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All You Need to Know About Public Parking and Beach Access on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a hidden gem that makes the ideal location for a getaway with your family or your sweetheart. At just 7 miles long, this tiny island is easy to get around, so you can simply walk or... Read more

Visitor Guide to Anna Maria Island Weather All Year Long

One of the many things that bring thousands of tourists to Florida every year is the weather. Escaping the teeth-chattering cold of winter or just the picturesque idea of a summer vacation on the beach is appealing to many. Hundreds... Read more

Visit Bradenton Near Anna Maria Island

Bradenton Beach, Florida is a beautiful place to spend the day while staying on Anna Maria Island. Just a short 20-minute drive over the bridge takes you where you can experience all that Florida has to offer. You most likely... Read more

What is the Red Tide?

The red tide is an explosion of algal growth that causes the ocean’s surface to turn a vibrant shade of crimson or other colors. They are found throughout the world and are caused by a particular algae called Karenia brevis.... Read more

Anna Maria Island is a Top Honeymoon Destination

Known for their white sand and crystal-clear blue waters, the stunning beaches of Anna Maria Island have a lot to offer. Pristine sands, fun activities, and a laid-back, “Old Florida” atmosphere make Anna Maria the perfect place for romantic getaway.... Read more

Can You Bring Your Own Fireworks to Anna Maria Island?

Heading to Anna Maria Island for the Fourth of July holiday? If so, chances are you’re going to want to watch fireworks – or maybe even set off your own. Well… not so fast. The island has rules and regulations... Read more

Easter Vacations on Anna Maria Island

Check out these amazing Anna Maria Island vacation rentals available in April for a family vacation to the beach this Easter. Casa del Playa With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms-this property is separated into a main house and an additional... Read more

Where is Anna Maria Island?

Surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway, Tampa Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to visit if you want to experience all that Florida has to offer without all the tourists. Vaunting some of the... Read more

Fall 4 These Rentals

Gulf Breeze – 2106 Gulf Dr. Unit D, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 Looking for a last minute fall vacation before the Holidays and cold weather are upon us? Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing against the coastline... Read more

Black Friday Special 2016!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Anna Maria Vacations! When getting together with your friends and family this Thanksgiving don’t forget to plan that Christmas or New Years gathering at the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. There is... Read more

Which Airport is Nearest to Anna Maria Island?

Are you flying into Florida for your Anna Maria Island for your vacation getaway? You’re in luck because Anna Maria Island is conveniently located near some of the top international airports in Florida. Anna Maria Island is secluded from the... Read more

Anna Maria Island in the News – Look Who’s Talking About Us

Anna Maria Island is known as the hidden gem of Florida but over the last couple of years has been getting a lot of recognition from local newspapers to national publications. The world is starting to catch on that Anna... Read more

The Fans Have Spoken – Anna Maria Island Ranks High

The hidden gem of Florida is garnering a lot of attention over the last couple of years due to its serene sunsets, charming atmosphere, and delicious restaurants. So it makes sense that Anna Maria Island was chosen as one of... Read more

The Importance of Purchasing Travel Insurance for Your Next Vacation!

There is no greater feeling than looking forward to an upcoming vacation—especially if you are headed to the gorgeous beaches of Anna Maria Island. Sometimes, we even find ourselves planning trips quite a bit ahead of time. By the time... Read more

Amazing 7 Day Sale!

Start your summer off early and don’t miss out on our special for April and May 2016! Get 15% off of your new reservation of 5 nights or longer for the dates of April 9 through May 28th, 2016. Hurry... Read more

Ring in 2016 on Anna Maria Island!

Another year has passed and what better way to say adieu than with an island celebration! Ring in 2016 in style and party the night away on Anna Maria Island. From live bands to champagne toasts—there is something for everyone... Read more

Anna Maria Vacation Rentals vs. Airbnb

The travel industry has reached new ways of providing excellent services and with new travel trends evolving constantly it can be hard to know which travel sites and methods are best for you and your family. One of the newest... Read more

Anna Maria Island Voted 26th Best Island by Conde Nast Traveler

Anna Maria Island has been voted as world’s 26th best island in the world by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s! The Top 30 islands in the world were a part of the Reader’s Choice awards for 2014 and Anna Maria Island... Read more

Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between renting a hotel room versus booking a vacation rental home? While most of us think of a hotel as the only option when it comes to traveling—many are surprised to find... Read more

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island’s 7-mile stretch of white sand beaches is more than just a paradise for locals and visitors alike! It is also the home to many beautiful animals including five different species of Sea Turtles and with the month... Read more

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