Opulently elegant yet casually comfortable, The Breakers delivers a romantic and relaxed setting that is perfect for a rendezvous for two. There’s the pristine stretch of sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean, fabulous dining and wines, a warm, expertly trained staff, world-class spa treatments, the Beach Club, five pools and numerous sports and activities.
The Mediterranean architecture and lush landscaping evoke the Villa Medici in Rome. From the lobby’s ornately painted high ceilings, plush carpets and grand chandelier, to the magnificent, long halls of the north and south wings, the building is rich and elegant.
Yet when you enter the tranquil ocean-view suite, you’re submerged in the laid-back atmosphere of a charming beach cottage. Sliding glass doors open to the azure panorama of the mighty Atlantic, and the sea casts a spell with the rhythmic sound of waves meeting shoreline. Add some shimmering gold moonlight on the water, and you’re ready for romance.
The many activities create plenty of opportunity for lovebirds to bond. Take the guided bike tour of Palm Beach, which tells the island’s story. And snorkeling is primo; the resort’s reef just offshore teems with parrotfish, young barracudas, puffer fish, and playful manta rays.
Be sure to reserve one of the private Beach Bungalows by the relaxation pool for the day. Soft music wafts on the breeze, adding to the calm aura. The mini beach house features teak furniture, a small patio, mini fridge, a flat-screen television, private bathroom, and an open-roofed shower with five wall-mounted jets to vigorously spray away sand and salt. A pool concierge brings drinks, lunch and towels, makes reservations for dinner or activities, and nearly anything else one desires. It’s even possible to have massages for two—with the ocean as background scenery—delivered to the bungalow. It’s so relaxing you might not want to leave—ever.
Tear yourself away, though; there are additional delights to be had, including several delicious dining options. The award-winning L’Escalier offers romantic lighting, posh decor and contemporary French cuisine. The Flagler Steakhouse in The Breakers’ Old Florida-style clubhouse provides romantic dining alfresco under the soft zephyr created by a row of ceiling fans on the second-floor wraparound porch. The prime steaks are precisely cooked, side dishes are savory, and a savvy sommelier provides excellent wine service.
For something fun and casual, check out The Seafood Bar. A rainbow of tropical fish flits beneath cocktails on the bar, which is a long, shallow, neon-lit aquarium. The menu features Latin and Caribbean-influenced dishes with spicy accents.
After dinner, enjoy a quiet nightcap in the muted, chic atmosphere of the elegant Tapestry Bar, named for the huge fifteenth-century Flemish tapestries draping the far wall.
On Sunday, do NOT miss the exuberantly presented brunch at The Circle. There are expertly executed omelets, eggs Benedict and other traditional brunch fare. Even better, lush choices include caviar, king crab, plump shrimps, assorted sushi, tiny pan-seared lamb chops, filet mignon, and an assortment of delicious pastas—all of which pair perfectly with Champagne. Sweet-tooth alert: Begin at the dessert table; the mini crème brûlées, chocolate mousse, assorted little cupcakes, fruit tarts, cream pies, truffles and layer cakes beckon.
For couples craving a wonderful escape, a getaway à deux at The Breakers in Palm Beach is the perfect prescription for nurturing a happy partnership.
One South County Road
Palm Beach, Florida 33480