Positively Palm Beach: A Sunny Stay at The Breakers

Palm Beach circa the 1960s is very much in vogue thanks in part to the new Apple TV+ miniseries “Palm Royale.” Filled with stylish visuals of tropical destinations and colorful clothing, you can’t help but daydream of a warm Floridian oasis after binging the season. Inspired viewers or vacationers searching for a fabulously nostalgic getaway should look no further than The Breakers Palm Beach Resort.

The Breakers is an American legend. Founded in 1896 by magnate Henry Morrison Flagler, its famed architecture, indulgent amenities and ritzy decor are instantly recognizable and even helped it land a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

As a AAA Five Diamond property, the design is texturally rich in every sense. Simply approaching the property is an exercise in time travel thanks to the palm tree-lined driveway, Florentine fountain and sun-drenched backdrop.

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Entering the dreamy lobby wraps you in a warm embrace with sky-high windows and hand-painted vaulted ceilings. Custom carpentry accentuates the main masterpiece and floral arrangements, making the space feel alive and blooming with possibility.

Within the Italian Renaissance-style hotel you’ll find 534 guest rooms, including 72 suites with hand-picked furnishings, luxury bath products and, best of all, captivating views of the Atlantic Ocean or glamorous resort grounds. The Breakers’ ultra-exclusive, privately accessed boutique hotel Flagler Club features 21 rooms and suites that sit atop the resort, ready to provide any luxe experience you seek.

Top-tier amenities include an exquisite indoor-outdoor spa with a private courtyard, a 6,000-square-foot fitness center above the resort’s Mediterranean-style beach club, 13 signature boutiques and a range of resort activities such as biking, paddleboarding and kayaking.

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There are amenities for the whole family, too. The family entertainment center features an indoor and outdoor space devoted to kids’ activities with a mini golf course, playground, basketball court and an arcade. If you’re sporty, there’s plenty of tennis to be played at the resort’s beautifully groomed Har-Tru courts, or you can go for a round on the plush green courses. A total of 36 holes are available to guests, including the Ocean Course, Florida’s oldest golf course, and the recently renovated Rees Jones Championship Course at Breakers West.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a luxury Palm Beach experience without a picturesque pool, and The Breakers has four, plus six whirlpool spas. There’s the main pool that sits adjacent to the beach club restaurant, an infinity-style adult pool, an active pool for families and an infinity-style south pool.

Looking to retreat in style? Opt for a private, poolside bungalow with a perfect ocean view, a dedicated concierge, refrigerator, fully equipped bathroom and a lounge area for up to six guests. The bungalows make it easy to relax on the shore with complimentary WiFi, canary yellow loungers and colorful accents.

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Roaming the 140 acres of oceanfront property and relaxing with the upper echelons can be exhausting, so you’ll need to recharge with a decadent meal. Ten distinctive and delicious restaurants and bars are located inside the hotel including Henry’s Palm Beach showcasing elevated comfort food; Echo, which blends bold, unique flavors in an urban space; and HMF, which is situated in the Florentine Room serving up a globally influenced menu, an extensive wine list and original cocktails.

As a guest, one must-have experience is to put on your Sunday best and dine at The Circle. The Old World architectural gem serves up a mouth-watering breakfast each morning, while a superb brunch takes over The Circle’s elaborate spread on Sundays. There you can treat yourself to Belgian waffles, eggs benedict, made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and a raw bar with sushi, caviar, Maine lobster, oysters and more importantly, desserts galore.

Billing itself as the “original home of R&R,” The Breakers is a quintessential warm-weather escape. Its grandiose scenery, fashionable atmosphere and endless charm make it nothing short of magical, while the rich history and ambiance of the resort steadily uphold its reputation of class and pedigree. In the search for tropical paradise, there’s no doubt The Breakers will continue to inspire travelers, filmmakers and dreamers for years to come.

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Learn more at thebreakers.com.

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