The Sunshine State is almost as well-known for its picturesque beaches as its hordes of tourists. Singer Island bucks this trend and remains a tucked away, almost completely untouched oasis, shielding itself from the throngs of tourists that descend upon nearby Palm Beach.
Thankfully, the lack of crowds doesn’t amount to a ghost town, and there is never a shortage of things to do. For those seeking some peace and quiet or an array of activities, Singer Island proves you don’t need to trek all the way down to the Florida Keys to dig your toes into the sand.
We’ve gathered a list of the best things to experience in this secluded yet accessible isle, from sea turtle sightings to authentic conch fritters.
What to Do
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The calm and peaceful spot is abundant with Instagram-worthy spots, and strolling the beach is just a tiny snippet of the heaping activities this captivating island has to offer.
Boating and Fishing
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Seafarers flock to Sailfish Marina, where Big Sport Fishing or languorous sailors are welcomed with a slip for the day or the entire year. For those without a boat, sport fishing and sailboat charters with veteran fisherman are available year-round. The marina is also a popular place to enjoy the dazzling sunset while sitting down for a fresh seafood dinner.
Underwater Snorkel Trail at Phil Foster Park
The west side of the island opens up to Riviera Beach, where crystal blue waters forge upon the Underwater Snorkel Trail, a prime spot for viewing underwater attractions such as eels, squid, starfish, stingrays, and dazzling tropical fish. Some visitors have even spotted the elusive and loveable manatee, so here’s hoping you might be as lucky.
Sea Turtle Nests
Sea turtles return year after year to Singer Island and the surrounding Palm Beaches from May through October. In order to protect the turtles from growing encounters with visitors, park rangers and nature centers offer guided nesting tours. Experienced divers can plunge into the deep to visit the turtle habitats year-round with Pura Vida Divers. In March, visitors who can’t get enough of the tiny sea creatures can check out Turtlefest, an annual event that allows visitors to encounter endangered sea turtles up close in a protected environment.
Kayaking and Paddleboarding
Day tours take visitors through John D. MacArthur State Park and nighttime light-up paddleboard “glow” tours provide an unforgettable paddle—glow sticks included.
Where to Eat
Singer Island is a beautiful stretch of beach, filled with tiny seafood houses and hotel restaurants. Its proximity to West Palm Beach makes dining options easy, but we found tasty selections from seafood to Turkish delights right around the corner.
Agora Mediterranean Kitchen
A lovely little surprise among a host of beachy seafood restaurants, this Mediterranean gem offers flavorful dishes sourced from local ingredients. Various vegan and vegetarian-friendly options ensure there are delicious options for everyone, and the ambience is reminiscent of the owner’s Turkish roots, complete with a traditional belly dance.
Entre Nous Bistro
If you’re willing to make the 2-mile trek to North Palm Beach, this delightful little bistro offers cozy French fare within an intimate setting. Don’t let the location in a small mall fool you; locals fiercely maintain that this is some of the best food in the area. The mouth-watering rack of lamb is a diner’s favorite, and the ample wine list is sure to please any palette.
Reef Tiki Bar
Sitting right off the sand, this Tiki Hut is the perfect stop for a few cocktails, small bites, and a fresh ocean breeze. The bar is part of the local Marriott, but its beachfront location means all visitors are welcome to pull up a chair and unwind.
Mulligan’s Beach House
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Mulligan’s is casual, unpretentious, and all about fun. This happy-go-lucky beach bar comes alive with live music from Thursday to Sunday and prides itself on fun events throughout the year. But don’t let the lively, carefree atmosphere fool you – the food is very serious. The conch fritters and grilled mahi-mahi alone are worth the trip to Singer Island.
Where to Live
Centrally located and close to all the gems the island has to offer, these tucked away homes have their own unique vibe and charm. Long stretches of secluded beaches and unmatched amenities welcome you to Singer Island living.
Singer Island, Florida
5 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms
This private, sophisticated Tower Suite at the Ritz Carlton Residences on Singer Island is offered fully furnished with private 2-car garage. Your private foyer opens to the spacious and flow-through living space with floor-to-ceiling windows and custom window treatments in each room. Exquisite marble floors throughout, marble bathrooms, chef’s kitchen, large entertainment bar with private wine room and multiple built in features.
Singer Island, Florida
4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms
VistaBlue, the first oceanfront condominium to be built on Singer Island in over a decade, will provide residents with unparalleled services and amenities. All residences, designed by the famed Interiors by Steven G will be delivered move-in ready and equipped with porcelain flooring, top-of-the-line Poggenpohl custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, Miele and Subzero appliances, impact glass and oversized wraparound balconies. Amenities include manned gated entry, 24/7 concierge, an elevated pool terrace and sundeck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, cabanas, spa pool, state-of-the-art fitness center with men’s and women’s luxury locker rooms, social lounge, boardroom and an expansive, pristine private beach.
Singer Island, Florida
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms
Bask in the dazzling sea and sky views from this elegant penthouse in Eastpointe II, nestled on the pristine Singer Island beachfront. The beautiful 25th floor vistas encompass both intracoastal and ocean, and are complemented by soaring 10-foot ceilings. Marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, powder room and marble wet bar inside are paired with expansive terraces outside, delivering panoramic views. Bespoke cabinetry finished with granite countertops offer a refined backdrop to the stunning seascape from the dining room windows. Sweeping pillars in the living room frame a vast eastern exposure through sliding glass doors opening to the master suite balcony.
Palm Beach Shores, Florida
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Spacious, upscale residence in Singer Island’s most desirable boutique building, the Dolce Vita. Viking and Bosch appliances, Quartz countertops, marble flooring, custom closets, and impact glass. Luxurious South Beach-style pool with 6 cabanas surrounded by serenity pools. Direct gated access to dunes on 150+ feet of beachfront. Poolside gas grill and fire pit, state-of-the-art fitness center, club room with wi-fi in common areas. Monitored garage parking, on-site manager, and sophisticated lobby with doorman service. Pet friendly. Expansive balcony with southern exposure offering both ocean/sunrise and intracoastal/sunset views.
Riviera Beach, Florida
3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms
Enjoy breathtaking views and stunning sunrises with expansive ocean and intracoastal views from Palm Beach to Jupiter. Offered fully furnished, this home has luxury designer finishes throughout the condo with custom lighting, wooden floors throughout, impact windows/doors, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Marina Grande offers some of the most competitive amenity packages in Northern Palm Beach County with tennis, state of the art fitness center, card room, on site valet, armed security guards, a sauna, social room, steam room, hot tub, common grilling area and massive rooftop pool.