Yes, GT Bray in Northwest Bradenton has a wonderful splash park only a few minutes from Anna Maria Island. Perfect for those in the family looking for some water fun on their Anna Maria Island Vacation.
The largest major waterpark close to Anna Maria Island can be found in Tampa at Busch Gardens, about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Anna Maria Island. Lego Land is in Winter Haven and has a wave pool and lazy river. Lego Land is in close proximity to Orlando and about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Anna Maria Island. Of course Disney World as well as Universal are all in Orlando as well and plenty of waterparks to choose from!
At the widest section of Anna Maria Island the distance to the beach is just two miles which is in Key Royale. There are sections of Anna Maria Island that are too far to walk every day to the beach. Be sure to google your location and attempt to count the number of homes to the beach as a good indication of how far the walk is. Some vacation rentals offer golf carts to get to the beach easier. Many vendors provide golf cart rentals on Anna Maria Island.
Yes. The island provides a free trolley along with a service that provides transportation for tips only. In addition it is easy to rent bicycles and bring bikes on the free trolley if you wish to visit a portion of the island farther than you would like to. Anna Maria Island is only 7 miles long so relatively easy to bike the entire length of the island!
Our closest hospital is a short 15 minute drive along Manatee Avenue to Blake Hospital. We also have a second hospital about 25 minutes from Anna Maria Island which is Manatee Memorial. Note, both hospitals do have estimated waiting times that are updated on their websites.
Yes, we have several medical doctors on Anna Maria Island. Fifteen minutes off Anna Maria Island is a fairly large urgent care facility, Pinnacle. If the “Doctor is not in the house” then perhaps a visit to a local beverage establishment is in order? Maybe just a cocktail is what the doctor ordered? If YES! Then a visit to “The Doctor’s Office” might be just what is needed?