To celebrate August downtime, The Scoop continues its summer travels. Next stop: the Hamptons. Practically synonymous with summer, the Hamptons have been drawing crowds to its cluster of picturesque towns strung along the East End of Long Island, N.Y. for decades. The dreamy landscape checks all the vacation boxes for a respite including dune-filled beaches, meticulously maintained gardens, and water views everywhere from the expansive Atlantic Ocean to tranquil bays and idyllic ponds.
Taking advantage of its waterfront setting, Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina is the hospitality brand’s second luxury property in Montauk Occupying the former Montauk Yacht Club, the 107-room resort is a top boating destination for its deep-water marina that accommodates vessels up to 220 feet with a 12-foot draft. Marina guests are welcome to the 15-acre resort’s amenities such as a 2,000-foot private beach. Showfish restaurant wins rave reviews for pristine seafood like its namesake “fruits de mer” tower. Two whole lobsters, curried mussels, marinated octopus and raw oysters are among its marine delicacies. Reserve for weekend lobster bakes and barbecues at the Beach Club on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, throughout early September. Fitness fans have a 24-hour gym, Har-Tru tennis courts and vinyasa yoga, while other well-rounded activities range from paddle boarding to sailing lessons. Like South Florida, it’s all about getting out on the water. Gather a group and grab a few bottles of rosé for a memorable sunset cruise.
32 Star Island Road; 631.668.3100; gurneysresorts.com