When you dream of ideal of summer vacationing in the Hamptons, Gurney’s is one that comes to mind. Located right on the beach front, it has become a beacon for city dwellers and well-to-do vacationers looking for a summer escape. The resort has 158 rooms, suites and cottages which all boast ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The soft neutral tones throughout, and minimalist décor is finished with touches of luxury like the walk-in rain showers, Lather toiletries, robes, and slippers. Every room has been carefully designed to ensure unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, looking directly onto the hotels 2000 foot long private beach, where you can relax back in the cabanas, bask under beach umbrellas and enjoy beachside drinks.
All rooms come with the perk of access to The Beach Club. Being the most relaxed of the three dining spaces at Gurney’s, you can dine directly from your beach chair or just steps away from the bar and lounge. The menu includes beach eats like chicken fingers and crispy fish tacos, and an impressive wine and beer menu and refreshing cocktails. Over the weekends during the summer months, you’ll feel the energetic vibe with the DJ drawing a celebratory crowd.
Scarpetta Beach is a highly recommended dinner destination onsite at Gurneys. The modern, open-air Italian restaurant will not disappoint with its elegant lighting, generous ocean views and elevated menu creations. It is seafood heavy though non-fish lovers and vegetarians can
certainly find other spectacular dishes available. Be sure to try the creamy polenta with truffled mushroom, and locally caught black bass. Finish with a deconstructed plate of flavours with their fine deserts. Come nightfall, head to the firepit, an all-outdoor venue with relaxed atmosphere provides ocean views during the day and a party scene at night.
Focused on sustainability, their onsite pool is the only ocean-fed seawater pool in North America. Indulge with the full bathhouse experience including a caldarium, thermal baths, sauna and steam rooms, a salt room, and an indoor/outdoor fitness centre. Or indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps and facials. To lessen their environmental footprint, Gurneys filters reduce water waste, and they use energy saving heating systems throughout.
Pricing:Standard King Room, $825 per night peak.