Great Ways to Relax on Martha’s Vineyard

There are many great ways to relax while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.  Here are a few of our best ideas to get you excited about unwinding this summer!

A Day at The Spa

Treat yourself to a spa day. There are some wonderful locations throughout the island to lay back, relax, and be pampered. Spa days are not just a way to come out looking pretty on the outside from haircuts, nail treatments, or waxing. Enjoying what a spa offers can also make your insides pretty.

Many locations offer facials and body wraps that help rejuvenate and exfoliate, while also detoxifying and hydrating the body. Some examples of wraps include:

Mud Wraps; known for detoxing and revitalizing the body or even dissolving deep muscle tension.

Lemon Grass Wrap; helps exfoliate the skin, while rehydrating the body.

Mermaid Wrap; A fruit scrub said to exfoliate, with coconut that fights aging.

Many spa locations also offer massage treatments. Massages are another great way to relax and relieve tension and help your body to relax while on vacation.  You might find out that a scalp massage is something for you!


Meditation is a great way to relax while on vacation. It’s a great way to get some rest, relax your mind and ease your thoughts. Some like to meditate through words, in a journal or aloud. Whichever way you enjoy meditating, what better place is there then on an island, surrounded by the glorious sounds of the waves from the ocean, and the calm atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of a city.


Yoga has been found to be a great way to relax and meditate. There are many forms of yoga, including regular, hot yoga, paddle board yoga, or even pre-natal. You don’t have to just be inside to stretch and pose, many offerings are outside in a field, yard, or on the beach. Yoga is focused around breathing, meditating, and the adoption of specific body postures. Yoga is overall great for health and relaxation.

We look forward to seeing you soon here on Martha’s Vineyard!

Spring Into Fun On Martha’s Vineyard

Spring on the Island is almost as good as the Summer, just a little cooler, and a little less crowded. There are great activities to do on Martha’s Vineyard in the spring. The shoulder season of the year can be even better than summer sometimes. Not as many crowds and most of the restaurants and retail spots are opening. Mother Nature is reminding you that new life is coming through the buds of flowers. After all, it is our April showers that bring our May flowers.


The selections of places to enjoy a meal start to increase this time of year. While new staff is arriving constantly, many restaurants start to test out what items they are going to feature this upcoming season. It is a great time to try something new without the long wait times.


Most retail shops offer great early season specials or even discounts on what inventory they have leftover from last year. It’s always great to see what is going to be this seasons “New Color” and “Style.”


The greens are ready! There are several courses throughout the island and each one is unique. Mink Meadows in Vineyard Haven is a nine-hole course with an amazing view of the harbor at hole 8. Farm Neck in Oak Bluffs, is the “go to” course for many politicians and celebrities. They are an 18 hole course with a restaurant, cafe, and have great areas for hosting events. Tee times are easier to get this time of year, so come take a swing.


With the sun shining and just a hint of cool still in the air, beaches are great for spring walks, collecting shells, rocks, and the occasional sea glass. If you catch a day that is warmer than others you could even throw out a blanket, relax with a great book, or grab the kids and make a tall sandcastle.


Many farms, markets, and farm stands start to open in Spring. Bringing out their in-season produce, eggs, baked goods, and meals.

As you can see spring is also a great time to visit Martha’s Vineyard. We hope to see you here soon!

Vote For Sandpiper Rentals Best of the Vineyard 2018!

It’s that time of the year again!

Best of the Vineyard is hosted by Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and takes place annually.  Anyone can participate and vote in 7 Major categories featuring over a hundred consumer-related businesses on the island. The 7 major categories and examples of some of their subcategories are:


  • Food and Drink: i.e. Favorite Restaurant or Bar
  • Events and Entertainment: i.e. Favorite social event or place you visit
  • Shopping: i.e. Favorite grocery store, farmers market, gallery, clothing
  • Great Outdoors: i.e. Favorite fishing charter, Bicycle Company, beach
  • Health and Beauty: i.e. Favorite hairdresser/barber, doctor, spa
  • Service: i.e. Favorite REAL ESTATE COMPANY (like SANDPIPER), auto mechanic, vet
  • Lodging: i.e. Favorite romantic getaway, family friendly hotel

Voting is currently underway and ends April 7th at 11:59 PM.

Winners will be announced in June at a reveal party and results will be featured in the magazines July issue. If you would like to check out last year’s winner’s visit:

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