Palm Beach and the adjoining West Palm Beach are well known for their multi-million dollar mansions which line the beach and Intracoastal Waterway. The historic Downtown district has many historic buildings, museums, designer boutiques and interesting sightseeing opportunities. There are several championship golf courses in the area, excellent dining and the opportunity to spend the day in the Bahamas.
Palm Beach grew up around its fabulous soft sandy beaches and clear blue ocean. This is where you can sunbathe and watch model bikini-clad figures go by. The area around Midtown Beach is perfect for swimming, surfing, jet skiing and other watersports activities which are all offered along this endless stretch of pristine beach.
The Bahamas are just a short flight or boat trip away and it is easy to fly over for lunch or to do some duty-free shopping in one of the beautiful Bahamas resorts. Casino day trips or 2-day cruises also offer cheap trips to the Bahamas. Dining
Some of the best dining in Florida can be found in the Palm Beach area, within easy reach from your self-catering villa in Palm Beach. Head for E.R.Bradley’s Saloon, Capt. Charlie’s Reef Grill or Spoto’s Oyster Bar and enjoy the freshly prepared local seafood and steaks.
Your self catering villa in Palm 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.
Located in the fabulous mansion which Standard Oil magnate Henry Flagler built for his wife in 1902, this museum recaptures the era of the 1920s. The ornate Beaux-Art architecture, furnishing and the history of Flagler’s Florida coast railroad make a great day out.
This small museum at Juno Beach aims to preserve the marine environment around Palm Beach and protect the threatened sea turtles. There are nature trails, informative exhibits and guided walks along the beach to see loggerheads, leatherbacks and green turtles.
Palm Beach is well known for its year round warmth and sunshine. Average daytime highs in the winter are 76°F (25°C) and reach a hot and humid 90°F (32°C) in August. Hurricanes occasionally affect the area from August through October.
The closest airport is Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, approximately 4 miles from the centre of Palm Beach. Alternatively Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 44 miles from your Palm Beach holiday rental.