Getting Engaged on Anna Maria Island

So, you’ve found the person you want to spend forever with, and you’re ready to propose. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. What better place to start your lives together than Anna Maria Island? This seven-mile paradise off the coast of Florida is truly what dreams are made of, with a relaxing atmosphere, romantic beaches, and plenty to do on your vacation. Here’s everything you need to know about getting engaged on AMI!

Where to Propose

There are plenty of incredible spots to get engaged in and around AMI. You might be thinking about proposing on the beach, where you can have a picnic on the shore before you enjoy the sunset and pull out your ring. If this sounds like your kind of proposal, you’ll want to head to Bean Point Beach. The sunsets here are absolutely unmatched, and it’s a bit more private than the island’s other beaches, so no one can ruin your moment.

You could also get engaged inside the incredible gardens in the area. Imagine popping the question while you and your partner are surrounded by all the most breathtaking Florida nature! You’ve got two options here: the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota or the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens in Bradenton. Either place is sure to provide the perfect backdrop for your proposal.

heart candles and flowers

Where to Celebrate

Once your special someone has said, “I do,” you’ll need a place to celebrate! If you want to take your loved one out on the town, make a reservation at a romantic restaurant. Beach Bistro is an award-winning waterfront eatery that gives guests an incredible upscale dining experience. You might also enjoy Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant, The French Table, or The Waterfront Restaurant.

You can also celebrate on a romantic sunset cruise! There are plenty of cruise companies around AMI, and many of them promise that you’ll spot majestic dolphins as you travel through the waters! Sunset cruises also let you learn more about the history, nature, and wildlife of the area, and you’ll always be with an experienced captain to make sure you have the best time.

If you’re looking for something extra romantic, book a couple’s massage! Local spas like Claire Marie Spa and Sea-Renity Beach Spa and Eco Boutique offer incredible packages for you and your sweetheart. You can also wind down with a drink at a local bar. The Doctor’s Office is a more refined location offering cocktails you can’t get anywhere else, or if you’re looking for somewhere more casual, try spots like Hurricane Hanks or Slim’s Place. 

happy couple embracing

Where to Stay

Chances are, if you’ve come to the island for an engagement, you’ve brought some of your closest friends and family along with you to celebrate. Well, you’ll need a place to house everyone! Luckily, we manage Anna Maria Island rentals of all sizes, so even if you bring the whole extended family along, everyone will have a place to rest. We even offer pet-friendly rentals for your furry friends to tag along!

Anna Maria Island truly offers something for everyone, making it the perfect place to start your new lives together. You’ll be welcomed and congratulated by the locals everywhere you turn, and there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied on your getaway. At the end of a long day of celebration and sightseeing, you can relax for the evening in your very own Anna Maria Island rental. We hope to see you on the island soon! Contact us today to learn more about our Anna Maria Island vacation homes.