Last summer, the Hamptons offered many New Yorkers a welcome respite from a city in lockdown, with an abundance of sunny days, sea breezes and outdoor dining options—but the atmosphere was decidedly more quiet. This season, our favorite vacation destinations out East are back in full force, including family-friendly Sag Harbor, stylish Southampton and surfer-sceney Montauk. From beloved reopenings to exciting new arrivals, read on for our short list of the places to stay, eat, drink, shop and explore in the Hamptons that should be on your radar this summer.Contact Indagare or your Trip Designer to start planning a summer vacation in the Hamptons—this year and beyond. Our team can match you with the hotels, restaurants and experiences that are right for you and provide information on travel health safety and more.
In this summer's hotel news, the primary headline is the relaunch of East Hampton Point, the beloved waterfront resort that once housed hotspot restaurant Moby's, as EHP Resort & Marina. The property will maintain its prime location, with five private acres on Maidstone Harbor (under 15 minutes driving from both East Hampton and Amagansett's town centers)—but the experience has been reimagined with a distinctly Mediterranean vibe, evident in the details (down to the Frette linens and Acqua di Parma bath products) and centered around a new waterfront restaurant, Sí Sí, from former Gurney’s chef Dane Sayles. Accommodation options include king rooms and two- and three-bedroom suites in the Magari main house, as well as a variety of freestanding one- and two-bedroom cottages for a more private, home-away-from-home experience. While the marina location is the main draw, other on-property amenities include manicured grounds for relaxing, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a full fitness center—as well as a beach shuttle for easy exploring.
In case you missed it, last summer saw the opening of a stylish boutique hotel in Montauk, Marram, which features a boho-chic, sand-filled courtyard, complete with fire pits ideal for evening cocktails, as well as a secluded private beach with top surf breaks and whale-watching (there is also a surf school run by the Engstrom siblings on-property for those who want to hone their skills). Additionally, The Reform Club—formerly The Windmill Inn—reopened under a new brand in Amagansett, with seven suites, three cottages and a super-private four-bedroom home; it's a must-visit for art-lovers, who will enjoy the hotel's unique collection of contemporary and abstract paintings, as well as a selection of photography and sculpture works. Also new in Amagansett is The Roundtree, which is conveniently located just minutes from the main square and a short bike ride away from the beach.
Among our old favorites, scene-seekers will be thrilled to know that Montauk's The Surf Lodge is finally, fully reopened—as is Gurney's Montauk and Gurney's Star Island Resort & Marina; at the latter, a new summer pop-up with Milk Bar (the brand's first in the Hamptons) adds a sweetener to your stay—and don't miss the seasonal flavor, Strawberry Shortcake Soft Serve. For a wellness-focused getaway, there's no better destination than Water Mill's Shou Sugi Ban House, which is also just down the street from the Parrish Art Museum.
From Amagansett's Wölffer Kitchen and Montauk's Sel Rrose and Lunch (The Lobster Roll) to Water Mill's Calissa and Southampton's Sant Ambroeus and Tutto Il Giorno—and many delicious al fresco spots, in between—the majority of our go-to eateries on the South Fork are open and bustling. When you're not revisiting the restaurants you've missed the most, these are the new openings to add to your list:
In between long beach days, barbecues and bonfires with friends and family, leisurely strolls and bikes rides and evenings out on the town, these are the new addresses to know for a dose of shopping and culture in the Hamptons:
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