Palm Beach is one of, if not the, wealthiest communities in Florida. Sitting on Florida’s East coast, this is a place of indulgence and pampering. Luxury accommodations are plentiful and my preference is the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, steps away from the beach.
This Marriott is stylish, chic, and offers a warm welcome to those who enter their doors. A delicious smell, cleverly piped in, warms your nostrils and follows with you throughout the whole first floor. The smells along with the beautiful furniture and decor, and sheer beauty of the resort, are enchanting.
Our Stay at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island
Upon check-in, my husband Eddie and I were greeted by friendly staff. They only took about two minutes of our time before providing us with our keys and property guide. Our huge 750 square feet room was located on the 5th floor. We faced the Intracoastal Waterway as opposed to the ocean.
A cool thing about the Palm Beach Marriott is that all of the rooms are considered condominium style suites. Ours had a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large living room complete with a state-of-the-art 42″ flat-screen TV and Bose electronics (radio, CD, and stereo plus iPod dock). We also had an enormous bedroom and bath, plus a small balcony with two comfortable chairs for enjoying the pool views beneath us. There are also washer/dryers available in each unit.
Our bedroom was fashioned in white linens and matching duct with dark jewel tone pillows to accent. The marble bathroom had a deep soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower stall. Bedroom and living room windows were all floor to ceiling. The bedroom also had a second TV with premium movie channels, perfect for snuggling in the comfy bed and watching before bedtime.
Tasteful Decor and Upscale Furnishings
The living room made use of tasteful fabrics on both the chair and sofa while it also held a writing desk and barstools to take advantage of the spacious bar area. The refrigerator was stocked with typical mini-bar offerings such as bottled water, juice, soda, and alcohol. It was hard not to dive into the mini-bar snacks nestled in the corner of the kitchen. It contained attractive offerings such as cashews and Toberlerone.
Though Eddie and I were being hosted for an overnight, I could have stayed at the Palm Bech Marriott Singer Island a week or longer without ever leaving the property. I would have loved the chance to cook in that awesome kitchen!
A Family Favorite Destination
The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island is a family favorite vacation destination, which was obvious by the overload of families there to enjoy all of the wonderful offerings the hotel had. From the kids club to daily activities for all resort guests (some include a participation fee), spa services to water activities, there is something for every guest. I visited the Kids Camp where a friendly worker showed me some of the crafts and projects the children would be constructing that day. They provide movies, games, and fun activities for the kids to give them their own special vacation, while parents can relax, such as searching for treasures with metal detectors on the beach and hula-hooping.
The hotel houses two pools; an infinity and my favorite, a Grotto-style lagoon pool, which were both being utilized by many guests and their families. Cabanas are available for rent and there is a hot tub facing the ocean at one of the pools. The other has an enormous water slide that looked like so much fun! A onsite restaurant and bar serves guests at the pool and on the beach daily.
Palate Pleasing Dining Experiences
When it comes to dining, the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island has a few options such as 3800 Ocean (their premier restaurant), the Lagoon Cantina, Reef Tiki Bar, and even a small store/coffee bar in the lobby that offers salads and sandwiches to go. They also have other groceries available that might be needed for your stay. Though the gift shop that was attached only had a very small number of items on display, they were quality souvenirs. The breakfast options at the full-service restaurant were affordable, considering how upscale this hotel is. The coffee bar also sold a bounty of items that will not break the bank. If you wish to really start the day off right, the typical Marriott breakfast buffet is available for $25 per person. I always love their food so this is a splurge that we typically make.
Eddie and I dined outdoors at 3800 Ocean and sampled their brand new menu. We started our evening with a Mango Margarita and Pinà Colada. The drinks were pricey but perfectly prepared. We shared the Tomato/Shrimp Bruschetta and I had their Wedge Salad as well. The salad was incredibly delicious, with a yummy blue cheese dressing. It was big enough for a meal in itself. I recommend splitting a salad with someone else or ordering it in lieu of a meal.
For our entrée choices, Eddie opted for a Chicken Caesar Salad and I had the Shrimp Pasta dish. Everything was plated beautifully and tasted delicious, but we were really overstuffed at the end of the meal; I brought over half of my dish home with me.
Touring the Property So I Don’t Miss a Thing
I toured the property with Stacy Lee, Director of Sales & Marketing, who answered questions for me and showcased their property incredibly well. We walked down to the private beach where a tiki style hut served as the water activities sign-up location and sundries store. The sand felt super soft and the beach views were superb. Something special about the location of the Palm Beach Marriott is that it sits on a reef, perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving. Do not sweat it if you forgot the kids beach toys, swimsuits, or sunscreen. The Marriott’s gift and beach shops have everything available on property.
A place to not miss is the outdoor patio with fire pits for chilly nights and big comfy oversized chairs. This is the perfect place to sit and enjoy social time with friends or that special someone. I found that area to be wonderful for both relaxing and photographs.
FYI: Palm Beach is part of Florida’s Gold Coast. This is the Atlantic coast of South Florida including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.
FYI: Keep in mind that the Marriott is a great location for meetings and weddings. They have their fair share of weddings and after walking around the entire property, I can see why so many people would choose it. This is a photographers dream location!