Delray Beach is just north of the upmarket town of Boca Raton. It has a beautiful soft sandy beach, dozens of golf courses, great shopping and a lively nightlife. The area is well known for its choice of dining, making a self-catering villa in Delray Beach the perfect base for a relaxing vacation in the sun. The area is surrounded by State Parks for fishing, boating, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits. Sports fishing is also popular in the warm Atlantic waters.
Delray Beach grew up around its fabulous soft sandy beaches and clear blue ocean. This is the place to enjoy sunbathing and relaxing. The beaches around Delray Beach are perfect for swimming, surfing, jet skiing and other watersports activities which are all on offer along the endless stretch of pristine beach. Dining Out
Take advantage of the South Florida climate and eat outdoors after dark. The area has some of the finest restaurants in Florida and some of the best restaurants overlook the ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy the fresh local seafood and tasty steaks or the international cuisine.
Atlantic Avenue is Delray Beach’s main thoroughfare and is lined with antique shops, galleries, boutiques and jewelry shops. It is a great place to browse for the perfect souvenir of your Delray Beach holiday.
The excellent cultural museum is a great place to start your visit and has art exhibits, Japanese clothing and more than 5000 pieces of fine art. The gardens are peaceful, very quiet and relaxing. There are a total of six gardens, a beautiful fish pond and an excellent café.
This excellent nature reserve is on Jog Road, within easy reach from your Delray Beach holiday rental. It is ideal for bird watching from the boardwalks. There are also many turtles and alligators which can be seen in their natural habitat.
Your self catering villa in Delray Beach is just a short drive from the Everglades, one of the natural wonders of the world. Take an exhilarating airboat ride to an Indian hammock and see alligators, herons, egrets and other wildlife along the way.
The weather in Delray Beach offers year round warmth and sunshine. Average daytime highs in the winter are a pleasant 76°F (25°C) and reach a hot and humid 90°F (32°C) or higher in August. Hurricanes occasionally affect the area from August through October.
There are several main airports close to your holiday home in Delray Beach. The closest airport is Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, which is just 15 miles from Delray Beach. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 27 miles from Delray Beach, or use Miami International Airport which is 48 miles away.