May update

Hello! Its been a while since our last update! Season has certainly kept us busy here on the island! We saw a lot of familiar faces and made memories! We’re sorry to see season go! Even though the island has become less busy with vacationers taking in the sunshine, the summer months are quickly creeping up on us!

Just yesterday we took a trip down and enjoyed the beauty that is Coquina Beach. There was a lovely breeze to keep us cool in the hot sunshine and the water was a beautiful turquoise color. I nearly forgot that I wasn’t in some exotic island getaway far, far away. Nope. I work often on Anna Maria Island and I don’t often get to enjoy what it has to offer but when I do, I realize just why so many people love to visit us here. It is a beautiful place, why would I want to venture anywhere else?

May time is one of my favorite times of year on the island. The weather is beautiful and its not too hot. The water is warm in the ocean and the waves gently crash along the shoreline.

May time is a wonderful and exciting time on the island. We have art galleries open with one of a king and original art on showcase. Such as Marlane Wurzbach whose exhibit “Island Dreams” is on showcase beginning May 1st from 10am to 5pm through the entire month down at Island Gallery West. (5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL, Trolley Stop 15 on Anna Maria Island.) We also have THE ISLAND PLAYERS, who love to put on a good show a few times during the month. This month their show is titled: “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” and curtains go up on May 4th, 2017 at 8:00 pm. The show lasts two hours. It is being held at: 10009 Gulf Drive, on Anna Maria. (More information can be found at their website:

And speaking of artwork and original material we have a guest who comes and stays with us once a year who has just published her first book! (This now makes two guests that we know of who write and publish who visit the Pelican Post! We must be a MUSE 😉 Or atleast Anna Maria Island must be!) Check out E. Ellery Lane’s first book entitled: “Nieri:Revelation”. I’ve just started reading it and so far I am hooked! If you like magic and witches and supernatural beings, check it out. It reminds me a little of the tv show “Charmed.” Click here to read an excerpt on Amazon Kindle or purchase your own copy. “Nieri: Revelation” by E. Ellery Lane

And if you haven’t already check out Gary Chesla’s zombie thriller novel: “Now It Begins” I read this book and couldn’t put it down! And a bonus it was set on Anna Maria Island and has a couple of cameo appearances! (Look out for Shirley, Nicole and Adam!) Read it here or purchase your own copy: “Now It Begins” By Gary Chesla

There are a lot of things to be excited for upcoming in the next few months! So come down to Anna Maria for a visit. Add us on facebook or up to date specials and promotions and as always you can call us for availability and pricing! Or book online on our website!