EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANNING A PALM BEACH STAYCATION brunettecollective.com

I’ve lived in West Palm Beach since 2014 and have been obsessed with this cute little city since day one. I’ve collected the best places to stay, what to do and where to eat during a Palm Beach County staycation. Consider this your insider’s guide to Palm Beach, Florida.

An Insider's guide to palm beach florida
Everything you need to know about planning a vacation to palm beach. A palm beach local shares where to stay in palm beach, what to do in palm beach and where to eat in Palm Beach, Florida

Whether you are traveling to Palm Beach from near or far, I think you will LOVE this staycation guide. I think it’s important to mention that I have worked in the luxury hospitality industry for over 6 years now, so my hotel standards are top notch. The recommendations below are only the best – pinky promise you won’t be disappointed!

Please note that this guide covers Palm Beach County as a whole, not just Palm Beach, Florida.

3 PLACES TO STAY DURING YOUR PALM BEACH COUNTY STAYCATION

If you are a Florida native planning a Palm Beach county staycation, be sure to call the local properties before booking your stay. Many Palm Beach county hotels offer special Florida resident hotel deals to locals.

THE EAU PALM BEACH | Lavish luxury awaits

The Eau Palm Beach is located in a tiny town called Manalapan, which is just south of Palm Beach, FL. Conveniently situated on 7 acres of oceanfront beauty, full of lush tropical plants and unlimited sunshine, the Eau is a Palm Beach masterpiece. Not only is the Eau Palm Beach, stunningly beautiful, but it is also family owned.

the eau palm beach
Dine in luxury with ocean front views at one of Palm Beach’s finest resorts, the Eau Palmbeach. Enjoy crafted cuisine and homemade dessert at the Eau’s Ocean Breeze Kitchen
Eau palm Beach
Discover the best luxury resorts in Palm Beach. When visiting Palm Beach, be sure to stay at the Eau Palm Beach, one of Palm beach’s most luxurious hotels.

With 19 private spa rooms (with a private terrace, like what!!!), relaxation is not far away. Between massages, skin care treatments and other relaxation therapies, there is a spa offering for everyone. If you’re booking a stay at the Eau, the spa needs to be on your itinerary.

Let’s talk dining during your stay. For a casual beach side lunch or happy hour, Breeze Ocean Kitchen is my top recommendation. The service in unbelievable and the staff is the friendliest group of people. Shout out to Stevens – he was an incredible server that made my time at the Eau unforgettable. To see some of the amazing items on the menu, check out this Instagram post. The ice cream cookie sandwiches are to DIE FOR and the lobster roll was DELISH.

breeze ocean kitchen lunch menu
Dine in luxury with ocean front views at one of Palm Beach’s finest resorts, the Eau Palmbeach. Enjoy crafted cuisine and homemade dessert at the Eau’s Ocean Breeze Kitchen
dairy free coconut sorbet with homemade ice cream sandwiches
Dine in luxury with ocean front views at one of Palm Beach’s finest resorts, the Eau Palmbeach. Enjoy crafted cuisine and homemade dessert at the Eau’s Ocean Breeze Kitchen. Dairy free coconut sorbet and homemade chocolate chip cookie sandwiches

If you’re feeling a happy hour situation (who doesn’t love a good deal, right?!), Breeze Ocean Kitchen has a special 2020 deal – 2 tacos and a margarita for $20.20. Sign me up! Be sure to check out their Instagram HERE for current deals. Breeze Ocean Kitchen opens at 11am and is open to hotel guests and the public.

Traditional Lobster rolls and fresh caught mahi mahi sandwiches
Dine in luxury with ocean front views at one of Palm Beach’s finest resorts, the Eau Palmbeach. Enjoy crafted cuisine and homemade dessert at the Eau’s Ocean Breeze Kitchen. Traditional Lobster rolls and fresh caught mahi mahi sandwiches.
girl eating a lobster roll at the eau palm beach under palm trees next to the pool
Dine in luxury with ocean front views at one of Palm Beach’s finest resorts, the Eau Palmbeach. Enjoy crafted cuisine and homemade dessert at the Eau’s Ocean Breeze Kitchen

THE COLONY HOTEL | Unique and unforgettable boutique style

The Colony Hotel is an iconic charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Palm Beach. You would surely be missing out if you didn’t spend at least one night in the beloved pink paradise. It is a classic destination when visiting Palm Beach, boasting charm and a well-recognized sense of fashion. Just steps away from the ocean, luxury shopping and divine cuisine, the Colony is an distinguished spot on the island.

An Insider's guide to palm beach florida
The colony hotel in palm beach florida is a luxurious boutique hotel with charm and class to match it’s pristine location of palm beach. located just steps away from the atlantic ocean, this palm beach hotel should be high on your list of where to stay when visiting palm beach florida

No two rooms are alike at the Colony Hotel, so your accommodation is sure to be as unique as your own personality. Whether you are planning a short or long term staycation in Palm Beach, the Colony boasts some of the coziest spaces in town. To book your accommodation and check out their daily hours for their restaurants, visit their website here.

Everything you need to know about visiting palm beach florida
The colony hotel in palm beach florida is a luxurious boutique hotel with charm and class to match it’s pristine location of palm beach. located just steps away from the atlantic ocean, this palm beach hotel should be high on your list of where to stay when visiting palm beach florida

The Citrus Cottage | What every tropical aesthetic dream is made of

If hotels aren’t your style, these Palm Beach Airbnb Rentals will be right up your alley. Both properties feature bright bold colors and tropical decor. You will wake up in paradise feeling inspired to take on the day in Palm Beach. Check out some more photos and date availability on the listing here!

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE DURING YOUR STAYCATION IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

VISIT PALM BEACH

Visit Palm Beach has so many amazing activities available for all ages and interests. Sunset cruises, paddle boarding and kayaking are just a few of the fun water sports that everyone can enjoy. Set sail on board the Hakuna Matata to cruise around the intracoastal with upbeat playlists, yummy drinks and the most incredible staff. Sunset cruises are 90 minutes and start at $30/person.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, rent a paddle board from the downtown dock. Explore the intracoastal from a different perspective. Chances are you might even see manatees and other wildlife – it’s such a cool experience! Make sure to note that paddleboard rentals are by reservation only, so check the website in advance to ensure availability!

paddle boarding in the intracoastal waterway in palm beach florida
Rent a paddleboard and cruise around the intracoastal waterway in Palm Beach. Visit Palm Beach has SUP rentals where you can paddle next to manatees, fish and much more! This is definitely one of my favorite things to do in palm beach

If waterfront activities aren’t your thing, you can also rent bikes from Upcycle WPB to explore the city. The visitor center is located downtown by the waterfront and has plenty of info for first time visitors and long term locals. Stay up to date on local events by following their Instagram HERE.

YOU’RE GOING TO GET HUNGRY DURING THIS PALM BEACH COUNTY STAYCATION.

I plan all of my vacations around food, so trust me, all of these places are a must.

Papichulo’s Tacos | Mexican street food and colorful décor galore

I can confidently say that Papichulo’s Tacos is the BEST happy hour in Palm Beach County. The restaurant is located in Jupiter, Florida and is incredibly aesthetic. With happy hour everyday from 11am-6pm, these deals cannot be beat. Spend the day enjoying the gorgeous Jupiter beaches and finish it off with the best queos and margaritas in town. Seriously, you’ll want to get some queso and chips to go for a midnight snack.

happy hour mexican street food from papchulos in jupiter florida
We all love a good happy hour deal and this mexican street food joint has the best craft cocktails and mexican street food in palm beach county, florida. you wont be leaving hungry after devouring tasty tacos and unique margaritas. make sure to add this happy hour spot to your itinerary when planning a palm beach vacation
happy hour mexican street food from papchulos in jupiter florida
We all love a good happy hour deal and this mexican street food joint has the best craft cocktails and mexican street food in palm beach county, florida. you wont be leaving hungry after devouring tasty tacos and unique margaritas. make sure to add this happy hour spot to your itinerary when planning a palm beach vacation

PIZZA AL FRESCO | Brick oven pizza + cozy courtyard vibes

If you’re going to be in Palm Beach County for a staycation, it would be remiss of me not to suggest going to Worth Ave at least once. If you don’t plan on buying something from Gucci or Chanel, my next best suggestion would be stopping by Pizza al Fresco.

two pizzas
Pizza al Fresco is the chicest and most romantic date night spot in palm beach. enjoy classic italian fare and brick oven pizza in the courtyard surrounded by twinkle lights and classical italian music

This traditional Italian restaurant is tucked off of Worth Ave and offers the best brick oven pizza I’ve had in the states. The ambiance in the courtyard cannot be beat. Twinkle lights, gorgeous bougainvillea and traditional architecture make their chic courtyard perfectly romantic for a date night during this Palm Beach vacation

VIVA LA PLAYA | Craft cocktails + Latin flair

Viva la Playa is Lake Worth’s newest oceanside cocina providing tasty craft cocktails and cuisine with a Latin flair. Be sure to put their Sunday brunch on your itinerary when planning your Palm Beach County staycation – the ocean views and flowing sangria is the best way to start the day.

3 best hotels in palm beach
The colony hotel has beautiful colors everywhere you look! This palm beach destination is cozy and chic. be sure to put this luxury palm beach hotel on your travel itinerary when planning a weekend in palm beach

Every day I fall more in love with Palm Beach, and I hope this guide can help you plan your own adventure!! If you’ve been to Palm Beach before or are a local, what is your favorite part about this tropical island paradise?

LET’S STAY BE FRIENDS ON THE GRAM!

 

the pink paradise known as the colony hotel

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANNING A PALM BEACH STAYCATION

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