Montauk, in the town of East Hampton, is the last pearl in the string of coastal villages known collectively as The Hamptons. Located at the tip of Long Island, Montauk Point is 118 miles from New York harbor or about 120 miles from Midtown Manhattan. People travel there through the longest and largest island in the contiguous United States. (It’s 23 miles at its widest, between the Great South Bay and the Long Island Sound). They drive, take the Hampton Jitney or ride Long Island Railroad trains. Some folks arrive by boat and a good number fly in to the local airport.
You could argue any season is a good one to escape to the beaches and islands of Thailand — and you’d be right. But the region is just entering monsoon season, which lasts from mid-May through October, meaning days could be picture perfect, a complete wash-out or anything in-between. (Generally it just equates to frequent showers that can pass through as quickly as they came.) But if you want to be all but guaranteed great weather, schedule your trip between November and February. Admittedly it’s the busiest season, but the temperature is warm but not oppressive, the seas are calm and the beaches stay dry.