What to Pack for Your Anna Maria Island Vacation

On the lovely Anna Maria Island, every day is an island vacation. While only seven miles long, there is so much to do and see here that you will never find yourself bored! The best part, of course, is the emerald waters of the Gulf that surround you. The salty sea air, the white sandy beaches, and the rolling waves are like a siren’s call, begging you to come and join us on our lovely island! With numerous rental properties to choose from, we know that we can give you a relaxing environment to unwind in and can still offer you a plethora of ways to have fun and enjoy yourself. 

Travel bag packed for the beach

But what should you bring with you on this amazing vacation? That is usually the first question everyone asks themselves. We obviously suggest bringing the necessities and only the necessities. Clothing to enjoy the weather, some light jackets for the cooler evenings, and some swimsuits to enjoy the surf! Lots of beach time means lots of sun, so we also suggest a sport type sunscreen! However, there are other things that we suggest you bring as well.


Like we said, there is plenty to do on the island, and so many local restaurants and bakeries to help attack any craving that you could possibly have. We suggest bringing a decent appetite as you won’t find majority of these restaurants anywhere else, and we are sure that you are going to want to try them all! Just try walking through the shops and ignoring the amazing smells wafting out! You won’t be able to, trust us!

Girl holding shopping bags

Spending Money

We also suggest bringing some spending money with you, as the shops and boutiques all offer amazing trinkets and clothing items that are unique to the island. Walking down Bridge Street, you will find all of the shops that you would hope for. Everything from jewelry, to clothing, to souvenirs are all waiting for you to browse through!

Sense of Adventure

While we understand that it is your vacation, and everyone vacations differently, we suggest being ready to have some adventures while you are enjoying your stay here. There are so many things to do on the island, and with Sarasota only a 40-minute drive, there are plenty of other things to do off the island as well. If you are more outdoorsy, there are many local trails to go for hikes and bike rides. There are also plenty of fun activities you can do in the water. You can visit local shops to rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and wind surfing equipment. This gives you something adventurous to do while you’re at the beach and is sure to give you many stories to tell for years to come!

Girl relaxing on the beach

Readiness to Relax

Finally, since you’re here on vacation, we suggest you be ready to kick back and relax. There are numerous areas on the island to do this. Perhaps you would like to join a beach front yoga class or enjoy a massage at one of the local spas. It’s your vacation, so do it right! However, the best part of your rental property here on Anna Maria Island is what is included. You don’t need to leave the comfort of your rental to have a relaxing time. You can lounge around by the pool or go for a swim if it gets too hot. At night you can soak in the hot tub with your favorite book, and then curl up on the couch and watch the latest trending Netflix show! It honestly won’t be hard for you to relax while here on the island. 

With all this in mind, we would love it if you contact us today and let one of our customer service representatives help you book your next dream vacation here on Anna Maria Island. We can’t wait to hear from you!