Only two hours away from Manhattan and at the tip of Long Island, the Hamptons is the perfect destination to escape the Big Apple and find the necessary dose of calm and exclusive in equal parts.
JOURNEY EAST HAMPTON
Since 2017, this hotel has become the best option for those who seek peace and quiet. Located in a unique enclave, its interiors boast an exceptional mix of modern comfort and mid-century style and the outside areas mimic the surroundings with gardens and a pool.
490 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton
HERO BEACH CLUB
Located less than 1 mile from the centre of Montauk, on the waterfront and only 10 minutes by car from the lighthouse at Montauk Point. Its 34 rooms have private access and are an example of quality and good taste. Fort Pond, a key location for fishing lovers, is only 1 mile away.
626 Montauk Hwy., Montauk
After an important renovation, this luxury resort became the ideal destination for those travelling with family. In a privileged location and with an atmosphere that does not lack detail, the hotel has different restaurants, a spa and extra activities such as a beach club or a kid’s club.
290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk
There is no place in the Hamptons where the word lunch better reflects the meaning of the word than at Babette. Located in the bustling Newtown Lane in East Hampton, the menu is healthy with organic meats, local wild fish and many vegan and gluten-free options.
66 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
James Mallios, one of the partners, spent his vacations during the last two decades in Mykonos and his experiences on the island are reflected in the menu which includes Greek specialities such as sea bream with olives, fennel and capers or farro salad with hazelnuts, sausage and yoghurt.
1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
THE CROW’S NEST’S
This place is a must-see and the same can be said for staying at the hotel with the same name. A warm atmosphere thanks to the wood all around. The interior offers an eclectic mix of design pieces, slate walls decorated with flags and Mediterranean style china. If possible, reserve a table outside.
66 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
AMAGANSETT FARMERS’ MARKET
This rural style market takes up a series of beautiful old stands close to the centre. You can find all kinds of local products as well as an excellent selection of cheese, coffee or ready meals. Don’t forget to buy a wildflower bouquet before you leave.
367 Main St., Amagansett
ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY
Eric Firestone has his own gallery in the Hamptons since 2010. Firestone is known for his ability to balance the exhibition of works by emerging and established artists. Since 2015, he has another gallery in a historic building in Newton Lane in the Big Apple.
4 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
JACKSON POLLOCK HOUSE & STUDIO
A humble 19th-century wooden house which the artist and his wife, Lee Krasner, bought in a wooded area thanks to Peggy Guggenheim’s sponsorship. The studio floor shows some paint residue that Pollock left and it is possible to visit interesting exhibitions, especially during the summer.