Nantucket: A Perfect East Coast Weekend Escape

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner! Nantucket was just named by Forbes magazine as one of the top 3 ‘Perfect East Coast Memorial Day Escapes’. There’s still plenty of time to book the perfect getaway. Let us help you elevate your experience!

Whether you want to hit up the beach up for a morning yoga session, venture out around the harbor on a stand up paddle board or enjoy a peaceful forrest bathing experience, there are plenty of things to do on the island. Check out our top 5 favorite experiences on the Island below:

1) Experience Nantucket’s Best Massage


Lavender Farm Wellness is your destination to relaxation and real health on Nantucket Island. Craft a retreat in the comfort of your own space with a variety of massage therapy services.

With specialized training in orthopedic sports massage techniques, our massage therapists offer Deep Tissue massage therapy, Cranial Sacral therapy and Zen Body (Rolfing) therapy, as well as sport-specific training for distance runners, golfers, and skiers. Clients will notice improved health benefits and range of motion.

2) Create Your Own Wellness Retreat

Discover our most popular experiences to enhance your vacation. Combine Nantucket’s best experiences for a half day or full-day retreat package. Each experience includes an award-winning massage!

3) Great Point Meditation


For many, achieving and maintaining success comes more natural than we might realize. However, the challenge is taking the time to ensure our thoughts and actions will lead us toward our ideal life. This is an active form of meditation and contemplation where we will map a course for your ideal life.

4) Forrest Bathing Experience

On Nantucket, there are endless opportunities to soak in the natural world since almost half of the island is protected greenbelt property. The forest bathing experience begins with mindfulness meditation to bring us into the present moment and connects us with our senses.

5) Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Feel like you’re walking on water as you paddle board around the harbor. Take in the beauty of the sky and sea as you explore the natural wonder of Nantucket and enjoy a good core workout. Private lessons can be lead by yoga instructors or experienced naturalists.

More About Nantucket


Nantucket is the classic New England getaway. Located off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket is a convenient ferry ride from Hyannis. If you’ll be bringing a car the ferry ride will be two hours and if not, opt for the fast ferry which is only an hour. Or you can also fly into Nantucket via a seasonal carrier from Boston or Hyannis, which will only take 45 or 20 minutes respectively. For the full Nantucket experience, especially if you will be with your family, rent a house so you can grill outside and stretch your legs rather than being stuck in a hotel room.