Beachfront Boutique Hotel with Award-Winning Spa
Perched on the ivory shores of Palm Beach, the Omphoy Ocean Resort & Spa nurtures a zen-like vibe with minimalist decor and breathtaking water views. Although a relaxing atmosphere pervades the entire resort, it’s most prevalent in the spa, which was named the top resort spa in a 2012 Condé Nast Traveler readers' poll.
The onsite Malcolm's restaurant creates exquisite seafood dishes, from tuna carpaccio with shaved foie gras to Maine diver scallops served with leeks, pancetta, and brown butter powder. To cap off the night, you can enjoy specialty cocktails at The O-Bar, a stylish lounge adorned with Balinese art.
Many of the resort’s spacious guest rooms have balconies or terraces overlooking the Atlantic or the meditation garden. Savor the ocean breeze from four-poster beds draped in fish netting, or head to one of three pagodas in the garden to revive your energy with a morning yoga session.
At the hotel's infinity pool, waiters deliver towels, snacks, and tropical drinks to guests lounging in cabanas and under shady palms. Guests also have access to a private beach; you can rent kayaks, sailboats, and waverunners for an additional fee.
Palm Beach, Florida: Upscale Beach Town North of Boca Raton
Palm Beach has long been a favored retreat for America’s rich and famous—the Kennedys, Trumps, and Rockefellers have all spent winters here. The warm weather, beautiful beaches, and golf courses are a surefire cure for the winter blues, but there’s plenty to do all year round. Midtown Beach, a kid-friendly stretch of golden sand surrounded by glitzy estates, is an ideal spot for working on a tan or building a sandcastle.
Just across the causeway lies lively West Palm Beach. You can head to CityPlace, a stylish outdoor mall, for a host of dining and shopping options, or revisit the Gilded Age at the Flagler Museum. It’s housed in the beautiful Whitehall Mansion, which was built in 1902. You can walk through the halls, parlors, and ballrooms on a guided tour or stop in for afternoon tea in the glassed-in pavilion.