Holmes Beach is one of three communities on Anna Maria Island which is situated just to the south of Tampa Bay on the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is known for its miles of white sandy beaches and is a quieter destination than the better known Florida resorts.
This private island paradise has excellent restaurants, shops, performing arts and other attractions yet is within easy driving distance of all the mainland attractions in Tampa and Orlando.
Visitors come to Holmes Beach to enjoy the miles of unspoilt natural beaches and clear warm waters of the Gulf. Enjoy sunbathing, boating, windsurfing, jet skiing and more from this sub-tropical paradise.
Boat Charters - The fishing is excellent along this coast offering catches from small snapper up to marlin. A fishing charter is a great way to get out on the water and enjoy the local sights and the breeze. Eco tours and shelling trips are also available.
Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa Bay is a popular visitor attraction for all the family. Offering wild rides, animal safari encounters, thrilling adventures, entertaining shows and roller coaster rides it is a great day out just 34 miles (54km) from your villa in Holmes Beach.
Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are just some of the attractions for which Orlando is famous, which are 2 hours drive from your self catering villa at Holmes Beach. World class shopping in the Florida Mall, bargains at the Outlet Mall and top restaurants make Orlando a great day out.
The Marine Aquarium in Clearwater is dedicated to the rescue and care of sick marine animals and guests can see bottle nose dolphins, turtles, otters and sting rays close up. It is a great educational experience for all the family. It is just 54 miles from your self catering villa, along the Sunshine Skyway bridge which spans the bay.
The west coast of Florida has year round sunshine and average daily highs from 21-33C (70-92F). Rainfall is heaviest from June to September but it falls as short afternoon showers which quickly pass. August and September can be rather hot and humid.
Your self catering villa in Holmes Beach is 54 miles (88km) from Tampa International airport and 128 miles (205km) from Orlando International airport. There are daily national and international flights into both these airports.