Refresh and relax in the inviting and tropical oasis of our spectacular outdoor pool area. Surrounded by swaying coconut palms and soothing island music, guests can sunbathe on lounges and swim in the largest private heated pool in Anna Maria. Relax and soak up the sun just outside your private suite and well into the evening hours as our resort allows evening swim privileges. To enhance your carefree experience, fresh complimentary beach towels are provided for our guests.
The heated and aerated features of our organic spa provide a welcome experience that guests can enjoy after a day of island fun and activity. There is room for 12, so the whole family or just the two of you can find a cozy curve that is perfect by day and even more enjoyable under evening stars with views of the Tampa skyline and the Sunshine bridge lit on the horizon.
Our beautiful and FUN outdoor ping-pong table was made especially for the resort and we know guests of ALL ages will want to test their skills. The only one of its kind on the island, you can be assured it will meet the expectations of both novice and serious competitors. We provide the paddles and a complimentary ball - resort tournaments are highly encouraged!
Complementary bikes are available to our guests and are an enjoyable way to explore the island at a more leisurely pace. Just a five minute ride from the resort will put you in the heart of Anna Maria and along Pine Avenue where you can find great shopping, dining, and of course ice-cream at the local favorite Two-Scoops. For those interested in a more ambitious cruise, the pleasant trails of the Coquina Beach Bike Trail or Robinson Preserve will provide beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway sights and sounds for you to explore.
Kayaking is a pleasurable way to spend a few hours on the beautiful and refreshing water surrounding Anna Maria Island. From the resort waters you will likely see dolphin and manatee that regularly play just off our shores. A short paddle north and you will land on the quiet and pristine beaches at Bean Point. Heading south brings you quickly to the inlet and myriad of mangrove-lined canals that traverse the interior of the island. Our kayaks are conveniently located just steps off the water.
Paddleboards are a favorite with island locals and we are sure you will enjoy hours of water fun trying this new and popular sport. The resort offers guests complementary boards and paddles that are conveniently located just steps off the water. Paddlers have a great view of underwater species and will often attract the attention and interest of native dolphin communities. At the Rod and Reel Resort, our guests spend more time and less hassle enjoying the water and beaches of this paradise island.
Fun for the Young
Pack light and leave the fun to us! We’ve got everything on-site for our youngest guests including pool noodles, beach toys, and even corn-hole. They’ll feel right at home with an in-room crib, highchair, or booster which can be conveniently provided at your request. Just a quick block from the resort is Bayfront Park which offers a playground, picnic and grill area, and on-site restrooms.
The outdoor gazebo bar is perfectly situated to provide guests a breathtaking view of the entire resort with a picture perfect backdrop of the sparkling blue Gulf waters and the distant lights of Tampa and the Sunshine Bridge. Guests will appreciate this shaded outdoor oasis that provides cool beverages from the outdoor fridge and evening ambiance from a built-in fireplace. There is no need to leave the resort for big game day viewing because you and your friends can do that on the outdoor TV while still enjoying a leisurely dip in the pool during halftime.
One of the most convenient and fun features of the resort is the neighboring and famous Rod and Reel Pier. The pier is a historic landmark and top destination for visitors to Anna Maria. The pier welcomes visitors for the best on-shore fishing experience that can be found on the island. Novice and seasoned anglers visit the pier daily to take advantage of the abundance of underwater catches and commeradarie which this pier is known for.
There are so many wonderful choices for dining within minutes of the Resort and of course, our neighbor restaurant at the end of the Rod and Reel Pier offers guests a virtual room service experience! If you do want to cook, in-room convention microwave ovens are available in addition to outdoor propane grills that are conveniently located to serve up a quick hotdog or hamburger for your family.
Tiki & Roof Decks
The lounge seating beneath the fan and shade at the Tiki is a nice alternative for those looking for a cool and comfortable destination. Guests will be able to view breathtaking morning sunrises and sunsets from the rooftop deck while relaxing in one of our many coastal Adirondack chairs. There are so many outdoor gathering and special private spots throughout the grounds, the only issue guests will have is deciding WHERE to relax.
The sugary sand beaches and Caribbean blue-green waters of Anna Maria are why most people visit our tropical paradise. The #1 beach of Bean Point is the largest and most private on the island and only a 3-minute stroll from the resort. We have your beach umbrellas, lounge chairs and fresh daily beach towels waiting for a relaxing day in the sun, early bird sunrise walk, or romantic sunset viewing.
Resort Amenities ↑↓
- Complimentary Kayaks, Paddleboards, Bikes, Ping-Pong
- Complimentary Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Towels
- Poolside Gazebo, Big Screen TV, Fireplace, Bar Seating
- Waterside Tiki Lounge Area, Sun Deck, Roof Deck
- Rooftop Terrace Viewing/Sunbathing Deck
- Largest Tropical Heated Pool on Anna Maria Island
- Exclusive Night Swim Privileges until 10 pm
- Largest Heated Spa in Anna Maria
- Boat Buoy Mooring on Request
- Outdoor Grill and Picnic Area
- Beach Toys, Pool Toys, Corn-Hole, Life Jackets
- Guest Ice Machine, Outdoor Refrigerator
- Take-Out Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant Dining
- Pier Fishing, Pole Rentals, and Bait
- Fresh Daily Room Towel Exchange
- Secured, Monitored, and Lush Private Grounds
- Non-Smoking Premises, No Pet Policy
- Complimentary Cribs, Highchairs, Iron on Request
- On-Site and Overnight Free Public Pier Parking Lot
- Secure WiFi Indoor and Out