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The Breakers in Palm Beach Is A Must-Go Luxury Family Vacation

The Breakers in Palm Beach is on a lot of people's bucket list, including mine. Thus, I plunged at the opportunity to stay at the Breakers with my youngest son while my older girls were at tennis camp in the area.

The Breakers had been built up so much that I was almost expecting to be disappointed. 

First of all, you can literally see the hotel miles before you actually arrive. My son’s first question upon arrival was : “Mommy, why are we staying in a castle?”

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Can you blame him for truly believing the Breakers was a castle? I went with it, and we called the Breakers “the castle” for the rest of our stay!

Every morning, we had breakfast in the Circle Room. One word alone can describe the Circle Room….wow. I felt like a princess with my little prince at a breakfast fit for a queen.

I know what you are thinking about now. The Breakers looks amazing, but how could you take a 4 year old on vacation at this fancy of a place?! I know it is hard to believe, but the Breakers is one of the most family-friendly luxury hotels that I have ever stayed.

First of all, the Breakers has a kids club that accepts children at age 3 and up. Not only do they have sessions during the day, but also at night. Yup, you heard that right! I experienced both the day and night kids club sessions at the Breakers, and both were top notch. Murray absolutely loved the Breakers kids club.



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There are a ton of fabulous restaurants at the Breakers (e.g. HMF), but the Italian restaurant is a stand-out for families with children. Whomever designed the Breakers Italian restaurant gets a virtual kiss from me! The restaurant is adjacent to the kids club facilities which is open for children to enjoy while their parents are dining. This was my view at dinner. Can we say…..Brilliant?!


There is far more to the kids club area than displayed in the above picture. The Breakers has thought of every age group, thus there is a area for the older kids to play video games and even a movie theater. On top of that, they have an animal stuffing area that is similar to “build a bear.” All of these areas are in the same building as the Italian Restaurant.

Do you think Murray enjoyed stuffing his animal while I casually dined with a friend and a nice bottle of pinot noir?

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I have not even mentioned the beachfront experience at the Breakers! Yes, there is a lovely beach at the Breakers where you can relax, swim and even snorkel a reef.

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I was lucky enough to be invited to experience a scuba dive of the reef at the Breakers. I was pleasantly surprised at the clarity of the water at the Breakers. Previously, I had only dived in the Caribbean. Also, I was able to dive right off the beach. The reef was full of fish and interesting ones at that! I saw a huge turtle, eel, and even a tarpon.

Now, lets get to the really good stuff…..the Breakers Beach Bungalows. There are Bungalows for rent at each pool. Let me tell you, its worth it. The Beach Bungalows comes with your “butler” for the day. I don’t know about you, but this does not happen for me every day.

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The Beach Bungalow itself was stunning, and perfectly located near the pool and beach. The Beach Bungalow included a flat screen tv, refrigerator full of drinks and snacks, bathroom & did I mention the butler ?!

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We had several rain showers that day, but we did not have to leave the pool area once. The Beach Bungalow truly made our day at the Breakers.

Lastly, I would like to mention our suite at the Breakers. The first thing that I noticed was the quality of the bed linens. I know, it sounds incredibly snobby! However, I expect nice linens when I stay at a five star property, and I can assure you that the Breakers will not disappoint. Note: I stayed at a Ritz Carlton just before our stay at the Breakers and there was no comparison in the quality of the linens.

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The first thing the kids noticed was the TV in the bathroom. Seriously, there were 2 other perfectly good TVs and this is where they wanted to watch cartoons.

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The additional space in the Breakers suite is perfect for families.

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This was my first time going on vacation without my husband and two older girls. I was admittedly very nervous about spending a week alone with Murray. The Breakers truly made it easy and magical at the same time. I will never forget our mom and son getaway. Memories are the best thing money can buy.

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I've been to the Breakers and I definitely recommend it for families! it is a really fun place and can be a great adventure for your kids!

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Chic Family Travels

Tamala is the voice behind Chic Family Travels, a travel website dedicated to luxury family travel. Tamala and her husband Daniel are jetsetting the globe with their family of 5. Tamala loves to share their adventures and misadventures of traveling with kids on her travel blog.