Palm Beach – the very name evokes luxury. A town basking in Floridian wealth, this area is feted for its golden beaches and platinum mansions. Residents range from celebrities to politicians, a scene set by industrialist Henry Flagler, who built the first luxury hotels in Palm Beach in the late 1800s. Others followed in his footsteps – and at least one of these five-star hotels in (or near) Palm Beach will suit your taste. Even better, they’re all bookable with Culture Trip.
Another historic landmark, The Brazilian Court Palm Beach is regarded for its Spanish-style architecture outside and its plush fabrics and modern midcentury furniture inside. Choose to swim in the immaculate courtyard pool, surrounded by lush, tropical palm gardens, and enjoy concierge service. Or, hop on one of the complimentary standard and electric Linus bicycles to explore the town. Relish pet-friendly rooms, an onsite art gallery, and the award-winning Café Boulud Palm Beach featuring items such as Chef Boulud’s grilled octopus with avocado, yuzu kosho, and red beet.
When it comes to luxury hotels in Palm Beach, sometimes you have to go to Manalapan. That’s where the undeniably fabulous Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, with two pools, a top-notch spa, and four restaurants, awaits. Designed by Jonathan Adler in sunshine yellows and deep ocean blues, the décor is so cheerful you can’t help but smile. Set on a wide, private beach with stand-up paddleboards, bodyboards, and snorkel equipment available, with boot camp and yoga also practiced right on the sand, this is a Palm Beach luxury hotel for the whole family.
When you want to enjoy a chef’s picnic during a break in the nearby polo action, or Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco’s seared snapper fillet with cucumber, orange, mint, coriander, sautéed baby bok choy, and yogurt-shallot sauce, that’s when you head to the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. Of course, there’s far more to this luxury oceanfront accommodation than food. From the onsite Krigler Perfumery to the house car to local attractions to the multilingual concierge, no detail goes overlooked. Two other big pluses: The Kids for All Seasons program and the teen game room.
The Colony Hotel is in the center of town, which makes it a great location for the cosmopolitan that likes to shop, dine, and see the sights. Known for its signature pink stylings and its iconic cocktails, The Colony immediately began attracting the cognoscenti when it opened in 1947. It still does today. Ask the concierge to arrange for a babysitter if need be so you can watch the celebrities prance in and out for as long as you like.
This renowned resort features six championship golf courses. Serene rooms, up-to-the-minute in bath amenities and technology, overlook the grounds, gardens or pool, and all come with a balcony or terrace to increase relaxation. But it’s not all golf, all the time – it’s tennis, too. Play on 19 courts, with 12 equipped with lights for nighttime games – and the same goes for the indoor racquetball and handball courts.
This 208-room boutique hotel is named for the legendary local socialite Byrd Spillman Dewey, whose estate was famed for its posh parties. Thus, the rooftop heated saltwater pool, with full cocktail service from the adjacent Spruzzo lounge, is just one of the amenities. In your room, orthopedic mattresses and 100% Turkish linen will soothe you to sleep after a few nightcaps too many.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
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