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Eau Palm Beach

by Laura Motta
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Is there any beach destination in the U.S. with more of a luxury pedigree than Palm Beach? A vacation destination for business magnates since the turn of the 20th century, its shores are fringed with opulent mansions, golf courses, and five-star resorts. One of those resorts, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, caters to a younger crowd than the generations-old grand dames farther along the coastline. 

Wha You Need to Know

The Look Of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

It's All in the Details

It’s hard to miss the hotel’s most distinct offering: Its decor is courtesy of designer Jonathan Adler, who has brought his sense of eye-popping color and vintage-inspired whimsy to Eau Palm Beach. Custom geometric patterned wallpaper, ceramic boxes in metallic colors, oversize Slim Aarons prints -- it’s all here.

The Rooms at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

There are some resort-view rooms at Eau Palm Beach, but the ocean view rooms are the way to go. In fact, a quick search on the hotel’s website revealed these rooms to be less expensive than the resort-view rooms. All rooms have private balconies -- a perfect spot for some early morning or evening contemplation -- and nothing quite beats the sound of the ocean waves outside your door. As you’d expect from a hotel called the Eau, the bathrooms are a highlight. Rain showerheads, massage jets built into the walls, and massive soaking tubs in some upgraded rooms mean that you’ll want to spend more than your typical 15 minutes in the shower.

The Food at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

The resort is home to four restaurants and bars, so leaving the property isn’t strictly necessary if you’re peckish after a long day of lounging. One to recommend is Angle, a special-occasion spot with a focus on fresh seafood. 

Who Will Love Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Anyone looking for the ultimate girlfriend getaway need not look further. The spa offerings alone make this a hotspot for relaxing weekends spent getting pedicures and drinking bubbly. Naturally, it’s also a popular spot for weddings. Young families, too, will find plenty to love here, with a dedicated family concierge, babysitting, and club-level rooms with included, no-fuss food and beverages available around the clock.

Who Might Not Love Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Older couples may find the Adler designs a touch too loud or glib for a proper Palm Beach getaway.

Best Amenity at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Eau Spa is among the most beautiful and creative we’ve ever seen. You can blend your own custom scrub using ingredients like clay, lavender, and vanilla; swing in a suspended lounger over a gurgling water feature, or sit on a bench with a rushing waterfall cascading over your back. Even the linens on the massage tables are a silky, soft alternative to basic cotton.

Money Matters

What's Included at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Your stay here includes access to the fitness center, oceanfront cabanas, tennis courts, and business lounge. Non-motorized watersports (such as snorkeling, SUP, and bodyboards) and bike rentals, as well as special kids' and teens' programming, are also included. Guests also enjoy private beach access (plus use of beach chairs and umbrellas), and free coffee and tea in the lobby. Wifi is complimentary, too.

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

The property does not have a resort fee, though parking is extra.

How to Get a Deal at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Browse the property's website to view current specials, packages, and promotions. Additionally, consider planning your trip during hurricane season, when you'll find lower-than-usual rates.

Getting There

In The Neighborhood of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

If the leafy, idyllic opulence of Palm Beach island gets a little overwhelming, head south about 20 minutes to Delray Beach or 35 to Boca Raton for shopping, restaurants, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Alternatively, head north to the original center of Palm Beach’s lavish past: the Flagler Museum. Standard Oil founder Henry Flagler built this seaside mansion -- now a museum -- as an engagement present for his wife. Not a bad way to start off a marriage.

Nearest Airport to Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Located on “the island” in Palm Beach, Eau Palm Beach is an easy 25-minute drive down route 95 from the West Palm Beach Airport. Note that most GPS-driven mapping programs will bring you south of the hotel and then loop you back up onto the island via route A1A, where you’ll reach the property. If you’re in a hurry, don’t be tempted to cut immediately over to route A1A after leaving the airport. Traffic and the narrowness of the route mean that the 95 option will get you there significantly faster. All of the major U.S.-based air carriers, plus Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines, fly to West Palm Beach. 

The Bottom Line

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a luxurious beachfront oasis -- complete with plenty of amenities and a distinct, design-forward aesthetic. 

It's All in the Details