Tripadvisor has just rated AMI as one of the most underrated beach towns in the country "that you must visit this summer" along with Sanibel, Siesta Key, Cannon Beach, and Bandon, OR. Not sure why Cannon Beach is listed since it is a very popular tourist destination. We were just there last month and, unlike AMI, it's a a bit of a tourist trap and is incredibly developed. Lovely, but very touristy.
Am I the only one who cringes every time Anna Maria Island is included in theses lists? One of the reasons we started visiting AMI was that is was not as developed or as well known as Siesta and Sanibel.