Plan Your Perfect Day at Island Plaza on AMI

| March 13, 2024

We love it here on Anna Maria Island and are sure you will, too! 

Looking for the perfect thing to do during your stay on Anna Maria Island? From delicious dining to sensational shopping, Island Plaza has everything you need. Located on historic Bridge Street, it is one of our favorite places to visit. 

Historic Bridge Street

You might have guessed, but Bridge Street got its name from being the home of the first bridge from the Florida mainland at Cortez Village to Anna Maria Island. Bridge Street is a landmark in the community and is home to a weekly farmers market, art displays, and other events. 

Shopping at Island Plaza

AMI is home to many charming and unique shopping experiences, and the same is true for the shops at Island Plaza. You will find something for everyone on your list, as well as something for yourself. Go on and treat yourself; you deserve it! 

Monetti Apparel  

First Floor of Island Plaza

Monetti Apparel focuses on active apparel and beachy vibes for that colorful, still refined look for all ages and body types. You can even book private styling sessions to help you find your own signature look that will make you feel like you could take on both the runway and the beach. Not only do they have your style in mind, but your wellness, too. Many of the Brazilian-designed and manufactured garments are made with wick-free and UV-protective materials that will have you staying healthy and safe in the sweet Florida sun. 

Dining at Island Plaza

Bamboo Island Bar

Second Floor  of Island Plaza

This Brazilian fusion lounge bar is built on big dreams. It will have you back time and again with meals so delectable that they will follow you through your dreams. I mean, look at this menu; charcuteries, crepes, seafood and more. Not to mention, there are many options for those with dietary restrictions. I will be craving the Diamantina and Zurique for weeks to come. The Bamboo Island Bar also hosts private parties that can be booked here.

Gelato-Go 

First Floor of Island Plaza

Join Gelato- Go on a sweet journey into Gelato Paradise. Cool off from the warm Florida sun with a fresh Gelato. This creamy delight will have all of your worries melting away. You can check out flavors here. No worries about breaking your diet, as they also have sorbet with zero fat and all flavor. 

Vroom Vroom Burgers

Second Floor of Island Plaza

You will be vrooming to the second floor of Island Plaza to partake of these delicious crepes, top-quality gourmet sirloin burgers, and craft juices in this racecar-themed burger joint. This simplistic menu leaves nothing to be desired, and you will surely be racing back for your next meal. 

Check out Vroom Vroom Burger’s Insta to start your engine and rev your appetite.

And More at Island Plaza

Salty Buddha Paddle & Yoga Co.

Second Floor of Island Plaza

Salty Buddha isn’t just a yoga studio but a staple in the community that promotes physical wellness as well as spiritual and mental health and self-care through mindful movement on both land and water. Salt Buddha offers traditional yoga classes (in the classroom and on the beach) and SUP, or Stand Up Paddle Board, sessions that will have you appreciating yourself in a whole new way. Sessions are scheduled weekly, and sign-ups are welcome to the public with options from single sessions to monthly memberships. Salty Buddha also hosts several different types of events to make your time on AMI truly special. Here are just a few of the events that Salty Buddha hosts throughout March. 

March Events at the Salty Budda Paddle & Yoga Co. 

  • Salty Craft Night: Affirmation Jars | March 13th
    • Spend a night crafting a positive affirmation jar full of gentle reminders of positivity and self-love. 
  • Spring Equinox Beach Celebration | March 19
    • Join the Tribe for an Ayurveda-inspired yoga session. According to their website, this celebration will “restore balance and invigorate your spirit. Through heart-opening poses and revitalizing breath exercises in a Slow-Flow Vinyasa class, you will shake off any stagnation from winter and welcome your renewed vitality of spring!” 
  • Radiate Love: A Heart-Centered Healing Workshop | March 24th
    • As listed on their site, this is a “heart-centered healing workshop where we will experience the healing essence of Reiki. You will be guided through a peaceful mediation, followed by a blissful Reiki session where Carly will go around the room working with each participant individually. Following that, Carly will immerse the group in a sound bath to end the session. We will end the workshop with an intention-setting exercise and a sharing circle.” 
  • Full Moon Paddle | March 25th (Not recommended for first-time paddlers)
    • This 60-75 min experience promises to be healing and magical. It starts with an intention-setting circle and eases into a guided natural paddle to honor the full moon and harness the lunar energy on the water. It is sure to be a highlight for anyone’s stay on the island.

New experiences are added every month, and there is sure to be something going on no matter when you visit the island. Keep up to date with their different events via their website here.

Shore Thing Tiki Cruises 

Escape the rush of daily life on a sunset cruise off the coast of Anna Maria Island. Or maybe you want to have a private party with some friends out to the sandbar? Shore Thing Tiki Cruises also offers dolphin tours with entertaining marine life knowledge sure to delight everyone in your group!

Private and customizable cruises are available for every imaginable adventure. 

Some of the options available are: 

  • Sandbar stop | We’ll drop anchor, and you can get in the water and check out a local sandbar.
  • Sightseeing | Experience the beauty of Anna Maria from the water as our crew shows you local sea life, historic landmarks, and beautiful homes.
  • Sunsets | Cruise to the gulf and watch the sunset from a different vantage point.
  • Tiki Bar Hop | Pull up to some of our favorite bars and restaurants where you can hop off and grab a drink or a snack.
  • Dolphin Watching | Our captains will take you to the hot spots looking for playful dolphins.

Shore Thing Tiki Cruisers also has Tiki-themed bingo nights every month on the 1st & 3rd Thursday nights. Get in and ready to win by booking your spot here

Shandra Holbrook Real Estate

Are you ready to make Florida your home or your home away from home? Shandra Holbrook, The Cheerful Realtor, is here to help. Chandra is one half of the dynamic real estate duo The Cheerful Coast Group. Shadra comes by her nickname, The Cheerfulful Realtor, honestly, and will help make your Florida dreams come true and will leave a smile on your face. 

Look at her profile for more info here make your plan to stop by her office here at the Island Plaza.

Renting with Island Plaza

We are sure that you will love Anna Maria Island and the Island Plaza just as much as we do. Is your business a good fit for Island Plaza? Let’s work together to make your entrepreneurial dreams in paradise come true. As of this blog post, both spaces #5 and #6 are ready and waiting to be your new business home. 

Contact the Island Plaza Leasing Office via e-mail or call today.

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