Palm Beach's storied luxury resort

472 Rooms / 68 Suites

On an island where even the homes bear famous names — think Mar-a-Lago, Casa Nana and Il Palmetto — The Breakers Palm Beach may well be the most evocative moniker of them all, summing up the Palm Beach lifestyle in just a few words. A celebrity favorite since 1896, and in its current building since 1926, the resort that Standard Oil founder Henry Morrison Flagler built boasts a rich history rivaled only by its own penchant for constant reinvention. The result is a thoroughly modern and dynamic beachfront destination that happens to welcome you with a 200-foot, loggia-flanked, Murano-glass-dripping, vaulted main lobby based on a Renaissance castle in Genoa.

It’s a testament to the service and amenities of The Breakers Palm Beach that such grand Italianate architecture — on 140 acres, no less — feels only warm and welcoming. The property’s 540 recently renovated guest rooms feature ocean-inspired décor in shades of green and blue, with historic Palm Beach photographs, plantation shutters, soft-closing drawers, recycling bags and take-home totes among the details that make your room feel like your home away from home. Book a stay on the 27-room Flagler Club Level and add such perks as a personal concierge, continental breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres and bar service, and after-dinner sweets — all enjoyed on a private terrace overlooking the resort’s palm-lined Main Drive.

More than comfortable guest rooms encourage long stays. The Breakers Palm Beach has enough activities to keep you busy for weeks, beginning with a five-acre beachfront with fully equipped bungalows and four oceanfront pools. Other draws include two 18-hole championship golf courses, one of which was Florida’s first; 10 Har-Tru tennis courts; golf and tennis academies; the 20,000-square-foot Spa at The Breakers Palm Beach; a collection of shops that includes Lilly Pulitzer and Guerlain as well as the unique Mix and Match at The Breakers for jewelry and shoes, respectively; family activities such as bicycle tours of historic Palm Beach; and a Coconut Crew day camp for children. Eight restaurants, including the recently opened retro-chic lounge HMF and newly reopened Flagler Steakhouse — both designed by hospitality visionary Adam Tihany — will satisfy any culinary craving you have, from freshly caught seafood to classic Palm Beach cocktail-party fare with flair.

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