Tropical trees reaching up to a circular skylight flanked by flowing water walls, living green walls, and swinging chairs will welcome guests at the main entrance of the soon-to-be newly transformed Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa. The shoreside sanctuary, which is currently undergoing a complete revitalization debuting in 2021, is an expression of modern luxury right in the epicenter of activity on Atlantic Avenue in coastal Delray Beach – a town touted for its idyllic balance of big-city amenities and small-town authenticity. Here, you can pick the speed that suits your ideal vacation, whether you want a laid-back beach retreat or a culture-packed, nightlife-filled adventure.
STAY: Pick A View, Any View
If you’re staying at a seaside paradise, you want the room with a great view, right? Located steps from the beach at the corner of trendy Atlantic Avenue and A1A, you’ll have your choice of views from the sprawling ocean to bustling Atlantic Avenue. You’ll also have your pick of accommodations – including luxury guest rooms, suites, and villas – boasting soothing hues and ocean blues. Take to your private balcony, morning coffee in tow, to revel in the quiet ocean air or see the best of town.
EAT: Indulge in Delray
Guests at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa will have unparalleled on-property and neighboring dining options to explore. Cascades Pool Grill abuts the resort’s tropical outdoor pool and offers a laid-back atmosphere to enjoy cooked-to-order burgers, fresh salads, and other munchies perfect for a post-swim meal. If you’re craving a craft cocktail, venture across Atlantic Avenue to Sandbar for a refreshingly fruity piña colada mojito or strawberry blossom. Nearby, 50 Ocean boasts a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and a fine-dining menu crafted from fresh, local ingredients.
PLAY: Ocean Musing
Inspired by the salty air and sprawling ocean right in its back yard, nSpa at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa will offer treatments as soothing and replenishing as a dip in the sea. The Tidal Massage will leave you feeling a continuous flow of energy and inspiration, and the Sea of Life Facial will infuse your skin with all the healing properties of seaweed extract and hyaluronic acid.
SAVE TIME FOR
Considered the main street of Delray Beach, the decoratively-lit and sidewalk-lined Atlantic Avenue boasts a 12-block strip that bustles with a mélange of galleries, boutiques, and high-end antique stores – so much so USA Today called it one of “America’s Best Shopping Streets” in 2017. A few of our favorites: Bolufé, a sleek clothing boutique dripping in crystal and offering a shopping experience that is accompanied by champagne, espresso, and music; Blue Gallery, with three locations along the Avenue home to sophisticated contemporary art from world-known artists; and The Wine Wave, specializing in hard-to-find wines and tastings in a beautiful setting.