I can remember the first year my husband & I went to Islamorada, we kept seeing this very retro looking sign for the Islander Resort from the road, & we passed by it several times throughout our stay. We kept making fun of how 70s looking the sign was, saying how the place was probably a total dump that hadn't been redone in decades. So one day to amuse ourselves, we decided to pull in to take a look. All you can see from the road is the sign, so we thought we'd be in for a good laugh as soon as we went back into the resort. Well, we were sure wrong and in for a big surprise when we saw how beautiful this resort is. Set on a beautiful property, the hotel rooms each have their own screened in porches, that lead to the beautiful yard I guess I'll call it, which is a large area with hammocks and beautiful foliage. You keep going, & it takes you down to the pool/beach/bar area, which is just amazing. The rooms are nice, the prices are affordable. We actually made the decision to pack up our stuff & change hotels! Since then, it has been kind of our place, & we go back again and again. It really is a great resort for an affordable price-you won't be sorry if you choose the Islander!