Here at A Paradise we have such a talented crew - many of whom you’ve probably met over email, in our office, or if you’ve stayed at one of our properties. You may not realize that there’s also a whole team of people behind-the-scenes who keep this ship cruising smoothly… and we like to think of this ship’s captain as our Director of Maintenance. Meet the man who makes it all work and is always serving with a smile, Al Harsar.
The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. For many, that means making New Year’s Resolutions and setting a clear list of goals - kicking off the new year with a running start of fervent determination. But… one thing we want to challenge you to do more often is slow down and give yourself a break.
While some people may be dreaming of a White Christmas, those of us on Anna Maria Island are thankful for a White Sandy Christmas. We’re happy to have traded in our snow shovels for sand shovels. For many in colder regions, it’s hard to picture spending the holidays on the beach. But for us islanders, it’s the ONLY way to spend the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve come up with our version of the Twelve Days of Christmas that you can share with your Northern friends to give them a glimpse of Christmastime in Paradise.
Then, they can give us a call at (800) 237-2252 to book their next trip to paradise!
No matter what kind of childhood you had, in wealth or in want, you can probably remember a holiday where you felt extra blessed. Maybe it’s because you had a memorable experience with loved ones, maybe it’s because you swore you heard Santa’s sleigh landing on the roof, maybe it was because of the freshly fallen snow (or in our case here, the perfect beach day), or maybe it was because you finally got that gift you’d always wanted. Those are holiday memories that one holds dear for a lifetime… and we want to be a part of giving memories like that to those who need it most in our area.
For the third year in a row, A Paradise and Kathy Woodruff are delighted to present SANTA PAWS. This charitable drive will bless our four-legged friends at the local no-kill animal shelters. From now until December 18th, our two A Paradise locations on Anna Maria Island and in Ellenton will be collecting donations and essential items for these great shelters. These shelters and organizations give animals a safe home until they find their forever, so let’s help fill that home with love!