The end of August means it’s vacation time, but those who have not planned ahead have plenty of staycation options here on Long Island, although deciding where to go can be daunting.

A few last-minute Labor Day weekend getaway ideas can be found among the 2017 Best of Long Island contest winners. For instance, Hyatt Place Long Island/East End won Best Hotel on Long Island, Marotta MedSpa was named Best Day Spa on Long Island and Simone Simas earned the title of Best Massage on Long Island in that competition.

Hyatt Place Long Island/East End, Situated on the gateway to Long Island’s famed North Fork, offers beautiful waterfront views, all-day dining and a complimentary shuttle service. It’s also in an ideal location, with easy access to local wineries, the Hamptons and tons of family friendly activities. A 24-hour fitness facility, free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a seasonal poolside bar and grill, onsite rentals (including kayaks, bikes and canoes!), a sundeck, banquet hall and event space; the amenities simply don’t stop at Hyatt Place Long Island/East End!

At Marotta MedSpa, those looking to treat themselves get a divine sensation of sublime serenity as soon as they walk through the door. The spa’s long list of cosmetic services includes everything from facials and body contouring to skin resurfacing and eye treatments. What’s more, the spa sells products that will keep you smooth-looking, healthy and fresh all the way up to your next visit!

And whether it’s stress, muscle tension or a chronic illness, a soothing massage with just the right amount of pressure can do absolute wonders. When Long Islanders require some muscle relaxation, they head to Simone Simas! She is dedicated to both her profession and her customers, and takes great joy in alleviating pain of all types.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit  bestof.longislandpress.com Nominations are now being accepted through Aug. 31 for the 2018 Best of Long Island program here.

Hyatt Place Long Island/East End is located at 451 East Main St. in Riverhead. They can be reached at 631-208-0002 or hyattplaceeastend.com

Marotta MedSpa is located at 895 W. Jericho Tpke. in Smithtown. They can be reached at 631-982-2022 or marottamd.com

Simone Simas is located at 599 E. Main St. in Bay Shore. She can be reached at 917-683-6177.

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