Montauk:The Gem Next Door
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By Emily Popp April 23, 2009
Feet from the glistening water, The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina is the perfect location for a tranquil getaway in the East End of the Hamptons. The resort boasts luxurious suites and bungalos, fine dining, a private beach, a full-service spa, multiple pools and tennis courts, among many other deluxe amenities. For more information, visit www.MontaukYachtClub.com.
Stock up on plenty of beach reads, because you will want to spend all your afternoons sunning by the pool or relaxing under the shade of a Montauk Yacht Club umbrella. The Montauk Yacht Club also features a heated indoor pool.
It doesn't get more relaxing than this. Unwind in the resort's nautical suite while you watch the sun rise or set from your private deck. The Yacht Club features a variety of lush accomodations including waterfront and courtyard views.
Set on a beautiful pond just a half mile from the beach, The Surf Lodge is another ideal spot to stay during your vacation. The sun-drenched suites offer sundeck and water views. The lodge's peaceful ambiance serves as a friendly reminder that you are truly on vacation. For more information, visit www.TheSurfLodge.com.
Enjoy a post-pool tropical cocktail at the Surf Lodge Bar before heading out to dinner for the evening.
You will only find the freshest ingredients at The Backyard Restaurant located in the Solé East Hotel. Lounge on an oversized matress while enjoying a scrumptious dinner of sea scallops. Delish. For more information, visit www.SoleEastRestaurant.com.
The Sea Water Spa at Gurney's Inn offers a range of spa packages, therapeutic and beauty treatments. Indulge in an herbal wrap or a sea water hydrotherapy massage. If you were any more relaxed, you wouldn't have a pulse. For more information, visit www.GurneysInn.com.
Take a stroll on the gorgeous soft sand of Gin Beach, located at the end of East Lake Drive. Shop for a cute beach coverup at Haven, a boutique packed with all your favorite designers. For more information, visit MontaukVacations.com and HavenMontauck.com.
Get back to nature and enjoy a perfectly pleasant afternoon surrounded by flora in the Montauk Daylily Gardens. Don't forget to pick up a jar of kiwi or rhubarb jam! For more information, visit MontauckDaylilyGarden.com.
Looking for a daytime activity? Visit the Montauck Point Lighthouse Museum and explore this beautiful historic site. Fun fact: The Montauk Point Lighthouse was the first lighthouse in New York and is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the U.S. For more information, visit www.MontaukLighthouse.com.
Famous for its fishing, state parks and relaxing atmosphere, Montauk is a gem of a getaway dotted with luxury hotels, spas, beaches and outdoor recreation. Located just a hop away on the south shore of Long Island, Montauk is the perfect vacation destination for the harried New Yorker seeking an escape. Next time you are enduring a crowded, clammy subway ride, close your eyes and imagine yourself sunning on the cool beaches of Montauk. Peruse our suggestions and book your vacay today.Read More ↓