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Old 06-19-2007, 11:39 AM
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Got a buddy who wants to do some fishing, partying etc. in September for his bachelor party and considering Key West. Looking for ideas on where to stay, what to do, etc....
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:19 PM
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I have had alot of friends book on the
capt. Andy Griffiths charters to go on bachelor
party's 6 people on the boat and they fish in the
dry tortogas for 36 hr. trips. tons of snapper grouper
and kingfish and aj's had a blast and the
future wife wasn't mad at all. Hard core bottom
fishing. but without the crowds.
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Remember that Key West is all snorkelling, diving, fishing, and bars. Pretty much. There are no real beaches. There is one man made beach but it's crappy.

BUT...the diving, snorkelling, fishing, and bars are all AWESOME. So it's definitley a good time.

I think i'd pick on of the other keys to stay on and maybe just do one night of partying in Key West with a DD to get you there and back. Or take a cab in and out so everyone gets to have drinks.

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We are also considering Miami as well. Maybe there would be more to do there and the beach...
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Miami ( I assume you are thinking South Beach) is just about the polar opposite of Key West. If you like the club scene with its pretense, velvet rope, electronica, hair gel, & lots of cologne, pick Miami. If you like beach bars, flip flops,& interesting characters, Key West maybe for you. BOTH are over run with tourists.


If you are going to KW stay right downtown. Ask how may blocks from Duval the hotel is. The La Conch is a great place to stay. There is a great beach in Key West, Fort Zachary Taylor. But you won't find many people there & most of the women will be wearing their tops. But you don't go to KW for the beach and if you want to see naked women you pay your $10 to get into the strip club like you have to do in most of the rest of the country. The bars are resturants are much more laid back,& the people are nicer. More snorkeling and fishing opportunities in the Keys.

There will be more to do in Miami - if what you like doing is going to clubs and over priced resturaunts to been seen. The women will be much better looking in Miami and wear much less.


For either place. Check your cancellation policies VERY carefully. September is the heart of hurricane season. Many places will only offer a refund if there is a mandatory evacuation. I was stuck in Key West during Katrina. No refund, no fishing, no power, & flooded streets. BUT the bars were open.
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I've stayed at La Concha (Crowne Plaza) before and it is a good location although nothing fancy.
I personally would be up for Key West but gotta please a whole group. Not sure if any of us are into the whole club scene though but if not the beach, I think a great pool scene would be in order.
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No offense to anyone who lives there...but in my opinion...Miami pretty much sucks. I would never go there for a bachelor party

787337 is dead on about Miami. You get to a bar and might not even make it through the door.

I'd do the Keys over Miami without even a second thought.

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If you want to stay someplace nice, try either the Pier House or the Westin. Neither are cheap, but the Pier House has a little beach and the Westin has a nice pool. Both are right downtown so you can simply stumble back, if you are so inclined. There are charter boats that run out of the Westin as well. Ft. Zach is a nice beach, relatively speaking. I can get as specific as you want, just ask.
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2nd the Westin vote. Great location and pool.
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If you want the beaches and the bars, Lauderdale is a much better place. Lauderdale has the best of both worlds. You will get the beach bars (flip flops and t-shirts) and the clubs (Black pants and hair gel). Resturants are good but not nearly as pricey as Miami Beach. And there are plenty of good charters in the area, although in September the fishing will be terrible.
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Thanks for all the suggestions.
How about the Marriott Harbor Beach in Lauderdale? Looks like a good place with a big lagoon pool, bar, nice beach, etc.
Is Scores Ft Lauderdale any good?
How about recommendations for good bars, restaurants, etc.? We are mid thirties all married and not into the "club scene"...
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Miami does suck. And yes I live here.

But Miami Beach is not the real Miami. The whole South Beach scene pretty much sucks. Unless you have a lot of money and like the clubs.

Miami has plenty of bars where anyone can get in. I go to them all the time. If they will let me in, anyone who is not homeless can get in.

You do not need advice to find a bar in Key West. Just walk down the street. Just be careful in Key West - that hot chick you see is probably a man.
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Key West is definitely alot more memorable than both Lauderdale and Miami.

One thing I will always remember about Miami. There is a gas station near the corner of NW 41st St and the turnpike in Doral. In that gas station is a little grill called Panna Cuban grill or something like that. They serve these awsome cochitos. And the girl who serves them is smokin hot. Even when I wasn't hungry for a d@mn cochito I would stop and get one just to gaulk on her. I don't remember what her name was. She seemed like she may have been the manager or something. D@mn she was a hotty though.
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Harbour Beach Marriott is sweet. Very nice resort. Lots of "scenery" to be looked at also. Scores Ft. Lauderdale is no longer there (I think) Now it is called Pure Platinum, or vice versa. Either way, they both suck. If you're going to a tatie bar, you will have to visit the following, in no particular order: Cheetah - Pompano Beach, Cheetah-Hallandale, Scarlet's - Hallandale. VERY hot chicks and they are very friendly. Trust me on this one. I used to be absolutely addicted to the strippers - still kind of am, but now I am more addicted to keeping my money than subsidizing boob jobs and sports cars for hot chicks with small brains.
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I stayed at the Banyan resort on Whitehead St. a few years back. Right off of (south of) Duval. Very nice. They turned some old Victorian style homes into condos. Kinda pricey, but they will sleep about 6 and you can split the cost. www.banyanresort.com
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Stay away from Miami and S Beach all attitude and no substance, I live and avoid it like the plague . I've spent a ton of time in KW and there's lots to do, you just need to find it.

Here's what you should do: 5 or 6 years ago a small group of us (40) went to Costa Rica for a bachelor party. LOTS to do and less $ than Mia or KW. Whitewater rafting, canopy tours, fishing in the pacific and a bunch of GOOD snapper spots. You can even charter and bring your own "mates" along to increase the hook-up ratio.





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Funny you mention Costa Rica. Someone in the group is pushing for that for the same reason if I understand your snapper and hook-up comments correctly. The problem is that I think it is too far for just a few days. No direct flights, long distance from airport to resort, etc. Definitely a place on my list to go, just not sure it makes sense for this trip...
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Flight is around 2 hrs. from MIA. We went for 3 days, took another 3 to get back to normal once we got home. Memories!!!!
If KW is your plan, no direct flights into there from Maine so you need to change planes somewhere. Might as well be one heading to CR. Check out a spot called "Key Largo" in downtown San Jose, lots of keepers.
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Which place has the best strippers and hookers? Isn't this a critical question that needs to be answered (outside of Costa Rica)?
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