Manalapan is more than just the setting for the William Hurt/Kathleen Turner classicBody Heat. It is also the former residence of (in)famous boxing promoter Don King, as well as New Age music megastar Yanni! With credentials like these, I challenge anyone to resist the lure of Manalapan.
Admittedly, there isn’t all that much to Manalapan. The population of the town is just over 350 people, but its location in Palm Beach county makes it close to a lot of exciting South Florida activity. On top of that, Manalapan is also a fantastic place to stay while visiting the area – close enough to Miami and less than a two-hour drive from Orlando.
The Ritz-Carlton Manalapan is a splendid resort – right down to its elegant, yet cheap, hotels and villas. Every guest room has a balcony and across from it, the rooms are large and comfortable and well-appointed with luxurious furniture and fully stocked mini bars/seekers. The Ritz-Carlton also has well over 30,000 square feet of club space and an enormous spa-to-room service area. Since it’s inception in 1959, the Ritz has maintained a reputation for relative safety while catering to the needs of all types of guests, of all ages and lifestyles.
The Ritz-Carlton Manalapan has a variety of stunning beaches which are part of the resort’s extensive facilities. The water is ideal for swimming and the beach areas are also ideal for snorkelling, ideal for those with children. Snorkelling and swimming are, of course, part of the expectations of any guest who stays in a Manalapan hotel.
As well as the spectacular beaches, the resort has plenty more to offer. There is excellent ground handling and transportation. The hotel is also ideally situated between some vibrant areas, including working docks and a variety of shopping and business facilities. These all contribute to the outstanding levels of service the Manalapan provides.
When visiting the Manalapan area, you will find a range of excellent restaurants in the Ritz-Carlton Manalapan. Many of these are situated close to the beach, including the99 Restaurant, 99 Crown Way and The Velez-Restaurant. The Velez is ideal for gourmands and has a extensive gourmet range, with Ukrainian, Moroccan and North African dishes.
The Royal Pavilion is another of the dining choices at the Ritz-Carlton. The old favourite, The Edenshaw Room is still available here, but in much lower numbers than at other restaurants. The same applies to the Snooker Palace bar, for these are also good dining experiences that can be enjoyed rather than endured at regular ‘holiday’ restaurants.
Ritz-Carlton Manalapan has a fabulous reputation for its restaurants and offers ‘exotic’ cuisine from all over the world. However, it is also an excellent hotel so you can relax after a busy day of fun in the sun without worrying about queues and stiff prices.amous for its excellent spa facilities, the Ritz-Carlton offers a variety of facials and massages. There is also a wide range of excellent massages – top DJs will provide a great treatment while visiting the Ritz-Carlton
Overlooking the Caribbean, the Ritz-Carlton Manalapan has 2,400 sun-drenched rooms, including the luxuriousiterraal suite, which consists of a spacious sit-down dining table, a glassed-in veranda and four lobes for appetizers. Traditionally, this would have been the preferred eating spot of the servants who stayed here (it’s still a place where lobsters are still served!), but today it is the home of the casino’s culinary team.
Theium, the casino that houses the Manalapan provides top-notch service by the minute. Just a short walk from reception, theium is just behind the casino. You are greeted by the conveyor of several floors of casino décor and a lounge area with toasts and snacks. Two large murals are spectacular on the walls, and the rooms are warm and impeccable with Via Dolorosa marble. The service is superb and the waiters and cocktail waitresses are speedy and friendly. They do offer one of the best steak houses in the area, and your meats will be cooked to your liking, not to mention delicious.
Coachman Hotel and Casino:
This is the magnificence of the Manalapan area. It has all the slots and gaming tables of the leading casinos, and you can sit down to a fabulous dinner at one of the many on-site restaurants.