Anna Marie Island: Your Island in the Sun

Anna Marie Island

Anna Marie Island - Fun in the Sun!

Anna Maria Island is a quaint Barrier Island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are the main attraction here. It is a place where “old” Florida charm can still be found, flip flops are a way of life and the speed limit never exceeds 35mph. High rise condos and fast food restaurants are pleasantly absent from our pristine “get away from it all” island. Our accommodations and restaurants offer something for everyone. We offer quaint cottages by the sea to deluxe suites, from million-dollar villas to rustic cottages to own. One visit to Anna Maria Island and you will be calling it “My Island in the Sun.”

Once a best-kept secret among local Floridians…

Anna Maria Island has always been known for its sugar-white coastline, emerald Gulf waters and quaint business districts. Today, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you. Your Piece of Paradise, “An Island in The Sun,” Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Enjoy a sunrise overlooking Tampa Bay and a picture-perfect Florida sunset all in a day…

You need never leave the island to find fun and relaxation. Our island is only 7 miles long and no more than a few blocks wide, which leaves you with sounds of waves and visions of the sunset in every location. Enjoy a day at the beach and watch the kids play in the sand. Walk along pristine beaches and dine in award-winning restaurants, Enjoy fresh grouper sandwiches on a pier and sipping martinis while enjoying live music. Go shopping in our specialty shops and boutiques all along the island. We even have a free trolley to take you where you want to go. The friendly environment and endless activities will keep you coming back for more. Hop aboard and experience island paradise!

Get Swept Away…

Anna Maria Island is an ideal place to relax and get away from it all. This stretch of land, 7 miles long is home to the island’s three cities – City of Bradenton Beach, City of Holms Beach and City of Anna Maria. All three cities provide access to spectacular beaches, accommodations and outdoor activities – while at the same time offering an enjoyable selection of shops, restaurants, performing arts, wildlife, history and other attractions. Rent the accommodation of your dreams. From beautiful beachside hotels, featuring a wide array of room sizes, to rustic cottages, remodeled homes, luxury condominiums, just take a look at what we have to offer. We offer the perfect mood for an island way of life. “Anna Maria Awaits You!”

In the News…

Anna Maria is becoming an increasingly popular destination for national and international travelers. It is no wonder that this timeless hideaway has been featured in numerous publications over the years including: The New York Times, USA Today, Coastal Living, Southern Living, The Washington Times, The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel, Geo Saison (A German Magazine) and countless others. Take a peek at what so many have already discovered and can’t stop talking about.

www.annamariaislandchamber.org 

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Discover Why RE/MAX of the Islands Was Voted ‘Best’ Real Estate Agency

RE/MAX of the Islands

RE/MAX of the Islands

RE/MAX of the Islands is a family owned and operated full service real estate firm on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The company is celebrating over 20 years of professional real estate service and was voted BEST Real Estate Agency on Sanibel & Captiva Islands for 2010 & 2011.

Sanibel and Captiva Islands offer a truly unique lifestyle. The islands have become a vacation destination for people from all walks of life. Plan your vacation with RE/MAX of the Islands. Select from beachside condos to island bungalows or your own private hideaway. Beautiful and spacious accommodations are available. Amenities include pools, tennis courts, bike trails and world famous shelling beaches.

With RE/MAX of the Islands, you will find your vacation to be an enjoyable experience from beginning to end.

RE/MAX of the Islands

2400 Palm Ridge Road

Sanibel, FL  33957

877-388-5050

www.remax-oftheislands.com

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Inlet Reef Club Invites You to Destin Florida!

Inlet Reef

Inlet Reef Destin

Inlet Reef Club invites you to Destin, Florida. Visit our beautiful white sandy beaches, enjoy the wonderful restaurants and great shopping experiences. We have many local discounts.

Located directly on the beach, Inlet Reef Club features two and three bedroom Gulf front and Gulf view units. All units have many things to offer including king size beds in the master bedroom, full size kitchens, washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, large vanity and dressing area in master bath, inside/outside wet bars, sliding glass doors off the living room and master bedroom.

Enjoy the sauna and hot tub, tennis courts, shuffleboard and weight room. Relax in our seasonally heated pool. Beach service is available.

Inlet Reef Condominiums are centrally located in the heart of Destin, on Holiday Isle, near shopping and dining.

Inlet Reef Condominiums
506 Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, Florida 32541
800-367-1801
www.inletreefclub.com    

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Charter Club Resort of Naples Bay

In the heart of Old Naples, Charter Club of Naples Bay gives you the best of secluded relaxation, alongside exciting activities and entertainment. Stroll along Naples seven miles of sugar-white sand beaches. Enjoy the area’s array of restaurants, galleries, boutiques and shops. Experience the area’s championship golf courses, tennis courts, boating and deep-sea fishing.

The 33-unit Charter Club Resort of Naples Bay, on the southwestern coast of Florida, is comprised of 11 three-story buildings over looking beautiful Naples Bay and sits on the premier corner of Tenth Avenue South and Tenth Street South. This relaxing resort’s two-bedroom/two-bath condos sleep six and have views of Naples Bay, which guests can enjoy from their 30-foot screened lanais. They are designed with high-quality furnishings, TVs and DVD players. The condos provide 1,240 sq. ft. of living space, with living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens, wet bars, separate bedrooms and washers/dryers.

www.charterclubresort.com    866-891-4696

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View the amazing historic buildings of Florida during your next vacation.

View the amazing historic buildings of Florida during your next vacation.

Many people flock to Florida every year to soak up the sun on sandy beaches. However, Florida also is a great place to visit for art, culture, and history. When you’ve had your fill of frolicking on the beach, visit one of these places on your next Florida vacation for a bit of culture!

Historic Pensacola
For a fun day of exploring Florida history and culture, visit Pensacola to see the Historic Pensacola Village, the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum, the Pensacola Historical Society, and the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site. See beautiful historic buildings, learn about Florida in the early days, and see many exhibits on display.

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
This site is the center of Japanese art and culture in south Florida. The museum features works of art, tea ceremony items, and fiber arts. The gardens feature paths and nature trails, with bonsai trees, pine forests, and more. Events are held throughout the year, including traditional Japanese festivals and tea ceremonies.

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Discover the history of the Seminole Indians, and see artwork and artifacts. In addition to the museum, there is also a living village, a boardwalk through the cypress swamp, and special exhibits throughout the year.

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Your vacation to Florida for New Years Eve is sure to be a rockin good time.

Your vacation to Florida for New Year's Eve is sure to be a rockin' good time.

Whether you’re on vacation in Florida with friends for the holidays or visiting family, Miami is the place to be for New Year’s Eve. What better place to ring in the new year than sunny Miami, Florida? If you’re looking for places to party the night away in this beautiful city, we have the must-have New Years Eve 2011 guide. Make plans to attend one of these fun events and you’re sure to say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011 with a bang.

Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Party: The city of Miami Beach sponsors a free fireworks celebration at midnight. Hang out on the beach and enjoy the show with family and friends. Ocean Drive and 8th Street.

Bayfront Park Amphitheater: Check out this free event that features live performances by various Miami bands. There’s a countdown at midnight for the dropping of the Big Orange and fireworks. 301 North Biscayne Blvd.

SET Nightclub: If you’re looking to celebrate the new year by dancing the night away, attend this club’s special New Year’s Eve party. Tickets are $200 and include a three-hour open bar. 320 Lincoln Road.

Whichever event you choose, you’re sure to have a great time on New Year’s Eve and make this the Florida vacation you’ll never forget.

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Visit  the stunning Singing Tower on your romantic vacation to Florida.

Visit the stunning Singing Tower during your romantic vacation to Florida.

In the middle of winter, stealing away with your sweetheart to a tropical paradise sounds like the perfect cure for winter blahs. Guest Quest can help you plan the perfect romantic getaway when you travel to Florida. Here is a sample of places to visit.

Village of Seaside
If you’re looking for a romantic Florida beach vacation, this is the place to be. This picturesque town has been featured in Travel & Leisure magazine. Seaside is a great place to unwind and relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the large cities.

Bok Tower Gardens
This historic site features beautiful gardens, the historic Pinewood Estate, the stunning Singing Tower, and the long and winding Pine Ridge Trail. The beauty of this sanctuary has been the site of many weddings and other special events. Situated between Orlando and Tampa, you can take a break from the big cities and drive out to Bok Tower Gardens for the day.

St. Augustine
The nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine has a lot to offer. From historic monuments and buildings, to a hoppin’ night life, there is something for everyone. For a really romantic experience, take a horse and carriage ride through the city, or stay at one of many charming bed and breakfasts.

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