Forget what you think you know about the Jersey Shore. A little over two hours outside of the city, admittedly not far from the more party-hardy towns along the coast, there's a secret summer spot beloved by celebrities and CEOs - and here it's all about relaxation.
Stone Harbor, in Cape May County, has always been a go-to for languorous weekends and the kind of everyone-knows-everyone hospitality you can only find in a Northeastern beach town. Families return year after year, including, for a time, Taylor Swift's (a fact the local coffee shop is proud to show off via newspaper clippings). There's a tour's worth of million-dollar homes in the area, but when Oprah - another famous frequenter - comes to stay, she prefers The Reeds at Shelter Haven, the town's hospitality hub. Boasting luxury accommodations, swanky watering holes, and dockside dining, the go-to spot has recently added state-of-the-art spa to its already impressive amenities.
The Salt Spa expansion includes a brand new building with 21 shiny new guestrooms, so whether you're looking for a romantic weekend with your boo or a few days of utter pampering with your ladies, there's plenty of room for you and your crew, big or small. The same goes for the spa itself. Group services range from mani-pedi parties to Turkish bath treatments in the gorgeous tiled Hammam (by far the crown jewel of the new space). Rejuvenate in the Bright Light Inhalation Lounge, which utilizes light therapy and a Himalayan sea salt waterfall, or enter a different state entirely with flotation therapy.
And for you skincare obsessives, the Salt Spa at The Reeds offers four different types of facials, including the very of-the-moment HydraFacial, a non-laser resurfacing treatment that extracts impurities and exfoliates using gentle suction. Trés high-tech. It's almost hard to believe you're not somewhere on the Upper East Side. Not that you'll miss the city; here, you can at least take that sense of relaxation with you once you step outside onto the quaint streets of town, head to the beach, or enjoy sunset cocktails overlooking the water - fresh mind, spirit, and face at the ready.
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[Photo via The Reeds at Shelter Haven]