Featuring a mix of inspiring art and the healing powers of the sea, Hillsboro Beach Resort is a prescription for relaxation.
Hillsboro Beach Resort is located directly on the sand
New York City-based contemporary artist and muralist David Paul Kay has transformed a new beachfront boutique resort, the only resort along Hillsboro Mile, with his distinct monochromatic style. Upon entry to Hillsboro Beach Resort, guests will immediately notice Kay’s collection of abstract sculptures juxtaposed against a neutral design palette in the foreground and swoonworthy Atlantic Ocean views in the background. The layers of texture in design, art and the natural environment immediately set the stage for a quiet getaway, far from the bustling yet tropical city life in South Florida and tucked away on an assuming stretch of private sand beach.
The boutique hotel has 72 guest rooms and suites, many with ocean views.
Towering, rounded sculptures of female silhouettes covered in streaks of paint by Domingo Zapata are strategically placed across the property, offering moments of reflection in art and design at every turn.
Kay’s distinct artistic style is monochromatic and mainly black and white, with vibrant lines and intricate details that tell a narrative. His global exhibitions and contributions have been featured in campaigns for companies like Montblanc and Equinox. “The artwork of David Paul Kay can at first look simple, but when you look at the details and get the information on how it was created, it is simply amazing,” says Ann Durso, general manager of Hillsboro Beach Resort. “He inspires curiosity and smiles for our guests!”
The pool deck
David Paul Kay’s mural in the lobby
As the only resort on Hillsboro Mile, just north of famed Millionaire’s Mile, Hillsboro Beach Resort is situated 20 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and 40 minutes south of West Palm Beach. A hidden gem that’s also pet-friendly, the resort features 72 guest rooms and suites and welcomes furry friends. The entire vibe of the property centers around art and the sea and its calming effects on the soul. Go for a swim in the waterfront pool, take a beach yoga class, go for a leisurely walk along the shore or adventure out on one of the kayaks. Guest suites feature high-powered telescopes for romantic stargazing on clear nights. Since the property is just far enough away from the city, it’s not uncommon to be able to spot constellations throughout the season.
Suites offer plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the view.
Or hop on the resort’s complimentary bicycles to explore and pedal past mansions down to Hillsboro Inlet Park, where there are picture-perfect views of boats mooring in the Hillsboro Inlet, as well as a historic lighthouse. Book a tour of the lighthouse through the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society, but make sure you plan ahead because tours are offered sporadically. Dine in nearby Pompano Beach at one of the many oceanfront eateries like Oceanic .or Beach House. Or opt for casual fare at Lucky Fish, a laid-back tiki bar with a carefree beach swing directly on the sand. Back on property, the resort’s Roí restaurant features a cozy indoor-outdoor dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner, mixed with drop-dead gorgeous water views. It’s all a simple reminder to take a deep breath, soak in that salty air and live that vacation-inspired lifestyle that Florida is famous for. 1159 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach
Photography by: PHOTO COURTESY OF HILLSBORO BEACH RESORT