In February, I had come across discounted pricing for Gurney’s Resort and Sea Water Spa and thought – what a score! So, last week we took an overnight trip to Montauk. I visited the Hamptons a few years ago, but didn’t get to the eastern end. I had made a mental note to visit in either May or September to avoid the summer crowds.
It was the perfect time of year to visit. Crisp sunny days with not a cloud in the sky. It’s a little further North, so the trees were in full bloom. We drove through the gorgeous dunes to the beach and had a delicious lobster roll at Hooked in Montauk before exploring more beaches and the Light House.
If you are visiting in the summer I highly recommend Navy Beach which was not open yet but actually has tables in the sand!
Now we needed chill time! I was impressed with the hotel -although the Spa was closed for renovation we had an ocean view beach and spent the afternoon seated in the sun with fire pits roaring around us, sipping on cocktails.
We decided to keep it local and ate at Scarpetta which is the hotel restaurant and were thoroughly spoiled. It’s such a luxury to stagger back with your tummy full to your room on foot!
After breakfast on our patio the following morning, listening to the sound of the waves we headed back through the Hamptons, stopping here and there for a little retail therapy and to have a late lunch at Jean George’s Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. I loved how they have mixed modern interior design with this beautiful old house, and I recommend staying here. They have beautiful rooms built on the compound, and at night they move tables and set up a sexy living room feel next to the bar for guests.
The perfect ending to a nice little adventure!