“Favorite Lodging: Tortuga Inn Beach Resort.” Southern Living.Here's what’s great about Tortuga Inn Beach Resort: It's easy to get to. It's located on Anna Maria, a rare, unspoiled island with vintage charm - totally unpretentious - the kind of place that sweeps you off your feet without even trying by its natural beauty and easy nonchalance. It's got a gorgeous private white sand beach sprinkled with seashells and that incredible pale jade water of the Gulf of Mexico. It's got three heated pools, a boat dock, and those crazy Sun Coast sunsets - so outrageous they'll send you racing for your camera or into gales of laughter at their sheer exuberance.
Wow. Actually, that’s what one of our guests recently said: “All I can say is WOW! Awesome job! I will return very soon!!!”Maybe he was talking about our stylish,Tortuga Gardens apartments that really are luxury condos masquerading as hotel suites. Or maybe he was admiring our private boat dock and the views over Sarasota Bay and the Intra-Coastal Waterway from the Bayfront Villas (with their semi-private spa and heated swimming pool). Or perhaps he was enjoying the tree-house charm of the Palm Court apartments, or sipping champagne in the Jacuzzi in one of the Gulf View Studios, while watching the sky turn from orange to purple through his windows.
Or perhaps he was recalling one of those random moments - gratuitous, unplanned, magical - that happen all the time: Casting a line from the beach with a great blue heron standing guard over the bait bucket…or listening to an osprey’s chick-like cry when it lifts off from the sea with a fish in its talons...or watching a pair of young dolphins play in the surf…or standing in silence as flocks of cormorants stream past at the edge of the strand – thousands of them, wave after wave – heading for Egmont Key or points north for the summer. Every season here has its miracles.Really. This is the way it goes. There's a place for you at Tortuga - the place you're dreaming of - the place you want to run away to right NOW for a relaxing getaway - or for a family reunion, wedding, honeymoon, or other special event. Motel 6 this is not. We are even pet friendly! Check out our web pages. Explore the attractions of our six unique buildings. Find the place in our friendly little Paradise that's absolutely the right one for you.