Stay and Play at the Best Resorts in Palm Beach County

By Kristopher Neild, Travel Expert

The Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area is a vacation hot spot boasting some of the best resorts in all of Florida. With so many options to choose from, it’s important to take the time to research and make sure precious vacation days won't be spoiled by a rundown property or lots of overcharges. The following list contains resorts of varying amenity levels and price ranges to accommodate travelers with varying desires.

For the family looking for nonstop adventure, Palm Beach Shores Resort and Vacation Villas on Singer Island is a great resort full of onsite activities for kids of all ages. The beachfront hotel has pools right along the ocean. The great guest services staff ensures bike and surf equipment rentals are available and convenient. The daily activities list includes everything from water aerobics to craft classes. Babysitting services are also offered during the day, making that spa escape closer to a reality than a dream.

For the golfer looking to be completely immersed in the beauty of Florida courses, staying at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is a no-brainer. With several golf and spa packages, planning a luxurious retreat at a great price could not be easier. The resort is home to nine outdoor mineral pools and offers up a long list of massages to help one unwind after a day out on the course. 

10. Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront/Palm Beaches Resort
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The Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort is ideally located directly on the beach. Nearby popular attractions include the Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Zoo, Worth Avenue, Clematis Street, Norton Art Museum and the Henry M. Flagler Museum. Anspach, General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin are among the corporate sites in the area. Over 200 guest rooms and suites are offered at the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort. These accommodations are outfitted with high-speed Internet connections, LCD televisions, work desks, coffee makers, clock radios, minibars and dataport phones. Balconies can be found in select units. Security features include electronic locks and smoke detectors. Leisure facilities at the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a kiddie pool and a hot tub. This eight-story hotel also provides a business center, meeting/event rooms, an ATM, laundry facilities, a convenience store, concierge services and a gift shop. Guests can dine at Coconuts on the Beach Restaurant.

9. Palm Beach Shores Resort and Vacation Villas
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Palm Beach Shores Resort on Singer Island is full of beautiful suites with views overlooking the private beach cabanas on the Atlantic Ocean shoreline below. The suites have a kitchen area but the Island Grill and Tiki Bar onsite make it tempting to leave the cooking at home. With spa and nail services on site, spending a day getting pampered has never been easier. The hotel also has a host of activities available for all ages looking for something a little more adventurous. Rent a bike and check out the local area or take the plunge in the ocean for some snorkeling or para-sailing.

8. Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
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The Jupiter Beach Resort is located on the largest stretch of secluded beach in Jupiter. Among the nearby attractions include the Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Roger Dean Stadium, Hibel Museum, Sun Cruz Casino and the Worth Avenue. There are 168 guest rooms and suites at the Jupiter Beach Resort. All units are outfitted with free Internet connections, LCD televisions, clock radios, safe-deposit boxes, ironing equipment, coffee makers and private balconies. Bathrooms come with hair dryers, pedestal sinks and complimentary toiletries. Wet bars and other additional amenities are provided with select units. The Jupiter Beach Resort features a variety of leisure and wellness amenities. These include 1,000 feet of private beach, an oceanfront pool, a waterfall spa and a 7,500-square-foot spa and salon. This resort also provides a 12,000-square-foot meeting/banquet space, a restaurant, a lounge, wedding services and a 24-hour front desk.

7. Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island
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The Palm Beach International Airport is within 15 miles from the Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island. Also nearby are tourist sites like the Cruzan Amphitheater, Palm Beach Zoo, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, and the Roger Dean Stadium. A number of dining locations and golf courses are within a few miles away. There are 682 guest rooms and villas at the Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island. All units are outfitted with cable televisions, wireless Internet connections, sofa beds, kitchen facilities, ironing equipment, work desks and telephones with voicemail features. Whirlpool tubs and balconies can be found in villas. The Marriott's Ocean Pointe Resort Singer Island offers business guests with copy and fax services. This seven-story hotel also provides three swimming pools, a whirlpool, a sauna, a fitness room, sports courts, direct beach access, a concierge desk and vending machines. On-site dining options include The MarketPlace, High Tides Pool Bar and the On the Rocks Poolbar and Grill.

6. PGA National Resort and Spa
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PGA National Resort and Spa is a prime destination for travelers who like to purchase activity-based add-ons. The resort has four amazing golf courses, a spa, tennis/racquetball courts and croquet. Sign up for lessons, pro-training, tournaments and more for any of the aforementioned sports and arrange for a soothing massage treatment post. The pool is the centerpiece of the facility, with stunning design and landscaping. Cool off after a action packed day on the course with a drink and a dip. A cornucopia of eating options present themselves at PGA National, with poolside bars competing with upscale options for your belly's attention.

5. Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa
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If you are coming to Palm Beach for the water views (who isn't), the Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa hooks its guests up with visual spectacles. Your private balcony will face either the intracoastal or the Atlantic Ocean and provide panoramic views. Custom furniture, bronze-infused tiles and luxury beds fill the guestrooms. The property just evokes romance, making this a perfect destination for honeymooners. There is a plentiful amount of private beachfront, perfect for lounging with a book and soaking up rays. If the pool is more your thing, the Tideline has you covered. The palm tree-lined pool complete with cabanas and beverage service will surely suit you and traveling party.

4. The Seagate Hotel & Spa
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The Seagate Hotel & Spa is located a block away from the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is also close to popular Atlantic Avenue, Delray Municipal Beach, Atlantic Dunes Park and the West Palm Beach. Several golf courses, shops and restaurants are within easy reach. All guest rooms and suites at the Seagate Hotel & Spa are outfitted with contemporary amenities including wireless internet connections, LCD televisions, DVD players, iHome docking stations, coffee makers, safe-deposit boxes and private bars. Bathrooms have walk-in showers, hair dryers and bathrobes, among others. Select suites come with kitchens, dining sets, living areas and bubble-jet tubs. The Seagate Hotel & Spa is a four-story, boutique-hotel that features several leisure and wellness amenities. This hotel also provides a 24-hour business center, meeting/event facilities, tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and a gift shop. Guests can wine and dine at the Atlantic Grille located on site.

3. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
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On the island known as Palm Beach, the five-star renowned property commonly referred to as the Four Seasons dominates the landscape. Rooms are luxuriously decorated and provide that "vacation feel" that one wants when booking a destination such as Palm Beach. Two tennis courts are on-site for those looking to get in a little exercise during their stay. Booking a package is recommended. Some include spa treatments, others the use of luxury sports cars. Three dining options linger on the property, including the oceanfront Atlantic Bar & Grill. Make sure you include a Friday in your stay, as the resort puts on a family friendly clam bake.

2. The Breakers Palm Beach
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The Breakers is one of the most famous properties in Palm Beach County; it was founded by Gold Coast legend Henry Flagler. The sprawling 140-acre estate features Italian-Renaissance architecture throughout. There is a half-mile of private beach access and four waterfront pools if you are into that kind of stuff. Surrounding the hotel is the championship golf course featuring 36 professionally designed holes. If you happen to play a bit worse than scratch golf, the hotel has a golf academy on-site to help school you up. If tennis is more your game, The Breakers has 10 lighted courts for your use. Fitness centers, restaurants, spas and nightlife options are included in the amenities offered by this world class hotel.

1. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
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EAU Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a beautiful getaway spot for couples on a romantic vacation or for the family that likes to travel in style. This luxury resort has lots of oceanfront rooms, as well as adult-only and kid-friendly pools that face the water. The best amenity on-site is the spa. With services for couples that include mud baths and private massages, as well as a full salon and fitness center, the spa has rightfully won national awards. There are several dining options in the hotel, as well as lots of family activities and watersport rentals- so upon arrival in paradise, there is no reason to leave.