The Gilded Age of the Great Gatsby--rich, carefree and more than a little ostentatious--is still alive at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach. For at this twin-towered grande dame of Florida beach resorts, set amid 140 lush acres only 15 minutes from the airport, guests are not only pampered, they're whisked back to an era when living well was the best revenge.
More than comfortable guest rooms encourage long stays. The Breakers Palm Beach has enough activities to keep you busy for weeks, beginning with a five-acre beachfront with fully equipped bungalows and four oceanfront pools. Other draws include two 18-hole championship golf courses, one of which was Florida’s first; 10 Har-Tru tennis courts; golf and tennis academies; the 20,000-square-foot Spa at The Breakers Palm Beach; a collection of shops that includes Lilly Pulitzer and Guerlain as well as the unique Mix and Match at The Breakers for jewelry and shoes, respectively; family activities such as bicycle tours of historic Palm Beach; and a Coconut Crew day camp for children. Nine restaurants, including the recently opened retro-chic lounge HMF and newly reopened Flagler Steakhouse — both designed by hospitality visionary Adam Tihany — will satisfy any culinary craving you have, from freshly caught seafood to classic Palm Beach cocktail-party fare with flair