Anna Maria Journals

Low Key Florida

A January 2004 trip to Anna Maria by Bigsneaky

Quote: This is a part of Florida that is still very low-key and lovely. You really feel safe and like you're in a family atmosphere here. The beach is great and the island offers everything you need for a nice vacation.

Low Key Florida


This island is located just north of Sarasota. The island has maintained its charm by prohibiting construction of tall buildings. The beach is white powder-soft sand and the water is quite calm. The atmosphere throughout the island is very casual, but there are several fine dining restaurants. It's a great place to go to relax and unwind. There are several public tennis courts and golf is just a short drive away. There is also a skateboard park, but you need to buy an annual license to use it.

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Bike riding is very common. There is a trolley that goes all around the island.
Best Things Nearby:Beach and restaurants.Best Things About the Resort:The unit and the pool.Resort Experience:This is a small resort located directly across from the beach. There is a sunny courtyard in the middle and a good size pool with a hot tub. It is very private. The resort has daily activities planned that provide some good fun. The units are spacious two-story, two-bedroom units with private garages, entrances, terraces and balconies. Some units have private elevators. The units and premises are very well maintained. Pool towels are provided. Unit Type: 2 Bedroom Activi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 28, 2004

Umbrella Beach Resort
3805 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria Island, Florida
(941) 778-6667