Florida | Palm Beach

‘Life’s beach’ and Palm Beach County’s 47 mile stretch of breath-taking coastline means that everyday is a beach day in this elegant region of Florida. In fact this part of Florida’s east coast, from Jupiter Beach in the north to Boca Raton in the south is perhaps one of the most stunning ocean landscapes in Florida. Although location plays a huge part in our holiday decisions, many other factors influence our choice. In particular ‘what do I do when I get there?’ Let me introduce you to a destination which ticks all the boxes. Fabulous location – yes. The finest hotels – yes. Elegant spas – yes. Upscale shopping – yes. Equestrian activities – yes. Championship golf – yes. Award-winning dining – yes. You don’t have to choose, Palm Beach County has it all!

Ahhh… the spa!

With a reputation for prestigious hotels battling for the right to boast the best spa in Palm Beach County, you can be assured of a spa experience second- to-none wherever you stay. Massages, body treatments, hair and nail salon services and full wellness regimes. Escape for just an hour or relinquish yourself to a full day of relaxation and rejuvenation, a visit to the spa slots into any schedule.

Promising a magical spa experience with a variety of sensational beauty treatments and surprising touches throughout, create a personalized blend of aromatic herbs, oils and salts at the Scrub & Polish Bar at Eau Spa located at The Ritz-Carlton. One of the top 25 spa’s in North America, The Spa at The Breakers indulges you with stress relieving massages, body wraps, revitalizing scrubs and nourishing facials, boasting oceans of calming possibilities. Head to Si Spa at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island for treatments customized to your wellness needs, themed on the therapeutic qualities of seawater and the mesmerizing rhythm of waves breaking on the beach. Go on… spoil yourself.


It’s not a cure,
but its retail ‘therapy’!

Everything from haute couture designer brand clothing, shoes and jewellery to internationally acclaimed paintings and antiques, prestigious Worth Avenue is the Rodeo Drive of the east. Although legendary for its high-end merchandise and outdoor lifestyle setting, it’s only one of many choices competing to satisfy you shopping desires.

In West Palm Beach you can browse Clematis Street or the incredible 72-acre CityPlace Mall. Open air to make the most of the Florida sunshine, its Italian-inspired architecture lends itself to the elegant retail options it offers. Visit The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, or Town Centre Mall in Boca Raton – the various malls house no fewer than five Macy’s, plus Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstom, Saks Fifth Avenue and a whole host of speciality stores. Make sure you pack lightly, so you’ve room to bring your many purchases home.


If the professionals live here, it must be good!

Palm Beach County is known as Florida’s golf capital and it more than lives up to its excellent reputation. Imagine the choice as you ponder which of the 160 meticulously manicured golf courses you’d like to play today, each designed around cascading waterfalls, calm lakes, rolling hills, palm trees and sub-tropical foliage.

If you’re looking to combine your golf passion with a little relaxation, this destination would be a perfect choice as some of the best and most fabled courses can be found at Palm Beach County’s top hotel resorts. Take the Ocean Course at The Breakers for example. Florida’s oldest 18-hole course, it has been testing golfer’s skills since 1896. There are also four championship courses at Boca Raton Resort & Club, ranked by Golf Magazine as one of America’s top golf resorts. Add to these the five spectacular tournament courses at the PGA National Resort and already the choice is somewhat difficult.

Whether you’re looking for a demanding course, something less of a challenge, onsite pros to assist with your game or instructional academies, Palm Beach County has what you’re looking for. What’s more, some of the most famous and influential pro golfers, including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Tom Fazio call this idyllic place home, and how can they be wrong?


Not just horsing around!

Palm Beach County is all about lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that the equestrian world is drawn from far and wide to pair its love for Polo, Steeplechase and Dressage with warm sunny weather, a leisurely champagne tipple and lots of fun.

This is home to the International Polo Club Palm Beach, which was designed to showcase the incredible skill of the ponies and players. Many exciting tournaments are played here, mainly between the months of January and April, culminating in the prestigious US Polo Championship.

Head to Wellington and the western communities where flying over stiles and fences in steeplechase is not only an exciting pursuit to take part in, but just as entertaining to watch. If you’re looking for a less vigorous equestrian sport, you can’t help but admire the precision and dedication it takes for dressage. When you’ve finished watching everyone else take to the saddle, why not do so yourself? No matter what your riding level, there are lots of stables and miles upon miles of trails to explore in a variety of natural parks. So grab your hat and boots, saddle up your horse and as they say in the movies ‘ride the range’.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Palm Beach



Located on the southern tip of Palm Beach Island, The Eau Palm Beach sits in seven beautifully manicured acres and is directly on the beach. Palm Beach airport is just an eight mile drive.


The stunning guestrooms and suites have been luxuriously decorated in warm tones of gold and sage complemented by rich mahogany and granite furnishings. Flat screen televisions, dual vanity sinks and thick terry robes offer the utmost in luxury. Eau Club Floor guests also enjoy private lounge access and dedicated concierge services.


  • Angle: contemporary American cuisine
  • Temple Orange: casual oceanfront dining and relaxing bar
  • Stir Bar and Terrace: light dining and cocktails
  • Breeze: oceanfront grill
  • Two outdoor pools and sundecks
  • Private beach with watersports and oceanfront cabanas
  • Eau Spa
  • Three tennis courts
  • Fitness centre
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Aquanuts and Coast: kids' clubs

    From 96 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Resort View room. Other room categories available on request.

    Florida's A1A

    15 DAYS/14 NIGHTS

    Begins Jacksonville and ends Miami.


    Year round


    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated


    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Jacksonville. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and drive to your hotel on Amelia Island.
    Hotel: Omni Amelia Island Plantation


    Amelia Island is the first beach destination located on the A1A route in the northeast of Florida. Close to Amelia Island is quaint Fernandina Beach, which is well worth a visit. For the rest of the time you may choose to enjoy a game of golf or just relax by the pool or on the beach.
    Hotel: Omni Amelia Island Plantation 


    Driving distance: 75Mi/120Km
    As the A1A extends south, enjoy a slight detour from the coast as it journeys through Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches to St Augustine. For your two night stay in St Augustine, we have selected a beautiful resort property. On your second day relax, relax with a round of golf, enjoy time by the pool and make the most of the wonderful facilities at this great resort.
    Hotel: Casa Monica Hotel


    Driving distance: 59Mi/94Km
    There are numerous small beach resorts dotted along the coast as you head for Daytona. You can enjoy a visit to Marineland of Florida around half way through your journey. Daytona is home to the infamous speedway races, beginning with the Rolex 24 and ending with Daytona 500, all taking place in January and February. Take a walk along the Main Street Pier or the oceanfront boardwalk, or relax on Daytona Beach - one of the best in Florida, so it’s ideal for a day of relaxation.
    Hotel: The Shores Resort & Spa


    Driving distance: 128Mi/206Km
    After New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater, A1A stops and gives way to nature and technology at the Canaveral National Seashore and NASA Kennedy Space Centre. South of Cape Canaveral, the route starts again around Cocoa Beach. From here it’s just a leisurely drive to Vero Beach. We've included another 'non driving' day, so plenty of time to relax once again and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast of Florida.
    Hotel: Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

    DAYS 10, 11 & 12 PALM BEACH

    Driving distance: 79Mi/127Km
    Between Vero Beach and Palm Beach you will pass through dozens of small beach communities, with the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Florida Intra-coastal on your right. Whilst in Palm Beach you are close to some of the finest shopping you could imagine. Complemented by fine restaurants, this really is a millionaire's playground. We've included a total of three nights at The Breakers, so not only can you enjoy Palm Beach but can also take advantage of the magnificent facilities and surroundings of the hotel.
    Hotel: The Breakers

    DAY 13 MIAMI 

    Driving distance: 85Mi/136Km
    With today’s journey taking you through famous resorts such as Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, you will need to allow plenty of time for the journey. Even though you are not driving too many miles, there is lots to see! As A1A comes to an end in Miami Beach, it’s perhaps appropriate that you’ve arrived in one of Florida’s liveliest resorts, so it’s time to party! South Beach is great fun, both by day, and, especially by night.
    Hotel: Loews Miami Beach


    Whether you choose to spend today shopping or just relaxing on the beach, you are sure to look back on your A1A memories and look forward to your next visit. Take the short drive to Miami Airport where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK. 


    From £2155 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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