Activities & Travel



Anna Maria Island vacation


Anna Maria Island Shopping

  • Internationally known St. Armand Key, with its inviting St. Armand Circle shops, is just a 30 minute drive.
  • Publix Grocery, two drug stores, several gift and sundry stores, and a few restaurants just 1 block away.


Anna Maria Island Entertainment

  • Live Theater, Art Galleries and Orchestra on the island.
  • More Live Theater, Art Galleries, Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Theater within a half hour drive to the cultural center of Southwest Florida in Sarasota.
  • Internationally significant Mote Marine Center and Aquarium, 20 minute drive.
  • Golf, over 36 courses within 30 minute drive.
  • Baseball spring camps of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees all within one hour drive–or less.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers football, one hour drive.
  • World famous Selby Botanical Gardens, 35 minute drive.
  • Busch Gardens and Cypress Gardens, one and one-half hour drive.
  • Disney World & Sea World, two hour plus drive.
  • Holmes Beach Library, three minute drive.
  • Bishop Planetarium, 20 minute drive.
  • South Florida Museum & Aquarium, 20 minute drive.

Fishing & Boating

Anna Maria Island Fishing Boat

  • The finest guides both inshore and offshore.
  • Kayak & canoe ecco tours available through dock masters in several marinas.
  • Power and sail rental available in several marinas.
  • Extended dockage stay in several marinas, five minute drive.


Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island

  • Eight miles of wide pristine sand for strolling or jogging


  • In our heated pool
  • The aquamarine waters of the Gulf or Mexico.


Anna Maria Island Airport