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.

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Two of the most familiar faces at The Nantucket Hotel belong to Carlos and Fulya Castrello. Carlos and Fulya have been an integral part of our family for ten years and the friends they’ve made along the way are a testament to their deep involvement in the Nantucket community and the energy they devote to making everyone’s stay at The Nantucket a special one.

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Throw the Nantucket wedding of your dreams with the help from our events team. From ceremonies, to receptions, accommodations, and transportation, we take care of it all. Bring to life the timeless wedding you’ve always envisioned. ...

There’s still time to book your stay for this year’s Wine & Food Festival (@nantucketwineandfood)! This annual celebration has quickly turned into a highlight of the season. Participate in events like the St. Tropez Soiree, Passport Wines around the World, and the Great British Afterparty. Closeout the weekend with our signature Sunday Brunch, sponsored by Chateau Minuty where you will get an exclusive taste of their rosé. ...

Chef Philip Sireci believes that cooking and music share a lot in common, and he has the experience to back his theory up. Before finding his way to the kitchen, Chef Sireci worked as an audio engineer and a guitarist with aspirations to be the next Eric Clapton. “Creating menus that satisfy a person’s five senses is like composing a song. Cooking and music require similar cadence of creativity”. Chef Sireci comes to us from New York City where he led the kitchen at @fineandrarenyc and @theflatironroom. He lands on Nantucket alongside his wife Marla and their adorable dog, Mona Lisa. ...

Join us in welcoming Urmas Karner as he takes the helm as General Manager of The Nantucket Hotel. Urmas comes to us from the Turks and Caicos where he once won Hotelier of the Year as GM of the Somerset on Grace Bay. “Now another island beckons… I look forward to applying my experience and enthusiasm for the benefit of our guests, visitors, the local community, and my co-worker family” says Karner. We are glad Nantucket beckoned him here and can’t wait to welcome him to The Nantucket family!

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It’s with great fondness that we bid farewell to General Manager Jamie Holmes. Jamie’s been with us since our opening day, way back in 2012, and has been a genial presence, a capable leader, and a good friend for all of his ten years at The Nantucket Hotel. Share a Jamie Holmes memory in the comment section, and join us in wishing him well in his next adventure!

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We’re now accepting Mother’s Day celebration brunch reservations. 💐 Tap the link in our bio to learn more! ...

There’s nothing more Nantucket than blooming hydrangeas. Looking forward to seeing these colors come bursting back in just a few short weeks. ...

At long last, Daffodil festival is back, just the way you remember it: flower show, parade, picnics and all. This weekend sells out fast so don’t hesitate to make a reservation for this unforgettable weekend. ...

Appreciation post for all of our wonderful staff at the Nantucket! 👏 Thank you for always having a smile on your face. Share a memory you have with your favorite staff member! ...

We’re hopping into Spring with our Easter weekend festivities! Join us April 15th - 17th for fun a brunch and Easter egg hunt each family member can partake in. ...

No one knows Nantucket better than our concierge team. Looking for an activity? A restaurant recommendation? The perfect place to watch the sunset from? Contact the concierge desk and start planning your Nantucket getaway. ...

We’re open! Whether you’re joining us for a fun filled spring or relaxing with us this summer, we’re eager to welcome you back. ...

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