Florida remains one of the most popular tourist states in the nation. And with the windswept beaches, ocean waves and bright sun overhead, that really isn't a surprise. We have a diverse number of spots that cater to what pretty much anyone might be looking for. Resorts, big cities, smaller locales, fishing trips, golf vacations, theme parks, we have it all.
Yet even in a state so well known among tourists, there are hidden little gems just waiting to be found. Anna Maria Island is one of those gems. With no chains on the island, no buildings higher than three stories, and a laid back atmosphere that sees flip flops accepted in almost any store or restaurant you visit, this is a different sort of place. It isn't as well known as some of the other state vacation destinations, so why not take a look at a few reasons that you might want to make Anna Maria Island your spot for relaxation this year?
Sand and surf are everywhere in Florida. Yet the white sand around Anna Maria Island's seven mile length are completely unhindered by barriers. You won't find restricted sections of beach owned by big resort properties here. The only thing that might limit your ability to wander the soft white sand in any way might be protected are areas that the sea turtles choose during nesting season. That's it.
Maria Island doesn't merely benefit from the beauty of Floridian
nature all around it, this place embraces that nature as a part of
its core. No tall buildings block out the rays of the sun here. Palm
trees mingle easily and comfortably with buildings in town. The Gulf
waters offshore are a stunning clear blue. Enjoy everything that
nature has to offer. One local Anna Maria Island business offers ways to get up close and personal with nature by either kayak, stand-up paddle board, or by bike.
With no chains allowed on the island, everything you experience is unique. Locally owned stores and eateries abound to cover every interest and taste. Get out there and explore something new at every corner you turn.
Since we aren't a destination overflowing with college students or theme park visitors, prices tend to be more affordable than you'll find elsewhere. For the cost of a typical Florida hotel room, you have a good chance of staying in a rental house providing the comforts of home and the ultimate flexibility in how you go about your stay. Prices are low enough that Anna Maria Island is an affordable destination for anyone.
And that's the best part about coming here : we truly are for everyone. A couple looking for a romantic getaway? Absolutely. A family needing to escape from the hectic life back home? Definitely. A few friends wanting to rent out a house and spend their days exploring the water? Perfect. We don't try to cater to just one group. We cater to all of you. So come down here and check out something a little bit different on your vacation. We'd love to have you.