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With its abundant sunshine and temperate climate, Florida’s Gulf Coast area attractions include endless year-round opportunities for fun, recreation, learning and adventure, from parasailing in the warm waters of the Gulf and watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play at Raymond James Stadium to visiting the Florida Aquarium and exploring the Ringling Museum of Art. Residents of The Islands on the Manatee River can attend a play at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, enjoy a relaxing sunset dinner cruise, or take a day trip to one of the area’s many classic destinations, such as Walt Disney World, Everglades National Park or Miami’s South Beach. Whether you’re ready for a quiet day of beachcombing, a lively round of golf or a game of tennis, deep-sea fishing on a chartered boat, or treasure hunting at an upscale mall, you’ll find what you’re after within an easy boat ride or drive from home.

Florida’s sunny climate and lush green landscape provide the perfect setting for golf enthusiasts to practice their beloved sport all year long. Residents of The Islands on the Manatee River primed for a day on the links can choose from among scores of beautiful and challenging courses dotted throughout the southwestern Florida region, all designed to take full advantage of exquisite views of the natural surroundings. In addition, The Islands residents can opt to join one of the many superb private country clubs/golf course communities located nearby in Parrish, Sarasota or Bradenton.

Among the many desirable features of The Islands on the Manatee River is the community’s immediate access to water—both the peaceful Manatee River and the great expanse of the Gulf of Mexico. Private backyard boat docks provide the ultimate boating lifestyle, including sport fishing in the Gulf and fly-fishing in the Manatee. They’re also a great spot from which to launch your kayak or paddleboard or watch the sunset’s mirrored splendor. Welcome your guests to The River Lodge, a comfortable waterfront gathering place for residents equipped with community docks and a boat launch, as well as fire pits, barbecues, putting green and a bocce ball court. Imagine: at a moment’s notice, you could be floating along the gentle curves of the Manatee River, looking for pelicans, manatees, dolphins, and other contented residents of this secluded island paradise.