How to Actually Spot Wildlife at the Beach | Lizzie Lu's Island Retreat

How to Actually Spot Wildlife at the Beach

Anna Maria Island has a supportive culture around wildlife, and it’s one of the best places in Florida to see a great variety of flora and fauna in the Gulf and on the coasts. The variety of habitats, its major... Read more

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4 Top Shopping Destinations on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a boutique hotspot along with being a top-tier vacation destinations. Visitors can venture throughout the island to find an array of Anna Maria Island shopping destinations that represent Florida’s west coast, Old Florida, unique nautical designs,... Read more

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Perico Preserve

Perico Preserve was opened just recently in 2016 and has quickly become one of the most exciting free outdoor family friendly attractions near Anna Maria Island. The preserve is located right off Anna Maria Island and can be reached by... Read more

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Anna Maria Salons and Spas

Sometimes you need a little extra relaxation while you’re on vacation. That’s where all of Anna Maria Island’s amazing spas and salons can help. Whether you’re looking for a simple facial, a deep tissue massage on Anna Maria Island, or... Read more

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Golf Courses Near Anna Maria Island

Relaxing on the beach is always great, but if you’ve packed your clubs you’ll definitely want to check out some of the local Anna Maria Island golfing opportunities. There are several scenic world class golf courses near the island for... Read more

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Kayaking Near Anna Maria Island

There’s no question that one of the best ways to see all the wildlife, scenery and beauty that Anna Maria Island has to offer is from the water. If you’re looking for things to do, is there anything better than... Read more

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Turtle Season Begins on AMI

May 1st marked the official beginning of turtle season on the island. This is when the sea turtles swim to land and lay their eggs. On Anna Maria Island, we normally get Loggerheads, but there are 4 other types of... Read more

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Kid Friendly Activities on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is the ideal destination for a family vacation as there are dozens of fun and kid friendly activities available just about everywhere. Several of the island’s beautiful beaches offer incredible facilities for families such as picnic areas,... Read more

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Movie Buff’s Guide to Anna Maria Island

The serene, pleasant and often breathtaking scenery of Anna Maria Island and the surrounding Bradenton area has been the preferred filming location for a number of movies throughout the decades, as well as an adored vacation spot for Hollywood celebrities... Read more

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Biking on Anna Maria Island

Biking on Anna Maria Island is one of the best ways to get a good workout while enjoying the sunshine and beautiful beach scenery. When vacationing here you’ll find plenty of things to do and areas where you can bike,... Read more


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