Let’s blow apart another preconception of what a certain type of accommodation means for a guest. When I mention the words ‘island resorts’, you are immediately drawn to images of pre-paid vacation packages to a beach facility in Mexico or Hawaii. Buffet dining and drinks by the pool.
Sure, that can be what a resort is if that’s what you’re looking for. But resorts can be as varied in what they offer to guests as any other type of accommodation. And Anna Maria Island has a lot to offer when it comes to island resorts. Not much of a surprise perhaps for a location known for the sun and sand.
Maybe you like the sounds of a 1 or 2 bedroom suite situated in the midst of a massive tropical garden. The Sunrise Garden Resort can deliver that for you. Or perhaps you want something more secluded. If your idea of a perfect vacation getaway is staying right on a private white sand beach, one of the cottages at Cedar Grove Resort is right up your alley. Neither of those sounds like the usual cliché view of what makes an island resort, do they?
In fact, Anna Maria’s selection of resort locations offers a wide array that is going to satisfy almost anyone looking to enjoy the sun and relax. Some resorts even offer that level of choice within their own walls. Take the Tropical Breeze Beach Club, for instance. You can chose to say in one of four motel style room efficiencies. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, perhaps a single bedroom cottage might do the trick? You have both options without having to head to two different locations. Now THAT is an example of easy island vacation living!
A resort on Anna Maria runs the gamut from staying in a sun soaked tropical paradise with free flowing rum drinks with ridiculous umbrellas floating on top to your own beachfront condo unit with a full kitchen so that you can remain secluded and enjoy a quiet vacation away from all the noise and hustle you got your fill of back home. There truly is something to offer everyone, and that includes families.
Resorts are often thought of as playgrounds for those who are single and looking. Yet that isn’t the case at all. A resort holiday can also be a fun adventure for families, and they often feature attractions and activities set up entirely for children. Your kids are more than welcome at almost any island resort just as much as they would be at a hotel or inn.
Finally, we come to the longstanding myth that resorts have to be expensive. After all, saying ‘resort’ conjured up those images of people loading up on food and drinks included with the cost of their room. Again, this is complete fiction. A resort can be just as affordable as any other type of accommodation, with prices differing depending on what you’re looking for.
A great example is the Bali Hai Beach Resort. This is actually one of the largest accommodation sites of any type that you can find on Anna Maria Island. Located on the Northern quiet end of the island, Bali Hai offers 1 and 2 bedroom condos complete with full kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms and decks or patios. The entire site encompasses two acres of land and includes laundry facilities on-site. And what does this cost? No more than most hotels. A two bedroom beachfront condo will run you $255 per day during the peak summer days of travel. Not exactly the knockout punch of a price you were expecting, is it?
Island resorts offer varied services and accommodation for those looking for something a little different than a simple hotel room but maybe not wishing to go all the way in to a vacation rental. It remains another great choice for those visiting our lovely little island.
Featured Anna Maria
Island Resort Accommodations:
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Sunrise Garden Resort
Sixteen 1 & 2 bdrm. suites nestled in exotic tropical gardens w/a large, freestyle htd. pool. phone: 941-778-2000
Address: 512 Spring Ave Anna Maria, FL 34216
A Bit of Paradise at Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages
Directly on a private beach with sugar white sand, 1 & 2 Bdrm. luxury suites nestled on the Gulf with Key West style cottages. phone: 941-778-1010
Address: 2710 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
A-G Casa Marina
Six units on Gulf with kitchens & phone. Laundry. Heated Pool. Pets allowed in some units. phone: 941-504-9352
Address: 2318 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
A. Tropical Breeze Beach Club
7 beachside units 3 one bedroom apartments cottages and 4 motels efficiencies all with full kitchen phone: 941-778-2577
Address: 6802 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Anna Maria Beach Place
Six one and two bdrm Gulf view suites w/kitchens. Tropical courtyard, htd pool, BBQ, and laundry phone: 941-778-1000
Address: 201 35th Street Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Anna Maria Island Beach Resort
Quaint and charming Key West style property with 1 and 2 bedroom apartments nestled on the Gulf of Mexico. phone: 941-778-7477
Address: 105 39th Street Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Bali Hai Beach Resort
Anna Maria Island’s premier beach resort destination. phone: 941-778-6604
Address: 6900 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Beach House Resort
6 renovated Gulf front condos w/a lg. spa phone: 941-778-1000
Address: 1000 Gulf Dr. North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
Bridgewalk, A Landmark Resort
BRAND NEW! Bridgewalk, a landmark resort features 28 spacious, casually elegant apartment-style accommodations. phone: 941-779-2545
Address: 100 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
Bungalow Beach Resort
Fifteen bungalows on Gulf phone: 941-778-3600
Address: 2000 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Castnetter Beach Resorts
11 renovated units w/heated pool & large deck w/BBQ area. Great for weddings, family reunions and groups up to 44 phone: 941-778-1000
Address: 4101 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Club Bamboo Resorts
No min. stay req phone: 941-778-6671
Address: 2502 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Coconuts Beach Resort
Eighteen units on Gulf with kitchens & phone. Laundry. Heated Pool. Bicycles. phone: 941-778-2277
Address: 100 73rd Street Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Cozy beach hideaway will embrace you with it’s casual elegance and intimate charm phone: 941-778-2238
Address: 660 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Silver Surf Gulf Beach Resort
49 Suites-Majority are studio suites offering mini kitchens complete with mini frig, microwave, coffee maker and dishware. phone: 941-778-6626
Address: 1301 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Smuggler’s Cove Resort
One bedroom units that comfortably sleep four or studio villas for romantic couples. phone: 941-778-6667
Address: 1501 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
The Beach House Resort #4
You are on the beach! in this newly refurbished 1 br condo and only two short blocks to downtown Bradenton Beach. phone: 630-750-6477
Address: 1000 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
Tortuga Inn Beach Resort
Luxury waterfront resort featuring 55 spacious, well-appointed rooms, apt.s and suites phone: 941-778-6611
Address: 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Luxury waterfront resort featuring 55 spacious, well-appointed rooms. phone: 941-779-0010
Address: 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Umbrella Beach Resort
2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhomes with tropical interior & design. Comfortably sleeps 6. phone: 941-778-6667
Address: 3805 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Island Vacation Accommodations:
Browse our “Anna Maria Island Life” Directory of Places to Stay on and around Anna Maria Island.
- Vacation Rentals – Anna Maria Island vacation rental locations include Gulf of Mexico front homes on white sugar sand beaches, bayfront units with views of the Intracoastal waterway, canal homes, and condominium units with swimming pools and other great features.
- Island Bed and Breakfasts – Plan to spend your next vacation or romantic getaway on an Anna Maria Island beach while staying in a beach-side Bed and Breakfast.
- Island Resorts – Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, on Anna Maria Island, Florida, a perfect tropical Island Getaway with miles of white sandy walking beaches and blue-green water.
- Hotels and Motels – Select your Anna Maria Island accommodations from the best Hotels and Motels the Gulf Coast has to offer.
- Villas and Bungalows – Enjoy your West Florida stay in the charm of an old time Mediterranean vacation bungalow, nestled by the Gulf of Mexico on Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island.
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