Guest Hook Travel Guides Anna Maria Insider Guide - Page 2

MEET TERRY & SANDY WHYTE Contact Terry & Sandy: +1.905.579.4996 This insider guide is brought to you by Terry and Sandy, owners of two 2-bedroom condos on glorious Anna Maria Island. This is an island still largely untouched by commercialism, retaining the spirit of old world Florida. It's a natural paradise! Feel free to contact Terry or Sandy for more information about the area, pricing, and availability, THOUGHTS FROM THE EDITOR Anna Maria Island, on Florida's Gulf Coast, has an unmistakable pull with people. Like Terry and Sandy Whyte, who visited this quaint barrier island with their family for the first time in 1989 and were smitten on day one. Not only does Anna Maria Island offer a quirky, welcoming selection of local businesses that virtually guarantees no chain retailers or restaurants can compete, its scenic beauty is well-preserved by the island's commitment to low-profile buildings, great public transportation (there's an island-wide trolley system!), and conservation initiatives. Thanks to these efforts, wildlife abounds, too: from ornery dolphins to wizened sea turtles to large-yet- E: W: graceful manatees. The Whytes and their family have been returning to Anna Maria Island every summer since that first year, and now own and operate a small collection of vacation homes to share the AMI magic with others. In the following Insider Guide, Terry and Sandy will offer tips and suggestions for discovering the very heart of AMI, ensuring you also fall under its spell!