Anna Maria Island’s Family Charm

by | Sep 21, 2011

Looking for the perfect vacation for your family on the beach?  Anna Maria Island offers white sand beaches, emerald waters, and an old Florida charm.  Anna Maria, is known as a favorite place to go for families, singles, and couples from all over the world.

Anna Maria Island is seven miles long, and a few blocks wide.  You can hear the sounds of waves and watch beautiful sunsets.   Enjoy walks on the beach, great restaurants, shopping, and all kinds of wonderful accommodations from homes, condos, rustic beach cottages and resorts.  Try Anna Maria Island Accommodations for a variety of choices at   

What makes this island so great?  Fast food and high rise condos do not exist on Anna Maria.  The speed limit is 35 and flip flops are welcome.  You can get away from the hustle, bustle of life and yet have plenty to do.

On Anna Maria you can rent kayaks, bikes, paddle boards and beach chairs from 4 Fun and More Rentals.  Enjoy a recreational scooter from Island Scooter Store, or rent a charter boat from Liquid Limousine, Dolphin Dreams Charter, or Zegway by the Bay.  Looking for more family fun?  How about a day of adventure golf at The Fish Hole, or parasailing at Bradenton Beach Parasailing.?

Area Attractions for families include Mote Marine, Mixon Fruit Farms, and Smuggler’s Golf Cove.

Want to be pampered, check out Anna Maria’s largest day spa, Body and Sol Spa & Wellness.  They offer massages, facials, and yoga classes.  Or try Acqua Aveda Spa and Salon, a day spa and hair salon.


Enjoy dining out at one of the favorites Beach Street Bistro on Bradenton Beach.  This little romantic getaway offers favorites like Gulf Coast Grouper Sautee with key lime dill butter, capers, and a trickle of pomegranate reduction, or how about Roasted Maple Leaf Duckling, dressed, slow-baked, de-boned and crisped, with a spicy three peppercorn, Cognac demi-glaze or fruit and berry sauces.  Another favorite is Beachhouse Restaurant, enjoy seafood at its best with menu items such as Coconut Crusted Flounder, Maryland Crab Cake Dinner, Sesame Seared Tuna, Seafood Medley and King Crab Legs. 

Need some time without the kids?  Well we can help you out!  Elite Family Care is a nanny & babysitter staffing service serving Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beaches, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Beach, Casey Key, and the Sarasota/Bradenton communities.  We have reliable, safe, and caring babysitters so you can enjoy your time with peace of mind.  Enjoy dining out, golf, beach time, spa relaxation and more and we will engage your children in games, toys, and crafts while you are away.  Outdoor fun such as swimming is permitted with a signed release form.

Whatever you choose to do on beautiful Anna Maria Island you cannot go wrong.

Debra Fortosis


Related Post