Villa holidays to Manasota Beach will wrap you in awe: pure white sand, turquoise waters, twisting mangroves, and swaying palm trees. A gem nested in a quiet corner of the Gulf Coast, life here is as slow-paced and serene as it gets. One of the least crowded beaches in Sarasota County, stretch out with your toes in the sand and beachcomb for a few fossilised treasures. Transition from sunbathing to the water by jumping on a paddleboard or kayak, where a little coastal exploration will get you up close to turtles and dolphins. Next door is the charming town of Venice, with seafood shacks and upscale restaurants delivering fresh fish from the sea straight to your plate. The historic Main Street is bustling with life, where afternoons are spent browsing boutiques or antique stores, followed by a stop for coffee or ice cream at a quaint café.