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Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Marie Mikkelsen, Sales Consultant at Carrier

Find out why Florida is Marie’s all-time favourite.

Upon arrival at Miami International Airport, I was greeted by a chauffeur who made my experience all the more memorable, as he recalled tales of his beloved home city with charisma and charm. The jovial welcome didn’t stop there; the weather was delightfully warm, the architecture was splendidly colourful and the contemporary art scene seemed to thrive around every corner. Miami certainly left its mark on me, yet it wasn’t until I visited the Everglades that I experienced the true divergent beauty of this American state. Miles upon miles of fauna-rich grasslands stretched before me, as I stood atop the Shark Valley viewpoint towards the north of the National Park. The sugar-sand beaches, the exuberant cities and even the nostalgic Peter Pan experiences at the legendary theme parks – Florida provides you with all of that and more, and that is what makes it so captivating.

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From Magic Kingdom Park to Discovery Cove, Orlando is undoubtedly the nerve centre of theme park thrills. Yet to say that Orlando is only a destination of fantasy and adventure would be underestimating its diverse appeal. After an exhilarating day of exploring the parks, indulge in a sumptuous beauty treatment at one of Orlando’s premier spas; the spa at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando bases its treatments upon the citrus fruits of Florida. Style-conscious individuals will love the Mall at Millenia – a luxury shopping mall featuring the likes of Gucci and Jimmy Choo. If you’re seeking an oasis of calm from the city, then escape to captivate the senses at the Harry P. Leu Gardens – one of Florida’s most beautiful botanical gardens.

The Gulf Coast

Blessed with hundreds of miles of sugar white sands, this is the place to snorkel, boogie board and enjoy the sybaritic seafront vibe. Prepare for up-close animal encounters at Busch Gardens®; take an open safari truck around Serengeti Plain, explore child-friendly treetop trails or experience the thrilling rollercoasters on your luxury family holiday. The Everglades wetlands preserve offers a wealth of attractions, from airboat tours to exciting shows at Gator Park.

Palm Beach

Playground of the affluent, the Gold Coast offers boutique shopping experiences, picturesque golf courses and yacht-dotted shores in abundance. In Palm Beach, a leisurely stroll down Worth Avenue is recommended simply for the immaculate surroundings; discover gourmet restaurants with European flair nestled amongst designer shops. If you’re interested in equestrian sports, pay a visit to the charming village of Wellington – acclaimed for its international polo events.

Miami and the Florida Keys

Effortlessly chic and rich with culture, the South Beach neighbourhood abounds with fine ocean-side restaurants, contemporary art galleries and candy-coloured 1920s architecture; hours can be spent simply savouring a refreshing beverage whilst watching the roller-skaters glide by. Explore the Florida Keys by car to discover the captivating charms of each island; Key Largo is treasured for its aquatic sports, whilst Key West and Marathon Key exude a laid-back vibe. Marine-based activities include kayaking, snorkelling and scuba-diving – perfect for thrill-seekers and leisure-seekers alike.

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Cruise /Regent Seven Seas - Sage Mountains to Grand Pitons

Discover some of the Caribbean’s most visited islands in all inclusive luxury with Regent Seven Seas Voyager. Spend a glorious day swimming at famed Cane Bay Garden Beach on Tortola, or enjoy a scenic drive around this lush island. Antigua offers coral reefs, forts and a quaint colonial ...

Cruise /Silversea - Hidden Gems

Silver Whisper transports guests on this relaxing voyage to some of the hidden gems of the Mexican coast. Beginning in Fort Lauderdale, famed for its beaches, arts and culture, sail on to Mexico where you can snorkel amongst the reefs of the Costa Maya, discovering shipwrecks and anchors, and then ...

Florida /Hidden Treasures

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Florida /Best Experiences

Top five things to do in Florida

  1. Channel your inner Neil Armstrong and head to Cape Canaveral - home of the John F. Kennedy Space Centre - to relive the journey of the first man on the moon, experience a simulated shuttle launch and meet with a veteran NASA astronaut
  2. Miami's thriving art community comes to life in December with the arrival of Art Basel, a premier art show exhibiting the best of international contemporary art
  3. Orlando's theme parks are limitless, but The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is one of the most whimsical; explore the shops of Hogsmeade and savour authentic Butterbeer before taking on the Dragon Challenge
  4. Swim with dolphins and learn about these remarkably intelligent creatures at Key Largo
  5. Explore the opulent grounds of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Miami's Biscayne Bay, a National Historic Landmark

Carrier in the press

Dylan Jones, Editor of GQ, travelled with Carrier to Miami and the Florida Keys. Read the coverage here.

Florida /When is the best time to visit Florida

With perennial sunshine and long days, Florida is a holiday destination to visit all year-round. The state is warm and dry in the winter and hot and humid in the summer, when short, heavy showers can be expected. Families who are tied to the school holidays should ideally aim to book at least a year in advance in order to take advantage of the best airfares and hotel availability. Palm Beach is also popular around the school holiday seasons.

Florida /Reviews

I had the most wonderful time in Florida, from the moment we touched down at Orlando International, the service was exceptional.... more

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Approximate flight times
London to Orlando 9 hours 30 minutes, London to Miami / Tampa 9 hours 45 minutes
Time Difference
GMT +5 Hours

Florida /Essentials

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The US Government has strict entry regulations which must be adhered to, and it is compulsory for all British Citizens to obtain an ESTA. It is also essential that you hold an ePassport with an integrated chip for travel to the USA.

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