Lounging Poolside in a Swanky Scene in Montauk, New York
Each night on the windy, eastern end of Long Island, the swanky, all-day pool lounge and bar at Solé East explodes into a thumping nightspot unmatched in this otherwise sleepy off-the-beaten-Hamptons-path town. But it’s the daytime see-and-be-seen scene here that’s perhaps even more impressive. There’s the renovated lobby you notice when checking into the 1970s Tudor hotel, and rooms with what the resort calls “sprinklings of luxury in the areas that matter.” There’s paddle boarding, yoga classes, and organic lunches. And there’s that same backyard, which, eight hours before sunset is already bursting with bikini-ed 20-somethings and surfers stumbling back from early mornings on the breaks (arrive early to claim a couple Balinese loungers and day beds for your crew and avoid the stingy afternoon doorman)—all happening around a (thankfully) heated pool. Call it Tudor-surf-hipster-Hamptons-chic.