Delray Beach is a tropical beach town hidden along A1A. Unlike some other towns in South Florida, Delray Beach has very few buildings right on the beach, and is a stunning place to visit if you’re looking for a more low-key vacation than Miami Beach. Just on the other side of A1A, with uninterrupted ocean views, you will find the best beach resort in Delray, The Opal Grand. Keep reading to learn all about the Opal Grand Resort, and please let me know if you ever stay there!
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The Opal Grand Property
The Opal Grand Resort & Spa is full of beautiful amenities waiting to greet you for your Delray Beach vacation. The sophisticated lobby is full of beautiful details and tons of natural light. Located right across A1A from the beach, the design inside the resort exudes beachfront luxury. The staff will greet you upon arrival and offers both self or valet parking.
If you’re not a fan of the beach, the property offers two gorgeous pools, tons of activities including yoga, tennis, the cutest downtown, a beautiful spa, and so much more! There is no shortage of activities and amenities that the Opal Grand has to offer.
Dining at The Opal Grand
Whether you are looking for a quick breakfast, a fun happy hour, or a full sit down dinner, the Opal Grand has multiple dining options.
The Beach Market Cafe is perfect for a grab and go breakfast, from coffees, smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, and even a great lunch menu for sandwiches and salads!
For poolside refreshments and snacks, check out the Cascades pool bar!
Monkey Bar is a jungle inspired cocktail bar offering a daily happy hour, craft cocktails, and (my favorite) an entire wall covered in beautiful greenery!
For the feature restaurant, Drift, the sailing inspired restaurant offers a higher end dining experience offering a fresh seafood menu. If you visit Drift and are curious what sailing is actually like click here, or learn to avoid seasickness here!
If you’re looking to host a wedding, event, or conference, the Opal Grand offers a beautiful event space capable of holding up to 1,000 guests. The Delray Resort can help you organize any sized event, and customize it to your liking. Guest room blocks are available for events as well, so be sure to reach out to the concierge to plan your event!
The Best Rooms & Suites in Delray Beach
The rooms at the Opal Grand Resort are some of the most beautiful rooms I have ever stayed in. The standard rooms are all newly renovated, and even if you don’t book the ocean view, there’s a chance you can still see it from your room’s balcony like I could! The room offers complementary waters, beautiful toiletries, and a variety of rooms to choose from.
In addition to the standard rooms, there are one and two bedroom suites available, as well as villas that offer a more luxurious or residential stay.
Whether you book a standard room, a suite, or a villa, be sure to explore the add on options that the resort offers, like their wine and charcuterie beach picnic, or romantic champagne gift basket!
The Best Beach in Delray
The beach across from the Opal Grand has a beautiful walkway and safe crosswalk to cross A1A. The resort offers beach towels that you can bring with, or you can opt to rent a chair from the third party that offers beach chairs and umbrellas. Once on the beach, you’ll enjoy white sands, beautiful blue water, pretty calm conditions, and smooth shells dotting the coastline. Be sure to pick up any plastic you may find and leave no trace when you visit to help protect our oceans!