Our most recent vacation was with Jenny & Bob to Palm Beach Shores, FL on Singer Island. It’s a very quiet resort on the Atlantic Ocean near West Palm Beach. Of course, we had a ton of fun. We laid on the beach, relaxed, ate, drank and did a whole bunch of nothing! It was magical.
We spent the first few days being lazy and enjoying the beach. Rain was intermittent, but welcomed as it gave us a break from the heat. When it rained, we either headed to Johnny Longboats for food and/or drinks or back to the condo for a nap.
Johnny Longboats is an indoor/outdoor restaurant across the street from the resort with pretty decent food. Not only did they have $1 draft beer when it rained, but they also had a great and cheap ($2.95) breakfast, $1.99 Bloody Mary’s, Screwdrivers & Mimosa’s, AND happy hour from 7 am – 8 pm…Awesome.
Oddly, we learned a lot about sea turtle nesting during this trip. There were several hundred nests on the beach. We actually had to set up our beach chairs and umbrellas around the nests due to the volume. Other than signs and barricaded areas, you couldn’t really see the nest.
At night, we were advised to turn off any lights that shine on the beach as mother turtles are bothered by bright lights and hatching baby turtles get confused and will follow lights and wander to the streets rather than to the ocean. To keep them from doing this, there were volunteers that went to the beach nightly to help lead the hatching turtles to the water rather than the streets. While out on our balcony at night, we could see them with their flashlights.
The Islander Grill & Tiki Bar was located on the hotel premises. They had decent food and a pretty good happy hour. I couldn’t resist getting this carved coconut monkey head to keep my drink cold :-)
On Wednesday, we picked up two cupcakes from Sugar Chef in West Palm Beach. When the clock struck midnight, we indulged in celebration of my birthday :-)
On Thursday, I celebrated my 31st birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend it! Steve and I began the morning with a walk on the beach, followed by a few hours basking in the sun.
We met Bob & Jenny for lunch and then proceeded to Clematis Street for a happy hour crawl. We went to O'Shea's Irish Pub, Roxy's Pub, Reef Road Rum Bar, Grease Burger Bar, Don Ramon's Cuban Restaurant, Mambo Italianos, Rocco's Tacos and E.R. Bradley's for happy hour drinks & appetizers.
Sadly, our great night was interrupted for a few minutes when we had to witness “The Decision” debacle. I can promise you that after Steve and I drowned in our sorrows for a few minutes, we went right back to having FUN.