Checking In: Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

I have a confession to make .. I think I have only ever stayed in 1-2 Marriott properties. I honestly do not know why I haven’t stayed before – but I am 100% sold on staying in their hotels in the future. They exceeded any expectation I had and I already cannot wait to return to explore more of this area. The property overall is fantastic. I found it to be light and airy, extremely clean, and overall offered a lot of open spaces – my only wish is that I had gotten the chance to stay longer.

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Beach Sunset

From the moment I arrived, I was welcomed into a gorgeous lobby that had beautiful decor throughout and sun shining right through. I could see children laughing and running in the distance and I knew I was checking in somewhere special. The check-in process went so smoothly and the staff was incredibly friendly.

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Lobby

The hotel offers 2 pools, a luxurious spa, 2 restaurants, 1 bar, in-room dining, gym, beach front access, and a trip you are never going to forget!

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Outdoor Area

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Cabana Area

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Pool

The Room:

I checked into a 1 bedroom condo with an ocean view during my visit. I was extremely pleased with the large amount of space, washer and dryer, separate living space from the bedroom, the beachy upscale decor, and the lush marble bathroom.

Something that caught my attention right away was the well curated minibar options. Since the room has a full size fridge, there were plenty of beverage options and the liquor options came in pint sizes versus the single serving sizes. In addition – I loved that the hotel gave popcorn in the minibar snacks since the room has a microwave – perfect for a movie night.

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

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Luxury Bath Amenities

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo

My favorite part of the room is the balcony from which I could see both a sunset and a sunrise! I had the best view in the entire hotel in my opinion. There is something truly magical about enjoying peaceful time on your balcony with the breeze from the water and seeing the sun in all her glory.

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Balcony Sunset

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Balcony Sunrise

 

Room Features

  • 800sqft/72sqm
  • Air-conditioned
  • This room is non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms are not available
  • Outdoor spaces: balcony (1)
  • Living/sitting area
  • Dining area
  • Living room is separated
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living area is separated from bed by privacy wall
  • Walk-in closet
  • Windows, soundproof
  • Total outdoor space: 74sqft/7sqm
  • King Bed
  • Marble bathroom
  • Outlet with dual voltage adaptors
  • Desk, writing / work, electrical outlet
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washer and dryer
  • TV’s – 2

Dining:

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During my stay I had the pleasure of dining at 3800 Ocean. I had a moment to chat with the chef about the food and you could tell he was very passionate about his work – which ultimately shined through in his culinary creations.

I had a charcuterie board, fried green tomatoes with pork belly confit and a watermelon and goat cheese salad. I cannot possibly choose a favorite because each dish was amazing in its own way. I loved the rich flavors of the green tomatoes but also the softness of the goat cheese paired with the watermelon and arugula salad (which to be honest – I did not know if that would taste good but I love trying new things and it was fabulous!). I was completely full from all the amazing food that I just could not eat anything else – so I opted not to get an entree or dessert.

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Delicious Bread

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Charcuterie Board

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Fried Green Tomatoes With Pork Belly Confit

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Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

 

Additional Information:

  • Address: 3800 North Ocean Drive · Singer Island Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
  • Phone: 1-561-340-1795
  • Distance from West Palm Beach Airport: ~20-25 minutes
  • Parking: Valet is available – Uber is also readily available throughout the area

Overall:

I loved my stay here and completely fell in love with the area.

 

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Disclaimer:

I was hosted by the Palm Beaches Tourism Board, but as always, opinions are entirely my own. 

7 Experiences To Have In The Palm Beaches, Florida

I just returned from a quick 4 day trip to the Palm Beaches in Florida and it was packed with incredible things to do. I honestly had not done much research prior to visiting but I had heard a lot of great things so I knew I was in for something special. The area is so beautiful that I feel like I photographed every inch of every place I went to. I came home with over 2,000 photos and I cannot get over how much I love the area.

I put together my favorites from my trip to share with you that I think really stood out and made the trip extra special.

Visit Flagler Museum 

The Flager Museum is one of my favorite things to do in the Palm Beaches. I am obsessed with architecture and interior design and Flagler brings it all and more. The museum actually used to be a home, Whitehall. Henry Flagler bought it for his third wife as a wedding gift and it only took 18 months to build .. and it is comprised of 75 rooms. Can you even imagine having something with such a gorgeous grandeur built that fast? Every room is different and designed in the Beaux-Arts style. You can expect to find large amounts of marble, rich colors, murals on the ceilings, and Henry Flagler’s train car on property.

I don’t want to give away anymore but there is a great story of how it came to be and why Flagler had his own train car.

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Flagler Museum

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Flagler Museum

Breakfast or brunch at Circle at The Breakers Resort 

The only thing I wish that had gone different at The Breakers Resort was me staying there for more than a meal. Not only is the food incredible and a must visit – but the hotel is absolutely beautiful! Just walking around the property was so special. I loved seeing all the light leaking in through the glass windows and the decor is top notch. I will definitely be returning for a stay.

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As for the food – I have made it no secret that I judge restaurants on how well they poach eggs and Circle does it quite perfectly laid over the hash I ordered. I also ordered their homemade granola and yogurt and it was so good AND the presentation is beautiful.

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Breakfast at Breakers Resort

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Breakfast at Breakers Resort

Catch a sunset AND a sunrise 

If you know me .. you know this is a priority when I travel. I like to see the sun and all its glory. I was really fortunate to see an incredible sunset and sunrise at the Marriott on Singer Island when I stayed there.

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Sunrise at the Marriott Singer Island

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Sunset at the Marriott Singer Island

Try local beer

I did a brewery tour and tasting at Twisted Trunk Brewing and learned so much about brewing from the owner, Fran. On our tour of the brewery he let me see how the beer is made and let me taste some of the different barley’s they use to make beers. I tried a beer that they make that I loved and think is perfect for summer called: Watermelon Saison! It may sound strange but I promise it was delicious. The watermelon did not overpower and it was subtle.

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Twisted Trunk Brewing

Tour Palm Beach 

Easily the most beautiful city I have seen. Every corner is brimming with gorgeous architecture, beach coastlines, high-end and boutique shops, and friendly faces. I took a tour with Leslie from Island Living Tour and she is so incredibly knowledgeable about the area – she lives there and she is very excited about sharing it.

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Palm Beach

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Spa day at Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa 

Eau boy was this an experience! Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa is such a marvelous property! I was only on site for an afternoon for lunch and a massage but I could certainly see myself staying for a weekend .. or two! Before I went to the spa I explored the property a little bit and had lunch on site at Breeze Ocean Kitchen. The food is so fresh and so delicious. I cannot stop talking about the ceviche they have made with passion fruit. It is the best I have ever had – so make sure and get this when you visit!

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Breeze Ocean Kitchen

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Breeze Ocean Kitchen

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Breeze Ocean Kitchen

As for the Eau Spa – what an incredible experience. This is only the second time I have left my phone behind (which I always should, I know) to get the real spa experience. Prior to my treatment I enjoyed the whirlpool and sauna and just relaxed. No talking, no thinking about the things I needed to do – just me time. Eau Palm makes this easy with the ambiance of the spa. I should also mention they have champagne and cupcakes – they definitely know what they are doing!

My massage was perfect! I did a 60 minute Swedish massage and was able to select my oils, sounds in the room AND color – if that isn’t personalized, I don’t know what is! After your treatment you can retreat to the lounge, the whirlpool and steam rooms or there is an outdoor relaxing area that is truly a peaceful area.

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Eau Spa – image provided by Eau Spa

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Eau Spa – image provided by Eau Spa

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Eau Spa – image provided by Eau Spa

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Eau Spa – image provided by Eau Spa

 

Eat ALL the food 

I cannot rave enough about how AMAZING the food is here. Everything is so fresh, so original and overall everything I ate was sensational! Typically when I travel I seek out food that is different from where I live or things that are special to the area. As it turns out – a lot of the area is farm to table and uses the freshest ingredients.

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Salt7

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Crab Stack Deck 84

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Deck 84

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Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen

Read More: Foodies Guide to the Palm Beaches

 

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*Disclaimer: I was hosted by the Palm Beaches Tourism Board, but as always – opinions are entirely my own. 

Checking In: Seagate Hotel & Spa Delray Beach, Florida

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The Seagate Hotel & Spa is located in Delray Beach, Florida among the Palm Beaches. Nestled beautifully within the Delray neighborhood, it has easy walking throughout the city to many bars, restaurants and shops.

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Delray

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Lobby and Reception

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Sitting Area

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Sitting Area

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The hotel has a private country club with 18 holes for golf and 9 tennis courts, a beach club, private beach access with umbrellas and chairs, pool, and 2 restaurants offsite that you can take their shuttle to for use during your stay.

Downtown Delray Beach The Seagate Beach Club

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Hamlet Country Club

Golf

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Seagate Beach Club

I love that the property is a boutique property and isn’t overly big – it felt more catered to the guests. There was never any lines to check-in or out or a wait for anything. The pool was also never crowded.

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Amenities:

  • High speed internet
  • Concierge
  • Newspaper delivery
  • Twice daily housekeeping
  • Business center
  • Luxury car service – available from 8-11 within a 3 mile radius of the hotel. First come basis.
  • 24 hour valet
  • Seagate spa
  • Steam rooms
  • Fitness center with classes
  • Outdoor pools with Jacuzzi
  • Seagate Beach Club’
  • 24 hour room service
  • Pool bar service 11-5 daily

The Room:

During my stay I checked into a Deluxe King Room. Offering 500 generous square feet of space right in the heart of Delray, oozing with luxury. Some of the features I loved most about the room were the balcony overlooking the pool, the deep soaking tub with bubble jets, gorgeous marble bathroom, super soft Egyptian cotton sheets, and the nightly turn down service that came with a box of delicious chocolates and a purple orchid.

Bonus: I slept with my doors open for that nice Florida breeze as it isn’t too hot yet and I could hear the water lightly.

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Deluxe King Room

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Deluxe King Room

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Minibar Snacks

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Luxury Bath Amenities

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Sitting Area

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Nightly Turn Down

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Chocolates

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Balcony Views

Room amenities:

  • SMART Room Technology
  • 42″ HDTVs
  • DVD players
  • iHome docking stations
  • In-room movies
  • Three telephones
  • Mini-bars
  • Microwaves
  • Safes
  • LEED certified
  • Luxury Egyptian cotton linens
  • Luxury bath amenities by Gilchrist & Soames
  • Keurig coffeemakers
  • Umbrellas
  • Glass-enclosed walk-in showers
  • Lighted makeup mirrors
  • Blow dryers
  • Robes
  • Slippers
  • Scales

Dining:

Due to my busy schedule I did not get to dine in any of the fabulous establishments within the hotel but I did order room service my last morning and it did not disappoint. I was delivered the fluffiest of pancakes with pancakes.

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Overall:

Loved my short stay with Seagate Hotel and Spa! Boutique luxury is my favorite kind of luxury and the hotel met and exceeded my expectations in every way.

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Additional Information:

  • Address: 1000 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Phone: (561) 665-4800
  • Distance from West Palm Beach Airport: 19.2 miles ~ 30 minutes drive
  • Parking: 24 hour valet

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Disclaimer: I was hosted by the Palm Beaches Tourism Board and the Seagate Hotel, but as always, opinions are entirely my own. 

9 Foodie Spots You Must Try In The Palm Beaches, Florida

Never have I been to a destination where everything I ate was so fresh, so delicious and begging me to return. I recently returned from the Palm Beaches and truly believe the area is a culinary delight. I’ll be honest – usually when I travel I find a dish or something I don’t really like .. but not this time. Every single dish was incredible.

Here are my recommendations for food in the Palm Beaches:

Salt7: for the meat eater 

The Executive Chef, Paul Niedermann won a season of Hell’s Kitchen and is now serving up incredible food at Salt7. I love that this restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and welcoming vibes to its guests.

For food I would highly recommend the peppercorn crusted sirloin and the Australian lamb lollipop! The meats were cooked to perfection with lush pink coloring and flavored perfectly.

For drinks I would try the smoked peach old fashioned.

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Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen: for the best avocado toast

Now I realize you can order this anywhere .. but it is vastly different from restaurant to restaurant. This one from Farmhouse Kitchen had green pesto and ricotta and I added blue crab. It was all placed atop a thicker piece of toast and garnished with radishes and sprouts. It had the perfect amount of toast crunch with its toppings.

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Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen

Breeze Ocean Kitchen at Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa: for the freshest food on the water

Not only is Breeze Ocean Kitchen situated perfectly on the water with the best beach views but the food is sensational. I opted to let the beach vibes pick my dishes!

For food you should definitely get the locally caught ceviche as it is made with avocado and passion fruit – and I cannot think of a better combination! Also delicious are their salads and coconut sorbet.

For drinks get the mojito made right in a coconut!

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Breeze Ocean Kitchen

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Breeze Ocean Kitchen

Deck 84: for the BEST fish tacos

I almost did not eat here because I was so tired and I am SO glad I did!! Hands down, Deck 84 has the best fish tacos I have ever had around the globe. They make them with their fresh catch and you pick how you want them cooked, I opted to have them fried. Then they are layered with creamy coleslaw and pickled jalapenos. So.Dang.Good.

I also ordered the crab stack and a coconut sorbet that were unbelievable.

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Deck 84

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Deck 84

The Circle at The Breakers: for the best brunch 

Breakfast and brunch are my favorite meals. I am obsessed. I 100% judge a restaurant on its ability to poach an egg and it was perfectly poached over the hash at The Circle. In addition, I ordered a probably the best yogurt parfait I have ever had. They make the granola in house and the presentation is just incredible as well as delicious.

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The Circle at Breakers Resort

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The Circle at Breakers Resort

3800 Ocean: for the best charcuterie board and mix of ingredients

Located in the Marriott on Singer Island, this was my last dinner of my trip and it was a fine finish. The chef brought me a beautiful charcuterie board with meats, cheese, nuts – the works, and if you know me I am such a big fan of cheeses. I took a risk and ordered a salad with ingredients I wasn’t sure would pair well together and surely I came out wrong – but that is the best part of eating, trying new things. I went with the watermelon and goat cheese feta salad that was on arugula with pistachios and lychee vinaigrette. Highly recommend both dishes!

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3800 Ocean

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3800 Ocean

Subculture Coffee: for the best coffee 

I had heard about Subculture Coffee before ever going and it is rumored to be an institution by those who have been. Artisan roasted coffee and delicious food. What more could you ask for? I went for a cold brew and fritatta sandwich.

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Subculture Coffee

Guanabanas: for the best Floridian fritters and waterside lunch

I really fell in love with Guanabanas! I love that they have Adirondack chairs lining the front of the establishment when you arrive and that the restaurant is so lush with greenery and facing water.

I went out on a limb and tried 2 things I had never had before: Floridian fritters and a fat Cuban. The fritters are made with local shrimp and have this incredible sweet mustard sauce paired with it. The fat Cuban was oozing with cheese and so good!

For drinks I would recommend Guanabanas’ Cat 5 – made with rums and fruit juices! So fresh and delicious.

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Guanabanas

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Guanabanas

The Seagate Hotel and Spa : for the best breakfast room service

I stayed at the Seagate for 2 nights during my trip and opted for a delicious room service breakfast during my stay. I went with the buttermilk pancake stack and bacon and it was just scrumptious! I am a big fan of bacon and they cooked it just perfectly. The bacon is also not pictured because I ate it before I could photograph it.

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Breakfast at Seagate Hotel

 

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Disclaimer: I was a guest of the Palm Beaches Tourism board, but as always, opinions are entirely my own. 

21 Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Palm Beaches, Florida

I just returned from a gorgeous trip in the Palm Beaches, Florida and I am overwhelmed with how incredible the area is, how fresh the food is and how nice the people are. I don’t know how else to say this, but you are doing yourself a disservice everyday that you don’t book a trip and head here.

I remember when I was coming in for a landing at the West Palm Beach airport and I could see the stunning shades of blue that the water had to offer its coastline beaches. I am already planning my return. Until then .. I hope these photos inspire your trip!

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Sunrise at the Marriott Singer Island

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Flagler Museum

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Fish Tacos Deck 84

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Breakfast at Seagate Hotel

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Palm Beach

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Flagler Museum

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Floridian Fritters Guanabanas

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Sunset at the Marriott Singer Island

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Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen

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Twisted Trunk Brewing

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Lunch Guanabanas

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Lunch at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

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Breakfast at Breakers Resort

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Seagate Hotel

 

 

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*Disclaimer: I was hosted by the Palm Beaches Tourism Board – but as always, opinions are entirely my own.