We all have that one friend who somehow seems unfazed even after she just sat in traffic for five hours en route to the East End. Her secret? She knows that come Saturday, she’ll be unwinding with a massage she booked in advance. This year, that could be you—if you know your way around the Hamptons’ most blissful spas.
The 5 Spas Every Hamptonite Needs to Know About
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Gurney’s is already your go-to for everything from Friday-afternoon margs to Saturday-morning yoga classes, but make sure you’re not sleeping on the seawater spa. There’s a rock sauna, a steam room and an ocean-fed pool. It uses water that’s been drawn from Montauk’s coast, sand-filtered and warmed to the ideal temperature for maximum relaxation.
290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-2345 or gurneysmontauk.com
Montauk Salt Cave
Dip a toe—or your whole body—into the halotherapy craze. During a 45-minute session, you’ll sit back, relax and soak in a room filled with Himalayan salt. While we can’t swear by its healing powers (the salt is purported to clear pollen, viruses and pollutants from the body), it sure is relaxing.
552 W. Lake Dr., Montauk; 631-668-7258 or montauksaltcave.com
Naturopathica Holistic Health Spa
Known for its facial wraps that use plant-based ingredients to pamper your skin, East Hampton’s Naturopathica has been helping Hamptonites relax for more than 20 years. After your facial, shop the selection of teas and aromatherapy products so you can take a piece of the serenity home with you.
74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton; 631-329-2525 or naturopathica.com
If you have no interest in leaving your gorgeous Hamptons rental, why should you? Zeel will have a massage therapist at your door in as little as an hour (between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.). Prices start at $117 for 60 minutes, including gratuity.
877-438-9335 or zeel.com
The Topping Rose House Spa
Venture into this 1842 Greek Revival mansion for a day of bliss. A deep-tissue massage will make you forget all about that houseguest who spilled red wine on your chaise longue. After you’ve pampered your body, feed your soul with lunch at the on-site restaurant. (The black truffle and fontina cheese pizza is a must.)
1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0870 or toppingrosehouse.com