Montauk Beach view

Source: Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

How to Holiday in The Hamptons

Known as New York’s beachfront backyard, the Hamptons continues to draw city slickers, celebrities and tourists alike to its golden shores during the warmer months. Comprised of a number of coastal villages along the east end of Long Island, the Hamptons is known to attract an elite and affluent crowd thanks to its innumerable five-star boutique accommodation options, fine dining restaurants, beach clubs, museums and stunning natural scenery.

While Hamptons regulars are likely to have explored all of Long Island’s top sights and dining options, newbies can start planning their next summer holiday with our definitive guide to the iconic coastal holiday destination.

Where to stay

The Roundtree, Amagansett

Set on two acres of lush grounds, The Roundtree, Amagansett offers a lavish Hamptons getaway in between the ocean and vast farmlands.

Throughout the historic property, 15 beautifully renovated rooms offer sophisticated laps of luxury for guests to retreat to. For family holidays, The Roundtree’s five refurbished cottages ensure you can enjoy the Hamptons in style and luxury.

Prices for a Two Bedroom Cottage at this five-star boutique property start from around A$2,230 per night.

The Quogue Club

Perched beside Atlantic beaches, North and South Fork vineyards and high-end shopping, the Quogue Club at Hallock House offer the quintessential Hamptons experience. Providing five-star rooms and cottages, this boutique hotel presents the perfect setting for a summer getaway along the east end of Long Island.

Perfect for families, the Quogue Club’s Webster Cottage is comprised of two coastal-inspired king rooms, one queen room and three full bathrooms with prices starting from around A$1,220 per night.

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

The only luxury Hamptons hotel located right on the beach, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa provides guests with a premier coastal setting and luxe amenities, including a lavish spa, beach club and restaurant.

Featuring mid-century modern fixtures, dramatic ocean views and luxe ensuite bathrooms, the premium rooms, suites and cottages at Gurney’s Montauk are sure to impress. Prices for a Deluxe Oceanfront King Room start from around A$1,497 per night

Deluxe Oceanfront King at Gurnery's Montauk
Deluxe Oceanfront King | Source: Gurney’s Montauk

Where to eat

Tutto il Giorno, Southampton

With locations in Southampton, East Hampton and Sag Harbor, Tutto il Giorno have built a strong reputation for serving up inventive Italian dishes. You can expect stylish interiors and delectable pasta dishes.

Calissa, Southampton

Dubbed the Mykonos in the Hamptons, Calissa is a Mediterranean inspired bar and restaurant that serves delicious Greek cuisine. In the summer, enjoy sipping on cocktails and digging into some seafood pasta out in the chic outdoor dining space.

Kissaki Sushi, Water Mill

Offering an authentic Japanese culinary experience, Kissaki Sushi in Water Mill beckons you to indulge in omakase sushi. Sourcing seafood directly from Japan, Kissaki cooks with the highest standard of produce.

What to do

Visit Montauk Point Lighthouse

As one of the oldest active lighthouses in the US, Montauk Point Lighthouse is steeped in history. Enjoy taking in the stunning coastal scenery on your way to this scenic monument.

Peruse the Parrish Art Museum

After a day spent on the beach, consider escaping the sun at the Parrish Art Museum located in Water Mill. With a collection of more than 3,000 paintings, sculptures and other artworks, there’s plenty to see at this stunning art museum.

Explore Long Island’s wine country

Along the east end of Long Island, you’ll find more than 60 vineyards and wineries that produce fantastic drops of red, white and rosè. Some top-rated wineries include idyllic Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Kontokosta Winery and Jamesport Vineyards.

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