The 6 Most Relaxing Spots in the Hamptons
No stress allowed
When you’re in the Hamptons, the only thing you should be working hard at is relaxing. But if sitting idly in a beach chair isn’t your thing, these spots are guaranteed to melt any excess tension away. Unwind, reboot and turn off your phone. For the whole day.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa
You already love Gurney’s for the awesome beachside pool parties and strawberry daiquiris, but check out the action inside. The resort is home to a Roman bath, a rock sauna, a steam room and North America’s only ocean-fed seawater pool. It has panoramic views of the Atlantic and it’s warmed to the perfect temperature for relaxation. Ahhh…
290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-2345 or gurneysmontauk.com
Montauk Salt Cave
The latest health craze? Kicking back in a room lined with Himalayan salt. The healing tradition in Eastern Europe is now stateside, and it’s so relaxing that you’ll probably fall asleep. It’s touted to clear pollen, viruses and pollutants from the body, helping you get a better night’s sleep, breathe easier and lower your blood pressure.
552 W. Lake Dr., Montauk; 631-668-7258 or montauksaltcave.com
LONGHOUSE RESERVE GARDEN
This serene 16-acre stretch features more than 60 contemporary sculptures—so basically, it makes the front lawns of the Gin Lane mansions look like child’s play. We suggest sitting down and taking a moment to reflect by the water-lily pond. See how many bullfrogs and turtles you can spot.
133 Hands Creek Rd.; 631-329-3568 or longhouse.org
Sometimes all you need is a little pampering to feel brand-new, and this salon is just the place to do it. The newly revamped space currently offers an exclusive crème fraîche and menthol mask pedicure, so you’ll be relaxed from head to toe.
64 Park Place, East Hampton; 212-262-8899 Ext. 5 or warrentricomi.com
Naturopathica Holistic Health Spa
Don’t be intimidated by the laboratory setup—these potions are designed to help you detox and relax. Stop by the new Vitality Bar to try a free stress-reducing tonic. The experts will talk you through the teas and tinctures so you can take home exactly what you need.
74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton; 631-329-2525 or naturopathica.com
Kadampa Meditation Center
Everyone talks about being mindful, but most of us have a hard time actually putting it into practice. (Especially with all the culinary temptations on the East End.) Kick off the fall season with a drop-in class. You’ll do a guided meditation, then attend a lecture about how to stay mindful in your daily life.
112 Hampton St., Sag Harbor; 631-728-5700 or hamptonsmeditation.org