HAMPTONS

Clark and I just got back from a 10 day vacation in The Hamptons. This destination holds a special place in our hearts. We met in May 2014 in Montauk and it was truly love at first sight. Within weeks of meeting, we were officially dating and we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. For the years to follow, we would escape the city to the Hamptons with friends during the summer on the weekends. We have a lot of great memories and are grateful to have such beautiful place to go to reset!

This summer was a little different than past summers. COVID has changed the night life a bit, but we made the best of it and still have an amazing time. Below are some of my current favorite recommendations.

Where to stay:

Rent a house – I recommend using airbnb, VRBO, or OutEast

Topping Rose House – Full service luxury Hotel located Bridgehampton. With only 16 guest rooms it creates and intimate experience. The hotel also has a Jean George Resturant on site as well as a pool, spa and tennis courts.

Gurneys – Located right on the beach in Montauk, Gurneys offers a luxury beach escape. Rooms, suites and cottages are all available to rent. There are multiple restaurants on site as well as a spa. You are a close drive into downtown Montauk.

What to do:

Beach – Although very crowded I love Montauk Public Beach. Some other more private favorites are Indian Wells in Amagansett, Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett,  and Georgica Beach in East Hampton. (*Most beaches are private and you need a parking permit in order to park. Some offer day passes – check ahead of time).

Golf – Mostly every course is private in the Hamptons except Montauk Downs. Make sure you book plenty in advance.

Tennis – Mostly every club is members only as well, except some local parks (Montauk  Downs State Park and Sag Harbor Park). However, I did find Buckskill Tennis Club to be open to the public. They offer daily classes and court rental.

Spa – Shou Sugi Ban House –  This 13 room spa and retreat destination offers integrative healing practices from body work, energy healing, fitness, exceptional food and more. It is a zen, beautiful space to connect back to oneself and/or a partner.

Where to eat:

Casual:

Jonis Montauk – The best for a grab and go sandwich, smoothie, salad etc. Located right in downtown Montauk, it is perfect for stopping on your way to the beach!

Simply Sublime – Located in East Hampton, they prepare made to order fresh juice, smoothies and wraps. They also have small store with grab and go items.

Round Farm Swamp – They have two locations – EH and Montauk – Overpriced, but SO good. Round Farm Swamp provided delicious prepared meals to go.

Organic Krush – Located in downtown Amagansett, Organic Krush has juices, smoothies, salads and sandwiches to go. Always organic and delicious.

Jacks Stir Brew – The best coffee / Matcha in town. Located in Amagansett and Sag Harbor.

The Original Goldbergs – The only place to get bagels IMO!

Grindstone Donuts – The most insane donuts you have ever seen. Located in Sag Harbor. Be prepared to wait in line!

Lunch/Dinner:

Mobys – Good food, chill vibe and great outdoor space.

Crow’s Nest – Some of the best food I’ve had out east. Such a relaxing vibe and good energy.

Navy Beach – Located right on the northern part of the Montauk, Navy beach is located right on the ocean with a perfect view on the sunset. Book in advance so you get the best view!

Tutto Il Giorno – A Sag Harbor gem with a great vibe and delicious Italian food.

Le Bilboquet – Located in Sag Harbor on the water, le bilboquet is a place to be scene, offers delicious French cuisine and beautiful views.

Babbetts – Located in downtown East Hampton, Babbetts perfect for breakfast or lunch while walking around downtown.

Bostwicks – The best lobster rolls in town IMO

Sensa Sag Harbor – The best sushi in town IMO

Calissa – The best Greek food in town IMO (and great outdoor ambience)

The Hamptons is truly a beautiful escape from the city. It has such a chill vibe, the most gorgeous ocean and delicious food.

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