Top Five Islands in Florida

Oct 17, 2022 Top Five Islands  in Florida, Anna Maria Island, Marco Island, Sanibel Island, Santa Rosa Island, and Siesta Key, No Booking Fee
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Do you want to enjoy a rejuvenating and energizing vacation? If so, then you must include the most exotic islands on your bucket list. But the question that arises is: Where will you find these islands? Florida, famous as the sunshine state in the US, boasts world-famous islands that you must visit once in your lifetime. And they include the following:

Anna Maria Island

If you want to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Florida, Anna Maria Island is the perfect place for you to be. Anna Maria is family-friendly, has beautiful white sand beaches, and has tons of fun things to do.

If you are interested in water sports, there are many rental options available for you. There are also many places that offer lessons in water skiing, knee boarding, kiteboarding, sailing, and parasailing, along with boat rentals and scooter rentals. Also, just relaxing on the beaches might be your preference, and this city's beach is world famous.

Unlike many other beach towns in Florida, this locale is much less pricey. All summer house rentals are extremely competitive in price, and food and play options are priced reasonably.

Anna Maria Island is also near many other exciting locations such as Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, and Sarasota. There are tons of great beaches also in these areas, such as Lido Beach and Bradenton Beach, as well as world-class restaurants such as Fillipi Creek and First Watch.

Downtown Sarasota is a great place to visit if you prefer the feel of a small city, and they have a quaint Farmer's Market every Saturday morning for early birds.

Marco Island

Sugary white sand and sparkling blue water epitomize the laid-back tropical beauty of Marco Island. It's everything you always wanted in a Florida beach vacation. With the many waterways and canals that wind throughout the island, you'll have a pretty easy time finding that perfect rental property for your vacation.

Apart from some major sunbathing and occasional dip to cool off, there is plenty to do on Marco Island if you care to get up off your beach towel. A trip to the Everglades is definitely worth the energy. Take a guided tour and wonder at the rare birds, and other animals that make this unique ecosystem their home.

Along Resident's Beach, you will find Tigertail Beach, a great place for catching even more amazing birds, plants, and animals on and offshore. Bring your camera and a pair of binoculars, and a container for shells, as Tigertail Beach, usually has plenty. Do not forget to visit the Olde Marco Inn, Marco Island's oldest building. Plus, there's always golf. You won't have any trouble finding a well-manicured course nearby to take on while vacationing on Marco Island.

You can get out of the car and take a bike or moped around the island, discover the quaint town, with fun shopping and great dining, and then go spend some time with nature.

Sanibel Island

Located on the Gulf coast, Sanibel Island offers wonderful accommodations, restaurants, and practically every activity known to man. There are many people who choose to vacation in this area each year and given the availability of Sanibel Island vacation rentals, it really comes as no surprise that it is quickly becoming one of the more popular destination choices for families.

From the Point Ybel Lighthouse to the National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary, this area offers something for virtually everyone to enjoy. Those with children will especially appreciate the wildlife that makes this area home. A wide variety of birds such as the Roseate Spoonbill, Bald Eagle, Pelican, Heron, and Egret are all viewable from the beaches and the national reserves.

The Gulf side beaches are also wonderful for families and offer a wide variety of seashells, which include scallops, sand dollars, and coquinas. Deepwater mollusks can also be found easily. There is a Shell Museum located on the island that offers a dedicated study of seashells that is both entertaining and educational.

If you are planning to take a vacation and cannot decide where you may end up, then choosing to secure a Sanibel Island vacation rental is an excellent idea. The sand is clean and the water is clear. There are a multitude of fun activities to choose from. Whether you enjoy sailing, seashell gathering, or simply lazing on the beach soaking up the sun, you can do it all in this one place.

Santa Rosa Island

If you enjoy wading through emerald green waters and strolling along sugar sand beaches, then Santa Rosa Island is the place for you. It boasts a few high-rise condominiums and hundreds of beach houses all along the island. It is still off the beaten path of the busier beach towns of Northwest Florida, but this makes it even more charming and family-friendly.

Some of the things you can find on the island are gift shops, pet stores, island clothing, day spas, surfboard gear, bicycle rentals, custom gift baskets, furniture, antiques, and more. There are also a growing variety of local retail stores, with virtually any goods and services.

Also found nearby are waterfront and seafood dining, as well as your favorite nationally known fast food and eat-in establishments. Santa Rosa Mall is nearby in Fort Walton. Some of the things you can find on the island are gift shops, pet stores, island clothing, day spas, surfboard gear, bicycle rentals, custom gift baskets, furniture, antiques, and more. There are also a growing variety of local retail stores, with virtually any goods and services.

Siesta Key

Siesta Key is a gorgeous eight-mile-long barrier island surrounded by the tranquil, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota bay. People from all over the world visit this fabulous island because it is a great beach location for relaxing, hanging with the family, boating, parasailing, fishing, shopping, dining out, golfing, and just about anything else one desires.

The beaches are considered magical. Siesta Key beach and Crescent beach are viewed by many as two of the prettiest beaches in the world. In fact, Siesta Key beach is ranked as one of the best beaches in the country year after year. The sand is 99% quarts so it feels very refreshing to the skin and is gorgeous to look at. People from all over the world vacation on this wonderful island because of its beauty and charm.

There are plenty of places to stay for a week or two or even for months. Many people come down from the north to escape the harsh winters. You will notice that these "snowbirds" fill up the restaurants, roads, and beaches in the wintertime. If you are looking to spend a week or two there are several short-term rental condos on the island. Many of them are sitting directly on the beach. There are no luxurious resorts on the island as most tourists stay in these privately owned condos.


At Rent By Host, we provide vacation rentals in Florida at very affordable prices. Our rental services are available around the clock and you can contact us anytime to book your accommodations. With this rental by the owner, you will be able to save up to 15-20% booking fee.

Briefly Put! 

Get set to plant your feet on the abovementioned islands in Florida. These islands have health-giving climates and abound with gorgeous beaches, and many other attractions. Regarding your accommodations, get in touch with Rent By Host. It will book a comfy rental home, furnished with all the modern facilities and amenities to make your vacation kingly. 

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