If you see the new Travel Channel video of Samantha Brown's visit to the Florida Keys, Shell World is right at the beginning. Yes, she and a friend hit the Florida Keys in a convertible and they stop and show off the islands. Shell World got a really nice plug by the tv show. The store has it all, a shopping mega store.
I love the shopping experience here, as you browse at your own pace. Great pit stop if you are driving down. It is in the middle of the road, just past where the highway splits in two.
Getting into the Shopping is A good Thing to Do especially when the wind is high and the Kayaking is not as good. Mostly we would focus on the weather and determine what we would do each day. I like the fact that there are some really good shops to go in and they have deals for pretty much everything.
The good thing about the upper keys it's Very Family Friendly. We went down to Key West and stayed at a place during Fantasy Fest. I would say during Fantasy Fest you might have to skip the kids. No kids here, resort accommodations are just for adults.
The main thing you will need on a Key Largo vacation is the fully equipped kitchen, a nice plus. Good hotel resort area and we hit the live music bar each evening, since all is so close. We thought the Kona Kai hit a good vibe at a budget focused price. The Key Largo restaurants are so cool, and we enjoyed the trip very much.