About Nantucket Island

The Magic of Escapism.

Most visitors first experience Nantucket from a boat’s deck as they round Brant Point. With great anticipation, the view of Nantucket Town is spectacular. A National Historic Landmark, the Town consists of more than 800 buildings that were built before the Civil War; a living testament to the great wealth “Nantucketers” earned from being at the center of the whaling industry.  This history permeates the Island, but it is a living history, not a museum. Today, Nantucket is home to over 10,000 year-round residents and 50,000 seasonal residents.

There are so many simple pleasures to partake of on Nantucket. Whether it’s sailing, fishing, swimming, beach bumming, bicycle riding, sampling fine restaurants, shopping,  or enjoying live theater, museums, parades, pageants, fireworks, tennis or golf, Nantucket offers them all – and then some.

The Light Breezes and Gentle Fog of early Nantucket Mornings…

On Nantucket, there’s always a nice, comfortable breeze and the morning fog is a welcome companion on a bike ride to the beach. A seagull’s call, the ferry’s whistle as it leaves the harbor, the surf’s roar, and your family’s laughter are among the many joyous sounds that will call you to the Island year after year and Nantucket will enter your heart as it has for many generations of visitors.

The Nantucket on Instagram

Morning rituals at The Nantucket 📸: @marcsford // @prepfordwife
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Summer lingers on 📸: @stellenevolandes
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September is here but that doesn’t mean summer is behind us. Tap the link in our bio to learn why. 📸: @vic_nkt
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Checking into the weekend 📸: @stacieflinner
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Pool days are here to stay when you stay with us this September. Tap the link in our bio to learn about the other summer activities and amenities that are lingering a little longer this September 📸: @jenniferjhughes
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Summer later with us this September. Tap the link in our bio to learn about what’s happening around the hotel during this spectacular month on-island 📸: @mrsnipple_
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Did somebody say weekend? 📸: @howieguja // @janaguja
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Summer later with us this September. Tap the link in our bio to learn about what’s happening around the hotel during this spectacular month on-island 📸: @jackiegreaney // @pjhavel
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What a pretty little island we have here 📸: @kristenconnorphotography
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Congrats to @mpappag, the latest winner of our #MyVintageSummer series! Her vintage summer photo stirred our Timeless Summer heartstrings and captured the essence of a day of adventures under the sun. If you have a vintage family photo that you think will do the same, share it with us and you might win a Nantucket vacation (or one with our sister resort, @winnetu.mv). Tap the link in our bio to learn more, and happy summering!
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Pop the cork! 🍾🍾 Opened the newspaper yesterday and found out we’ve been named @tripadvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel of the year. Thanks to our wonderful guests who made this exciting award possible! Head to the link in our bio to read more! 📸: @stacieflinner
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Blooming with fun over at The Nantucket this summer- tap the link in our bio to learn about how we’re making this summer timeless 📸: @katiefromboston
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Endless blooms 🌸 this time of the year 📸: @vic_nkt
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The crunch of oyster-shells and the smell of hydrangeas means you’re probably staying in one of our cottages 📸: @jackiegreaney // @pjhavel
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30 miles out to sea and never a dull sight to see 📸: @jamie.watkins
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Every day feels like the weekend on this island 📸: @shorelinesillustrated
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It’s a great day to have a great day. Happy 4th from all of us at The Nantucket Hotel 🇺🇸 📸: @howieguja
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Sights and scenes like this surround you on the pleasant stroll into town from our front door 📸: @pjhavel
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Did you know that the cottages at The Nantucket Hotel are dog-friendly? 👋 to @hunt.the.whoodle who was with us recently!
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In-room breakfast never looked so good 📸: @jackiegreaney // @pjhavel
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We’re having so much fun sorting through your #MyVintageSummer submissions and we’re excited to announce the second winner!Congrats to @daniellemalfitanaduane whose photo is filled with the splashy summer-y energy we’re channeling this summer. We turned her vintage summer photo into this poster to use in our Season 2020 advertising campaign and she will be receiving a voucher for two-night stay with us or our sister resort on Martha’s Vineyard, @winnetu.mv. We’re picking two more winners this summer so keep those submissions coming! Share it with us using the #MyVintageSummer hashtag or tap the link in our bio to learn how to submit if your Instagram account is set to private.
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Summer looks good on the neighborhood. What’s your favorite evening stroll in Brant Point?
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