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 top TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Destination Winners for both 2013 and 2014. Unlike other top beaches in Florida that are covered in tourists and condos, you will find Anna Maria Island to be the total opposite of this, which is why it ranked #1 in the “14 Best Small Beach Towns in America” by Thrillest in 2015. The unsurpassed beauty you will find on Anna Maria Island will keep you coming back for more year after year. Don’t believe us? Just ask Forbes. Anna Maria Island ranked #3 as “Prettiest City in the Country” by Forbes in 2013.
The sunsets might be one of the most breathtaking views on Anna Maria Island, however, its majestic shoreline is definitely runner up. Walking along the shores of Anna Maria Island is a treat within itself because the sand is silky soft yet firm enough to walk on without it sticking to everything you own. Condé Nast Traveler agrees with us, ranking Anna Maria Island as one of the “Top 10 Island Beaches for Perfect Sand” in the nation and fifth-best in the world. Come let your toes curl in the sand while the frothy foam from the Gulf encapsulates the rest of your feet. You won’t be able to resist the appeal of Anna Maria Island once you’ve set eyes on her. The blue and pink rays that light up the evening sky have a way of entrapping you with its beauty like a moth to a flame.
The fun doesn’t stop there on this little Island. Foodies will be delighted to know that Anna Maria Island houses the best burger joints in the state according to Thrillest, Skinny’s and Duffy’s but we will let you be the judge of that. Looking for something other than burgers? Many visitors recommend the Waterfront Restaurant and Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store because of variety, quality, and cost according to TripAdvisor’s “10 Best Anna Maria Island Restaurants of 2016.” A quaint town, beautiful beaches, and fabulous food are just some of the many reasons to come to this incredible piece of Island paradise. Ready to take a bite out of life on Anna Maria Island? Book your trip today!