5 getaways every dad will love
Between long days at work, driving the kids around and home improvement projects, every dad deserves a relaxing vacation in paradise. We compiled a list of getaways that every dad will love – from world-class golf courses to exciting race tracks and the best dining.
Considered to be the golf capital of Mexico, Los Cabos is home world-class courses and championship greens. Tee off at the Cabo del Sol Ocean Course, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and ranked one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World by Golf Magazine. Or, hit the greens at one of Diamante’s two world-class courses, both of which were designed by leading golfer, Tiger Woods, and feature spectacular views of the coast.
Dads can stay in the heart of the action at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, located just a short drive from several of Cabo’s famous courses. When they’re not practicing their swing, the resort’s sprawling pool overlooking the famous Los Cabos Arch is the perfect place to unwind. Or take it up a notch and head to Riu Santa Fe next door to enjoy the water park and weekly themed pool parties.
Dads who can’t get enough of the action, whether it be on land or at sea, will love a cruise. In addition to getting to explore multiple ports of call, dads can also enjoy a wide range of action-packed activities on board the ship. From sky-high water slides to exhilarating ziplines and need-for-speed racetracks, cruises are perfect for dads who are still a kid at heart! The rest of the family will have a blast on board as well.
The brand-new Norwegian Encore is perfect for dads who are kids at heart, with unlimited activities for them to try out. Setting sail from Miami, the ship visits exciting ports of call around the Caribbean – but on board offers plenty of fun as well! Dads can test their wits on the Ocean Loops water slide, where the floor drops out from under them and loops them around the side of the ship. Or, they can zoom around the top decks of the ship on the largest multi-level racetrack at sea!
Dads can live out their rock star dreams and Vacation Like a Star™ at the new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. This entertainment-themed resort in Costa Rica is home to authentic Hollywood memorabilia, VIP-worthy amenities and A-lister dining including Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint. Dads will love getting to pick their own personalized music playlists and jamming out to their favourite oldies tunes with Your Soundtrack™.
Dads looking to enjoy the full star experience can upgrade to STAR Class™ and be treated like a VIP. They’ll receive attentive service from their own personal agent who can make dinner reservations and enjoy exclusive access to the lounge and beach club. Plus, dads travelling with the whole crew can stay in one of the spacious Director’s Suites or Producer’s Suites, which sleep up to nine people.
Dads who appreciate the finer things in life can indulge in gourmet culinary experiences at Royalton Negril Resort and Spa in Jamaica. In addition to sumptuous buffets serving international favourites, dads can enjoy unlimited reservation-free dining at à la carte venues, whether they’re craving sizzling meats from Hunter Steakhouse or decadent pasta from Grazie Italian Trattoria. Foodies will love the C/X Culinary Experience Chef’s Table ($), with a special sampling menu served at a private chef’s table.
If that’s not enough, dads can also take advantage of the resort’s 24-hour room service, offering an extensive range of decadent dishes which can be enjoyed from the comfort of their luxurious suite. All suites feature furnished balconies or terraces, some with ocean views, taking breakfast in bed to a whole new level!
Sometimes, all dads need is some good old-fashioned R&R! For the ultimate relaxing getaway, dads can escape from the hustle and bustle of kids clubs at the adults only CHIC Punta Cana. Dads can soak up the sun by the pristine shores of Uvero Alto Beach, try out a range of exciting water sports or test their luck at the on-site casino. The resort also features the Sports Event Guarantee™, so they’ll never have to worry about missing a big game.
Those travelling with a big group may choose to stay in the ultra-exclusive CHIC Mansion. This 11,500-square-foot private mansion offers six lavish guestrooms, a private pool, exclusive dining rooms and premium extras like top-shelf liquors. Plus, dads can enjoy luxurious round-trip airport transfers, a private Chef Experience and butler service.