It’s not too early to start planning something for Father’s Day. Take dad on a trip he will never forget.
For the Ocean-Loving Father
Set out on a watersport adventure at Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Guests can try their hand at kite surfing and wing foiling at the new Deep Bay Watersports Center. Other options include sea bobbing, Hobie Cat sailing lessons, guided snorkeling and more. Oil Nut Bay offers top-of-the-line equipment and staff help to arrange a lesson or charter a boat to explore the beautiful waters and breezes.
On Oahu, Hawai’i, check out the new surf-centric hotel The Twin Fin Hotel. The hotel recently partnered with Surfline, allowing guests to enjoy complimentary surfboard and paddle board rentals. Set out on a trip to The LineUp at Wai Kai, home to Hawai’i’s first deep-water standing wave and a 52-acre recreational lagoon. Conquer the wave or take a front-row seat at The LookOut Food & Drink’s expensive lanai while watching pros refine their craft.
For the Avid Golfer
Set on the Baja California Peninsula against a dramatic backdrop, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in Mexico is best-known for its secluded, unspoiled setting in a location dubbed the Galapagos of Mexico. The award-winning resort is home to the exceptional TPC Danzante Bay, boasting some of the most high-stakes holes in golf. As the only TPC course in Mexico, the course showcases the vistas of Loreto Bay National Park.
Take the whole family along to Cabot Cape Breton, the famed luxury golf resort on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The resort is home to 72 charming rooms, each with an ocean view, three delicious restaurants and three world-class golf courses. Cabot Links is set in a rugged, oceanfront landscape. The course features views of Cabot Cliffs, exquisitely carved out of the Cape Breton landscape. The Nest, a new par-3, 10-hole short course, ideal for families and beginners, allows guests to play at a quicker pace.
For the Foodie
Taste the best of Mediterranean cuisine at Ibiza Gran Hotel, the White Isle’s leading independent luxury hotel. Ibiza Gran Hotel’s flagship restaurant, La Gaia by Óscar Molina, was recently the first hotel on the island awarded a Michelin star. Travelers can book a private culinary journey to learn how to prepare a feast paying homage to the island harvest.
Located in Ketchikan, Alaska, Salmon Falls Resort offers a thrilling, all-inclusive Alaskan adventure paired with an authentic lodge-style resort experience. Surrounded by beautiful shoreline and coastal rainforest in the Salmon Capital of the World, the breathtaking property sits at the water’s edge, surrounded by lush greenery and animals such as humpback whales, bald eagles and orcas. Excursions include guided fishing and shrimping, e-biking and hiking tours, eco-kayaking, zip lining, bear viewing and more.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for offering an impressive assortment of itineraries letting family travelers visit practically every corner of the globe, but one part of the world has been missing for the past few years: Asia. Luckily, that is finally changing as the line returns to the region for the first time in three years.