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The Opal Grand Experience in Photos

It’s one thing to tell you about the Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa experience. But it’s another to truly show you.

All Photos © Jamie Mercurio Photography for The Prism House


“The second you step foot onto the property,” says Kristin Mitchell, creative director and co-owner of The Prism House, referring to Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa in Delray Beach, “you’re entirely immersed in this ‘upscale tropical’ experience. Think tropical touches of teak, palm, shell-stone, but reinvented in modern ways you’d never imagine.”

Can you picture it? It’s okay if you can’t. Because thats why Mitchell and her production team were brought on to the scene of Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa in Delray Beach in the first place – to photograph just about every nook and cranny to bring the shoreside sanctuary to life in imagery. After all, the Delray Beach-based resort did just complete a top-to-bottom renovation in 2021, so Opal Collection was eager to showcase the elevated experience that comes with a stay at this Atlantic Ocean adjacent property. What follows is just a handful of the shots during the multi-day shoot, from the arrival experience and new pool sanctuary to an on-site restaurant that feels a bit like dining in the heart of the jungle.

A New Brilliant White Façade in View of the Atlantic Beach

The exterior of Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The view of the beach from Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

close-up exterior of the Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

A “Grand” Arrival Experience

“The first thing that really struck me was the arrival experience,” says Mitchell, “particularly in reference to the lobby. Everything centers around this huge skylight that features a big tree beneath it and is surrounded by rope-wrapped columns, potted palm plants, and gorgeous hanging swing chairs. I guess you could say, everything felt very ‘grand.’”

A couple arriving to Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Walking into the lobby at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The impressive lobby at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Detail shots of the corners and nooks of the lobby at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

One of the hallways at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Rooms that Boast Soothing Hues & Ocean Views

The room accomodations at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The view from a room's balcony at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The Stunning New Pool Oasis

“I love a beautiful pool, and this one stuns with a huge terrazzo-tiled deck with little sections cut out for palm trees, making it feel very much like a surprising tropical sanctuary amid Delray’s popular downtown stretch of Atlantic Avenue,” says Mitchell. “And while the property doesn’t sit directly on the beach, it’s right across the street – the pool does a beautiful job framing that view of the ocean.”

The pool at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The pool lounging experience at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The stunning pool scenes at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Dinner & Drinks in the “Jungle”

“Definitely make time for a drink at Monkey Bar – it’s the resort’s restaurant and lounge that serves up creative cocktails with names like ‘King Kong,’ ‘The Smoking Banana,’ and ‘The Baboon’ in a jungle-inspired space,” says Mitchell. “My favorite was the watermelon mezcal margarita. The smoky tequila and freshly pressed watermelon felt perfectly suited to living up life in this beautiful beach resort.”

Dining at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa's Monkey Bar

Detail shots of the monkey-themed design at Monkey Bar at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Mellow Mornings for Taking it Easy

Waking up in the morning at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The delicious morning breakfast at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The Best of the Beach

“The beach is absolutely gorgeous with wide sandy shores and chair and cabana rentals,” says Mitchell. “But I actually brought my roller skates, so during downtime, I made sure to take a cruise along the beach’s sidewalk. There’s also a really cool retro-looking lifeguard tower that is located on the part of the beach that is right across the street from the resort, so we took plenty of personal photos there – skates and all.”

Exploring the neighboring beach from Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Walking in the Atlantic Coast waves

Soaking up the sun on the sand at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

The beautiful beach in Delray

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