Until last week, I had never been to Palm Beach but had always wanted to go. As a Lilly Pulitzer wearing, bright color obsessed and sunny day lover: everyone would tell me to go visit because it just made sense! Doug and I booked a four-day trip and had the BEST time!
Sharing a recap of our long weekend so you can plan your next trip to the Palm Beaches!
The Best Palm Beach, FL Hotel
We stayed at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa primarily because we were looking for a private beach and spa on site. This hotel is located in the West Palm area and was about a 20-minute drive to the downtown area (I recommend Ubers and not renting a car because parking is a little tricky/expensive in this area.)
The hotel was beautiful, very clean and we both had an amazing time! We made our reservations in January and stayed at the beginning of May (after Mother’s Day and before school let out in Florida) so for the most part, the hotel was quite empty and only got busy on Saturday (our last day.)
We stayed in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite and had an ocean-facing room, which provided the perfect view of the beach. You have the perfect view of the sunrise as well from the balcony! There was also a full kitchen, so if you prefer to cook some meals and not eat out, you have that option as well.
There is a restaurant, two tiki bars, a full spa, two pools and a private beach; if you wanted to primarily stay at the hotel on your vacation, there is plenty to do! We bounced between the family pool (Doug loved the water slide) and the beach. While there are no cabanas on the beach, we rented two chairs and an umbrella, which was perfect!
Where We Ate in Palm Beach
Doug and I have to be a little more intentional with our plans because he’s gluten intolerant. That being said: the Palm Beaches are AMAZING for people following a gluten free diet! Doug never got sick and everyone took his allergy very seriously.
Here are the spots we ate at that I highly recommend:
- Pistache – this was a beautiful French restaurant downtown. The rosé was exceptional, and I highly recommend ordering their escargot!
- Sloan’s – their ice cream is homemade, and the atmosphere is so whimsical and cute! I ordered the cookie dough and there were so many pieces of cookie in my ice cream it was literally the best I’ve ever had!
- Restoration Hardware – I have wanted to visit this restaurant for years and this spot was probably my favorite meal of the trip! The prices are comparable to the Hamptons, so it’s definitely a splurge, but if you’re able to make a reservation: do it! I ordered a lobster roll, French fries and rosé: it was perfect!
- Flager Steakhouse – this restaurant is located on The Breakers property and had a total “country club clubhouse” vibe. Our waiter was so kind and spent about 10 minutes chatting with us (he even lived in NYC for a while). We had a couple buy our dessert as they were leaving, which was one of the nicest acts of kindness we’ve experienced!
- HMF, The Breakers – this cocktail lounge is so chic and the history cannot be beat! Dress code is cocktail chic, so best to plan your outfit in advance, but worth the trip. Don’t miss the ceiling as well in the Breakers: I felt like I was on the Titanic.
- The Regional – this American restaurant pulls some French inspiration making it a must! I ordered a French 75 and it was so light and refreshing. The presentation of the food is beautiful and the open kitchen was exciting because we were able to watch the pastry chefs prepare desserts!
Let me know if you’ve ever visited Palm Beach and if you have any recommendations for our next trip!