Are you ready to pamper yourself and watch the sunset over the beautiful Palm Beach? Considered one of the most recognizable retreats in the world, the Breakers Palm Beach can be found standing tall on the beautiful coastline of Palm Beach. The Breakers Palm Beach is a leader in the resort industry because it sets the standard in resort luxury and redefines the glamorous experience.

History of The Breakers Palm Beach

Henry Flagler, a renowned tycoon and founder of Standard oil, opened The Breakers Palm Beach in 1896. Since then, the resort has been a part of the iconic Palm Beach coastline.

Why Should I Choose The Breakers Palm Beach?

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The Breakers Palm Beach is a National Landmark

Today, the resort is considered a national landmark. Over a century of history serving guests in the resorts industry, and this resort still holds onto the values and ideals that created its popularity today - the same values and ideals that made it a leader in luxury, chic, seaside glamor, and world-class service.

Stay Right on the Beach

The Breakers Palm Beach sits on Palm Beach and has its own private beach that stretches half a mile for its guests. As a guest at this resort, the view of the beach will never be far. There are other beaches nearby to visit as well. With Palm Beach right there, guests can enjoy watersport rentals and lessons, boat tours, or just relaxation time on the beach.

Family and Kid-Friendly Activities and Amenities

  • Family fitness classes
  • Arcade
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Family golf clinics every weekend
  • Bicycle rentals
  • The Italian Restaurant with nearby kid play zone
  • Movie nights
  • Childcare services

What Does The Breakers Palm Beach Offer in Amenities?

All resort guests can enjoy amenities around the resort:

  • Beach Club with:
  • Private oceanfront
  • Four pools
  • 25 Daytime bungalows
  • 6,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor Ocean Fitness Center
  • Complimentary fitness classes
  • Indoor and outdoor spa with a private courtyard
  • Chauffeured Tesla house car service
  • Family Entertainment Center featuring:
  • Indoor play space toddlers' room
  • Arcade and video lounge
  • Outdoor playground
  • Basketball court
  • Camp Breakers day and night sessions for kids
  • Golf and tennis clinics and instruction
  • 2 Championship golf courses
  • 10 Lighted Har-Tru tennis courts
  • 12 On-property boutiques for shopping
  • 9 Distinctive restaurants
  • Arcade and video lounge
  • Outdoor playground
  • Basketball court

What Are the Top 5 Things to Do at The Breakers Palm Beach?

1. Take a Swing at Golf

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The Breakers Palm Beach has two championship golf courses for their guests to enjoy.

  • The Ocean Course at The Breakers
  • The Breakers Rees Jones® Course

The Ocean Course at The Breakers

The Ocean Course at The Breakers is Florida’s oldest traditional 18-hole golf course. This course was first designed by Alexander H. Findlay in 1897 and was admired by avid golfers for over a century. In 2000, the course underwent a redesign led by Brian Silva, named an innovative "Architect of the Year" by Gold World. Silva's vision of this redesign was a fusion of art and science to preserve the course's unique attributes while updating it to incorporate modern technology for the 21st-century golfer.

The legendary Ocean Course features:

  • State-of-the-art turf TifEagle Bermuda greens
  • 88 sand-and grass-faced bunkers
  • Six lakes
  • Lush tropical landscaping
  • Continuous cart paths
  • 10,000-square-foot putting green
  • Left-to-right and right-to-left holes

Men’s Course Details:
Yardage: 6,167 | Rating: 68.1
Slope: 127 Par: 70

Ladies’ Course Details:
Yardage: 5,254 | Rating: 69.0
Slope: 119 | Par: 70

The Breakers Rees Jones® Course

Ten miles from the resort lies the other championship course for The Breakers resort guests. Complementing the traditional Ocean Course, The Breakers Rees Jones® Course brings a modern course with green dotted with blue ponds. Originally built in 1968, the course was renovated and redesigned by expert course architect Rees Jones. Although the course is ten miles from the resort, there is a complimentary shuttle service provided from the resort to this course for your convenience.

The Rees Jones Course features:

  • State-of-the-art turf TifEagle Bermuda greens for the truest roll
  • 62 sand-and grass-faced bunkers
  • 10 lakes
  • Lush tropical landscaping and hundreds of palm trees
  • Continuous cart paths
  • 8,000-square-foot putting green
  • Left-to-right and right-to-left holes

Championship Course Details:
Yardage: 7,104 | Rating: 74.8
Slope: 146 | Par: 72

Men’s Course Details:
Yardage: 6,690 | Rating: 72.9
Slope: 141 | Par: 72

Ladies’ Course Details:
Yardage: 5,164 | Rating: 70.5
Slope: 132 | Par: 72

2. Spend the Day at the Spa

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Is there a better place to relax and rejuvenate than at the spa of a 5-star resort like The Breakers Palm Beach? The Spa at The Breakers Palm Beach offers a variety of spa services to choose from to find serenity and tranquility during your stay. A few specialty spa treatments offered at The Breakers resort are:

  • OSEA
  • Tammy Fender
  • Guerlain

To see more of the spa services and estimated prices, visit The Spa at The Breakers.

3. Shop Until You Drop

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No need to go far to go shopping. A little past the grand lobby, you will find a charming stretch of storefronts of well-known and recognized brands that surround the Palm Courtyard. Head on over to The Shops at The Breakers and spend your day shopping away. The shops sell items such as high-end fashion, cosmetics, children's apparel, etc. You are sure to find something you want and probably things you didn't know you wanted.

For more information, visit The Shops at The Breakers.

4. Rent a Poolside Island-Chic Bungalow for the Day

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Admire The Breakers pools or the beautiful ocean view of Palm Beach right from a private patio with an island-chic bungalow. These private island-chic bungalows can be rented for the day to relax and hang out.

Accommodations and Amenities

  • 300 to 400 square feet (ideal for six guests)
  • Dedicated concierge to meet your every need
  • Lounge area with furnishings
  • Full bathroom with shower; some with open-sky showers
  • Refrigerator stocked with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
  • Exclusive food and beverage service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Complimentary WiFi, resort-wide
  • Personal safe
  • Customized amenities (available upon request)

For additional details, daily rental fees and reservations, call (877) 724-3188.

5. Enjoy a Watersport

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The Breakers Palm Beach offers rentals for watersport equipment and gear daily every day at 10:00 A.M., weather permitting. Along with watersport activities, the resort also offers lessons and tours.

Rental Prices Per Hour:

  • Stand-up paddleboards - $40
  • Sailboats - $90
  • Kayaks - $40
  • Snorkeling gear - $20
  • Surfboards - $30
  • Boogie boards - $12
  • Tubes - $12

For more information regarding rental prices, lessons, and tours, please see The Breakers Watersport Brochure

What Should I Do If I Only Have One Day?

1. Stay at The Breakers Palm Beach

If you only have one day, why not stay at a top luxury historic Italian-Renaissance style resort that is a national landmark?

2. Get a Spa Treatment at The Spa at The Breakers

Treat yourself to one of the resort's natural and/or holistic specialty spa treatments. Rejuvenate yourself before starting your day.

3. Visit the Manatee Lagoon

About 5 miles north of the resort, you can find the Manatee Lagoon. The Manatee Lagoon is a free educational attraction with hands-on exhibits to teach the community about manatees and allow you to see manatees up close.

4. Visit the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea

Less than 0.5 miles from the Breakers Palm Beach, one could walk to the historic Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. This is the first church built in Palm Beach in 1889. The church has a gothic revival architectural style with a beautiful garden and koi pond that are open to the public.

5. Dinner at HMF at The Breakers

HMF is named after the resort's founder, Henry Morrison Flagler. The establishment has over 2,000 unique selections of wine and a variety of cocktails. Come have dinner and enjoy the night with their extensive curated menu.

6. Go on a Boat Tour

The Breakers Palm Beach allows guests to book boat tours in advance, weather permitting. Here are some of the boat tours offered:

  • Private family outings
  • Sunset cruises
  • Manatee watching – seasonal
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Peanut Island excursion
  • Private charter

7. Have Sunday Brunch at The Circle at The Breakers

Sunday Brunch at The Circle at The Breakers is a guest favorite. The brunch menu includes favorites such as Belgian waffles, Eggs Benedict, an omelet station, fresh fruit, imported cheeses and pâtés, fresh fish, Alaskan King Crab legs, sushi, domestic caviar, baby lamb chops, carved beef tenderloin, and more.

Conclusion

The Breakers Palm Beach is a luxury resort that one should consider when visiting Palm Beach, Florida. The resort itself is a must-see national landmark, and it is also conveniently located near other must-see attractions in the Palm Beach area.  Even without leaving the resort, there are many activities and amenities for all ages to enjoy. There are so many convenient activities on the resort site such as a championship golf course, shopping center, luxury indoor and outdoor spa, and plenty of restaurants, so a short weekend trip could be done in one location rather than driving place-to-place.

For more information or to book a reservation, visit the website The Breakers Palm Beach or call 1 (877) 724-3188.

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