March In The Keys Features Events Like A Conch Shell Blowing Contest, Seafood Festival, Fishing Tourney Hosted By An Iconic Super Bowl-winning Coach, And A Celebration Of Pets.
March brings unique events to the Florida Keys and the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas salutes four fun Keys events in particular and offers three rewarding reasons to enjoy a getaway to the Keys.
“The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower nightly rate for each additional day booked, and guests can receive generous rates of up to 50 percent off, or complimentary night stays at all KeysCaribbean luxury resorts all season. There is also an advance booking special that requires no deposit until two weeks prior to arrival date; plus a 100 percent cancellation guarantee.
March in the Florida Keys is the ideal time to check out such signature events as a conch shell blowing contest, a seafood festival, a fishing tournament hosted by an iconic football coach, and a festival for pets and people alike.
Key West hosts the 54th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest March 5 at the Oldest House on Duval Street. Enthusiastic contestants pucker up and demonstrate their shell-blowing talents. Sometimes called the Conch Honk, there is no cost to enter or to compete, and no experience is necessary. Conch shells are available for purchase for those who do not have their own. This annual Contest celebrates the historic importance of the conch in the Keys, where the far-reaching sounds from conch shells were used by the Calusa Indians for communication, by sailors as fog horns, and by early Key West citizens to signal salvagers that a sinking ship was spotted offshore.
One of the middle Keys’ signature family events, the Marathon Seafood Festival, takes over Marathon Community Park March 12 and 13. The festival offers delicacies from the waters of the Florida Keys as well as live music, vendor booths, sweets, treats and beverages. Nearby luxury Florida Keys accommodations are available at Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina and Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon, and Village at Hawks Cay Villas & Marina in Duck Key. The resorts offer with free Wi-Fi Internet and free unlimited local and long distance calls, as well as the up to 50 percent special discount. Guests can also receive a complimentary night with a minimum stay of three nights at Village at Hawks Cay or five nights at Coral Lagoon or Indigo Reef.
Key Largo welcomes back Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship March 9-12. Hosted by the two-time Super Bowl winning coach and former head coach at the University of Miami, this prestigious event benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. All anglers on the winning boat receive authentic, custom-designed Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship rings. Attendees can enjoy luxury Key Largo accommodations at Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina, including courtesy Wi-Fi Internet and unlimited local and long distance calls. There is also an up-to-50-percent-off special discount and every fourth night is on-the-house with a minimum three night stay.
Dog lovers can unite to raise pet population awareness and adopt rescues at Keys Woofstock: Peace, Paws and Music March 18 and 19 in Islamorada. Festival goers can “paws” for the cause to browse and buy products for pets and people at vendor booths, enjoy a full slate of live bands, enjoy food and beverages, participate in goodie bag giveaways and contests, and more at this far-out and fur-friendly festival. Participants can enjoy stellar Islamorada accommodations at Angler’s Reef Resort Villas & Marina, which offers all the amenities of a classic-sport fishing resort.
“March in the Florida Keys bring us beautiful weather and events that are unique to the Keys. And visitors can take advantage of our great deals, including our special discount of up to 50 percent off our normal rates, as well as our complimentary night stay packages and advance booking rate,” said Sam Schorr, KeysCaribbean managing director.
KeysCaribbean is a boutique resort company specializing in operating Florida Keys resort villas and marinas from Key Largo to Key West. CEO Craig Hunt, the former vice chairman of Intercontinental Hotel Group and past president of Holiday Inn Worldwide, along with managing director Sam Schorr, possess more than 60 years of experience in operating and marketing unique and exclusive destination resorts and marinas.
KeysCaribbean is committed to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Florida program. Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina is designated as a Green Lodging property by the Florida Green Lodging Program.
Discounts are subject to availability. Some restrictions apply to the 100 percent cancellation guarantee. To receive the advance booking special, booking must be made a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival date. Complimentary night stays require minimum night stays, have limited availability and certain restrictions apply. Please see the KeysCaribbean website for more details. For reservations book direct at www.keyscaribbean.com or call 305.853.5000.