When it’s time to take a romantic escape from the monotony of everyday life, there’s no better place to do it than the stunning shores of Anna Maria Island. Besides being home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country (dare we say, even the world) the island also offers visitors bikeable streets, ocean recreation, and a great local culinary scene. Spend early mornings walking on the beach and collecting seashells, and days splashing around in turquoise-hued waves. Evenings invite you to sit back with your loved one, relaxing with a glass of wine and an ocean view, or dining on upscale seafood dishes to the sounds of the waves in the distance. Gorgeous scenery, a charming yet unhurried vibe, beautiful weather, and many romantic activities on Anna Maria Island make it the perfect destination for a romantic vacation this year!
Spend Days Unwinding on the Beach
From the understated Bean Point to the lively shores of Coquina Beach, there’s something for everyone between all of the island’s fantastic beaches. Take a morning to lounge out on the white sands of Cortez Beach, which offers calmer waters ideal for a swim, or take an afternoon to dine out at the Coquina Beach Café, which offers an excellent menu and amazing ocean views. If you’re looking for slower paced activities on Anna Maria Island, in addition to Bean Point, Holmes Beach offers a relaxing environment where you can soak in one another’s company amidst a dreamy tropical landscape.
Dine at the Most Romantic Island Restaurants
A great benefit of taking a couple’s vacation to Anna Maria Island is the wide selection of oceanside dining and restaurants with a romantic ambiance. Indulge in the best of seaside dining at The Waterfront Restaurant, located near Bayfront Park, serving up starters like fried calamari and tuna sashimi with sweeping ocean views. Memorable lunch spots include the City Pier Grill and Bait, which is at the end of a pier that juts out into the ocean, surrounded by breathtaking blue-green water. For an upscale and award-winning experience, be sure to make reservations at Beach Bistro, where you can dine surfside on a professionally created multi-course menu that can be paired with a wine tasting, custom cocktails, and elegant desserts—they even offer a vegan menu!
Book a Couple’s Massage or Spa Treatment
When you’re ready to treat yourself to a ritzy spa treatment, you’ll find no shortage of local spas offering an array of pampering treatments, from pedicures to facials. Stop by Sun & Sol for a relaxing couple’s massage, followed by a refreshing pedicure—they even offer a couple’s pedicure service as well. In Bradenton Beach, you’ll find the Aluna Wellness Center & Spa, where they offer not only couple’s massages, but also yoga classes, organic facials, meditation sessions, and acupuncture therapies. For a luxurious experience, book a couple’s massage with Sea-renity Beach Spa and Bou-tiki, where they offer massages right on the beach in an idyllic and exclusive setting.
Explore the Island Together or Reserve a Private Tour Experience
Once you’ve arrived on the island, you’ll learn there are plenty of ways to discover the area’s abundance of natural beauty. Set aside time to walk quiet stretches of shoreline while you soak up one another’s company or rent bikes from a local rental shop and cruise the island streets and make little discoveries along the way. Jump on the free trolley for an adventure to find the perfect memento from the shops on Pine Ave, or just beach hop up and down the island—the options are endless. Local companies offer a variety of boat tours, and often have a private option—some examples include wild dolphin tours, kayak adventures, and snorkeling excursions.
Stay in a Seaside Home & Enjoy Activities on Anna Maria Island
When you’re coming to Anna Maria Island for a romantic getaway, the atmosphere is already blissful—all you need is a vacation rental to match! From intimate two-bedroom homes right on the bay to spacious condos with panoramic views of the gulf, we have a selection of Anna Maria vacation rentals that make for an ideal host for a romantic vacation. All our properties boast their own amenities, but things you might find could include beach access, private heated pools, jacuzzies, and more—it just depends on the specific home!
Book Your Romantic Vacation with Anna Maria Life Today!
At Anna Maria Life, we know what makes the ultimate Anna Maria Island vacation, whether it’s a romantic getaway or a vacation with family and friends. We love to share our tips and suggestions on romantic activities on Anna Maria Island, whether it’s for the best bike rental company or where you should plan your romantic picnic on the beach. Our staff can help you pick out the right property and answer any questions you may have along the way. We’re waiting to take your call, so contact us today to book your next romantic vacation to Anna Maria Island!