16 Jun 2020
Hand in Hand, a Stroll in the Sand...
A romantic day for couples while on Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island is the perfect getaway for couples. Whether you’ve booked a vacation just for the two of you or have arranged for a day away during your family vacation, there are lots of great ways to enjoy a romantic day together. From breakfast on the beach to sunset champagne toast, here are 3-ways to make your day extra special:
Breakfast on the Beach
Start the day off with a delicious breakfast on the beach, picnic-style. You can grab some pastries and coffee on the go at Ginny and Jane E's where the bakery items are prepared fresh in-house every morning or head over to The Donut Experiment where you can choose your own donut toppings. Next, head over to one of the many beautiful beach access points to enjoy a relaxing morning.
If you prefer more traditional breakfast foods than head over to the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe for a casual beachside dining experience. Order at the counter and grab a seat by the sand with a beautiful view of the water. Although their menu offers a variety of breakfast options, the all you can eat pancakes are a favorite amongst locals and visitors.
For a truly tropical experience check out The Gulf Drive Tiki Cafe. Their menu includes all the breakfast staples like waffles and eggs but also features some specialty items like beignets, quiche, and Island French Toast with caramelized pineapples.
Aluna Wellness Center & Spa Couples Massage
Treat yourself and your special someone to a couples massage at Aluna Wellness Center & Spa. Let all your stress and worries melt away with a 60 or 90-minute relaxing massage experience for just the two of you in your private room. All of their treatments can be customized to your specific needs so make sure to let your therapist know if there are any special areas that you would like to focus on. Enjoy the full spa treatment and add aromatherapy or a sacred foot treatment to your massage for an even more tranquil experience or book an organic facial. For a full list of add-ons check out the Aluna Wellness Center & Spa services page. Located at 2219 Gulf Dr. in Bradenton Beach. 941.778.84400
Sunset Cruise complete with Champagne
There's no better way to wrap up an amazing day with your loved one than with a sunset cruise. Book a private sunset sail with Flip Flops Sailing and enjoy one of our world-renowned sunsets as the sky changes to pink and orange hues. It's not uncommon to see many dolphins during this time of day playing in the Gulf so make sure to have your camera ready. The sail lasts around two hours and includes a complimentary bottle of water and the captain encourages bringing some treats along.
Make the sail even more memorable and pack a picnic with artisan cheeses and breads from The Olive Oil Outpost, don't forget to pack some dessert to share from Hometown Desserts, and complete the evening with a champagne toast before heading back to land.
Anna Maria Island's enchanting visuals make for the perfect fairytale getaway. Love is always in the salty air.
Follow the Flip-Flops for a fantastic and fun adventure on Anna Maria Island. Contact us anytime for rental assistance or travel tips.