I know people who have Winter homes in the Key's and they love it. You need to get off the beaten path to find the real gems in the Key's. I've gone by boat to areas in the Key's that were right out of an azure blue warm water postcard and you have the whole sandy cove to yourself. The year round locals are typical tropical paradise locals, they pretty much went to the Key's on vacation and just decided to stay. Don't go in the Summer, it is way to hot.
I highly suggest you take a scuba course down there. Scuba there is awesome!
You don't have to go to Key West. There are plenty of Key's to choose from. If you don't scuba dive make sure you check out the glass bottom boats at http://www.pennekamppark.com/glassbottom.html
Also check out this beach, it's the place you'll find the hottie naked babe's:
A must is to charter a boat and go fishing! March is "Spring Break" so plan accordingly.
As for gay's. I've always stayed with locals in the middle Key's and I didn't notice any flaming gays. Most people are boaters.
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