Travel Information

Please contact the meeting organizers (Drs. Alex Csinos and Pingsheng Ji) if you need a letter of invitation for your application for a U.S. visa to attend the conference.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa is located on the island of Islamorada in the Florida Keys, USA. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Gulf of Florida to the West, this tiny island kingdom is filled with everything a luxury Florida Keys vacation is meant to be and the Cheeca Lodge & Spa is the best option for seeing it all. It is a conveniently accessible Florida Keys hotel by land, sea, and air.


Airports: What are the closest airports and how far away are they?

Cheeca Lodge & Spa is located just 30 miles from Marathon Airport – an ideal landing and take-off spot for small charter flights and private aircrafts in the Florida Keys. Or, for guests that prefer commercial air travel, Key West International, Miami International, and Fort Lauderdale International all offer daily flights from numerous U.S. cities. Once you’ve landed, we’re just a short drive away.

Airport Transfers: How do I get from the airport to Cheeca Lodge & Spa?

To reach Cheeca Lodge & Spa by driving, the southernmost stretch of Route US-1 is the main road leading in and out of the Florida Keys. Extending all the way from Miami to Key West, it is routinely called the Overseas Highway, and it boasts some of the most scenic driving anywhere in the United States. Cheeca Lodge & Spa is 80 miles north of Key West and approximately 85 miles south of Miami.

  • Enterprise Car Rental Reservations: (855) 266-9289.
  • National Car Rental System Worldwide Reservations: (800) 328-4567.
  • Budget Rent-A-Car: Marathon General Aviation: (305) 743-4222.
  • Keys Shuttle: (888) 765-9997

Traveling by car to the Cheeca Lodge & Spa