Explore Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island — a slender, 7-mile slip of sugar sand beaches framed by the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico — is a slow-motion kind of place. It exudes the charm of yesterday’s “Old Florida” – when living was easy and times were good. The area scene is postcard perfect: Families cluster around the spread of beach towels; a couple huddles in the scant shade of a hibiscus-red umbrella taking in a glorious sunset; fringed palm trees dot the landscape as friends bike along the slow-paced streets– this is our Anna Maria Island.
Anna Maria Island is a family’s playground, a couple’s getaway, a sport-fisherman’s haven. Eco-minded guests discover inspiration in its unique creatures and landscape as they kayak the mangroves or walk along the boardwalks and trails of local nature preserves; busy people let its rhythm slow their heartbeats. Locally owned and operated shops and restaurants are a tour de force on Anna Maria Island, providing friendly service to guests staying in vacation rental homes and small, family-run hotels.
Just off the island, the thriving cities of Tampa and Sarasota provide diverse opportunities for those who seek to explore and experience more than island-life. Adventures await you as Orlando’s theme-parks are within a day-trip’s reach of the island – offering excitement for those young or young at heart!
We, along with those who call Anna Maria Island their permanent home, invite you to come see why Anna Maria Island remains a stronghold in America’s most beloved vacation state. As one guest recently commented, “This island and its laidback vibe will quickly show you how beautiful life can be when it all slows down.”
We cannot agree more.