Even when it it an island living on tourism, it kept its very natural and residential character over many years - last but not least because hotels are strictly limited in height. People living here have a relaxed life-style, Anna Maria calls it "an unhurried tropical living."
Three tiny little cities make-up the island plus their magnificent white, and partly secluded, sand beaches.
Small restaurants and cafes and rustic, sturdy piers offer the unparalleled opportunity to live life at a slow pace in a tropical setting. Even if the restaurants and cafes, some of them directly at the sand beach, have all what one needs, don't come to Anna Maria Island, if you are seeking great nightlife and a beach resort party zone. Come here when you'd like to listen to Caribbean live music with a cold beer and lobster in front of you while watching a sunset... you know what I mean?