Palm Beach: Playground for the Rich and Famous

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The resort, which opened in 2007, features 239 luxurious 1- and 2-bedroom suites, each with a private terrace, full kitchen, washer and dryer, separate living room, flat-screen TVs, Bose stereo system, and marble bathrooms.

“We are so fortunate to have such a great and unique resort,” gushes Allison. Around the property, “we are able to capture the essence of the beach and ocean feel with our natural light, organic color scheme and breathtaking views,” she says. “We are also ocean front, and there is no better way to experience Palm Beach than having the dazzling turquoise Atlantic Ocean as your front yard and all the city has to offer in terms of dining, shopping and entertainment behind you.”

Around the resort, guests can enjoy two pools, including an infinity-edged pool and a lagoon pool with a slide that’s perfect for little ones; two signature restaurants; and the Si Spa, featuring an array of treatments such as body scrubs, wraps, facials, hand treatments and massages.

In fact, the property is currently offering an Ultimate Spa Retreat package that includes accommodations, two 50-minute treatments per night, a $50 resort dining credit per night, and unlimited use of spa facilities for two adults, including steam room, heated marble beds, relaxation room with hot tea bar, private whirlpool, waterfall showers and locker room. Rates start from $469-$719 per night. Mention booking code SPA.

For families, recommend the Kid’s Scuba Bubble Maker Getaway package. Priced from $409-$609 per night, this package includes 2-night family-friendly accommodations in a 2-bedroom condo, an Introduction to Scuba class allowing kids to experience the underwater world—under close supervision little ones swim in the pool and can enjoy “scuba” games—all gear and equipment; and complimentary valet parking. Use promotional code D51 when booking.

darling duo When it comes to luxury vacationing, what high-end destination would be complete without a Four Seasons or Ritz-Carlton property? Suffice it to say, Palm Beach offers both of these resort experiences.

Located on Palm Beach’s South Ocean Boulevard in close proximity to famed Worth Avenue, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach features 210 expansive guestrooms, including 13 suites. All accommodations include refrigerated private bar, wireless Internet access, plasma TVs and iPod docking stations.

Onsite dining options include The Restaurant, featuring a menu of premier Atlantic seafood and innovative cocktails; The Ocean Bistro, serving light fare like sandwiches and salad in an open-air or indoor setting; and the Atlantic Bar & Grill, located poolside and serving tropical drinks and traditional grill favorites.

A stone’s throw from the ocean, the resort’s outdoor pool is set in a spacious pool deck surrounded by palms and tropical foliage. Here, attendants are at hand with chilled towels, lemon-infused water and fresh-cut fruit. Cabanas are also available for rent.

Other onsite amenities include a spa and fitness center, tennis and a full range of watersports, including snorkeling, kayaking, catamarans, windsurfing and more. Nightly room rates start at $225 per night.

Also located on Palm Beach’s South Ocean Boulevard is The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. This resort, which is recognized as both a AAA five-diamond and Mobil five-star rated property, features 310 elegant guestrooms and suites with private balconies, two outdoor pools, Ritz-Kids children’s program, tennis, watersports, three restaurants, and a 3,000-sq.-ft. outdoor terrace with fire pit.

The 41,000-sq.-ft. Eau Spa offers a complete menu of indulgent treatments, as well as signature spa amenities like the Self-Centered Garden, Scrub and Polish Bar, and the Couple’s Spa Villas.

Couples booking a stay here might enjoy the resort’s Endless Love package. Available through Dec. 31, this package includes resort-view accommodations, complimentary valet parking, breakfast for two at Temple Orange oceanside restaurant, a bottle of champagne in-room and late check-out of 2 p.m. Rates start at $574 per night.