First time on Anna Maria Island and with all the hotel choices I am glad we stayed at Bali Hai. First let me say, don’t let other reviews deter you, this property is beautiful. And let me get it out of the way and say - yes the oceanfront rooms need updating (which I think is coming soon). That being said the condition of the current rooms are fine, besides you are at one of the most beautiful islands around Florida- go outside!! So starting at the beginning from the easy check in process and greeted by very friendly front desk staff to the free parking, free bikes, and did I mention the complimentary drink upon arrival? Note the immaculate heated pool with a spacious deck and lounge area, the pool snack/bar lounge is so convenient (get your pool towels in there) The beach is set up every morning with lounge chairs and umbrellas and its first come first serve but plenty of seating and we always got a spot. Beach is white sand, seashells galore & clean. We also received a $50 gift card to the Bistro which is in walking distance, unfortunately we didn’t use since it’s more on the side of fine dining and wasn’t what we were in mood for over our 5 day stay. The room- spacious beachfront king suite with unreal sunsets imo beat shiny new tile anyday. The showerhead and faucet needed cleaned better but overall place was spotless and bug free. I would stay here again no doubt about it and 100% recommending Bali Hai.