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by Laura Z
Somewhere in NJ
February 8, 2004
The beach is across the road and a half block – it’s a very easy walk. It was not crowded and absolutely gorgeous (reminded me of the Caribbean). The public Manatee Beach is nearby with facilities.
Upon arrival, we were given a welcome packet with area menus, things to do, activities, directions, and maps. The staff seemed to genuinely want for me to have a nice stay and enjoy their island. Everyone on the island was friendly.
We participated in several activities with Kathy, the director: fishing at the sister resort (Smuggler's Cove) where poles and bait were provided, a one-hour trolley ride, and shell photo frame making. There were many other things that we skipped so that
we could enjoy the beach as much as possible Kathy took pictures of everyone and gave them to the guests the following day. All activities were completely free of charge.
The pool was fairly empty for such a busy week and had plenty of lounge chairs scattered around. The water was very warm.
Restaurants on the island were amazing – all were reasonably priced and had spectacular views. If you like to eat on the water, I suggest: the Beach House, the Rod and Pier Restaurant, the Anna Maria Pier Restaurant, Cafe on the Beach, the Sea Shack, Sand Bar, and Rotten Ralph's. Stay away from Bongo's on the Manatee Bridge -- the older hostess was very nasty and the food was a la carte ($2 for mashed potatoes, $2.75 for veggies, etc.). The band was so loud that we couldn't talk. Everywhere else was wonderful.
I love this resort and island and would return without hesitation.
From journal Anna Maria -- The Perfect Beach Getaway!
September 28, 2004
From journal The Easy Life on the Beach
March 28, 2004
From journal Low Key Florida
March 5, 2004
The resort has a small pool on site and is across the street from the beach. It's not a busy street, so it’s worth the walk across!
From journal Anna Maria Island - The quiet side of Florida
by been there-again-again
June 23, 2002
From journal Bargain Fishing in Lithuania
North Andover, Massachusetts
February 2, 2002
From journal Ambergris Caye
by LT in Tampa
September 28, 2010