Find Out Which Hamptons Town Matches Your Vibe

Are you heading to the Hamptons or thinking of shaking it up and exploring a stay in a new town out East? Whatever the case, luxury rental partner StayMarquis has a handy new tool to help you decide which town suits your lifestyle.

Take the “Which Hamptons Town Matches Your Vibe“ quiz to find out the most ideal getaway for you. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape, a family affair, an artsy and cultural holiday, or an action-packed adventure, let this guide the way.Plus ... use code RELATED200 for $200 off your next stay!


Learn more about the different Hamptons towns below and check out StayMarquis’s available rental properties here. Don’t forget to use code RELATED200 for $200 off your next stay!


Vibe: Quiet and exclusive


  • Offers a secluded, small-town feel with private beaches and quiet lanes.
  • Known for its elegant homes and an affluent, private community.
  • Wildlife Refuge offers opportunities for bird watching and nature walks.


Vibe: Rural and ultra-luxurious


  • Features some of the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
  • Predominantly agricultural with scenic farmlands and vineyards.
  • Known for its beautiful, understated beaches and quiet country atmosphere.


Vibe: Quaint and charming


  • Offers a blend of old-world charm and modern luxury.
  • Known for its picturesque windmills and proximity to Georgica Pond.
  • Home to a mix of old farmhouses and new high-end developments.

East Quogue

Vibe: Laid-back and family-friendly


  • Known for its tranquil environment and beautiful pine forests, making it a quieter retreat within the Hamptons.
  • Offers a mix of charming cottages and modern homes, appealing to both seasonal visitors and permanent residents.
  • Features several excellent bay beaches and is close to the Shinnecock Bay, ideal for boating and fishing enthusiasts.
  • The downtown area, though modest, hosts a few beloved local diners and seafood restaurants, providing a cozy, small-town feel.


Vibe: Exclusive and serene


  • Often referred to as the “first Hampton” due to its location just west of Westhampton, offering a quieter alternative to its more bustling neighbors.
  • Lacks a commercial center, which helps maintain its low-key, residential charm and exclusivity.
  • Surrounded by natural beauty including lush greenery and scenic water views, making it attractive for nature lovers and those seeking peace and quiet.
  • Home to a number of notable writers and artists, adding a subtle cultural layer to its community.

Shelter Island

Vibe: Secluded and picturesque


  • Accessible only by ferry, adding an element of privacy and isolation that is cherished by its residents.
  • Offers a blend of beautiful landscapes, from marshlands and wooded trails to stunning beaches, making it a nature lover’s paradise.
  • Rich in history with landmarks like the Shelter Island Windmill and Sylvester Manor, a historic plantation and educational farm.
  • A tight-knit community that supports local businesses, farms, and artists, fostering a strong sense of community.
  • Features a diverse array of dining options from casual eateries to upscale restaurants, catering to a range of tastes and occasions.

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