Palm Beach is a barrier island, separated from the mainland by the Lake Worth Lagoon. Renowned for glitzy estates and hotels – thanks are due to Henry Morrison Flagler who coined the area 'America's First Resort.' The railroad tycoon, who made Palm Beach accessible via his Florida East Coat Railway, also built two of the area’s most opulent hotels – both of which opened in the late 1800s. The Breakers Palm Beach still operates today and is a true Palm Beach landmark.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Palm Beach without the sand and the two public beaches are pristine thanks to the locals who keep it clean and tidy. With all upmarket destinations, shopping is paramount and the best here is found on Florida’s own ‘Rodeo Drive’ - Worth Avenue. Lined with upscale boutiques, galleries and restaurants – it’s the perfect place for a mooch and people watching. Also, be sure to visit the museum dedicated to the man who made it all possible – the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and his Gilded Age mansion – Whitehall.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford