Warm weather has arrived, and for New Yorkers, that means it’s time to head to the Hamptons.
The white linens are out, the beach umbrellas are up, the lobster rolls are buttered, and the rosé is already flowing. And this year, the Hamptons has a whole lot of new happenings to go with its classics.
The storied summer playground has been a bastion of low-key luxury since the Long Island Rail Road began service to East Hampton and Montauk in 1895. From stylish hotels and lively restaurants to outposts of Madison Avenue’s best shops and a flourishing wellness scene, here’s your guide to the best of the Hamptons this season.
Where to Stay in the Hamptons
EHP Resort & Marina
Since opening last May, EHP has been one of the most popular destinations in the Hamptons, largely due to its vibrant waterfront restaurant, Si Si. But the accommodations are equally appealing. Guests can choose between individual cottages or the Harbor House, which has single rooms and two- and three-bedroom suites. Each features chic decor and Acqua di Parma bath products. Other highlights include a tennis court, pool, fitness center, and the all-day cafe. Buongiorno.
The Roundtree, Amagansett
Although it’s one of the Hamptons’ most stylish new hotels, set in a prime location in Amagansett, there’s nothing scene-y about The Roundtree. With just 15 rooms and cottages, the property can feel a lot like home. While there’s no restaurant here (though a continental breakfast is served in the courtyard each morning), it tends to attract city dwellers who need to work remotely, thanks to its cozy atmosphere. When it’s time to close the laptop, guests can head to the yard for games, grab a beach cruiser, or sit by the outdoor fire for nightly s’mores.
Shou Sugi Ban House
Shou Sugi Ban House is the Hamptons’ first comprehensive wellness retreat, offering holistic programs designed to revive even the most jaded New Yorker. The private three-acre sanctuary has 13 guest studios, a spa with hydrotherapy pools and a roof deck, a fitness center, an organic vegetable garden, a library, and a Healing Arts Barn. This season, it’s introducing aerial yoga and a vegan supper series, with plant-based meals crafted by the Michelin-starred ex-Noma chef, Mads Refslund.
“Barefoot luxury” is how this low-key Montauk hotel describes itself, and we agree. Its main draw is its prime position right on the beach, overlooking the Atlantic. There are 96 rooms — most of which face the ocean — a pool, sun loungers on the sand, and an all-day outdoor restaurant that serves healthy, modern American fare. Naturally, surfing is a big part of Marram’s culture, and seasoned instructors offer lessons for those willing to paddle out.
Where to Eat and Drink in the Hamptons
Sí Sí has it all: a fun atmosphere, delicious Mediterranean food, great cocktails, and an ideal location on Three Mile Harbor overlooking the marina. The menu, presented like artwork on a plate, features seasonal produce, pastas, seafood, and entrees to satisfy all palates. Try the raw scallops with blood orange, the crispy duck and melon salad, or the large-format paella.
Sant Ambroeus will unveil its first East Hampton location this summer, occupying the space where Babette’s used to sit on Newton Lane. It will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serve the same Milanese cuisine that continues to attract visitors to its locations in Southampton, New York City, and Palm Beach.
Like its sister restaurant, Sí Sí, Sunset Harbor has a stunning location overlooking the water and a vibrant setting enhanced with decorative elements sourced from Morocco and Greece. Guests can expect live music, family-style sharing plates, creative cocktails, and delectable desserts. Signature dishes include shrimp scampi topped with fresh crab and lemon butter; mussel cazuela with coconut broth, leeks, and chorizo; and sushi and nigiri for lighter bites.
Le Bilboquet has become such a popular Hamptons institution that it’s now open year-round. The chic bistro is tucked away by the marina off Sag Harbor’s main stretch. The vibe here is very Saint-Tropez, with slick maître d’s, glistening yachts lined up along the water, and a weekend DJ. It’s known for its cajun chicken, but has all the classics (think: bouillabaisse, steak frites, and Caesar salad) and a fantastic raw bar.
Another summer opening from the same group behind EHP is Enchanté, a modern Parisian-inspired bistro. Classic French dishes (Niçoise salad, escargot, duck frites) will be served in a stylish, glass-enclosed space with an outdoor patio. There will also be an adjacent bar and semi-private dining room, perfect for larger groups and events.
Little Ruby’s at Ruschmeyer’s
Popular Australian cafe Little Ruby’s is taking over Ruschmeyer’s food and beverage program. Headed by famed chef Angelo Womack, the restaurant is now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including all the favorites from its city locations, like avocado toast and crispy rice salad, in addition to locally sourced seafood and a special pizza menu just for this outpost.
Where to Shop in the Hamptons
Gucci’s boutique on Newton Lane is a haven for summer style inspiration, with a colorful collection that includes men’s and women’s ready-to-wear items, shoes, bags, childrenswear, decor, jewelry, accessories, and Gucci’s beauty line. If you’re looking for something to elevate your daily ensemble, the shop has plenty of pieces to help you blend in (think: raffia bucket hats, printed scarves with the iconic interlocking Gs, classic bamboo-handle bags, and a selection of white tennis sneakers).
From now through Labor Day, Nordstrom is hosting a pop-up at 395 County Road in Southampton. Expect a range of summer essentials, including men’s and women’s swimwear, clothing, shoes, and various beauty and lifestyle products. The pop-up will also offer on-site alterations, gift wrapping, and same-day delivery anywhere in the Hamptons — something to keep in mind if you leave your swimsuit and beach towel back in the city.
Looking for a beautiful host gift? Aerin has you covered. The collection here features elegant decor, games, fragrances, fashion, and accessories. You can find something traditional like a scented candle, picture frame, or Champagne flutes. And if you’re in the market for something more extravagant, there are stunning chess and poker sets embossed with shagreen and suede lining.
Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s revered lifestyle brand, has a stylish boutique in Sag Harbor that offers wellness essentials, books, homewares, fashion, and clean beauty products from beloved brands like Dr. Barbara Sturm, Augustinus Bader, and Westman Atelier. It also sells Goop favorites such as restorative vitamins, wardrobe staples from G. Label, and chic cookware collections.
If you’re traveling with children, check out Pink Chicken for great toys, activity books, and beach accessories. Pick up an inflatable flamingo, puzzles, or arts and crafts kits to keep little ones entertained. It also has a variety of high-quality children’s clothing, swimwear, shoes, and accessories.
Fitness, Wellness, and Beauty in Hamptons
DanceBody is one of the most fun workouts in the area, with high-energy instructors and great music. This season, it will operate classes at a pop-up location in the Hamptons and unveil a children’s program for ages six to 10, designed to enhance rhythm, coordination, and confidence. DanceBody will also offer private in-home sessions where you can learn a new TikTok dance, if you so please. Otherwise, hit one of the signature dance and sculpt workouts and call it a week.
FaceGym Pop-Up at SoulCycle
Given that it serves celebrities before awards season and supermodels before Fashion Week, it’s no surprise FaceGym is making its way to the Hamptons for the summer. The muscle-manipulating techniques provide instant facial sculpting that will have you looking like you’ve emerged from a wellness retreat. The signature “workouts” — which include a signature sculpt, cryo contour, and medi lift, alongside a menu of glow-inducing boosters — will be available from a pop-up at SoulCycle in Bridgehampton.
This boutique cosmetic spa offers medical-grade skin treatments, injectables, and noninvasive skin enhancers in a luxurious space in Bridgehampton. If you’re interested in botox or fillers, Ject’s expert providers are trained to make enhancements look natural and the experience as comfortable as possible. For something more relaxing, try one of the popular facials with custom blends of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Tracy Anderson’s high-energy workouts are known to deliver fast results. Her method combines cardio with repetitive conditioning, targeting smaller muscle groups for maximum effect. Fans include Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, and Madonna, who you may see dancing alongside you this summer.