Hotel at a Glance: East Hampton Point Resort
East Hampton Point Resort's eponymous seafood restaurant was built around a ship—a mahogany sloop called The Jade that competed in five major races before retiring to East Hampton. You can dine alfresco on its 140-seat deck, which overlooks Three Mile Harbor. Chefs bring the sea to your plate, using fresh-caught fish in dinner entrees such as classic lobster rolls and twin filet mignon. Once you're filled to the gills, retire to an elegant, English-manor-style suite or cottage for a good night's sleep.
- Cottage amenities vary, but all contain outdoor terraces, and most have spa bathtubs and kitchenettes.
- Suite amenities include private entrances, fireplaces, terraces, and plasma TVs.
- Take a swim in an outdoor pool surrounded by chaises and white pines.
- Squeeze in a workout on the tennis court or at the onsite fitness center, built inside a historical church.
- Grab coffee and other snacks at the marina shop known as the Ship's Store.
- Go shopping on nearby Main Street, home to retailers such as Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and J. Crew.
The Hamptons: Long Island's Glamorous Seaside Destination
About 75 to 100 miles east of Manhattan, on the South Fork of Long Island, lies a string of sophisticated beach towns collectively known as the Hamptons. The area includes the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, plus a series of smaller, picturesque villages and hamlets (not all necessarily ending with "hampton"). During the summertime, the area, which is known for its peaceful beaches and a glamorous social scene, regularly draws a privileged crowd. In cooler months, the population shrinks, and it’s relatively quiet here; spend days beachcombing, shopping for farm-fresh produce, or strolling past the giant mansions that line the seaside.
Because they’re clustered together, it’s easy to visit several towns in the Hamptons during your stay. Westhampton Beach is known for its busy Main Street, populated by boutiques, cafés, and Zagat-rated restaurants, and Frommer’s calls the village’s beaches some of the best on Long Island. In neighboring Eastport, antique stores abound, and in Southampton, you’ll find several historic estates and chic shops. Trendy East Hampton is home to top-tier restaurants and celebrity mansions, including those of Jerry Seinfeld and Billy Joel.