Enjoy October in the Florida Keys with Exciting, One-of-a-kind Events and Special Offers from KeysCaribbean Resorts

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KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas salutes four Florida Keys events in October and offers three captivating reasons to enjoy a fall holiday in the Keys.

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“The Florida Keys in October offer events that can’t be found anywhere else. And visitors can take advantage of our great deals.” said Sam Schorr, KeysCaribbean managing director.

KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas salutes four Florida Keys events in October and offers three captivating reasons to enjoy a fall holiday in 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.

October in the Florida Keys is the time to relish such unique events as an offshore and inshore fishing tournament, the opening of Florida’s stone crab season, a film festival honoring classic movie star Humphrey Bogart, and the out-of-this-world Fantasy Fest.

In Islamorada Oct. 9-10, the eighth annual Mad Dog Mandich Inshore & Offshore Fishing Classic finds anglers competing in an offshore division targeting dolphin, kingfish, tuna, wahoo, snapper and grouper. New this year is an inshore division in which anglers compete for mangrove snapper, spotted sea trout, redfish, snook and tarpon. A portion of the proceeds from this boat/team tournament will benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology services. Tournament participants can enjoy fine Islamorada accommodations at Angler’s Reef Resort Villas & Marina, which offers all the amenities of a classic-sport fishing resort.

Marathon celebrates the much-anticipated opening of Florida’s stone crab season on Oct. 15 with the fifth annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest on Oct. 17. The contest challenges participants’ crab-consuming capacity by measuring how fast they can crack and cleanly consume 25 stone crab claws. Stone crab enthusiasts can enjoy luxury Florida Keys accommodations 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 the third annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Oct. 21-25. The festival will screen a rotating selection of Bogie classics and a group of movies celebrating the life and films of the man the American Film Institute named “America’s greatest male screen legend,” as well as examine the life of his wife, Lauren Bacall. The festival, hosted by the screen legends’ son, Stephen Bogart, is the only event of its kind and is backed by the Bogart Estate. Special guest will include novelist and film historian Eddie Muller, also known as the “Czar of Noir,” and Monika Henreid, a documentary filmmaker and daughter of “Casablanca” star Paul Henreid, who played Victor Laszlo in the famed Bogart movie. Film festival 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.

In Key West, the 36th annual Fantasy Fest takes center stage Oct. 23 – Nov. 1. This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features flamboyant costume competitions including one for pets, street fairs and a grand parade that stars marching groups, island bands and lavish floats. More than 40 masquerade contests, themed parties, parades and other spectacles challenge the creativity of mask and costume designers. The 2015 Fantasy Fest them is “All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show,” promising haunted, interstellar revelry.

“The Florida Keys in October offer events that can’t be found anywhere else. 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.

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 http://www.keyscaribbean.com or call 305.853.5000.

About KeysCaribbean
KeysCaribbean is a dynamic, 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.

Media Contact: Nancy Glasgow, 407-290-1060 ext. 104

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