When it comes to showing appreciation for a parent, dad’s can be tricky. Every parent dynamic is different, but we find it’s easier to spoil mom than it is to spoil dad. If you’ve ever found yourself in this predicament leading up to Father’s Day, then you can probably relate.
Father’s Day Adventure Gift Ideas
This year, we are thinking outside of the box to offer up a unique gift idea for Father’s Day, a fun and adventure-filled itinerary here at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curacao. Gifting dad a trip will not only surprise him but offer him some well-deserved rest. If he enjoys the sea, sunshine, and golf, then you will make him the happiest man of all!
Without further ado, here is an example itinerary you can surprise dad with for Father’s Day this year.
For the father’s who love to golf, their socks will be blown away when they drive out onto the Old Quarry Course at Santa Barbara. Set alongside the Caribbean Sea and designed by Pete Dye, the course takes on the shape of the naturally contoured site overlooking the sea and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. Whether he decides to golf once or every day, this part alone will make his father’s day unforgettable.
After spending time gazing out at the gorgeous water, chances are dad will be ready to hop in it! The great news here is that you don’t have to leave Santa Barbara to go snorkeling, but depending on which types of sea life he wants to see the tours go all around the island. There are an abundance of snorkel tours to choose from, and if dad is scuba certified then he can go scuba diving instead!
Is your dad the kind who geeks out over national parks? We get it, it can totally be a dad thing. Curacao features two main national parks, both of which are exceptionally beautiful. Up first is Christoffel Park, the larger one, which has the islands tallest peak, and a wide variety of plant and animal life. Shete Boka Park is more of an off-the-beaten park, located on the wave-exposed north coast of the island where three species of sea turtles lay their eggs.
Encourage Dad to Try Something New
One of the best things about island life is that there’s always a new water activity or sport to try out. Perhaps your dad has never tried kitesurfing before? Well, this will be his chance! Or if kitesurfing isn’t his thing, then he could try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), or even SUP yoga. All of which are offered at Santa Barbara. Of all the water activities offered at the resort, one of our favorites is the kayak eco-safari. Paddle along the coastline, view beautiful limestone formations, enjoy the colorful flora and fauna, and snorkel in the glassy water.
Pampering isn’t just for our wonderful mom’s, but for our dad’s as well! Book dad a deep tissue massage to help him unwind. He’ll enjoy the Caribbean breeze and ocean air while getting any built up tension released at the Atabei Spa at the resort. Who knows, he may even wish to have a full body mud wrap.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Chances are, what dad wants more than anything is just to chill. Once you tell surprise him with the trip, images of sitting pool or beachside with a cocktail in hand and a great read will start to circulate through his mind. Above all else, a getaway to Santa Barbara will give dad the chance to relax mind, body, and spirit. Between world-class fare at Shore Restaurant and expertly crafted drinks from Medi Restaurant and Bar, every single sense will be pampered.
Oh, and to ensure dad is really, truly, happy, make sure you’re there on vacation with him! Nothing brings a dad more joy than having his loved ones around, so this “gift” is a win-win for dad and you. Plus, you’ll return with unforgettable memories and inside jokes to last a lifetime.
If you have any questions about how to plan an epic Father’s Day celebration in Curacao, shoot us a note, and we will happily assist you! We’ll be seeing you and dad soon!