At The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach, shoppers can experience high-society glamour, carefree family moments and fun.
With 180,000 square feet of retail space and lush gardens, the center offers a wide range of services, from retail and hospitality to restaurants, events and the fine arts.
Designed by world-renowned architect John Volk in the late 1950s, the landmarked property has been restored to its original mid-century glamor while remaining true to its retail roots.
The plaza houses a curated selection of luxury brands spanning fashion, accessories, lifestyle, beauty and more; upscale eateries; and art galleries for exhibitions and performances.
Best hours to shop, and on what days
Fashion boutiques at Royal Poinciana Plaza are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The center has many food and beverage options, each with their own set of hours. They include: Sant Ambroeus (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday); Palm Beach Grill (5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday); The Honor Bar (11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily); Celis Produce (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday); and TooJays (8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily).
Parking options in and around the area. Best way to get there?
The Royal Poinciana Plaza, at 340 Royal Poinciana Way, is in the heart of Palm Beach, at the entrance to the Flagler Memorial Bridge on the east side. It is three minutes north of The Breakers Palm Beach resort. The plaza can be reached from Interstate 95: Exit at Okeechobee Boulevard and travel east. Take either the Flagler Memorial Bridge or Royal Park Bridge to the island.
Complimentary valet parking is available for all visitors to the plaza, in addition to free self-parking on the property.
Best food and dining spot?
Royal Poinciana Plaza is well-known for its vibrant dining scene, and three restaurants in particular stand out.
Sant Ambroeus, which opened its doors in 2016, brings a touch of old-world Milan to Florida. In addition to the fine-dining experience in the eatery’s main dining rooms, guests can enjoy casual seating at the bar with cocktail and café tables, as well as a signature coffee bar and gelateria.
The Honor Bar, which is open for lunch and dinner, features a compact menu of premium sandwiches and salads along with a selection of shareable snacks, cocktails, and a curated wine and beer selection.
The family-owned market and juice bar Celis Produce sells 100% organic, locally farmed produce, as well as fresh cold-pressed juices and handcrafted smoothies. A favorite for the health-conscious and fans of açaí bowls, the business offers locally sourced honey, cut flowers, fresh eggs and a variety of food items.
Amenities for shoppers, kids, seniors?
Royal Poinciana Plaza features numerous activities and events for visitors of all ages.
For kids, the center hosts a Wee Free Library, which is a playful spin on traditional Little Free Libraries that provide continuous access to books. Royal Poinciana Plaza’s version features a library disguised as a bubble gum-pink Smeg refrigerator that holds books for kids of all ages in addition to crayons, coloring books, custom bookmarks and frozen treats. The Wee Free Library is a year-round amenity and is located adjacent to Celis Produce.
For shoppers, the center offers an eclectic mix of local, national and international tenants that focus on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art and more.
Best Instagram/TikTok photo/video spot?
There are numerous spots along the terrazzo for visitors to take photos and videos at Royal Poinciana Plaza, particularly during the holiday season.
The nooks at the center of The Royal are popular photo spots, while the plaza’s fashion retailers and art galleries also offer scenic backgrounds.
The Royal will host its annual “Holiday Reveal” from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Guests can see the plaza’s famous surfboard tree, which is decorated each year by a different fashion icon, visionary or artist.
This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Daily News: Palm Beach’s Royal Poinciana Plaza: Holiday shopping hours and tips
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