Show Dad how cool he is by sending him on an outdoor adventure or a guys’ golfing getaway with his buddies.
This Father’s Day—June 21, 2009—give that special Dad in your life a gift he’ll remember for years to come: a vacation.
We’ve gathered several Father’s Day travel deals that should appeal to any Dad, from a guys’ getaway at championship golf resorts to a father-and-son (or daughter) sport-fishing trip in Panama.
The Deal: The Perfect Reward for Dad at Barbuda’s Lighthouse Bay Barbuda.
Details: This all-inclusive three-night Father’s Day getaway package features a cognac and a Cuban cigar gift upon arrival, a Father’s Day champagne brunch for two, a one-hour deep tissue massage for dad, afternoon lobster spearfishing for two, three daily meals, unlimited beer and wine, and an upgrade to a one-bedroom suite. Rates start at $1,999 for double occupancy. Children 10 and under stay free; add $250 per person (up to four people per room) for ages 11 and over.
Savings: From $1,000 off regular package rate.
Expires: Price valid June 18 to 24, 2009.
To Book: Call 888-836-5427 or go to www.lighthousebayresort.com.
The Deal: Father’s Day at North Carolina’s Pinehurst Resort or Buddy Trip of a Lifetime.
Details: Father’s Day golf package includes three nights’ accommodation (Friday to Sunday nights) at the Carolina Hotel; two rounds of golf (at Pinehurst No. 4 and Pinehurst No. 2 courses) with caddies; opening night of the Father’s Day weekend events and dinner with James Dodson, the author of Final Rounds (Bantam, 1997); Saturday dinner with Pinehurst’s McRae Family; and open access to the U.S. Open VIP Room. Rate starts at $750 per person based on double occupancy. The Buddy Trip of a Lifetime requires a minimum of eight buddies; package includes a two-night stay in a luxury villa, unlimited golf, a round of golf on Pinehurst No. 2, a private tip session with a Pinehurst pro, daily breakfast dinner, exclusive steak and lobster dinner with a private chef, courtesy Acura car rental and much more. Book at least four weeks in advance. All-inclusive rates from $2,300 per person based on double occupancy.
Savings: $627 for the Father’s Day package compared to a comparable package, but without speakers. The Buddy Trip of a Lifetime is unique, offering benefits and amenities unavailable anywhere else.
Expires: Father’s Day package valid only June 19 to 21, 2009. Buddy trip is ongoing.
To Book: Call 800-487-4653 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Deal: Peaceful Warrior Men’s Treatment at the Mandarin Oriental, New York.
Details: Enjoy the new three-hour luxury Peaceful Warrior Men’s Treatment, which features an 80-minute massage followed by an intensive facial. ESPA shave mud gift included. Treatment rates start at $488 when scheduled Mon. to Wed., $512 when scheduled Thu. to Sun.
Savings: From $122 off regular treatment rates at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental. ESPA shave mud gift valued at $35.
Expires: June 30, 2009
To Book: Call 212-805-8880 or e-mail email@example.com. www.mandarinoriental.com
The Deal: A Father & Son Special in Panama with Aqua Adventures Panama.
Details: All-inclusive rate features first and last night stays in Panama City; four nights at the full-amenity lodge; airfare within Panama; three full days of fishing with bait, tackle, fuel, lunches and cold beer included. Rates start at $6,150 based on double occupancy.
Savings: $2,040 off a package for two people; if you book four people in one boat, the rate drops to $2,400 per person.
Expires: Sept. 15, 2009
To Book: Call 888-733-5368 or go to www.aquaadeventurespanama.com.
The Deal: Unlimited Golf at Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida.
Details: Enjoy unlimited golf on two 18-hole championship courses, golf cart fees for first game of the day, one golf clinic session per person per stay and daily breakfast. Rates start at $269 per night.
Expires: Ongoing package.
To Book: Call 888-543-1277 or go to www.bocaresort.com.