I have just returned from my trip to Florida which included a week in AMI - I loved it and can't wait to return!!
I just want to say a huge thanks to all the people on this forum who offered me advice before my trip - everywhere that was suggested was absolutely brilliant!
We stayed at The Beach Club (Resortquest) on Bradenton beach and it was fantastic - it was completely refurbished last year - it is very contemporary inside with everything you could possibly need.
The beaches are to die for............ the sand is like baby powder and the sea water was like getting into a warm bath!
We ate at the Beachhouse/Sandbar/Rod'n'Reel - all were very good. I loved the key lime pie at the Sandbar. The coffee and sandwiches at Ginny and Janes were so good - tuna was the best. The best milkshake goes to the Gulf Drive cafe.
The ice cream sundaes at Joes are the best - thank you to all who told me about it!!
We rented a jetski near the gulf drive cafe for an hour - it was really scarey but good.
We rented fishing rods at Rod'n'Reel pier and actually caught 4 angel fish - we were very impressed as it was our first time.
St Armands Circle - a brilliant place to shop and have lunch. We had rice pudding from a shop that sold 21 flavours - scrummy!
The people who live and work in AMI are so friendly - we chatted to many locals, and got lots of help/directions and just general chatter from people who are never in a rush - what a lovely place.
Thanks again everyone!!