Go upscale or casual. Modern resorts to cozy family run hotels, all with great character. Beachfront Vacation Rentals are plentiful, but you won't find a high-rise condo here. You're on Anna Maria Island "Old Florida" style.
Eat & Drink
Chain restaurants? Very few. Our restaurants are refreshingly local and extremely good. Fresh grouper just pulled from the Gulf and a beer or two is a local favorite. Of course you have to go to Rod & Reel Pier for a beer but here are a few others off the beaten path.
This award winning spot sits in an old florida cottage with tons of atmosphere very romantic!.
The only golf course on the island is Key Royal Club, a private country club with social memberships. Don't worry there are amazing courses a short drive off the island that won't take a bite out of your vacation budget.
Host to many PGA events this course is challenging. As the name implies there is lots of.
Grouper, snapper, mackerel are just a few favorite fishing adventures found off Anna Maria Island. Inshore or backwater fishing is also very popular. And, you can always fish off the beach or piers. Fishing charters are a blast.