The Keys, SW Florida or the Bahamas
? Well all are different and all are worth visiting. You are in Marathon now, so I won't comment on the Keys. But SW Florida is an interesting place to cruise
. Two of my favorite places- Boca Grande anchorage and Cayo Costa State Park (Pelican Bay). But the Bahamas give you a feeling of being away from it all and the cruiser comraderie can't be beat.
In so far as hauling out for the summer, southern Florida is expensive- both yard costs and insurance
. A couple of nice but expensive yards are in Charlotte Harbor
: All American Boat Storage
and Charlotte Harbor
. They are next to each other and both have travelift haulout capabilities and on the hard
You would probably have to go up to Stuart on the east coast
to find something reasonable.