Long Island has long been a refuge for relaxation for New Yorkers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and recharge after the busy holiday season. But no matter where you’re from, you can escape to Long Island for a rejuvenating, bliss-inducing spa weekend where heated pools and massages are sure to cure the worst winter blues and provide the self-care you crave. Explore the five-star waterfront retreats of the Hamptons and Montauk with Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, which houses North America’s only ocean-fed heated seawater pool, and Canoe Place Inn & Cottages’ brand new full service spa, ONDA Beauty, co-founded by Naomi Watts.
And with slimmed down crowds and an affordable winter edge, now is the best time to explore the diverse range of hotel spas across the region, from the B&Bs nestled in wine country like the Arbor View House to the lavish properties of the Gold Coast like the Mansion at Glen Cove and Red Hots Spa at the Garden City Hotel.
For more luxury Hamptons spa experiences, the Baker House 1650 is a Hamptons oasis with amenities like a dry sauna and counter-current swimming pool and Topping Rouse House’s treatment studio blends together beauty, relaxation and massage treatments. For a waterfront spa experience, look no further than Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor with massage rooms and wood-burning fireplaces and Danford’s in Port Jefferson for a view overlooking the harbor and an on-site spa.
Photos: Mansion at Glen Cove, Danford's