Cultivating Slack in a Botanical Paradise in Key Largo, Florida
Do not be alarmed by the overly friendly squirrels. They only want a little head scratch and maybe a peanut or ten. In this quiet little patch of Florida, you may be tempted to do very little; trust that instinct. Tracey can arrange for fishing, snorkeling, and other excursions, but the best way to enjoy Kona Kai is to forget all about the Overseas Highway you took to get there. The fridge by the pool is stocked with fresh fruit from the garden and bottled water. And as you lounge, a fresh coconut with a straw will be delivered to you to replenish the electrolytes spent wondering how to ditch your real job and get a staff position here. Rick, the resident botanist will happily guide you through the extensive botanical garden and orchid house, and by the end of your stay you will be surprisingly fluent in Latin—and squirrel.
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