Nantucket has become a preferred second-home location and fashionable vacation destination for the rich and the famous. No wonder it is often referred to as “The New Martha’s Vineyard.”
The New England island is a stunning place to visit if you want to stroll through the cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and homes, blossoming gardens, or charming shingle-style cottages. Its nature is perfectly preserved, and there are many pristine white sanded beaches on the island.
Since it has become such a popular spot, Nantucket has become a foodie haven, with some of the best restaurants and eateries in the country. Its Main Street is home to some of the most exclusive boutiques in the country and world too.
You can easily reach Nantucket via ferry from Cape Cod or by plane. Plus, there are many unique local residences that are available for rent for any need and suitable for even the most pretentious guests.
Once you get there, you can enjoy your dream vacation with stunning views, gourmet dishes, tropical drinks, one-of-a-kind shopping, spa procedures, and a good deal of pampering.
Here are some ideas for pampering yourself while enjoying your stay in Nantucket.
You can enjoy a SPA day like no other at one of the many spa centers on the island.
You can opt for the top-rated harborside Spa at the luxurious White Elephant Hotel. There you can enjoy an amazing sauna and receive relaxing and rejuvenating treatment with fresh tropical fruits and local herbs. Or try out procedures with plants and products directly from the ocean.
Another famous spa is located in the Wauwinet hotel on the island and is named Spa by the Sea. This name refers to precisely what you will experience if you decide to go there.
Get a massage and treatment with the purest organic oils and finest organic products at the Monarch Face & Body Spa. Or bask in the serenity while you are being pampered at the RJ Miller Salon & Spa.
Whether you are getting ready for a wedding or other party in Nantucket, or you simply want to pamper yourself with the best hair, nail, and makeup treatments while on vacation, you are in luck.
There are many top-quality beauty and spa salons there, including RJ Miller Salon & Spa, where you can sit back and enjoy the award-winning full-service salon. The services include massages, nails, makeup, and hair treatments.
Other full-service salons where you can book any of the many procedures in Nantucket include Darya Salon and Sisters’ Spa.
You can even get your smile transformed and improved while vacationing in Nantucket. Do this at ACK Dental Art, where there is state-of-the-art equipment and some of the best professionals in the country.
Once you are done with the makeovers and the spa treatments, you can go on a one-of-a-kind shopping trip in the town of Nantucket.
It may be a small island, but it is home to some of the best and most exclusive boutiques, vintage and other shops, art galleries, and antique shops in the country.
Nantucket is one of the best places to buy unique nautical-themed and handmade jewelry. It is the place to go for fine linens, antiques, high fashion, and top-quality apparel and artwork.
The best boutiques to visit to buy clothes – from trendy and timeless to beach chic are Serenella, Cattivo, Erin Hielle, Style Paris, Grace Geier, Hepburn, Vis-à-Vis, Patina, Poeta & D. Dream, Sara Campbell, and more.
You can hop in Faherty Brand, Haul Over, Levitate, and Salt Boutique for sports, outwear, beachwear, and beach-inspired clothing. You can even shop for some clothes for your dog while at it – at The Black Dog General Store on Main Street.
After you are done with the shopping, you can finally take the time to relax with a delicious handcrafted cocktail, a chilled rose, or another drink of your choice.
Thankfully, you won’t have to look too hard to find the perfect cocktail or wine bar in Nantucket. They are everywhere, and there is a drinking option for every taste, occasion, and type of drink – from beer gardens to romantic beach lounges to contemporary crafted cocktails or nautical-style intimate bars.
For a special event, we recommend the high-end Galley Beach, where you can drink crafted spirits with your toes buried in the sand while enjoying the most mesmerizing ocean sunset view.
The Pearl is another high-end glitzy bar located in a restaurant of the same name. You can try one of the carefully curated wines or a classic or more unusual cocktail in this stylish bar.
Don’t forget to try out the iconic Crucumber handcrafted cocktail at the Cru Oyster Bar. You can enjoy one or two of these signature fresh mixed drinks while admiring the mega yachts in Billionaires row and the harbor.
For some of the best craft mixology drinks in Nantucket, you should go to The Proprietors. The owners, Orla and Michael LaScola, were the first people to introduce craft mixology to the island of Nantucket.
As you can expect, you can get some of the most interesting drinks there. These include a white Negroni or a fabulous house-made gin and tonic made with green tea-infused gin from japan and toasted rice.
Or you can go to the modern and popular Japanese-inspired Lola 42 bistro and sushi bar for some cucumber vodka martini with sake, lychee, and pineapple cocktail, Japanese beers, and more.
You can dive into the maritime and whaling history of the island at the Oran Mor bar. You can enjoy exploring the beautiful nautical antiques while sipping on a tropical or spirit-forward cocktail.
The Tree Bar is a small outdoor bar with an intriguing cocktail menu. It includes drinks named “Ancho Sunshine When She’s Gone” and other fun concoctions.
Speaking of hilarious cocktail and drink names, don’t forget to visit The Nautilus. This is where you can enjoy one of the many available wines by the glass. You get to select from a long list with descriptions like “orange juice from Italian nuns” and “not your mother’s chardonnay.”
Another outdoor bar where you can drink a glass of fine wine or an Aperativo is Venturo’s Back Bar, located behind the Venturo Italian restaurant.
As you can see, there is something for every taste and need in Nantucket, so go ahead and plan your trip and prep yourself for some of the best pamperings you will ever experience.