It’s February, which means plenty of people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. But not you! You’re still going strong. You’ve been working hard to maintain your health and fitness and you’re considering a Palm Beach vacation to treat yourself. The good news: At these resorts, you can keep up your healthy lifestyle and even pamper yourself a bit — because we all need a little indulgence.
The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach is pretty fresh of a renovation, which occurred over the latter half of 2018 before reopening last January. Included in the update were all guestrooms and suites, the pool and beach experience (even the addition of a second pool), public areas and all restaurant and bar offerings, which included an introduction of a new signature restaurant.
About that new dining outlet, Florie’s: It’s in partnership with Italian-Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco, who’s behind Mirazur in Menton, France, the current No. 1 in the World’s Best Restaurant list. Guests can expect Mediterranean dishes prepared in a show kitchen, which can be enjoyed at the bar, private dining room or new pergola-style outdoor dining terrace.
Also of note, the resort recently debuted a new spa menu developed by spa director Shaw Coté ([email protected]) and his team with a focus on hyper-personalized experiences. New treatments combine leading technology and advanced ingredients to achieve results, we’re told; they also run the gamut, from massages, body treatments and facials to hair and nails.
New body treatments include the Oceana Salt Stone Massage, which bathes the body in alkalinizing negative ions and 84 essential minerals from warmed Himalayan sea salt stones along with a locally inspired therapeutic blend of aromatherapy; the Island Grind Detox Scrub, a South Florida farm-to-table scrub with lemongrass-infused coffee and cane sugar body polish, plus tobacco musk oil and body butter hydration; and the Marine Muscle Relief Wrap, a warm aloe magnesium wrap infused with red marine algae that addresses sore and fatigued muscles while healing and soothing skin. Tip: Spa-goers can opt for the 100-minute enhanced version with complementing scrub and full massage.
An interesting option is the Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Lift. This treatment is the “crowning jewel” of 111SKIN spa clinic facials, incorporating the most potent 111SKIN products, red LED light therapy and — get this — meteorite dust.
For guests who prefer a spa treatment that’s more down-to-earth, The Palm Beach Signature Massage is the most popular and a local favorite developed by Palm Beach therapists to ease away tension. This head-to-toe treatment combines a face and scalp massage, Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques, reflexology, steamed towel pack and the hotel’s signature blend of therapeutic blend of aromatherapy.
One neat feature that guests are loving about the spa: Immediately upon being welcomed to the spa, guests can visit the VitaJuwel Gemstone Hydration Station, offering three different gemstone-infused waters. The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach also has beach yoga and an array of additional fitness offerings.
For couples, the “Suitest: Couples Experience” lets you choose between an array of 80-minute massages, which is followed by 30 minutes of private time to enjoy the couple’s suite. Complimentary prosecco, a private steam and unique Floridian amenities are also included.
On the accommodation side, couples should opt for the Ocean-View Studio Suite or Ocean Grande, offering a bit more space (685 square feet compared to 546). Both rooms have a marble bathroom (with the latter also offering a guest bath) and a terrace.
If you’re traveling with the kids in tow, opt for the Ocean Terrace Suite; it has pool and beach views, as well as two full bathrooms. The Sea Breeze Suite and Providencia Suite could be a good option for groups with four adults, as these suites have two king beds.
Book with Carolina Marsigliano ([email protected]), sales manager.
The Breakers’ Ocean Fitness center (above) is a 6,000-square-foot oceanfront facility, with a range of equipment and classes.
Another Palm Beach staple is The Breakers; however, when you walk in, you will be welcomed by an updated lobby. Refreshed by Adam D. Tihany, the lobby’s aesthetic and heritage — vaulted ceiling with hand-painted details — has been infused with a bit of contemporary flare. The centerpiece is a custom-designed, hand-tufted carpet inspired by the paintings of French symbolist, Odilon Redon. Lobby furniture, from the sofas and lounge chairs to tables, have also been modernized with vibrant hues drawn from the carpet.
In early 2019, The Breakers reopened its Rees Jones-designed championship Ocean Course (recognized as Florida’s oldest). The updates included all-new, salt-tolerant grass for tees, fairways and roughs; green complexes with expanded undulations; fairway contours; enhanced native landscaping; the renovation and expansion of the John Webster Golf Academy and more. All considered, the course now rewards finesse more than power.
For those who need work on their swing, the John Webster Golf Academy provides year-round, player-centered golf instruction, state-of-the-art learning centers, personalized fitness evaluations and custom club fittings.
More recently, the hotel added three half-day spa experiences to its treatment offerings. Available at the indoor-outdoor spa, new treatments include the three-and-a-half-hour Sea You at The Breakers, the three-hour Sunshine State of Mind, and the Build Your Own Spa Day, which lets guests package three spa and / or salon services during one visit.
Infused with organic, marine-based ingredients and cold-pressed essential oils, Sea You at The Breakers is an anti-aging treatment that firms the skin, reduces fine lines and reveals a youthful glow. The experience begins with an 80-minute OSEA Body Wrap with a gentle dry brush exfoliation, followed by a mineral-rich Undaria Seaweed Body Mask to rejuvenate and tone the skin, a relaxing scalp massage and a moisturizing OSEA body application. The treatment continues with a 50-minute OSEA Vitamin Sea Brightening Facial, a blend of organic seaweed, turmeric and green tea for lasting hydration and a radiant complexion. A 50-minute mini manicure and pedicure completes the experience. (The hotel even uses its own exclusive color, which is created by nail brand essie.)
Sunshine State of Mind, on the other hand, is a refreshing and energizing treatment that utilizes the orange blossom, Florida’s state flower. The experience begins with a 50-minute Orange Blossom Custom Massage to release muscle tension, followed by a 50-minute Orange Blossom Facial to restore balance, clarity and hydration. A 50-minute mini Orange Blossom Manicure and Pedicure completes the experience.
The most popular treatments are the Guerlain Black Orchid Treatment for facials and the Rose Quartz Massage for body treatments.
Shown here is a suite at the indoor-outdoor spa, where guests can now enjoy three new half-day experiences.
Guests can also request personal trainers or a body composition analysis to help you learn more about your body and identify the right ways to improve your health. The Breakers offers a number of fitness classes like Ab Blast, Ballet Tone, Chakra Flow Cleanse, High-Intensity Interval Training, Restorative Yoga, Synrgy Bootcamp, TRZ Strength Training, Water Aerobics and more.
The Breakers is opening a new dining outlet, Henry’s Palm Beach, which will be located offside at Via Flagler by The Breakers. The restaurant will be open daily for lunch, social hour, dinner, late-night cocktails and weekend brunch.
We recommend booking a room in the Flager Club, an ultra-luxury, boutique hotel located atop of the resort. Guests receive private car service for arrival and departure, as well as chauffeured car service in a Tesla, plus access to a private lounge and outdoor terrace, an exclusive social hour, a premium bar and more. Other options are the Imperial and Royal Poinciana Suites, which were renovated last July. Book with Christophe Dagassan ([email protected]), director – leisure sales and global travel partnerships.