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A Hero’s Holiday: The Perfect Getaway for Teachers and First Responders

Have you ever heard the joke, "Where do math teachers go on vacation? To Times Square!"? Well, we’ve got an even better punchline for you: they head straight to Compass Anna Maria Sound! We’re rolling out the red carpet for our community heroes — our dedicated teachers and first responders. When the holidays approach and it’s almost vacation time, discover a haven where you can rest and recharge in paradise at our waterfront hotel. If you’re wondering what makes our spot the perfect getaway for teachers and first responders, here are five elements of our Anna Maria Sound hotel you won’t find anywhere else: 

Unparalleled Relaxation & Service

After a hectic year, nothing beats the tranquil atmosphere of Compass Anna Maria Sound. Our luxurious rooms, stunning waterfront views and top-notch amenities are designed to help you completely unwind. Picture yourself lounging in a hammock by the pool, enjoying a refreshing drink at our indoor/outdoor bar, or exploring the wonders of Anna Maria Island. Bask in quiet evenings on your private balcony, fall asleep rested, and wake up to a complimentary breakfast. It’s not every day you get to indulge in some much-needed vacation time, so we’re here to make sure every moment counts. 

Coastal Charm & Local Attractions

Anna Maria Island is known for its laid back coastal charm, natural beauty and plethora of activities and attractions. From local theater productions to charming boutiques and delightful dining spots, there’s something for everyone. Take a leisurely bike ride along the coast, enjoy a sunset sail, explore local art galleries and shops, or catch a little league baseball game at nearby LECOM park. The island’s laid-back vibe is just what you need to recharge.

Family-Friendly Offerings

Bringing the family along? Anna Maria Island has plenty to offer kids and adults alike with family-friendly activities for the whole crew. From mini-golf to horseback riding on the beach or painting sand dollars, there is no shortage of fun awaiting kids of all ages right outside our front door. Plus, we have dog-friendly guest rooms, so Fido can join in on the R&R and enjoy dog-friendly activities in the area!

Outdoor Adventure & Natural Beauty

Compass Anna Maria Sound is a gateway to the stunning natural beauty and outdoor adventure easily accessible on Anna Maria Island, giving you the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Relax on pristine white-sand beaches like Bean Point and Coquina Beach, or explore lush parks such as Neal Preserve and Robinson Preserve, perfect for hiking and bird watching. Embrace the thrill of boating and kayaking through calm waters and mangrove tunnels, or enjoy guided eco-tours to spot dolphins and manatees. 

Vacation Deals & Discounts for Teachers & First Responders

At Compass Anna Maria Sound, we understand the dedication and hard work that our community heroes put in every day. That’s why we’re offering special offers for teachers, police officers, firefighters and EMTs that include reduced rates, discounted resort fees and more. It’s our way of saying thank you for your service and inviting you to treat yourself to the vacation you’ve earned. Explore our Excellent Educators offer and Hometown Hero's offer, book now, and let us take care of the rest.

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