We arrive 7pmish on international flight on dec 30 to Orlando airport. Don't want to undertake the 5+ hour drive to islamorada where we are meeting friends for new years eve and a few days rest. Would love some suggestions. Would be willing to drive up to an hour (towards our eventual destination). We are a couple in 40s, no kids, love sea and natre, good food and comfort but as it's just an overnight don't want to spend a fortune. Help please.
Also any insider tips on places in islamorada to stay (our friends are in a villa with family but don't really know the place well). Many thanks in advance.