Pack your bags, grab your passport and spoil your favorite dad with an exotic escape
Global Getaways For Dad This Father’s Day
This Father’s Day weekend, pack your bags, grab your passport and spoil your favorite dad with an exotic escape to one of the world’s most adventure-filled, exciting and culture-rich destinations. From the tropical rainforests and cobblestone streets of Panama City to the rolling hills and waterfalls of Iceland and pristine turquoise beaches of The Bahamas, the getaways below offer irresistible experiences for families guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime.
“Tee” Time with Dad at The Santa Maria in Panama
The Santa Maria Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort is an urban oasis in the heart of Panama City’s most sought-after neighborhood. The resort features all of the luxurious amenities anyone would need, including a sweeping outdoor pool, relaxing spa, three stellar on-site restaurants, and a stunning Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. This Father’s Day weekend, families can book the resort’s “Stay and Play” package and take advantage of deluxe accommodation for two, daily breakfast at Mestizo Restaurant and one round of golf for each adult for every paid night (green fee and cart included). Meticulously groomed to perfection, the 18-hole, par-72 golf course features rippling fairways, beautiful greens and sculpted bunkers that offer a challenge for scratch handicappers and novice golfers alike. When they’re not busy practicing their swing, families can explore nearby attractions such as the Panama Canal, tropical rainforest, the colonial town of Casco Viejo, Caribbean beaches and the chic Costa del Este neighborhood.
Iceland for the Adventurous Dad
Catch the season of the Midnight Sun in Iceland and stay at the elegant and rustic oasis, Hotel Rangá. Set in the secluded countryside of South Iceland, this 52-room boutique hotel is ideal for the adventurous dads looking to go off-grid this summer with 24/7 daylight providing extra hours to pack in the fun and make up for missed time. Hike stunning green landscapes and chase waterfalls, visit popular South Coast sights outside of the crowds, or opt for a round of golf or fly fishing late into the day. For the ultimate family vacation, book the new G.O.A.T. Trip offer which includes a four-night stay in the Icelandic Suite and checks three boxes off the bucket list riding the country’s iconic horses along a beautiful black sand beach, exploring a glacial ice cave, and hopping in a monster-sized Super Jeep to swim in a natural hot spring in the highlands. When it’s time to unwind, adventurous eaters can nosh on the seasonal Nordic fare at the acclaimed Restaurant Rangá to cross smoked puffin and reindeer carpaccio off their interesting foods list. For more information, visit https://www.hotelranga.is/
Reel in a Big One at Corazón Los Cabos
Whisk dad away to one of the world’s top sport fishing destinations and treat him like a king with a stay at Cabo San Lucas’ luxurious new resort Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa. Centrally located between the marina and Cabo’s only swimmable beach, Medano Beach, the coveted spot is currently offering an incredible package, which includes four nights in the new Corazon Tower Infinity Suite, a fishing charter on the “Bad Medicine”, a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, airport shuttle transportation for two, complimentary WiFi and valet parking. Once you’re done with a long day of fishing, you could toast to dad on Father’s Day, June 19, with a BBQ and Movie Night at Corazón Cabo’s Beach Club from 7-10:30 pm with an all-you-can-eat BBQ-style grilled menu and a complimentary beer or margarita for 64 dollars a person. Visit www.corazoncabo.com/ for more information.
Spring, Sun, and Savings on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao
Recognized worldwide for its rich history, diverse culture, colorful architecture, and crystal-clear turquoise waters, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is one the Caribbean’s most dynamic and inviting destinations – catering to the diverse needs of today’s modern traveler. Visitors can wind-up with aqua-excursions and diving at one of the island’s 65+ distinct sites, explore downtown Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – taking in the rich history and culture, or enjoy arts and culinary experiences led by colorful island natives. When all else fails, hit the beach with over 70+ cove-like options that stretch for miles.
Endless fun abounds on the island – with offerings for families ready to celebrate mom this season or the solo adventurer who plans to treat herself. Now, you can take advantage of The Curaçao Tourist Board’s brand-new digital deals portal: www.curacao-deals.com, to shop the island’s latest specials on accommodations at world-class all-inclusive resorts, boutique villas, and name-brand favorites. Updated seasonally, the site will serve as a resource for travelers to familiarize themselves with the island’s top offers on hotels year-round. Perfect for Father’s Day, check out the latest Spring, Sun and Savings offers for up to 40% off at hotels including Dreams Curaçao, Renaissance Curaçao, Avila Beach Hotel and more.
Seaplane Adventure at Resorts World Bimini
Enjoy a tropical Father’s Day getaway in Bimini, the closest Bahamian island to the coastal U.S. and home to Resorts World Bimini — an oceanfront complex that encompasses a chic Hilton hotel, world-class casino, incredible spa, private marina and Tulum-like day club. The seven-mile island is surrounded by the bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea where dads can relax with a drink in hand while sunbathing at one of two hotel pools: the ground-floor lagoon pool or the rooftop infinity pool, both of which have poolside bars with specialty cocktails and local bites.
For an immersive experience, the fam can head to the recently-debuted Resorts World Bimini Beach, a 4.5-acre private beach and lounge that blends laidback luxury with unrivaled ocean backdrops and chic vibes similar to beach clubs in Mykonos or Tulum. With beachfront cabanas, two pools, shaded hammocks, bohemian-inspired rustic decor, and direct beach access, it provides the ideal balance of fun and relaxation. Dad can end the night by trying his luck at the casino on hundreds of slot machines or table games. This summer, guests can book a one-of-a-kind “Fly & Stay” package that includes roundtrip seaplane flights via Tropic Ocean Airways and two or three nights at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini starting at $599 per person. Learn more at www.rwbimini.com.
Unique Woodfire Grilling on the Beach at Thompson Zihuatanejo
Whisk dad away this Father’s Day weekend to the beautiful white sandy beach of Playa La Ropa in relaxing Zihuatanejo, Mexico to enjoy the unique experience of an Argentine-style asado by Thompson Zihuatanejo’s talented resident chef Javier Garcia Cerrillo. Having lived and worked in many different countries, including Argentina, Greece, and Spain, Cerrillo has mastered unique cooking techniques, namely becoming an expert in the art of open fire grilling. Experience his mastery firsthand at Thompson Zihuatanejo’s “Humo” experience, where he works with smoke to give a very distinct and delectable flavor to his cooking. Enjoy a variety of meats at “Humo”, from roasted beef tenderloin, to grilled pork ribs with chimichurri sauce, and “pollo al gancho”, chicken specially grilled with herbs in its own juice. Accompanied by grilled vegetables, rustic blue cheese mashed potatoes, and even smoked cheesecake for dessert, this will undoubtedly be an unforgettable meal. Bonus it’s only 45 dollars a person. Pro tip: ask the resident tequila sommelier to recommend the perfect tequila to accompany this amazing meal.
For the Dad Who Wants to Disconnect, Caerula Mar Club
Caerula Mar Club is a boutique luxury resort on sleepy South Andros, one of The Bahamas’ largest islands in size yet the smallest in population with just over 2,000 residents. Helmed by a couple of HGTV stars who discovered an abandoned hotel on vacation and moved their family of six to the island to transform it, Caerula is one of the Caribbean’s chicest new properties. The resort has six private villas and 18 gorgeous suites steps from the shoreline.
Restaurants range from an outdoor poolside bar and wood-fired pizza oven to a fine dining restaurant with ingredients sourced from an on-site organic farm, and best of all… a postcard-perfect location on 10 acres of gorgeous turquoise beach where you won’t spot a single footprint. Spend Father’s Day relaxing by the pool or under the shade of palm trees, take a walk on the white sands, explore and ride around on complimentary bicycles, have some fun on the beach with watersports equipment, embark on an excursion offered by the resort such as snorkeling or fishin, and spend a few hours at the rejuvenating oceanfront spa, and enjoy the Bahamian breeze — all from the comfort of this hideaway nestled between the mangroves. Book now at www.caerulamar.com.
Treat Dad Like a VIP at Quintessence, Anguilla
Perched above the shores of the secluded Long Bay Beach on the British Virgin Island of Anguilla, Quintessence is a boutique, five star property that feels more like a private mansion than a hotel. Nine unique suites, a museum-quality art collection, on-site gallery and French-Caribbean gourmet dining are complemented by a spa where dad can unwind, state-of-the-art clay tennis courts, a sweeping infinity pool and butler service. Bespoke activities such as yacht charters, beachfront dinners and access to the resort’s award-winning wine cellar are all on offer. For the ultimate escape, families can buy out the entire property and have the place all to themselves. www.qhotelanguilla.com.
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