Editor Picks: Anna Maria Island Hotels on the beach

by Alexander Castro  |  Published July 29, 2019

About 45 minutes north of the lively Siesta Key is the barrier island Anna Maria. Visitors have three towns they can explore: Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and the village of Anna Maria. A sleepier, cozier alternative to some of the area’s more rambunctious destinations, Anna Maria Island offers nostalgic appeal, warm weather and seafood restaurants galore. It’s generous with its coastline, offering miles of white sand and crystalline, blue water. Coquina Beach is especially well-kept and worth visiting.

But why hassle with a public beach when you could book a hotel with its own private sand? We’ve selected a mix of hotels for you across Anna Maria Island, at different price points and offering a range of beach access.