things to do on anna maria island

A record 126.1 million people vacationed in Florida in 2018.

While most of these people were in the state for the theme parks, there's much more to explore in the glorious Sunshine State.

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Fancy a dreamy holiday spent lazing on idyllic beaches and swimming in crystal clear waters?

Found on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Anna Maria is the stunning island famous for its expansive white-sand sand beaches, regular festivals, scrumptious seafood, and adventurous water sports.

Great Mango Season Recipes on Anna maria Island

Of the many perks we enjoy here on the southwest Florida coast, the sweetest by far is our year-round bounty of delicious fresh fruits. While citrus and strawberries dominate the spring, come summer, it’s mango season. And oh what a season it is.

You’ve chosen to spend your vacation on Anna Maria Island in one of the unique and luxurious rentals at Cedar Cove Resort and Cottages. We’ll provide the charming, luxurious beachfront setting and top-notch amenities for your vacation home; AMI will provide soft sand and incredible weather for swimming, sunbathing and stargazing, not to mention the irresistible local boutiques and restaurants for shopping, dining and more.

Florida beach summer fun

Southwest Florida’s traditional “season” runs from about Thanksgiving to Easter, but people who stick around for summer have a whole lot to enjoy—especially here on Anna Maria Island, where our natural, laid-back vibe goes hand-in-hand with taking it easy in our beachy paradise during July and August.

things to do in Sarasota

Sun, surf, and Southern food. These three things all equal Florida, right?

Whether you've never been there or you've already hit places like Orlando and Miami and now want something new, Sarasota is the next destination for you! You can't possibly get bored in this great city.

Keep reading to learn the top things to do in Sarasota, Florida. This is the ultimate do-not-miss list!

Anna Maria Island has the best sand beach in Florida

While you stay with us on the beach, as you sink your toes in or shake out your towel, you’ll start to develop a close, personal relationship with Anna Maria’s sand. And that’s OK—it’s exceptional stuff. Far from the coarse grit you might see on coastlines in other parts of the world, southwest Florida’s shores are blessed with a fine, flour-like powder, so soft and smooth it squeaks when you walk on it.

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Anna Maria Island

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2710 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL, 34217