June 13, 2024


sights and trips

Palm Seaside accommodations and restaurants warmth up for 2021

Palm Seashore is back.

Though a lot of of its prime resorts and eating places shuttered previously this calendar year owing to the pandemic, and most new openings had been delayed, the famed Florida enclave is starting to reawaken.

Vibrant new places are signing up for refreshed favorites just in time to welcome visitors for the winter period. In this article are some of the extra remarkable new choices to discover.


Opal Grand

Rendering of the Opal Grand

When it’s done in December, this trendy 277-room hotel (across from the ocean and near the outlets and eating places of Delray’s Atlantic Avenue) will be one particular of the buzziest openings in the county. The luxe lobby is positive to attract a social scene, thanks to its terrazzo flooring, sky-lit fountain and Monkey Bar outpost. A rooftop cafe, Drift, will serve coastal delicacies, while a spa will give every thing from a salt inhalation space to hydro facials. The resort features a impressive pool, alongside with a set of luxurious villas outfitted with personal swimming pools — great for extended stays.

White Elephant

This chic Palm Seashore island outpost of the Nantucket, Massachusetts, boutique hotel at last unveiled its 13 rooms and 19 suites final thirty day period. The home is dotted with amazing artwork, which includes pieces by Robert Rauschenberg. Its cafe, Lola 41, also made the transition from Nantucket, but guests who want to dine off-assets can make the quick walk to the Royal Poinciana Plaza (whose iconic surfboard Christmas tree and getaway decor will be reimagined this year by earth-renowned mixed-media artist Ashley Longshore). Individuals who’d want to wander farther afield will have use of the hotel’s complimentary BMWs.

Brazilian Court

Poolside at the Brazilian Court Hotel

The rooms at this tony boutique house on Palm Seashore island have been up to date before this 12 months to make them brighter and additional welcoming. But the hotel’s real attract remains its magical courtyard and seasonal French restaurant by Daniel Boulud.

The Ben

The lobby of The Ben Hotel.

West Palm Seaside is on the rise as a spot, and this classy lodge, which opened previous February, has been top the cost. Its charms include things like a spectacular roof with a lounge, a pool, yoga classes and views of the Intracoastal and Palm Beach front island. Carnivores should e-book a table at the hotel’s signature restaurant, the chophouse Suitable Grit.

Cover West Palm Seashore Downtown

Another entry onto the booming West Palm scene, this new boutique house from Canopy (Hilton’s life style brand) stands out with a six-story residing environmentally friendly wall set versus reclaimed barnwood. Rooftop restaurant Treehouse — the maximum in Palm Seashore county — offers stellar poolside views along with stay entertainment from community musicians on Thursday evenings. The Latino-Caribbean-influenced foyer cafe, Banter, serves dinner on weekends only (for now).

Dining establishments


Side by side of exterior of Lionfish and an octopus dish it serves.

Named soon after the delicious sea creature (which, like blowfish, is a potentially toxic delicacy), this innovative new place originated in San Diego, California, and opened in Delray, Florida, very last September. Together with an array of contemporary, sustainable catches (like coal-grilled cobia), the menu characteristics sushi, ceviche (like lionfish), sizzling plates (test the butter-poached king crab legs with caviar) and entrees (total steamed Florida pompano and grilled lamb chops with mint chimichurri). 

La Goulue

Regarded as much for its clubbish social networking as its authentic French fare (which includes escargot, steak au poivre and coq au vin), this New York bistro opened an outpost on Palm Seaside in October, with decor that twins its northern sibling.


Exterior of Henry’s Palm Beach

The tony island’s most famed resort, The Breakers, debuted a second off-home restaurant (the initial was Echo) in addition to the eight it hosts on premises. Henry’s, on Royal Poinciana Way, is a celebration of convenience food items, ranging from classics like beef Wellington and chicken potpie, to originals these kinds of as pigs-in-a-pretzel-dough-blanket.


Interior of Swifty’s

Swifty’s — a preferred social collecting spot in New York that shuttered in 2016 and rose like a phoenix final period at the Colony Hotel on Palm Beach island — has expanded this 12 months with poolside seating. Martha Stewart, Aerin Lauder and Michael Kors are some of the regulars who have savored the restaurant’s meatloaf, jumbo lump crabcakes and other signature dishes. The Colony also debuted a Bluestone Lane cafe in excess of the Thanksgiving holiday getaway.

Almond Palm Seaside

This bistro, which to start with gained admirers in Bridgehampton in 2001 in advance of unveiling a next area in New York’s Flatiron District in 2008, unveiled its Palm Seaside spinoff past February. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced the newcomer to close just a thirty day period afterwards, it has now lastly reopened for the year. Signature dishes like steamed mussels with white wine, roast hen and steak frites Bordelaise have created the journey south, together with the New York custom of meatless Mondays.

Farmer’s Desk North

A tuna platter at Farmer’s Table North.

The major sights at this offshoot of the common Boca location include stay audio and panoramic views of the North Palm Beach front State Club’s golf study course and pool, not to mention the acclaimed healthier fare. Amongst the most loved dishes are quinoa meatballs on spaghetti squash, grass-fed quick ribs with mushroom Bordelaise and “everything”-crusted tuna steak with heat tabbouleh. 

Elisabetta’s Ristorante

This common Delray cafe — known for its dry-aged steak, handmade pastas, seafood and salad — is opening a next location on the West Palm Beach front waterfront in early January. This new branch places the aim on alfresco eating, with an outside pizza oven, bar and two vintage gazebos, alongside with a regulation-sized bocce ball court.

Natural beauty and wellness

Paul Labrecque

Paul Labrecque's Palm Beach salon and the new trichologist.

The sophisticated salon and spa in Royal Poinciana Plaza is now bringing cult-beloved Biologique Recherche products and treatment plans to Palm Beach front island, such as facials, hand treatment options and scalp therapies. A trichologist is also on hand to hold manes lush and nutritious, presenting strategies these types of as microneedling with LED lights.

Eau Palm Beach front Vacation resort & Spa

The spa at Eau de Palm Beach.

One particular of the area’s most sophisticated oceanfront resorts, Eau Palm Seashore has revamped its exercise and eating selections to adapt to the COVID era. Attendees can now book private “Peloton suites” (for spinning in the comfort and ease of their rooms) and personal cabanas for nutritious bites near the beach front.

The Breakers Ocean Conditioning

It was constantly uplifting to training at The Breakers when gazing out in excess of the Atlantic, but an update of the resort’s health center, done in October, has truly upped its match. Get your chic sweat on with new Technogym cardiovascular machines, an expanded outside work out terrace and a finish HVAC technique improve, which takes advantage of ionization to enable disinfect and make improvements to air high-quality.