Romance is in the air and it is time to take a journey to the coast and stay on Anna Maria Island. Our quiet Florida haven is home to some spectacular vacation rentals for you to take advantage of every day you are here.
Island Excursions and Activities
Enthusiastic adventurers might begin their romantic vacation with one of the many outdoor excursions and active things to do available in the area.
AMI Paddleboard Rentals (3902 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217) allows you to paddle the waters on the search for dolphins. Also look into Kayak Jacks (5501 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217) for equipment rentals near Holmes Beach. The location offers a variety of guided and self-guided eco-tours of scenic wildlife preserves such as Leffis Key, Robinson Preserve, and Emerson Point.
If kayaks and paddleboards aren’t that appealing to you, take to the waters by boat. Contact Paradise Boat Tours (200 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217) for a romantic excursion to the Gulf of Mexico. Request a sunset cruise to take in one of those unforgettable Anna Maria Island sunsets with your significant other – certainly one of the best ways to spend an evening here.
For more romantic activities, consider a tag-team trek through the island by bike. Rent any necessary equipment at Fun and More Rentals (5347 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217) on the northern side of the island, and Adventure Way (102 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217) on the southern end of the island.
Plenty of designed bike trails are available in the City of Anna Maria on the north end of the island, or you can head to Coquina Beach to ride on the popular Coquina Bike Path.
Fine Dining and Romance
To be truly romantic, a dinner is in order. The Anna Maria restaurants include cozy eateries by the water, fine dining experiences with a European influence, and classic bistros in bustling shopping districts.
For perhaps the best introduction to fine yet casual Florida dining as a couple, visit the Sandbar Restaurant (100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216). The restaurant sits right on the beach with some very pleasant outdoor seating right on the white sands where you can indulge in locally sourced seafood prepared in a variety of innovative ways.
The Beach Bistro (6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217) has romance coursing through its décor. Guests can sit on the patio, overlooking the sunset, or in the European decorated and brandished interior, with conversation-starting art-deco pieces coating the walls. Most importantly, the menu features some of the most acclaimed seafood dishes on the island, with a commitment to culinary perfection that will leave you impressed.
Getting off the Radar
Anna Maria Island is brimming with opportunities and adventures in areas that are a bit off the beaten path. There are a few gorgeous ways to escape to the fringes of Anna Maria Island for your romantic getaway, including the fabulous Perico Preserve.
Location: 793 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
To get to Bean Point, you will have to escape up through a small path between two residential homes directly north of the intersection of N. Bay Blvd & N. Shore Dr. The point overlooks Passage Key Inlet and the gulf at the island’s top northern tip.
The beach is often quiet and under-populated, perfect for off-the-radar quality time with your significant other.
Location: Gulf Dr. S Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
On the southern end of the island, you can find Leffis Key which can be hiked through briefly at the Coquina Boardwalk or kayaked through. This gem is an island preserve consisting mostly of saltwater wetlands. Hiking, wildlife viewing, and kayaking are all accessible activities throughout these quiet and protected grounds. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Call our team today at (941)-782-8152 to plan your romantic getaway here. Feel free to ask us any questions about things to do to fill your schedule. We can also help you find the perfect cost-efficient and comfortable Anna Maria Island vacation rental for your needs.