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For the ultimate family vacation look no further than the aquamarine waters and pristine white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. The island has a relaxing and calm vibe and it reflected in the islands less than 8,000 residents. Located directly on Florida's Gulf Coast, the island offers you abundant sunshine and plenty of fun family activities. On the island you'll find the cities of Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. In each city your family will enjoy activities like shopping, trolley tours, events, entertainment and some of the beast seafood dishes you can imagine. The activities don't stop in the cities, the beaches are filled with activities like fishing, sunbathing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling, beach games and so much more. With 244 days with sun per year Anna Maria Island will deliver no matter when you choose to bring your family. Follow your friendly travel guides from ResortsandLodges.com as well look at some of the best lodging options in the area.
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Anna Maria Island Inn

Bradenton Beach, Florida

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In the heart of Anna Maria Island you’ll find the relaxing tropical confines of the beautiful Anna Maria Island Inn.With direct beach access and stunning accommodations the Anna Maria Island Inn is the ideal place... read more

In the heart of Anna Maria Island you’ll find the relaxing tropical confines of the beautiful Anna Maria Island Inn.

With direct beach access and stunning accommodations the Anna Maria Island Inn is the ideal place for you next family tropical getaway. This is not your typical spring break beach destination, Anna Maria Island is a relaxing and calm island getaway. Accommodations come in beachfront or poolside locations and range between one and two bedrooms. Each of the units is designed with tropical decor to inspire a feeling of rest and relaxation. All the rooms are fully furnished and loaded with top amenities. The amenities differ between rentals but include items such as private Jacuzzi, flat screen TV, high quality linens, comfortable bed, sleeper sofa, beach access, A/C and wireless internet. Another great perk of the inn is their boat rental program. You can choose from one of the many boats in their fleet and rent them for up to three weeks. Boating is not the only fun you can have on the water, you can also go fishing, snorkeling, diving, sailing and much more. Back on land your family will love shopping in the boutique shops, tasting the delicious meals at the local restaurants or just relaxing on some comfortable beach furniture in the abundant sun. Get in touch with their experienced customer service staff today to get your next tropical family vacation started!

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Anna Maria Island Inn 2218 Gulf Drive N Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217

Total area

The historic town of Bradenton Beach covers a total surface area of a little over one square mile.

Fun facts

A large number of sea turtles make Anna Maria Island their nesting ground. Each year hundreds of turtles make their nests here and each nest can contain up to 100 eggs.

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Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat, LLC

Holmes Beach, Florida

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A family getaway can be difficult to plan, finding space for everyone and enough activities to keep everyone happy. When you plan your Florida vacation with Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat, all of those worries are put... read more

A family getaway can be difficult to plan, finding space for everyone and enough activities to keep everyone happy. When you plan your Florida vacation with Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat, all of those worries are put to rest.

This boutique vacation rental company located on Anna Maria Island offers a wide variety of completely remodeled vacation homes, designed to fit all of your travel needs. Whether you are looking for a one-bedroom bungalow or a lavish five-bedroom vacation home, Lizzie Lu's has you covered. Inside these accommodations, you'll find great amenities like full kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, private balconies, swimming pools, and more! Wireless internet is available to keep you connected through your stay and most of the units offer flat screen television for entertaining movie nights. When you finally decide to leave the comfort of your vacation home, explore the natural beauty of Anna Maria Island. Hit the beach for sandy day in the sun, or head to Anna Maria Fishing Charters to line up a deep sea fishing excursion in the Gulf of Mexico. The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will let the history buffs in your family learn a little more about the area, or book a tee time at Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota! Your options are endless when you plan your Anna Maria Island getaway at Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat.

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6000 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Average temperature

Weather on Anna Maria Island is typically pleasant year round with mild temperatures in the winter and warmer, more humid temperatures in the summer.

Fun facts

Anna Maria Island was first inhabited in 1893 by George Bean, who settled with his family on the North Point of the island. This marked the starting point for development on the island.

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Tortuga Inn

Bradenton Beach, Florida

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With property rentals all over Anna Maria Island, Tortuga Inn has the ideal location for your family to have their ultimate beach vacation.Surrounded by the old word charm of Anna Maria Island, Tortuga Inn places... read more

With property rentals all over Anna Maria Island, Tortuga Inn has the ideal location for your family to have their ultimate beach vacation.

Surrounded by the old word charm of Anna Maria Island, Tortuga Inn places you just steps away from pristine beaches and all the enjoyable activities the island has to offer. Whether you family is in need of a waterfront villa, multi bedroom apartment, spacious studio apartment or a hotel room, the Tortuga Inn has your family covered. Each room is fully furnished and decorated to a high standard. Your family will feel right at home with the inn’s selection of amenities that include stunning vistas, private porches, deluxe linens, WiFi, plush beds, full kitchen with gas range to cook family meals and full bathrooms. The perks don't end with the rooms guests have access to the tranquil private garden, private beach, beach toys, spa and the heated pool. If your family is in need of assistance to find activities and locations, the Tortuga Inn has a concierge service that can point you in the right direction. Locally you family will enjoy tours of the local historic sites, relaxing on the cool white sand beaches and eating some of the best seafood in the Southeast United States. Get in touch with the friendly customer service today, to plan your next unforgettable tropical family excursion!

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Tortuga Inn 1325 Gulf Dr N Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217

Getting there

The inn is only a one hour drive from Tampa, Florida.

Fun facts

The island is the winter home of Major League Baseballs Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Palm Tree Villas

Anna Maria Island, Florida

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Anna Maria Island is a tropical island steeped in a rich history, Palm Tree Villas offers you an your family high quality and worry free accommodations so you can enjoy all that the island has to offer.Upon arriving... read more

Anna Maria Island is a tropical island steeped in a rich history, Palm Tree Villas offers you an your family high quality and worry free accommodations so you can enjoy all that the island has to offer.

Upon arriving on the island your family is welcomed by swaying palms, deep emerald water and some of the cleanest white sand beaches in America. The overall feeling of the historic island is laid back and tropical. These themes are reflected in the deluxe accommodations of the Palm Tree Villas. Whether your family is large or small, Palm Tree Villas has the perfect lodging for you. They feature villas, studio apartments and suites, that are all fully furnished and include many of the comforts of home. Some of the comforts include full kitchens for easy family meals, plush kings beds to relax in after a fun filled day and a private patio to enjoy the stunning vistas that the island provides. The amenities stretch outside the rooms to their large heated pool, full laundry services, public grill areas and free WiFi throughout the property. When your family is ready for fun the beach is only a short trip away and has activities like sailing, snorkeling, sunbathing, beach games, photography, fishing, swimming and so much more. The Holmes Beach area of the island is the largest community on the island and has many fun activities for your family to enjoy. Call their experienced customer service staff now to plan your family's ultimate beach adventure.

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Palm Tree Villas 207 66th Street Anna Maria Island, Florida 34216

Population

Anna Maria has a total population of just over 8,000 people.

Fun facts

The island is home to the Parker Aquarium. The aquarium is home to Snooty, the world oldest manatee in captivity.

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BridgeWalk, A Landmark Resort

Bradenton Beach, Florida

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Right in beautiful city of Bradenton Beach you’ll find the luxury tropical oasis known as the BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort.Nestled away on historic Bridge Street of Bradenton Beach, BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort... read more

Right in beautiful city of Bradenton Beach you’ll find the luxury tropical oasis known as the BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort.

Nestled away on historic Bridge Street of Bradenton Beach, BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort offers your family the ultimate in accommodations and service, while you enjoy all the island has to offer. Bridge Street gives your family the chance to travel back in time to a simpler era where things were much slower. Your family will love the historic shops, buildings and restaurants that line the streets. Back at the resort the accommodations are designed to have your family feeling right at home. Some of the in room perks include beach chairs, luxury linens, television, beach towels, quality furniture and great views of the surrounding area. No matter which room you choose you have plenty of room for the entire family because all their rooms have over 800 square feet of space to enjoy. For the ultimate in relaxation stop by the SeaRenity Spa. Only steps from your room you’ll find a comprehensive menu of massages and treatment that will leave you feeling recharged and rejuvenated. Away from the resort there are many activities that your family will love. From just relaxing on the beach to dolphin and whale watching there is something for everyone here. Contact their customer service staff now to see exactly what they can do for you and your family!

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BridgeWalk a Landmark Resort 100 Bridge St Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217

Average temperature

The average temperature on the island in January ranges from a low of 50 F to a high of 72.5 F.

Fun facts

The age of the island has been estimated by the University of Florida to be around 3,000 years old. With some parts of the island only forming a few hundred years ago.

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White Sands Beach Resort

Holmes Beach, Florida

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With miles of white sand beaches and seeming endless aquamarine waters Anna Maria Island is the ideal place for your next family vacation and one of the top lodging options on the island is White Sands Beach... read more

With miles of white sand beaches and seeming endless aquamarine waters Anna Maria Island is the ideal place for your next family vacation and one of the top lodging options on the island is White Sands Beach Resort.

Anna Maria Island flies under the radar when it comes to tropical vacation spots. This leaves your family a beautiful and relaxing environment to enjoy the tropical setting. The resort is perched directly on the Gulf of Mexico giving your family direct access to the beautiful beaches and all the activities they are known for. They offer a spread of lodging options that include regular apartments, studio apartments, cottages and motel rooms. Each of the rooms is fully equipped and tastefully decorated with a tropical theme. Your family will enjoy amenities such as comfortable beds, flat screen TVs, fully loaded kitchens, great views of the gulf and much more. Outside your room there are plenty of activities for your family to enjoy. Within close proximity there is fishing piers, tennis courts, horseback heated pool, island tours, public beaches and a large playground. Indoors your family can take part in shopping, dining, live entertainment, flea market and so much more. Make your families dream tropical vacation a reality and make your reservation with White Sands Beach Resort today.

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White Sands Beach Resort 6504 Gulf Dr Holmes Beach, Florida 34217

Elevation

The elevation of the island ranges between 0 and 10 feet above sea level.

Fun facts

The island contains three cities, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City.

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Vacasa Anna Maria

Holmes Beach, Florida

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Since 1991, Vacasa Anna Maria has been a full service rental company that gives families like yours luxury rentals options all over Anna Maria Island.Located in Anna Maria Island's largest and most populated city of... read more

Since 1991, Vacasa Anna Maria has been a full service rental company that gives families like yours luxury rentals options all over Anna Maria Island.

Located in Anna Maria Island's largest and most populated city of Holmes Beach, Vacasa has the perfect rental for your families dream tropical vacation. They specialize in renting luxury homes, waterfront condos, beachfront homes and condominiums. The company prides itself on it high level of customized customer service and it shows in the care they take to put you in the perfect property for you family. Each of their rentals is unique and decorated to reflect the tropical surroundings. The amenities provided vary between the rentals but include items such as private patios, hot tubs, king sized plush beds, luxury linens, full kitchens and almost everything your family will need for their dream tropical vacation. Outside of the luxury confines of your rental, your family will love the amount of fun activities and places to visit. Anna Maria Island is filled with historical locations that can be seen via trolley ride. In addition, no matter where you stay on the island, you're never far from the beach. Whether you're relaxing on white sand or watching whales there is something for everyone. The staff is experienced and ready to help you with all your lodging needs, contact them now to begin your tropical family vacation.

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Vacasa Anna Maria 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217

Population

Holmes Beach is the largest city on the island with a population of roughly 5,000 residents.

Fun facts

The island is seven miles long and almost 2 miles wide, featuring almost 14 miles of beautiful beaches.

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BeachRentals.Mobi LLC

Holmes Beach, Florida

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There are ways to experience Florida with your family. But perhaps this vacation you can avoid the crowds and hassle of the major theme parks, and instead enjoy a peaceful island retreat in style with... read more

There are ways to experience Florida with your family. But perhaps this vacation you can avoid the crowds and hassle of the major theme parks, and instead enjoy a peaceful island retreat in style with BeachRentals.Mobi.

Regardless of the size of your budget, BeachRentals.Mobi will help you find the rental of your dreams! But perhaps even more important than the properties themselves is BeachRentals.Mobi's commitment to superior hospitality. They treasure their guests like family, something that you'll pick up on when the staff accommodate even the most minuscule request. Whether you're interested in a gigantic mansion or a cozy bungalow, BeachRentals.Mobi will make sure you and your family have a successful (and memorable) vacation.

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5316 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217

Population

The population of Holmes Beach was 4,966 at the 2000 census.

Elevation

2.953′

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Anna Maria Vacation Rentals

Holmes Beach, Florida

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Sunshine, white sand, turquoise water and abundant family fun are waiting for you and your family at Anna Maria Vacation Rentals.Let the tropical island atmosphere and swaying palm trees be the backdrop for your... read more

Sunshine, white sand, turquoise water and abundant family fun are waiting for you and your family at Anna Maria Vacation Rentals.

Let the tropical island atmosphere and swaying palm trees be the backdrop for your dream family vacation at Anna Maria Vacation Rentals. Customer service at Anna Maria Vacation Rentals is a priority and it shows in their property selection and available amenities. Depending on your group size or how much room you need you can choose from town homes, condominiums, villas and private homes. Each of their units is tastefully decorated and designed to inspire a feeling of tropical relaxation. Amenities vary between rental options but your family will enjoy comforts such as plush linens, comfortable furniture, priceless vistas, full kitchen to prepare all your families meals, full luxury bathrooms, patio furniture, WiFi and much more. Some of the larger properties even have direct beach access, hot tub, private pool and a screened in patio. For fun family activities the island won't disappoint. Your family will love taking trolley tours of the beautiful island, swimming in the clear turquoise waters and relaxing on the clean beaches. Make your next family vacation a tropical island getaway that they won't forget and make your reservation with Anna Maria Vacation Rentals today.

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Anna Maria Vacation Rentals 2306 Canasta Dr Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217

Population

Bradenton Beach has a population of roughly 1,200 people.

Fun facts

The white sand beaches of the island are comprised of a large amount of quartz. This makes the beaches cooler to the touch than other types of sand.

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