The breakers palm beach is one of America’s grande dame hotels, a gem that has a rich history and a sense of tradition. But don’t let the fact that it has been in existence since the late 1800s fool you: The Breakers is stylish, modern, and chic. Even if you can’t land the coveted, elegant Imperial Designer Suite by Badgley Mischka, you will nonetheless envelop yourself in seaside style in any of the tastefully designed rooms.
The turquoise waters of the Atlantic beckon at this oceanside retreat, though it will be hard to pull yourself away from one of the 25 private beach bungalows — and the personal concierge that comes with it. But rest up after a day at the beach, as HMF, the hotel’s retro cocktail bar (named for the resort’s founding father, Henry Morrison Flagler) awaits. The bar features classic cocktails (think gimlets, vespers, and French 75s) in a setting that has entertained Palm Beach socialites and Hollywood stars alike.
The resort delivers an enviable roster of world-class boutiques including Lilly Pulitzer and Guerlain. There’s also a pro shop because, of course, a grande dame beach resort should have golf and tennis, as The Breakers does, and if you’re going to engage in sports here, you’ll want to do it in style.
WHAT TO PACK
A dreamy, sun-filled beach vacation means packing with comfort and simplicity in mind.
Tommy Bahama Hammock Time v-neck sweater, $128
ETRO cotton paisley-print board shorts, $270
Ermenegildo Zegna suede loafers, $560
Montblanc 18K red-gold Star Classique Lady Automatic timepiece, $12,800
Echo Design nylon spandex Panama Palms scoop halter and x-side hipster swimsuit, $88 each.
Kavu Lady Leah raffia hat, $25
Tory Burch leather Sydney sandals, $295