Loved Anna Maria Island. Have been to Florida many times but not to this area. It is quiet, virtually no night life so doesn't attract rowdies, only older people and in holiday periods, families. No chains except a single Domino's for take out pizza. No hotel chains, just condos and vacation rentals. Wonderful!
Mile upon mile of unspoilt white sand beach, lots of beautiful birds and shells. Wonderful sunsets. Ideal for a low key, laid back holiday with many great restaurants along Gulf View Drive. Particularly good are Sharkeys and Mr Bones. Enjoy!