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New Yorkers flocking to The Hamptons during the summer know The Surf Lodge is the place to be. But in addition to the bougie summer cocktails and talked-about social scene at Montauk’s hottest stay, the city's socialites can now get their wellness in check before they hit the beachfront scene.
The Sanctuary is The Surf Lodge’s new self-care facility, offering fitness classes, wellness programming, vegan beauty products, and activewear. While this strays a bit from the day drinking ventures guests typically set out on at The Surf Lodge, The Sanctuary will likely be a welcome addition when the Sunday morning hangover hits.
“The reality is wellness has become so important to guests, and we couldn't curate all the things we'd like to do,” Surf Lodge owner Jayma Cardoso said of The Surf Lodge prior to adding the wellness space. “We knew if we had a place solely dedicated to wellness, we could create a richer tapestry; physically, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually.
Add in The Surf Lodge’s local and sustainable cafe—which sources seafood right from area fisherman coming into Montauk Harbor and produce from the East End and North Fork of Long Island—and services like daily bike rentals, and you’ve got one complete wellness-inspired getaway.
And like everything else they offer, you can expect only the best of the best. Which is why Cardoso has lined up a list of New York City favorites to teach classes at The Sanctuary this summer, including Y7 Yoga, Torch’d, P.volve, Elements, and Dogpound. Bringing some of the biggest names in NYC fitness to the beach was all part of the design as the idea was to curate a cast of fitness pros known for their charisma, high-energy, and ability to easily connect with the people taking their classes.
“I think wellness has become a social currency,” Cardoso said. “It's really how people are connecting.”
It’s this attention to the shift in modern-day needs that has shaped the offerings and attitude of The Surf Lodge’s fledgling wellness space. The Sanctuary is meant to feel zen and airy as soon as you walk in, according to Cardoso. “I like to think there is a real sense of discovery because we have a shoppable selection of cruelty-free and vegan beauty products,” said Cardoso. “But for me the ambiance is that of a forum of like-minded people coming to share health and well-being.”
The wellness facility opened just before Memorial Day and will likely be a hit through Labor Day, as socialites are working to detox before they retox at The Surf Lodge later that night. Don’t worry if you’re not a guest at the hotel, either — The Sanctuary is open to the public, so anyone can sign up for a class so long as they’re willing to brave the weekend traffic out to The Hamptons.