Want to return from your vacation with more than a tan or some hastily purchased airport souvenirs? Then head to one of these classes at resorts around the world geared specifically for adults. From floral design in London to sailing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, these activities are guaranteed to leave you with memories and a new skill to boot.
Baha Mar, Nassau, The Bahamas
Bahama’s newest resort destination houses The Current Gallery and Art Center, the property’s hub for Bahamian art which boasts more than 2,500 pieces. Classes and workshops are overseen by John Cox, a renowned Bahamian mixed-media artist and former chief curator of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and are taught by leading local artists. The Current supports the creative community through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, artist residences and partnerships with local collectors. You’ll get to explore landscape painting, silk screening, abstract painting, acrylic pouring and advanced portrait painting.
Classes range $50–65
Baglioni Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Join the Judith Blacklock Flower School at this hotel in Knightsbridge and partake in one of the most quintessential English activities. During the one-day class that combines inspiration with practical tips, students learn how to create a table centerpiece and a hand-tied bouquet which they can take home or back to their hotel room to sniff and enjoy. The class also includes insider intel on where and how to buy flowers, how to extend their life and floral trends, styles and techniques. Making the experience even more memorable is transportation to and from the school via the hotel’s Maserati.
Classes cost $275
The Inn at Perry Cabin Resorts & Golf, St. Michaels, Maryland
The social hub of Maryland’s Eastern Shore (not to mention the location for the filming of Wedding Crashers) this tony inn touts a pristine fleet of sailboats and yachts and one of the most prestigious sailing programs at any resort in the United States. No matter if you are a novice with just a few hours under your belt or a skilled sailor, the expert instructors offer basic lessons up to multi-day certification courses.
Classes range $500–1,500 depending on course
One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
Guests of all experience levels are invited to catch a wave and some of the best surf breaks in the entire Baja Peninsula during surfing lessons at this Mexican resort. Undertake a session with one of the rotating line-up of surfing legends who bring passion and a wealth of knowledge to the game. Learn a new trick and craft your signature style with the background of a diverse coastline and the iconic turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Lessons start at $150 per hour
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