Beach Weddings AMI

Who Needs a Cathedral?



This is the way to go, here, on Anna Maria Island, where the beauty of the sea and the relaxed atmosphere make it the perfect place for weddings and other special events. Our little island has become one of the favorite wedding destinations in the country. It’s unspoiled. It’s easy to get to. It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. With your choice of any of our four award winning resorts, we can provide a unique and memorable wedding experience.

You can choose accommodations at Tradewinds, Tortuga, SeaSide or Tropic Isle Beach Resorts.

Reviews Seaside Resort January

The view!

The view!Reviews Seaside Resort January 2016

Reviewed 1/23/16

We keep returning to this lovely beach getaway! It’s very well equipped, comfortable, clean, with a very obliging staff and a beautiful view, right on the beach but with its own separate beach area and private patio. We’ll be back!

Reviewed 1/17/16

Great beach getaway in a clean, well-equipped room just steps from the beautiful beach on Anna Maria Island. We loved the private patio just steps from the beach and the sound of the surf. Staff was most helpful and friendly, room was clean and nicely furnished. It was a great stay and we will return.

Reviewed 1/5/16

We stayed at Seaside for our 20th anniversary during the first week in October. We usually vacation at Destin or Myrtle Beach, but wanted to go a little further south because of the time of year. We had never been to this part of Florida and didn’t know what to expect. Staying a Seaside was beyond anything we could imagine. It was a quiet, laid-back, stress-free, do-as-you-please or just-don’t-do-anything kind of stay. I love the ocean but can’t take much sun, so being able to sit on the patio and enjoy the wonderful view of the beach was so relaxing. It is hard to imagine from the photos, but the beach really is right there – you just step off your patio into the sand and then about 50 yards away and you are in the water. We loved having the kitchenette. It was equipped well enough for us to prepare all of our meals in the room, but we did take advantage of the nearby beachfront restaurants. The room was immaculately clean, the pool was sparkling, the staff was efficient and unobtrusive. We loved everything about it and will definitely stay again – hopefully soon!

Tradewinds Resort Reviews January 2016

tradewinds cottageTradewinds Resort Reviews January 2016

Reviewed 1/31/16

We stayed for three weeks at the Tradewinds Resort. The condo was very clean, the staff was great, and the grounds were immaculate. Tradewinds has pet-friendly units, which is great. The place has a neighborhood feel to it, as many guests sat on their porches with their pets and chit chatted each day. The pool on the bay was beautiful. The beach access across the street provided a lovely pavilion perfect for sunset watching and also beach chairs for your use. Definitely a wonderful stay. Tradewinds also offered complimentary laundry facilities and beach towels for your daily use.

Reviewed  1/25/16

Located across from the gloriously uncluttered Bradenton Beach, this tidy garden-like setting wedged between beach and bay is perfect for those seeking quiet perfection on the Gulf Coast. The staff are brilliant, Housekeeping a dream and the ‘residents’ all thoughtful and respectful of others. Beds are dreamy, kitchens have all the amenities and, while simple at best, you’ll soon discover that less is more before long. Your own little BBQ and dining area set in a garden patio make it very hard to leave ‘home’ where All is Quiet after 10 p.m. (and the rule is observed by everyone!) This is one tidy, tight little ship and the cares of the world cannot help but melt away. If you need more than glorious sunsets, endless beach walks and pounding waves as a soundtrack, several dining options are all within 20 minutes’ walk — Staff are happy and helpful – they LIKE their work! If only all hospitality promises made delivered like this!

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Great TripAdvisor Tortuga Reviews

Tortuga Condo

One of Tortuga Resorts Pools

January 2016 Tortuga Beach Resort Reviews

Reviewed 1/29/16 –  NEW

We rented a two-bedroom deluxe suite at the Tortuga Inn on Anna Maria Island for a short-term visit for our children. The accommodations were well-appointed and very clean, the staff was outstanding, and the location was spectacular. The grounds were well-groomed and immaculate. We stayed for an extended stay at Tortuga’s sister resort, Tradewinds, and had a very similar experience. Great staff, super clean accommodations, and convenient location. We have been to Anna Maria for many years and Tortuga and Tradewinds were terrific places to stay.

Reviewed 1/23/16

My daughter has a gymnastics meet in Bradenton and it only makes sense to stay at the beach! I found Tortuga on google maps and called and it the staff couldn’t be more wonderful. They were very informative, knowledgeable and nice. The resort was wonderful and the island is a great place for agetaway! Continue reading

AMI One of the Top 30 Islands in the World


All photos courtesy of The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Anna Maria Island: One of the Top 30 Islands in the World

Visit By- Kara Franker

It’s no wonder that Anna Maria Island, featuring seven miles of picture-perfect sugar-sand beaches, has been named one of the top 30 islands in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

The popular travel magazine describes Anna Maria Island as a “narrow band off Florida’s west coast, this barrier island has some of the softest, whitest sand on the East Coast. And as it faces west, it’s a stunning place to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.” The island is just a 40-minute drive from Sarasota.

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