In the time it takes to get to East Hampton in bad traffic, you can fly to Miami. But if the South Beach crowds make you crabby, seven and a half minutes away by ferry sits Fisher Island, home to the Fisher Island Club, where peacocks run wild, electric golf carts are the mode of transport, and the white-sand beaches are pristine. Apart from a nine-hole golf course, tennis, and three pools, the resort has sunny, French-country-style rooms and a full spa. Classes range from yoga and pilates to boxing; treadmills overlook the water; and the spa offers seven different facials. Opt for a therapeutic neuromuscular massage, and then, if you can’t handle any more relaxation, there’s no need to settle for one of the six restaurants on the island – South Beach and stylish eateries like Cameron Diaz’s new Bambu are just a ferry and a short cab ride away.
DETAILS Fisher Island Club, 305-535-6026 (rooms start at $315 off-season, $385 during high season); Bambu, 305-531-4800.