1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email

The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida

By

Children's Maze, photo courtesy of The Breakers resort.

The Breakers- Children's Maze

Children's Maze, photo courtesy of The Breakers resort.
There are quite a few "The Breakers Resorts" around, from Oahu to Myrtle Beach, but here we're talking about the landmark in the heart of Palm Beach on Florida's Treasure Coast.

The Breakers is a classic Florida grand hotel, a National Register kind of place, with courtyard and gardens, hand-painted ceilings and medieval tapestries in the lobby. The Breakers was built by none other than Henry Flagler, Standard Oil magnate, owner of the Florida East Coast Railway,and a prime mover in making Florida choice spot for the wealthy a hundred years ago.

Picture a AAA Five Diamond resort in Italian Renaissance style, on 140 acres of prime real estate including a half-mile of private beach and 36 holes of golf... And the place likes families.

Features for Families

Would a place modeled on Rome's Villa Medici really want kids running around? Here's a clue: The Breakers has a 6000-sq. ft. Family Entertainment Center, with a glassed-in toddlers room, arcade, playroom and craft area, and computer and X-Box room beside a family-friendly Italian restaurant.

More for Kids:

  • Kids club for ages 3 to 13 offers many activities including golf, lawn hockey, swimming
  • Five pools include oceanside pools, baby pool and heated family pool
  • The Breakers offers free use of baby gear such as bottle warmers, strollers, baby bathtubs; childproofing items too
  • Kids 17 and under stay free in the same room as parents, and families can reserve up to five adjoining guestrooms
  • The resort has family activities such as bonfires on the beach

This brief profile is meant to introduce this resort to family vacationers; please note that the writer has not visited in person. Always check resort sites for updates.

Related Video
Plan a Romantic Beach Escape

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.