We are delighted to bring you a newly updated Guide to Palm Beach! Since our last version in 2019, the island has welcomed a variety of refreshing new shops and restaurants. Come along with us to see our latest favorites, as well as classic spots that never go out of style!

Guide to Palm Beach by Palm Beach Lately

Where to stay

Palm Beach is a fun-loving island with some really fabulous places to stay! Each spot is unique and has a lot to offer, depending on what kind of experience you would like. Our two favorite accommodations are an iconic luxury resort and a stylish boutique hotel that is home to our Sisters Suite. You can read more about why we love these two options below!

 

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The BreakersThis iconic luxury resort has always held a special place in our hearts. We have been coming here since we were teenagers, and Beth even briefly worked here during college. Some of our favorite things to do at The Breakers include staycations, family beach and pool days, spa experiences, special celebrations at their restaurants and venues, shopping at their cute boutiquesgolf tournaments and tennis matches!

Location: One South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 877.724.3188 / website / @thebreakers

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The Colony HotelThe island’s most stylish boutique hotel recently transformed their lobby into “The Living Room” with custom, hand painted de Gournay wallpaper and coordinating furnishings thanks to the vision of the talented owner, Sarah Wetenhall, and Kemble Interiors. Other recent updates include our exciting new Sisters Suite by Serena & Lily x Palm Beach Lately, the Coral Ballroom, Swifty’s Pool restaurant, and beach service!

Location: 155 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.655.5430 / website / @thecolonypalmbeach

A few other hotels that we also love on the island include The Brazilian Court, The Chesterfield, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, and the Four Seasons Palm Beach!

Where to eat

The island is bursting with delicious restaurants for family and friends to experience together! There are classic spots that we will always love, as well as some exciting new restaurants that are instant hits. Whether you desire a salad, sandwich, pasta, seafood, sushi, a burger, tacos, or more, you will certainly find the perfect place to dine at below!

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Buccan: If you are visiting Palm Beach, you must go to Buccan! We have been regulars here since they opened in 2011 thanks to Chef Clay Conley who always creates a mix of old faves and new flavors in a lively environment. Their Tuna CripsWarm Brussels Sprouts “Caesar”, Short Rib Empanadas, and Sweet Corn Agnolotti are just a few of our faves. We also love their sister sushi spot, Imoto, and delish Sandwich Shop – both located next door!

Location: 350 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.833.3450 / website / @buccanpalmbeach

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Coyo Taco: This new taco spot specializes in a fresh Mexican street food experience, and we are big fans! We love their tacos with handcrafted tortillas <the grouper ones are our favorite!>, burritos and smashed guacamole. Coyo Taco’s front space is super stylish for quick dining, but if you want to linger a bit longer, don’t miss their space in the back. It has comfy booths, a full bar, tunes, and an oversized tv that is great for watching sports!

Location: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, #M335, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.318.8616 / website / @coyotaco

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Cucina Palm BeachCucina Palm Beach is a legend on Palm Beach, and they recently re-opened with a completely new interior design and a dazzling new space and menu! Their sophisticated-meets-eclectic design perfectly compliments their cuisine, and we can’t stop raving about Chef John Kent’s Ahi TacosAvocado and Prosciutto BruschettaFried OystersCitrus and Beets Salad, Hollywood Cobb, Chicken Milanese, Mussels, and Pizza!

Location: 257 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.855.7799 / website / @cucinapalmbeach

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La GoulueIn 2020, Palm Beach welcomed La Goulue, the sister restaurant of their happening New York City location. This classic French bistro has brought a much-needed breath of fresh air to the corner of Royal Palm Way and South County Road thanks to their scalloped awnings, bistro seating and open-air dining experience. While everything we have tasted is delicious, we especially love their Ahi TunaBurrata Salad, Chef Selection of Cheeses, and Steamed Mussels with French Fries. It is also a lovely spot for brunch!

Location: 288 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.284.6292 / website / @lagoulue_palmbeach

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LoLa 41One of the newest and most fabulous restaurants, LoLa 41, is located in the also new White Elephant Hotel! We first dined at their sister restaurant on Nantucket and are so excited to welcome this gem to Palm Beach. LoLa’s menu and design is influenced by the countries and regions along the 41st parallel and some of our favorite choices from their menu include the Tuna Tartare, Cantonese Style Pork Pot Sticks, Maruko Sushi Roll, and Macaroni and Cheese. Whether you dine inside the gorgeous restaurant or outside under the umbrellas and stars, you will have a memorable dining experience!

Location: 290 Sunset Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.599.5652 / website / @lola41restaurants

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Sant AmbroeusIf you are looking for Palm Beach’s most romantic restaurant, we highly recommend Sant Ambroeus! This delicious Italian restaurant is our favorite for al fresco lunches under umbrellas, fancy dinners in the dining room, and quick bites in the café. Our usual lineup includes Chef Marco Barbisotti’s Artichoke Salad, followed by Bolognese or Chicken Paillard, and finished with a housemade dessert or scoop of gelato!

Location: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.285.7990 / website / @santambroeus

On the island, we also love Palm Beach Grill and The Honor Bar for classic comfort food, Renato’s for Italian, Echo for sushi, HMF at The Breakers for small bites and cocktails, Meat Market for steak, Pizza al Fresco for family pizza night, Seafood Bar at The Breakers for seafood, Surfside Diner for comfort food, and Taboo for classic Palm Beach!

Where to shop

From shopping destinations like The Royal to the quaint vias off Worth Avenue and fabulous local spots sprinkled in between, there is a boutique for everyone on the island!

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The Royal – When The Royal Poinciana Plaza completed their total makeover a couple of years ago, we instantly fell in love! There is simply no shopping destination like it, and we are constantly singing its praises. We love bouncing around and shopping their hand selected boutiques that are located throughout the open air plaza. And to complete the perfect day, we like to stop for refreshments at one of their six “sip + nibble” spots!

Our favorite boutiques include LoveShackFancy for beautiful women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, Stoney Clover for the cutest personalized bags and accessories, Kirna Zabête for luxury women’s fashions, Beach by Everything but Water for women’s swimsuits, Orlebar Brown for men’s swimsuits, Assouline for gorgeous coffee table books, Bognar and Piccolini for luxury children’s clothing, Hermés and Saint Laurent for fine fashion, and Roller Rabbit for block-print clothes and home goods.

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N. and S. County Road – On the east side of the island running along N. and S. County Road is a great selection of unique shops and boutiques. It has a true local vibe that includes surf shops, fashion stores, island housewares, luxury linens, antiques and more!

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Serena & LilySerena & Lily is one of our very favorite coastal home stores, and we were ecstatic when they opened their Design Shop right here in Palm Beach in 2o19! Their rattan furnitureluxurious bedding, entertaining pieces, bathroom linens, and outdoor furniture are just a few of our favorites from their home collections that inspire us year after year. We also loved partnering with Serena & Lily on the Sisters Suite at The Colony Hotel!

Location: 101 North County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.461.7010 / website / @serenaandlily

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P.B. Boys ClubPart surf shop, part prep shop, and a little bit of everything in between, P.B. Boys Club has been the popular spot on the island since 1993! Owners Jodi and Rick always stock the store with the latest sunny goodies like colorful swimsuits, surfboards, skateboards, sporting goods, and lots of other fun stuff. We vividly remember coming here as kids and can’t believe we are now bringing our own kids here, too!

Location: 307 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.832.9335 / website / @pbboysclub

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P.B. Girls Club and AristokidsThe sister store of P.B. Boys Club, P.B. Girls Club and Aristokids, was the first of Jodi and Rick’s two stores to open on S. County Road back in 1988! For thirty years, they have taken pride in their family owned and operated boutique that features women’s and children’s bathing suits, clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. It’s the perfect family-friendly shop to stop by on your way to the beach!

Location: 309 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.832.3596 / website / @pbgirlsclub

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Kemble InteriorsThe Kemble family has called Palm Beach home for more than 120 years, and mother-daughter-duo, Mimi and Celerie, have a beautiful eye for interior design. Their unique style captures the whimsical, island vibe and some of our favorite projects by Kemble Interiors include Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic, The Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, FL, and the recent makeover here at The Colony Hotel.

Location: 294 Hibiscus Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.659.5556 / website / @kemble_interiors

A few other shops we love in this area are Skinny Dip for women’s styles, Lori Jayne for monogrammed and luxury housewares, C.Orrico for preppy styles, Lindroth Design for island wicker and rattan housewares, and Lycette Designs for the best needlepoint shop!

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Worth AvenueWorth Avenue has been a shopper’s paradise dating all the way back to the 1920s! Lined with palm trees and colorful awnings, the iconic avenue is home to luxury department stores, high fashion brands, newly launched lines, and the cutest boutiques!

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Vineyard VinesWhen it comes to dressing the whole family, our very favorite brand is Vineyard Vines! We love the story of the founding brothers and have really enjoyed getting to know the team behind the brand <you may have spotted us in their catalog and stores earlier this year!>. From men and women to boys and girls, Vineyard Vines make it so easy to dress for Florida weather in both comfortable and stylish clothes!

Location: 305 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.659.5900 / website / @vineyardvines

We also love Aerin, Bonpoint, CJ LaingJ.McLaughlin, LaMuse Jewelers, Leta Austin FosterLetarte Luxe, Lilly Pulitzer, Maus & Hoffman, Neiman MarcusSaks Fifth Avenue, and Stubbs & Wootton and Launch Pad Collective!

Where to play

On the island, there are lots of fun things to do! See some of our favorite activities below!

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The Royal: When we aren’t shopping and dining at The Royal, we love coming by to rent bikes at the Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop, getting our hair blown out at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa and our nails done at Nail Lab and going to one of their many events!

Location: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.440.5441 / website / @theroyalpoincianaplaza

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Flagler MuseumThe best historic experience on the island is definitely the Flagler Museum. We have been visiting the museum since we were kids and still love walking through the rooms and hearing about the history of Henry Flagler. Visitors are welcomed for guided tours, changing exhibitions, special programs, and a new picnic on the lawn!

Location: One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Contact: 561.655.2833 / website / @flaglermuseum

Some of our other favorite activities on the island include renting paddle boards and surfboards at P.B. Boys Club, going for a historic walking tour of Worth Avenue or visiting the library or attending one of the events at the Society of the Four Arts!

We hope you enjoyed our new “Guide to Palm Beach”! If you have any questions or need further help, please feel free to email us at hello@palmbeachlately.com or send us a message at @palmbeachlately! And if you see us on the island, be sure to say hi! xo

Credits:

Photography: Iris Moore Photography, Shea ChristineHeather Holt Photo, and LCB Style

Palm Beach Map: HeartSwell

Palm Beach Itinerary: Lovely Little Party

Hair color and cut: Lotus Hair Studio

Blowouts: AIRBAR

Blue and orange swimsuits: Albion Fit

Pink and white swimsuits: P.B. Girls Club and Beach by Everything but Water

Pink and gingham dresses: Elizabeth Wilson Designs x Palm Beach Lately

 

Blue and white dresses: Cynthia Rowley

*Thank you to all of the brands who partnered with us on our guide!