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August
29

In Vero Beach, we are lucky to be surrounded by a number of top-notch restaurants and bars for every occasion. But when the time comes for a romantic night out with your sweetheart, you want to pick the very best. Whether you are in the mood for a fun seafood dinner or an elegant wining and dining experience, we gathered our favorite restaurants in the area for date night. Bon Apétit!  

The Best Date Night Restaurants in Vero Beach Include:

Cobalt | The Tides | Maison Martinique Restaurant | Ocean Grill | Osceola Bistro | Vinz Wining and Dining | Citrus Grillhouse | The Wave Kitchen & Bar | Kata Japanese & Thai | Di Mare Vero Beach

 

Cobalt

3500 Ocean Drive Cobalt Vero Beach

Photo courtesy of Cobalt

The name "Cobalt" is not just a coincidence — rather, the restaurant is named for the picturesque views of the deep blue water that can be enjoyed from every table. Just steps from the sand, Cobalt serves up inventive meals created with fresh, local ingredients alongside craft cocktails and an extensive wine list. Enjoy your meal al fresco by the light of a flickering fire pit for a truly romantic evening.  

The Tides

3103 Cardinal Drive The Tides has graced the Vero Beach coastline since 2000, and still manages to thrill diners with its fresh seafood and multicultural influences. The menu is filled with elegant choices, including a catch of the day prepped to perfection, veal scallopini, cedar planked salmon and more. Accompany the entrée of your choice with a selection from the wine list, which has received the Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator for 17 consecutive years.  

Maison Martinique Restaurant

1603 South Ocean Drive Maison Martinique

Photo courtesy of Maison Martinique Restaurant 

The elegant dining room at Maison Martinique Restaurant is enough to make us swoon with its hanging lights, colorful walls and romantic ambience. Settle down at a table by the window (or opt to dine on the patio), and enjoy a three-course meal created with fresh seafood and local ingredients. Afterward, head upstairs to the Havana Nights piano bar for an after-dinner cocktail and live music.  

Ocean Grill

1050 Sexton Plaza The Ocean Grill is best known for its coveted spot on the beach and the accompanying 360-degree views. The view alone makes Ocean Grill a favorite for locals and tourists alike, but the food takes the experience to a whole new level. Expect to find your favorite seafood entrées and appetizers fried, grilled or steamed to perfection.  

Osceola Bistro

2045 13th Avenue This culinary gem opened in October 2011 under ownership of Chef Bireley, a Vero Beach native and an expert in the kitchen. The menu represents a variety of flavors from around the world — all influenced by Bireley's travels — but the food is created with ingredients sourced locally to support nearby farms and fishermen. If the quality of the cuisine is not enough to draw you in, perhaps the ambience, complete with lush outdoor gardens and an airy dining room, will do the trick.  

Vinz Wining & Dining

4885 Highway A1A Wine enthusiasts will find solace at Vinz Wining & Dining, where the carefully curated wine list is the main event. Enjoy your selection by the glass or the bottle as you take in the romantic atmosphere with your sweetheart. Be sure to order a few small plates from the food menu to share. Bonus: Stop in on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for live music in the courtyard!  

The Citrus Grillhouse

1050 Easter Lily Lane Citrus Grillhouse

Photo courtesy of the Citrus Grillhouse

The ambience at the Citrus Grillhouse is friendly and casual, and the food is some of the best in the area. Expect inventive dishes such as spicy grilled lamb with feta, scallops on polenta cake with chili-roasted corn, and five varieties of risotto, all crafted with the freshest local ingredients available.  

The Wave Kitchen & Bar

3244 Ocean Drive Every detail in the Wave Kitchen & Bar was designed to make its guests feel as if they were attending an intimate dinner party — an ultra chic and elegant party, that is! Located in the Costa d'Este Beach Resort and Spa, the modern kitchen serves up Cuban classics with an elevated twist alongside New American favorites.  

Kata Japanese & Thai

1306 20th Street Kata Vero Beach

Photo courtesy of Kata Japanese & Thai 

Of course this list would not be complete without a top-notch sushi spot, and Kata Japanese & Thai is our pick in this category. Kata features the very best of Japanese and Thai cuisine, including soul-warming pho, fresh sashimi, tempura, teriyaki, crispy duck and more. Make sure to save room for the tempura ice cream and Thai donuts for dessert!  

Di Mare Vero Beach

1517 Ocean Drive If you are having trouble deciding between French or Italian for your romantic night out, Di Mare is the place to be. The restaurant features two separate menus to satisfy either craving — although you are more than welcome to order from both. Start your meal with a burrata platter or escargot before moving onto the main event, and make sure to accompany your choice with a bottle from the wine list.  

Have Fun on Date Night!

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August
23

Nestled in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast lies one of its brightest gems — Delray Beach. This charming community offers locals and visitors alike access to pristine coastline, vibrant marine ecosystems, historic significance and natural beauty, as well as an unparalleled culinary scene. Whether you are just visiting or are lucky enough to call Delray Beach home, there are so many things to do here — from perusing our sophisticated shops and galleries to grabbing a drink in a respected speakeasy. Explore the area yourself and get to know some of our favorite things to do and places to eat and drink.  

Where to Eat

For Breakfast and Brunch: Caffe Martier
411 E Atlantic Ave. Caffe Martier

Photo courtesy of Caffe Martier

This airy, Mediterranean-style cafe is a wonderful stop at any time of day, but we are particularly fond of brunch. Opt for one of the sidewalk tables for prime views and people watching, grab your choice of mimosa, and dig into a flavorful breakfast entrée — French toast, lox and seven different omelettes await.  
For Pizza: Scuola Vecchia
522 East Atlantic Ave. Scuola Vecchia translates to "old school" in Italian, and that's exactly what you'll find in this cozy bistro. The space might be classy and modern, but the food is simple, authentic and delicious. Order a burrata plate to start, and then move on to any of the wood-fired pizzas — they are all fantastic.  
For Date Night: The Grove
187 NE 2nd Ave. For an elegant ambiance and top-notch New American dishes, you will not find anything better than the Grove. Expect refined yet soulful food accompanied by craft cocktails and an expansive wine list. We recommend grabbing a few small plates to share so that you can sample as much as possible!  
For Taco Tuesday: El Camino
15 NE 2nd Ave. El Camino

Photo courtesy of El Camino

When Taco Tuesday comes around there is no better place to be than El Camino in Delray. During happy hour (from 4-7 pm), you can grab tacos for just $2 alongside refreshing margaritas. In fact, we like to celebrate Taco Tuesday here every day of the week. Bonus: After a night out, stop in for late night eats! The kitchen is open until 2 am daily.  
For the Casual Waterfront Escape: Deck 84
840 E Atlantic Drive On those warm, sunny afternoons, enjoying a drink and some casual bites on the patio is one of our favorite pastimes. The award-winning restaurant is known as one of the best al fresco dining experiences in the area, offering picturesque views of the Intracoastal Waterway, and delicious, casual bites including seared Ahi tuna, Baja fish tacos, burgers and fish dip. Bonus: Check out weekend brunch!
For Something a Little Different: Dada
52 N Swinton Ave. This eclectic American cafe is set inside a little old house, which means that the atmosphere is off the charts. We love the cozy feel inside the restaurant, but on warm days, tend to retreat to the patio. The trees offer ample shade, and live music abounds during the summer months. Regardless of where you choose to sit, make sure to order the tuna tartare to start and the bourbon peach cobbler to end! If you are not particularly hungry, this is also a great spot to order a craft cocktail and simply enjoy the environment.  
For Top-Notch Seafood: City Oyster
213 E Atlantic Ave. City Oyster

Photo courtesy of City Oyster

You cannot leave the Florida coast without sampling a bit of fresh seafood, and City Oyster does it right. The atmosphere is refined yet hip, and decorated with colorful artwork and maritime touches. But of course, the food is the main attraction. Expect innovative and flavorful seafood dishes, craft cocktails, and a raw bar featuring selections freshly plucked from the ocean.  

What to Do

Visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Morikami

Photo courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

This stunning cultural center embraces the century-old connection between Japan and South Florida. Since opening in 1977, the Morikami Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors, all eager to explore the rotating exhibitions, tea ceremonies, and traditional gardens. Within these halls, you will find more than 7000 Japanese art objects and artifacts, including a 500-piece collection of tea ceremony items.  
View the Wildlife at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands
The Wakodahatchee Wetlands sits on 50 acres of National Park space, and offers a little piece of the wild in an otherwise residential area. Stroll along the boardwalk and try to capture photos of the wildlife (this is a goldmine for bird watchers!), but try not to get too close to the alligators.    
Go to the Beach
It would be a shame to miss out on one of Florida's most famed assets — the coastline. Delray is home to a large public beach, but also allows access to the nearby Oceanfront Park Beach, a wide sandy expanse complete with picnic areas, a lifeguard, beach chair rentals, and plenty of opportunities to get "knee deep in the water somewhere." If you're up for an adventure, rent a sea kayak or stand-up paddle board from Delray Beach Watersports. For a more pristine, private beach feel, make the short trip to the Ocean Ridge Hammock Park. Parking is limited (which is why it never feels overcrowded), so snag a spot early.  
Learn Something New at the Sandoway Discovery Center
The Sandoway Discovery Center is one of South Florida's most prestigious marine life centers, and offers visitors a glimpse into the fragile marine and freshwater ecosystems that flourish in our state. Visitors of all ages can meet sharks, explore an impressive shell collection, meander through the butterfly garden, and take in the panoramic views from the observation deck.  
Take Your Kids to the Delray Beach Children's Garden
Nestled just a few blocks south of Atlantic Avenue, this small parcel of land serves as an urban retreat for little ones looking to get a taste of nature. The Garden was founded to cultivate eco-consciousness in children through play, exploration, and education. Your kids will love the veggie garden labyrinth, banana forest, fish and turtle pond, and the giant storytelling chair. And do not leave without giving them the chance to meet Cotton, the albino bunny.  
Peruse the Artwork at the Cornell Art Museum
Cornell Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Living Exposure Photography via the Cornell Art Museum

The Cornell Art Museum is housed in the restored, 1913 Delray Elementary School building, and showcases nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists. Allow yourself to be wowed by the bright colors and innovative ideas that abound within the walls, and let your own imagination run free. Note: The museum is currently undergoing renovations, and will reopen in October, 2017.  
See a Show at the Crest Theater
After perusing the Cornell Art Museum, stick around the Old School Square campus to witness a show in the Crest Theater — the area's most prestigious performing arts center. This facility hosts some of Broadway's best musicals and plays throughout the year, and welcomes the nation's brightest stars to perform. View the full schedule of events for the Old School Square here.  

Where to Grab a Drink

Joseph's Wine Bar & Cafe
200 NE 2nd Ave. #107 Wine racks cover the walls at this romantic and cozy bistro, which is located in the heart of Pineapple Grove. As you enter, you will likely be greeted by the owner, Joseph, who will sit you down and recommend a selection from the list of more than 2,000 bottles. Accompany your choice with a Mediterranean-style bite from the food menu!  
The Old Arcade
411 E Atlantic Ave. This venue housed Delray Beach's original speakeasy (built in 1925), and still maintains that famed underground vibe. Though a bit more well-known now, the Old Arcade is perhaps the most respected locale to grab a craft cocktail, due to the expertise of the bartenders, fresh ingredients and innovative recipes.  
O'Connor's Pub
210 NE 2nd Ave. This casual, Irish-style pub is a favorite for locals, and offers low prices for high-quality, cold beers on draft. Order a brew and start a conversation with a nearby regular, who will likely have plenty of stories about the neighborhood and recommendations on where to go next.  

Where to Live

This property is for sale at 9480 Bent Grass Court, Delray | Listed by Bambi Ross and Brian Ross

Not quite ready to say goodbye to this little slice of heaven? This vibrant community boasts some of the most coveted homes in the state. View some of the current listings in Delray Beach and contact us for more information. Save Save
August
17

Southeast Florida boasts plenty of options for an unbeatable lifestyle. With our sunny weather, pristine beaches and top notch amenities, we get to live like we are on vacation year round — and it doesn't hurt that the homes in our region are as beautiful as can be. If you are looking for all of the perks of owning a luxury home in the area, but would prefer to avoid some of the maintenance that comes with it, a luxury condominium might be the perfect fit for you. Here are seven of the most gorgeous, luxury condominiums for sale in Southeast Florida, each offering a story and a style of their own.  

The Crown Jewel of Boca Raton

This property is for sale at 600 SE 5th Avenue S-108, Boca Raton | Listed by Scot Karp

The sense of grand estate living is very apparent in this residence, which boasts its own private pool, private-access elevators, a stunning lakeside terrace and elegant details throughout. With a coveted address at the Mizner Grand, it truly stands apart as the crown jewel of Boca Raton.  

Penthouse Living in an Exclusive, Boutique Space

This property is for sale at 410 Hendricks Isle, PH 502, Fort Lauderdale | Listed by Rory Vanucchi and Matthew Bobby

Penthouse living awaits at this estate-sized abode, which takes up half of the fifth floor of the Landings at Las Olas, an intimate boutique condominium. The residence itself can be entered directly by elevator, and comes fully furnished (design courtesy of award-winning DKOR Interiors).  

A Rare, Triplex Penthouse Overlooking the Ocean

This property is for sale at 2494 S Ocean Blvd H-9, Boca Raton | Listed by Scot Karp

This rare, estate-sized triplex penthouse epitomizes luxury oceanfront living. The property was custom built over a two-year period, and includes wraparound, glass-railed terraces on all levels — perfect for taking in sweeping views of the sea and sky.  

Luxury Living in the Heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale

This property is for sale at 411 N New River Dr. #1901, Fort Lauderdale | Listed by Liz Caldwell and Partners

Luxury living awaits at this sophisticated, centrally located condo at the Las Olas Grand. Nestled in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the three-bedroom residence is perched on the 19th floor and offers wraparound views of the New River, Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and shimmering city lights of downtown.  

A Little Piece of Heaven in Gulf Stream

This property is for sale at 2664 N Ocean Blvd, #0030, Gulf Stream | Listed by Pascal Liguori

This exclusive enclave in Gulf Stream houses only 12 units, each reflecting the atmosphere of an idyllic, beachside resort. You will be taken with the timeless charm of the Bermuda-inspired design, but the manicured landscaping, sunken terrace and sun-splashed pool are not to be overlooked.    

A Coveted Property in a Prime Location

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This property is for sale at 400 S Ocean Blvd, R-27, Boca Raton | Listed by Scot Karp

This coveted condominium lies on the beachfront of Boca Raton's Magnificent Mile, just across from the legendary Boca Raton Resort and Club. We can agree that the location is unparalleled, but you will also have access to five-star amenities including an oceanfront pool, fitness center and elegant social rooms.  

Picturesque Views from a Custom-Finished Locale

This property is for sale at 1500 S Ocean Blvd, 301-S, Boca Raton | Listed by Scot Karp

The Addison is certainly one of the sleekest architectural gems on the Boca Raton oceanfront, but the view from inside is even better. Enjoy the perks of living in a custom-finished wraparound corner residence, including resort-quality amenities and direct access to wave-lapped sugar sands.    

Are You as Smitten With These Condos as We Are?

Which is your favorite? We would love to hear about it in the comments! Make sure to contact one of our trusted agents for more information. Save
August
9

Fitness is the utmost priority for many South Florida residents. In fact, Fort Lauderdale recently ranked number 12 on the list of the 50 healthiest cities in the country! This statistic is reflected in the many healthy eateries and juice bars across town, as well as the wide variety of gyms and classes that span our region. While each of these gyms boasts a unique flair and an army of top-notch personal trainers ready to whip you into shape, we believe that working out on the beach is good for the mind as well as the body. We rounded up some of our favorite workout classes or facilities on the beach, so you can work on your fitness to the soundtrack of rolling waves and seabirds, and enjoy views of the sweeping Florida sky.  

The Gym Fort Lauderdale

The Gym

Photo courtesy of the Gym

The Gym certainly is a gem when it comes to workout facilities, boasting an open-air rooftop with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. While the views are spectacular at any time of day, many choose to get their sweat on in the early hours or right before dinner, which allows them to witness the South Florida sky during sunrise or sunset. Workout your way with a wide array of free weights, stationary bikes, benches and other equipment, or enlist a personal trainer to hold you accountable. You also have the option to enroll in a group fitness class, or take advantage of the full-service indoor gym when the weather turns sour! Afterward, enjoy cooling down with a leisurely walk on the beach. 3001 SE 5th St, Fort Lauderdale  

Fort Lauderdale Beach Yoga

Photo courtesy of Fort Lauderdale Beach Yoga 

There is nothing more invigorating than participating in a yoga flow on the sand, under the sun, with the sound of crashing waves in the background. Luckily, this option is available to you every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday year round, thanks to Fort Lauderdale Beach Yoga. The best of Fort Lauderdale's yoga instructors will guide you through challenging hatha flow classes in the morning, or help you wind down your day with a yin meditation class at sunset (during the summer months). While donations are encouraged, you will not be bound by any membership fees, and are free to come enjoy the class of your choice at your leisure. Classes Take Place on the Fort Lauderdale Beach one block South of Sunrise Blvd, Next to Lifeguard Station #13  

The Calisthenics Park on the Beach

Take control of your own workout routine at the calisthenics park on the beach. This free, public  workout facility is built into the sand, and includes all of the equipment you need to design your own full-body workout under the sun and by the water. Enjoy challenging yourself and reaching new goals on the high bars, incline benches, and low bars, and then cool off with a quick dip in the Atlantic. 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale  

Fitness With Maria | Beach Workout Blast

Fitness With Maria

Photo courtesy of Alex Dumas Photography via Fitness With Maria

Maria Pontillo is a legend when it comes to fitness in Fort Lauderdale. With a doctorate in physical therapy and certifications for yoga and fitness training, she is an expert in providing her clients with a total body workout that is as effective as it is fun. While you can catch her workouts online in the comfort of your own home any time, we believe the beach fitness classes are not to be missed. The infamous Sweaty Sunday Funday Beach Workout occurs once a month at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and includes a 15-minute dynamic warm up, a 30-minute circuit workout on the sand, and a 15-minute yoga stretch to cool down. Workouts are just a bit better when you have the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale  

Outback Fitness Gym

Located on the second level of the Bahia Mar Beach Resort is Outback Fitness, a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with high quality equipment and an entire wall of free weights to help you get the best workout you can imagine. While breaking a sweat, look out the windows and enjoy panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Fort Lauderdale Beach! Venture outside and you will find the space for the ultimate Cross Training-by-sea workout classes, and plenty of outdoor equipment to keep you occupied. To amp it up even more, consider booking a personal training appointment with Geoff Thomas by calling 754-423-6927. 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale  

Sunrise Paddleboards | Paddleboard Fitness 101

Photo courtesy of Sunrise Paddleboards

If you have mastered the art of working out in the sand, maybe it is time to step it up a notch and venture into the waves. Stand up paddle boarding is one of the most popular fitness options for Florida locals, offering the chance to work your abdominals, arms, and legs, work on your balance, and enjoy panoramic vistas of the beach from the water. Sunrise Paddleboards invites you to build paddle boarding into your workout routine with paddle board fitness 101 — a two-hour class that will teach you how to incorporate cardio and strength into your paddle boarding routine. The top-notch fitness instructors will cater to your individual needs and fitness goals, and help you design a water-based workout that is challenging, fun and effective. Looking for something a little more zen? Sunrise also offers paddle board yoga classes!   2520 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale  

The W Hotel | Boot Camp, Yoga and Personal Training on the Beach

If you have ever had the joy of staying at the W Hotel, then you know that it is a luxurious experience. Naturally, the staff wants the best for their guests, and have designed a series of boot camp, yoga, and personal training classes on the water that are completely free for those staying in the hotel. Luckily, the classes are also open to the public (as long as you make a reservation at least six hours in advance). Each class is led by a certified instructor who is trained to help you take your fitness to the next level. During class, enjoy incredible views of the rolling waves and sweeping skies. 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

 

Happy Training! 

For more fitness inspiration, check out our list of the top indoor and outdoor activities to stay fit in South Florida. Where are your favorite places to get fit in Fort Lauderdale? We would love to hear about them in the comments! Save
August
3

Residents of South Florida know that there's no better place to call home. Our luxe, beachside communities — with acclaimed restaurants, breathtaking scenery and top-notch amenities — represent the best in upscale living. Nevertheless, it is always nice to take a break from your daily routine and discover something new. You do not have to travel very far for the ultimate vacation experience — the Florida coastline boasts some of the most romantic and luxurious resorts in the country. Whether you are planning for a special occasion or holiday down the road, or just looking for a quick escape, these eight resorts will provide the perfect getaway!  

WaterColor Inn

Address: 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL Watercolor Inn

Photo courtesy of The WaterColor Inn

The WaterColor Inn overlooks the pristine, white sands of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and allows easy access to popular destinations including Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Although, we would argue that the WaterColor Inn is a destination in and of itself! Enjoy spreading out on more than 500 acres of lush grounds and expertly designed accommodations, and engaging in any number of activities, from tennis and shopping to boating and meandering through the gardens. After a full day of Florida adventuring, retire to the resort and indulge in a seafood meal plucked fresh from the ocean!  

Little Palm Island Resort and Spa

Address: 28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL  An excursion to this exclusive luxury resort will make you feel like you have journeyed to Tahiti or Bali, even though it lies just 120 miles from Miami. Tucked offshore of Little Torch Key and accessible only by boat or plane, the resort is about as hidden away as it gets. Here, you will find no phones, no TVS, and no shortage of fun things to do. Stay in a private, romantic suite or thatched roof bungalow, each surrounded by exotic blossoms and Jamaican palms, and covered in romantic touches like private outdoor showers and jetted tubs, cloud-like king sized beds, and verandahs opening up to the sparkling ocean. If you ever decide to venture out of your own room, you will have access to a meditative zen garden, oversized hammocks gently swaying in the trees, and an endless flow of champagne.  

The Royal Blues Hotel

Address: 45 NE 21st Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL Royal Blues

Photo courtesy of the Royal Blues Hotel 

Conveniently located halfway between Miami Beach and Palm Peach, the Royal Blues Hotel boasts just 12 oceanfront suites. The exclusive and limited accommodations mean that you will receive unparalleled service — for example, each guest is welcomed to the hotel with champagne from the lobby's wine lounge. Indulge in an oceanfront escape unlike any other, and surround yourself with like-minded luxury seekers, fine dining, modern art, and unbeatable vistas.  

Sunset Key Cottages

Address: 245 Front Street, Key West, FL  Sunset Key Cottages

Photo courtesy of the Sunset Key Cottages

The Sunset Key Cottages actually sit on their own private, 27-acre island just minutes from Key West. Choose between a private Victorian-style home for just you and your loved one, or up to a four-bedroom cottage for a full family getaway. Either way, you will be treated to the tranquility and charm that comes with access to your own island. Each cottage offers views of the sparkling turquoise waters from your balcony, but you will also have access to diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, a full-service spa, waterfront dining, and swimming in the spacious, Sunset Key pool.  

The Moorings Village

Address: 123 Beach Road, Islamorada, FL Moorings Florida

Photo courtesy of the Moorings Village 

The Moorings Village is the winner of multiple Conde Nast reader's choice awards, including best Florida Keys resort. Just a few days here, and we have no doubt that this resort will be a winner in your mind, too! The 18-acre getaway is situated by the water on what once was a coconut plantation. Guests can stay in one of the 18 cottages and homes, all of which lie just a few steps from the pristine white beaches of the Florida Keys. All of the space means that you will feel like you are on your own private island! During the day, enjoy snorkeling and diving in one of the best reefs in the keys, kayaking along the coastline, or casting a line in the "sport fishing capital of the world." Afterward, you can retire to your private abode and enjoy unparalleled luxury.  

The Breakers

Address: 1 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL The Breakers

Photo courtesy of the Breakers

Founded on the sands of Palm Beach in 1896, The Breakers resort has set the standard for beachside resorts for more than a century. The hotel actually suffered from two fires, but re-emerged each time more opulent than ever before. The current construction was completed by the same famed, New York-based designers that created Manhattan's most desirable hotels, including the infamous Waldorf Astoria. Their expertise shines through in every rich detail of the hotel. Though the resort itself is magnificent, it is tough to beat the accessibility to top-notch activities and amenities that the Breakers offers. Come stay awhile, and enjoy unbeatable culinary experiences, private bungalows, a full-service spa, four different pools, five whirlpool spas, and a half mile of private beach.  

Acqualina Resort

Address: 17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isle Beach, FL Acqualina

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Acqualina Resort has consistently ranked among the best resorts in the country, even earning the #1 spot on Tripadvisor. When you take a step onto the spacious grounds, with unparalleled amenities and views of the sparkling turquoise waters, it is not difficult to see why. If the beachfront dining, luxurious pool and full service spa do not immediately draw you in, you will be taken with the grand Mediterranean-style architecture, 400 feet of private shoreline and breathtaking scenery! Florida residents receive 15% off of their room rate and complimentary add-ons.  

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

Address: 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL  Ritz Carlton

Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island 

This luxe, barrier-island resort is situated on 13 miles of pristine beaches in North Florida, so even though you have not left the state, you will feel like you are worlds away. Here, Southern charm and Florida elegance collide, resulting in an enchanting experience that will call you back year after year. You will have access to four award-winning restaurants, a full-service spa, on-site tennis facilities, an 18-hole championship golf course, and breathtaking scenery. There is no better place to relax and adventure.  

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