These hotels are offering some epic trips with dads in mind. Here you’ll find domestic and international experiences to consider, such as playing golf in a dormant volcano in Iceland and blending your own custom bottle of tequila in Mexico.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita | Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (pictured)
Tequila-loving dads will feel appreciated with a series of spirited activities at this newly renovated oceanfront resort on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Book one of three new beach houses (there’s currently a 25% off deal) and surprise dad with a private in-home tequila tasting led by an expert in your own private digs. Play a round of golf at each of the resort’s two world-class courses designed by Jack Nicklaus. Better known as the “Tail of the Whale,” Hole 3B is the world’s only natural offshore island green. By night, pay a visit to the resort’s sleek new mezcal bar MEZ and choose from over 70 varieties of the smoky spirit to sip. Before leaving, partake in the resort’s new tequila-blending session and bottle a personal blend from authentic local barrels to take home and uncork memories later.
Rate: Beach homes from $16,000 per night; casitas from $650 per night
TCS World Travel | Iceland
The nine-day Luxury Iceland Golf Itinerary starts in in Reykjavik, where the five-star EDITION hotel is a home base for golf rounds at the country’s premier Reyjavík Golf Club and Brautarholt Golf Course, which features dramatic ocean views from all 12 holes. On day four, guests will take a Super Jeep to Langjökull Glacier and cruise Iceland’s second largest glacial formation by snowmobile. After a good night’s sleep at a luxury country hotel run by fourth-generation farmers, guests will explore the Westman Islands, which were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions and are inhabited by beluga whales and puffins. Next, guests will enjoy a round of golf in course set in an old volcano followed by a private ATV tour across black lava sands before visiting the world-famous Blue Lagoon. TCS World Travel also offers epic golf itineraries in Argentina, Morocco and Portugal.
Rate: $25,420 per person
Grace Bay Club | Turks & Caicos
Take dad on a thrilling fishing trip for marlin, wahoo, mahi mahi and dorado in the world’s third largest barrier reef, located in the turquoise blue waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands. A private boat will pick you up on the pristine shores of Grace Bay Club, the destination’s first all-oceanfront suite luxury resort. Following an exciting day on the ocean, the chef at The Grill will prepare your catch of the day however you like it. By night, toast to dad with a rare rum at Grace’s Cottage, which features an extensive selection of Caribbean and Latin American spirits from Appleton to Zacapa. Enjoy cigars over sunset at the oceanfront Infiniti Restaurant & Bar – the longest bar in the Caribbean featuring a sleek infinity-edge that stretches 90 feet towards the ocean.
Rate: From $750 per night
Dads who are looking to create new memories can do so out and under the waters of the Banderas Bay with the Under the Water Photography Experience from the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. A highlight of the Under the Water Photography Experience, a luxury yacht takes dads on a half-day boating adventure to an underwater snorkeling session at Puerto Vallarta’s famed Los Arcos as well as the undiscovered cove of Majahuitas. The area is home to tropical fish and stunning coral formations. A Grand Velas waterproof cell phone cover is provided to capture marine shots of the destinations’ idyllic nature and take home for future aquatic ventures. An additional experience for dads to add to the vacation experience at Grand Velas is bringing along a resort chef on a 4 to 6-hour fishing expedition in the Banderas Bay. As catches are made and pulled in, the chef will prepare several dishes to enjoy on deck, including Zihuatanejo-style fish strips, tuna ceviche with mango and habanero chili, fish tartar with tomato and avocado, sashimi, and Carpaccio. For guests who don’t find luck during their time onboard Beluga, a 32 ft. Luhrs sportfishing boat, the chef will have a cooler of fish available to prepare some culinary delights. Captain, fishing equipment and bait are also included. The cost of the Under the Water Photography Experience is $2,750 USD. VIP transportation from the resort to the marina is also included. Rates for the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit fishing experience start at $1265 for up to 7 pax. Cost is in addition to Velas Resorts' all-inclusive rates which include luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information about Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit or to make a reservation, please visit https://vallarta.grandvelas.com.
In partnership with Ultimate Driving Tours, an industry leading provider of luxury driving adventure travel experiences, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese offers a collection of Mini Viaggi day trips for racing dads. Ideal for small groups, car enthusiast dads can bring family or friends on the day trips which also include special experiences, private tours, unique dining experiences and more. Highlights of the new menu include: A drive among the vine-covered Lazio countryside to the Pope’s summer residence, or along the wide streets of the EUR district. A spirited cruise south to Pompeii along the Italian Autostrada. A day tour to Orvieto, an ancient city perched on a rock cliff to see its mosaic facades and houses and the Pozzo di San Patrizio. Enjoy the vine-covered hillsides of the Lazio region and Roman Castles, including a wine tasting at Orti di Alberico. OVER THE TOP VERSION: Sofitel Rome dads also have the option to upgrade their experience where they can take a scenic helicopter ride from Rome to Siena and more. The Mini Viaggi day trips start at €16,600 per day for up to 6 people in 3 cars with a guide. Additional participants can be accommodated for €2,600 per person. VAT is additional. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, visit https://all.accor.com/hotel/1312/index.en.shtml#origin=sofitel.
Sustainable luxury travel company Up Norway is offering a private fishing excursion for dads who are big time adventure seekers. On the island of Sørøya, known for being ‘The Green Eye of the North’ due to its intense summer green colors, anglers fish for large halibut, coalfish, wolffish and cod while also enjoying beautiful Nordic scenery. Norway is one of Europe’s biggest marine recreational fishing (MRF) nation due in part to its many health-promoting and wellbeing benefits, including powerful nature experiences, quality time with friends and family, and positive impact on the environment (and economy). Sørøya in particular is known for the high number of different fish species on the island - both in coastal waters and the many lakes, as well as there being no other place in the world where so many deep-sea fishing records have been set. As part of the Journey, certified coastal fishing guides provide valuable insight about the best locations, equipment, species, and how to get big fish to bite as well as encouraging good fish health and welfare while preventing negative impacts on fish stocks. Dads will also enjoy watching the breathtaking coastal scenery – the deep green island, turquoise water, coral beaches, small huts scattered across the mountainsides dropping into narrow fjords while waiting for the big fish to bite. For an extended stay, the island of Sørøya also has hiking trails, lake fishing, and friendly locals to engage. In addition to the Big Fish Adventure, dads can take a guided tour to the Kvithellhula natural cave where 35 people lived for 99 days in the war winter of 1944/45. Accommodations are at BFA Resort. Each 3-bedroom house has two floors, sauna, multiple terraces with a warmer to sit and enjoy the stunning view even during the cold days, open kitchen and living rooms, and jaw dropping views from full window walls. The starting price for this 4-night package is NOK 50,000 (approximately $5335). For more information or reservations, please visit https://upnorway.com.
With a privileged climate, cultural heritage, crystal blue sea and beautiful coast, Dubrovnik has long been a popular destination for travelers. For dads looking for contemporary luxury combined with medieval culture, Adriatic Luxury Hotels are ideal for exploring the UNESCO protected city with both Mediterranean Sea views and ancient Old Town on its doorstep. Combining a spectacular seaside setting overlooking both, flawless service and an illustrious history of royal and celebrity guests, its five-star Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik is an iconic landmark hotel. A historic villa built in 1913, the hotel features tranquil gardens in which to stroll, a beautiful beach, and three restaurants - all offering spectacular views of the Adriatic. Of course, there’s also an indoor swimming pool, a glamorous spa, and a fitness center. Moms who enjoy history can reminisce about Game of Thrones while strolling through the narrow streets of Old Town, explore the Cultural History Museum in the Gothic-style Rector’s Palace, enjoy fresh traditional eateries, and so much more. For dads who are seafood lovers, they will enjoy the private half-day tour of Pelješac peninsula with wine and oyster tasting. After an approximately 1-hour ride you will reach the small town of Ston – famous for its defensive stonewalls. As it was an important military fort of the Dubrovnik Republic, Ston was protected with 5 km-long medieval walls, the biggest city walls in Europe. The walls protected the precious salt pans that contributed to Dubrovnik Republic's wealth. The history of the salt works in Ston lasts for more than 4,000 years. It is the oldest salt mine in Europe, and among the working ones, also the oldest in the world. Then, enjoy a private tour of the Ston oyster farm with a traditional fishermen boat with oyster tasting and a glass of wine on-board. Ston oysters are known as the best aphrodisiac from the Roman period and make this small town a paradise for seafood lovers. For more information on Adriatic Luxury Hotels, please visit www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com
Kaimana Beach Hotel | Oahu, Hawaii
The Land, Surf, Sky package is a week-long adventure where an oceanfront penthouse is a home base for a series of thrilling experiences led by locals, starting with a morning surf session with ISA World longboard champion Kai Sallas and a photographer who will capture all the action on camera. The next day guests embark on a private helicopter tour of the entire island by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and head to Kualoa Ranch for lunch and local beers curated by the local-favorite Hau Tree restaurant. Guests then depart on a private tour with one of the owners of Kualoa Ranch who will personally lead an expedition through the remote areas of Ka’a’awa Valley and lush Hakipu’u rain forests, where iconic action movies like “Jurassic Park” and “Pearl Harbor” were filmed.
Rate: $19,500 for two guests
Terranea Resort | Los Angeles, California
Embark on a coastal California road trip for Father’s Day weekend that culminates with a stay at Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, one of Southern California’s most scenic and coveted coastlines overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island (for those who prefer flying, it’s a 30-minute drive from LAX). Spend a day at The Links at Terranea, a dramatic 9-hole par-3 oceanfront golf course that is beautifully integrated with its natural surroundings. A new package offers two rounds at The Links, overnight accommodations, and daily breakfast. Between tee-times, find respite at one of the resort’s four pools or 50,000 square-foot spa. Adventure activities held over Father’s Day weekend include archery, a kayak fishing adventure, a guided coastal hike, and falconry.
Rate: From $650 per night
The Seabird | Oceanside, California
Commonly referred to as O'Side by locals, Oceanside is known as the last original, quintessential surf town in San Diego, making it the ultimate destination to hang ten and let loose this Father’s Day! The Seabird Resort offers celebrated dads a surf valet experience and lessons, including private surf sessions with North County Surf Academy and opportunity to surf alongside professional surfer and third-generation Oceanside resident, Duran Barr.
Rate: From $299 per night
AN UNFORGETTABLE FATHER’S DAY ESCAPE AT L’ERMITAGE BEVERLY HILLS
Dads don’t often get the appreciation they deserve – but L’Ermitage is giving fathers a luxurious weekend treat for stays June 16 to 19, 2022. Those booked as Father’s Day weekend guests can relax and unwind in sumptuous rooms and will receive a bottle of Lobos 1707 Reposado Tequila and an exclusive L’Ermitage golf shirt and logo golf balls upon arrival. Aside from enjoying the many amenities of the award-winning hotel, he may also enjoy a delectable Father’s Day lunch or dinner (available for reservations JUNE 18 - 19, 2022 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM) at the property’s Avec Nous French bistro. On the menu are popular favorites like spicy Cognac chicken and waffles, pulled pork sliders, and free-flowing Bloody Marys through the weekend.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is the longest-tenured Forbes Five-Star and AAA Four Diamond rated all-suite hotel in the world is located at 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. This eight-story hideaway is renowned for providing a home-away-from-home for discerning visitors, locals, Hollywood royalty like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Laurence Olivier alike, and everyone who appreciate exceptional hospitality combined with personal touches in an intimate urban sanctuary setting. Each suite offers a spacious sitting area, dedicated dressing room, writer’s desk, onyx marble-clad bathroom with soaking tub and French balconies. With luxurious amenities, from world acclaimed Avec Nous to its rooftop retreat perfect for basking poolside under the California sun.
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village | Cape Coral, Florida
Cape Coral’s leading resort for renewed elegance, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, is the ideal destination for dads to kick back and relax while also partaking in some of their favorite activities:
- Apartment-Style Accommodations: Newly renovated and located in scenic Tarpon Point Marina, Westin Cape Coral provides expansive apartment-style suites for a comfortable stay, boasting water-front views of the Gulf of Mexico, Caloosahatchee River and San Carlos Bay.
- Fisherman’s Paradise: With more than 400 miles of navigable canals and waterways surrounding the resort, dads can dive into the property’s various aquatic guest services, with access to private fishing charters, kayaking, paddle boarding, and exclusive water taxi services to Fort Myers Beach.
- Culinary Catches: For the seafood enthusiast dads out there, embark on an ocean-to-table culinary experience with the resort’s Hook n’ Cook program. Dads can sail off on a fishing adventure with a private guide, and then return to the resort to have their fresh catch of the day gutted, prepared and expertly cooked up by the resort’s talented onsite chefs.