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05/15/2024
Anna Maria Island

Six Ways to Plan the Perfect Fourth of July on Anna Maria Island

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The Fourth of July is one of the most exciting times to vacation on Anna Maria Island! With family-friendly parades and festive activities, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy.  First, book a well-equipped, premier vacation rental in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, or Bradenton Beach. The Once Upon A Tide in Anna Maria Island offers four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a private pool, ping-pong table, bikes, and tons of beach gear. Turtle’s Bay, a...

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05/1/2024
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Eight Reasons AMI Makes a Great Place to Kick-off Summer

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With Memorial Day coming up on May 27, it is time to book a place for your summer kickoff. After all, the holiday is the unofficial start of summer, our favorite time of year! Anna Maria Island makes an excellent destination, with plenty of family-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy.  One reason is the amazing weather. May is comfortable with highs in the 80s and lows in the high 60s, making it warm enough to take...

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04/15/2024
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Celebrate Family on Anna Maria Island!

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As the seasons shift and the warmth of spring and summer arrive, it’s the perfect time to start planning those treasured family getaways. And what better destination to celebrate the bond of family than the stunning shores of Anna Maria Island, Florida? With its pristine beaches, charming atmosphere, and wealth of activities for all ages, Anna Maria Island is the quintessential backdrop for creating lifelong memories with your loved ones....

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02/21/2024
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Eight Dishes to Try During an AMI Vacation

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A lot of the fun of a vacation is dining out. On Anna Maria Island, the choices seem limitless – everything from kid-friendly fare to local seafood to international cuisine. We narrow down the list with some of our favorite selections.  Let’s start with breakfast. Order the cinnamon roll at Ginny’s and Jane E’s Bakery Cafe. It’s mouth-watering and enormous – enough for two. Get there early because these cinnamon rolls go fast. ...

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02/21/2024
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Nine Things That Make Anna Maria Island a Nostalgic Beach Destination

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If your idea of a paradise means something other than wall-to-wall high-rise condos and tourist traps, Anna Maria Island is just the ticket. Discover an Old Florida-feel where wooden beach cottages, mom-and-pop businesses, and spectacularly gorgeous beaches live aside tiki huts and fishing piers. Three charming communities are along the seven-mile stretch of the island – Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach.  1. The free municipal trolley carries vacationers and...

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01/30/2024
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Seven Activities for Off-Season Vacations in AMI

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Here’s a secret about Anna Maria Island: The destination is just as fantastic in the shoulder season as during the summer. With cooler temperatures and less humidity, many visitors find it their favorite time of year on AMI.  If you think winter means less to do, think again. There are plenty of activities and experiences to keep you busy this time of year.  Visit the beach. The weather stays warm...

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01/30/2024
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Seven Top Spring Break Activities in Anna Maria Island

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Are you planning a trip to Florida this spring? Discover a hidden gem at Anna Maria Island. The Island, just seven miles long, has something for everyone while avoiding the Spring Break crowds at other destinations. And don’t worry. You will find plenty of activities to enjoy with a stay in our little island paradise.    Beaches! A Spring Break getaway always involves spending time on our beautiful beaches. Splash in the...

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12/21/2023
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Most Romantic Spots on AMI for your Valentine’s Day Getaway

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Celebrate your sweetheart with a magical Anna Maria Island vacation. The island makes a beautiful backdrop for a romantic Valentine’s Day escape.   The Beach Take a walk at sunrise or sunset, and watch the waves roll in. The hideaway beach at Bean Point is a spectacular spot away from the crowds. Enhance your fairy-tale experience with a luxury picnic on the beach with Sunshine Concierge Partners. Romantic packages start at $299....

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12/21/2023
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Eight Reasons to Plan a 2024 AMI Beach Vacation

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Turquoise water. Sandy beaches. Spectacular sunsets. What’s not to love about Anna Maria Island? As one of the most scenic spots in the Sunshine State, AMI offers a relaxing, restful getaway apart from the regular tourist sites.  First up, plan an easy and stress-free beach getaway. Our property experts are happy to answer any question you have. Call us at 941-270-3846 or email reservations@beachretreatsfl.com.    Of course, the main attractions are our beautiful beaches. From...

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12/1/2023
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Ring in 2024 with Fireworks at the Beach

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Is there a better way to kick off 2024 than a trip to the beach? Anna Maria Island offers temps in the 70s and lots of sunshine, even in December and January.   A great thing about AMI is the free Island Trolley, which makes several loops around the island each day. Hop on and off as much as you like until 10:30 p.m. It is a safe and efficient way...

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