East Hampton and Long Island
It may be just ninety minutes from New York City, but when you visit the Hamptons, you enter an entirely different and refreshing part of New York State. The destination has gorgeous beaches, dramatic dunes, shingled windmills, and famous light that attracted artists like Jackson Pollock and Winslow Homer to paint in its hamlets. The Hamptons are a group of towns on Long Island — perhaps the most famous area on Long Island — that have gained famed as the residence or summer home of some of America’s most elite. Thousands escape the hot city each summer to Southampton and East Hampton and their many hamlets and villages, including Sag Harbor, Water Mill, and Bridgehampton. They have miles of museums, quirky antique shops, and placid bays that are perfect for beach-combing.
The Hamptons is known for its rural setting and amenities. The highly esteemed Cooper’s Beach, the historic Shinnecock Golf Club, and the Hampton Classic — which has been running since before 1900 — are just a few of the things that draw visitors from not just the city, but from across the nation, and even the globe.
The seaside region is most notably associated with celebrity sightings. Many of the rich and famous spend their summers on spacious estates nestled along the Atlantic Ocean, often hidden behind tall hedgerows.
Are the Hamptons in New York? -The Hamptons lie on the far southeastern end of New York’s Long Island. Westhampton — which is where the Hamptons starts — is 80 miles east of New York City and takes about two-and-a-half hours to get to by car (with no traffic). But Montauk, which is at the very end of the island’s South Fork, is another 50 miles east of Westhampton. From NYC, getting to Montauk takes at least three hours, but it can often be closer to four.
Things Not to Miss in the Hamptons
• Let a Hamptons tour guide show you around Sylvester Manor, a 17th-century estate on Shelter Island
• Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center at Riverhead offers an in-depth look at the ecology of the Hamptons.
• The Montauk Point Lighthouse was built at the end of the 1700s and is well-worth a visit and photo-op.
There are two sides to Long Island’s oyster-studded eastern tip. Take the South Fork and you hit the Hamptons, but take the quieter North Fork and you’ll reach Long Island’s many family-run vineyards and farms, eventually reaching the quaint seaside village of Greenport.
Just like its buzzier southern neighbor, North Fork can be reached easily from NYC in a few hours for a day trip or weekend escape either by the Long Island Rail Road, by car, or by chartering a private bus.
Of course most visitors come here to spend the day tasting the region’s grapes of which there’s something for just about everyone’s palate (and you’re never more than an eight-minute drive from one vineyard to the next), but design fiends, antique-shoppers, seafood enthusiasts, and nature lovers will have plenty to add to their itinerary too.
Their are over 35 vineyards in this small part of Long Island to choose from.
This 5 night package is based on 10 people travelling in September.
Stay in a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa with private pool in East Hampton and Long Island.
Included is a 6 hour excursion with boat, crew, dinner on a private beach, and a wine tour on the North Fork of Long Island to experience some of the region’s most celebrated wines.
- 5 nights in a villa with private pool
- A 6 hour excursion with boat, crew, dinner on a private beach
- A wine tour
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• The above experience can be customised to suit your requirements
• We offer Hotels from 3 stars to 5 stars as well as self catering where possible
• Number of nights are flexible
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