in Florida is a great way to save money while getting a tropical experience. Don’t have a passport? No worries — you won’t need one to visit these 6 Florida islands!

Dry Tortugas

Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park is possible by taking a seaplane or boat but it’s an experience worth the while. For about $180 a day, you can enjoy the coral reefs, super clear waters, and snorkel — you may even spot marine life!


Marathon is the ultimate spot for those who love seafood. Located in the middle of the Florida Keys, Marathon is comprised of a few tiny islands. 

Flights are around $200, depending on the season.

Sanibel Island

Sanibel is the ultimate destination if you’re craving serenity and calmness. You’ll have to drive, but the Causeway Toll Bridge is only $6 — a small price you have to pay for a peaceful getaway. 

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Marco Island

Book with Spirit Airlines and you can snag a ticket for about $162. You can spend time exploring the Everglades or simply just lay out on the beach with a good book. 

Key Largo 

You can find hotel accommodations here for less than $60 and flights around $180. Spend time in Key Largo watching dolphins, swimming and relaxing. You can also find amazing Caribbean food to cure those cravings. 

Key West

No matter your interests, Key West has something for you. You can find accommodations for around $200 per night and flights to Orlando International Airport for less than $230.

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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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