Now that Labor Day is over, it’s back to reality. We hope everyone had a weekend filled with bikinis and tan lines. Two members of our Ishine365 team (@ivanna77 & @christinaa_23)  took advice from our Labor Day getaway blog and went to the island of Key largo for a last minute vacay.

Key Largo, better known as “the keys” is only about an hour and 30 min away from Miami, for all you local babes, and it gives us just the right amount of island vibes for the perfect quick getaway.

Was this your first time visiting the keys?

Ivanna: Not at all, I own a house in the keys so I go all the time. It’s my second home.

Christina: No, growing up in Miami, Key Largo is so close that my family and I would go all the time. During the summer time, I spend almost every weekend there at my friends house.

What activities are there to do?

Ivanna: Boat, Boat, Boat. My family and friends love to take out our boat to the nearest sandbar where you will find many locals go.

Christina: If you stay in a hotel at the keys, (I recommend the Hilton) then you can rent jet skiis, paddle boards, or kayaks. The best part of the trip is spending it in the water.

What are some great spots to grab a bite?

Ivanna: For drinks, I love going to the big chill – you have to try their mango and mint margarita, it’s amazing! I also love going to Señor Frijoles for their fresh, table side guac (so yummy). If you want to jam out to a live band, you should definitely check out Gilberts Tiki Bar (the largest Tiki bar in Key Largo).

Christina: Every time I go to the keys I HAVE to stop by Mrs. Macs Kitchen for their famous key lime pie!! For breakfast, I love going to Made To Order, their “Euro”, (ham & cheese croissant) is my favorite.

What essentials should you pack?

Ivanna: A bikini, of course! Tanning oil, a pair of sunnies (D’blanc sunnies to be specific), and a hat are always a good idea!

all of which we carry on the site..jut sayin’

Christina: The only thing you need is a bikini DUH…

Let us know what you did this Labor Day, We’d love to hear about it #ishine365

Shop Acacia bikinis like Ivanna was wearing here & Frankies Bikinis like Christina was wearing here