Sole East, New YorkPosted in Where to Sleep
Want a true New York style summer break? Then why not take a trip to the Hamptons and reside at the Solé East Resort in Montauk, New York, on the eastern-most tip of Long Island?
Montauk boasts rugged scenery, grassy sandy dune beaches and a super laid back surfer vibe. With two different formats of accommodation it’s possible to stay on the Solé East Beach or if you’d rather mix it up amongst uber trendy surfers then the option to retire in the tranquil Sole East Resort.
Drive up the hill heading to the Solé East Resort and you can't miss the quaint w American Tudor building with 60 renovated bungalows, each with its own unique designs, including garden cabana suites.
The staff tend to be American and upon arrival are desperate to put you at ease from the moment you walk through the door. Once you’ve been escorted to you r room you won’t be disappointed as all the rooms are crisp and fresh and adhere to a colonial theme, but this doesn’t mean that they’re deprived of mod-cons. Each bungalow has been kitted out with Ipod docking stations so you don’t have go without your music for too long. What’s more, the bedroom also includes oversized St Tropez beds so you can retreat from the sun feeling one hundred percent relaxed and chilled.
If you anything like me and shy away from the prospect of missing a moment in the sun then you’ll be pleased to discover that Sole East Resort has a pool, a great place for a dip. As you’d expect, there’s reclining sun loungers (perfect for an afternoon snooze) and a poolside DJ.
The lush lawns and gardens are lined with bamboo walkways and complete the beach-club feel of the place. You’re never too far away from somewhere to indulge your gastronomic palette as the hip yet healthy restaurant called the Backyard serves fresh fish and cocktails galore.
Above: The Lobby Area In A Bungalow @ The Sole East Resort
Solé East Beach, on the other hand is a 26-room motel in the heart of Montauk. It’s located 50 ft from a path that runs through the dunes to the ocean. This little gem of a motel is able to accommodate groups of friends and families in rooms that sleep up to four people. Although Sole East Beach was initially built in the early 70s, it’s been refurbished with whitewashed walls and funky modern touches such as plush lamps and headboards. Sole East Beach is an ideal as a retreat from the beach or from a hardcore day of extreme water sports.
Top Tip: Make sure that you book early as both Sole East resorts become extremely busy in high season.
90 Second House Road,
Montauk, NY 11954