The Florida Keys experienced the highest hotel occupancy rates on record in the second quarter of 2021, a year after the tourism industry was devastated by lockdowns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Business was booming for Keys hotels by several metrics in the second quarter. The average occupancy rate was 89.4%, up from 33.5% a year prior, when the island chain was closed to mainland tourists, and 80.5% in 2019, according to data provided by STR, a tourism data firm.