Destination guide

For vacations as sweet as sugar, head to Sugarloaf Key

Sunshine and palm-lined sandy beaches, life in the Florida Keys doesn't get better than this. Sugarloaf Key is a real highlight of the famed Florida Keys. Book a Sugarloaf Key vacation rental in the heart of the island and have some of the best beaches right on your sandy doorstep. Kayaking, swimming and snorkeling are all popular activities. Try a skydiving experience from the small airport, or book a day trip to the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge. But if it's just a chilled out vacation you need, then Sugarloaf Key has timeless relaxation written all over it.

Things to do

For uber scuba diving, visit Sugarloaf Key

The Florida Keys are one of the state's most popular diving spots. Located 5 miles offshore from Big Pine Key is the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. A popular scuba diving and snorkeling spot, it has the sunken Adolphus Busch shipwreck, which is home to sharks, parrotfish, and barracuda. From your Sugarloaf Key vacation rental, book a scuba diving or snorkeling safari. Back on dry land, don't miss the Bat Tower, one of 14 (now defunct) wooden towers built in 1929 to attract bats to the Keys.


The Keys to Success - Florida at its best

Life on Sugarloaf Key is all about the beach. Soft coral-white sands lined with swaying palm trees is best for lounging around on with a cocktail in hand. One of the most popular beaches is Sugarloaf Beach on the south of the island. While many come to relax under a radiant sun, there's plenty to keep the water enthusiast occupied. Book a guided sea kayaking tour through the Florida Keys' mangroves, a dolphin-spotting cruise, or a snorkeling safari to see shoals of rainbow-colored fish as they swim just beneath the surface.


Summertime Blues on Sugarloaf Key

Endless sunshine and blue skies, Sugarloaf Key has certainly been blessed by the weather gods. The Florida Keys' rainy season falls between June and September, when the chance of daily showers increases. The busiest time to visit is spring, between February and May, when the sun is almost always shining and temperatures reach highs of 90 degrees. For the best choice of Sugarloaf Key vacation rentals, come in fall, but beware of high winds as it's the height of hurricane season.

Natural features

A spoonbill of Sugar helps the medicine go down

Blessed with 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sugarloaf Key is a U-shaped island in the lower Florida Keys. A short boat trip from Sugarloaf Key is the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge. Covering an area of 200,000 acres of open water and islands, visitors can explore the backcountry waters and mangroves, and spot the eponymous heron, brown pelicans, and roseate spoonbills. You can also explore the islands' many protected hiking trails, where you'll see other migratory birds, as well as seasonal wildlife such as deer and nesting sea turtles.

How to get there

How to get to and around Sugarloaf Key

The nearest airport is in Key West, FL (EYW-Key West Intl.), located 14.5 mi (23.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Marathon, FL (MTH-Florida Keys Marathon), which is 31.6 mi (50.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sugarloaf Key, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 783 vacation rentals around Sugarloaf Key. From 476 house rentals to 128 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sugarloaf Key?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sugarloaf Key:

  • Sugarloaf Shores: 20 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 1,071 vacation rentals
  • Historic Seaport: 794 vacation rentals
  • Uptown/Upper Duval: 267 vacation rentals
  • Meadows: 571 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Sugarloaf Key?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sugarloaf Key. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Key West Fly Fishing: 1,822 vacation rentals
  • Bahia Honda State Park and Beach: 1,373 vacation rentals
  • Southernmost Point: 1,489 vacation rentals
  • South Beach: 1,490 vacation rentals
  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park: 1,489 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sugarloaf Key listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sugarloaf Key?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 476 Houses in Sugarloaf Key. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sugarloaf Key include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 128 rentals available
  • Cottages: 44 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 44 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sugarloaf Key?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 562 vacation rentals with pool available in Sugarloaf Key. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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