After a month of spoiling our Mums, it’s Dad’s turn as Father’s Day (June 16th) is just around the corner. While there are gifts a-plenty for fitness-focussed dad’s, we suggest going beyond Fitbits and football gear for something truly rejuvenating. There’s plenty of wellness retreats around the world perfect for a family or Dad’s getaway. Take a look at our top choices for a father’s day retreat to treat the special man in your life this June.
1. The Fitness Retreat: Amanpuri
Whatever you’re dad’s favourite sport is, this is the perfect programme for the active man. Amanpuri’s new integrated holistic wellness programmes will help your Dad to unwind while immersing himself in an energetic retreat. The retreat, which runs for between three to 14 days, starts with a fitness assessment and includes two specialist fitness sessions, one specialist therapy session and a personalised spa treatment per day. With TRX suspension training plus Beach Bootcamp sessions, Muay Thai, Pilates and circuits to choose from, there’s plenty to keep Dad occupied at this luxury Thai resort.
2. The Adventurous Retreat: The Ranch Malibu
If your Dad needs to unplug and escape the hectic energy of urban life, The Ranch Malibu offers low-tech, digital detox retreats unlike any other. The resort is popular with high-powered CEOs, Executives, and A-list clientele (the likes of Rami Malek count themselves among recent visitors) in search of a results-focused retreat. The seven-night Ranch Malibu Packages are inclusive of all daily meals, morning hikes and guided excursions, circuit and strength training classes, yoga and more. Shorter retreats (four nights) are available to those pushed for time, while more immersive 10-night programmes cater to those able to stay for longer. If your dad loves hiking, nature, and taking on a challenge, this is the retreat for him.
3. The Old-School Luxury Retreat: The Old Course Hotel
If your dad spends his days at the driving range or simulator, he’s probably dreamt of playing at the Old Course in St Andrews – known as the home of golf for a reason. A two-night stay at the course’s five-star hotel is an immersive luxury experience. Packages are inclusive of a full Scottish breakfast each morning, 18 holes on The Dukes and 18 holes on the infamous Links course, plus a 50-minute massage to ease tired muscles after a day well spent on the green. Packages also include a golf lesson, for those looking to hone their craft.
Prices start from US$714 | oldcoursehotel.co.uk
4. The Laid-Back Retreat: Cal-a-Vie
Set in Vista, southern California just an hour-long drive from the city of San Diego, Cal-a-Vie is a tranquil retreat centre boasting Mediterranean-style accommodation and surroundings. Its three-night Golf Getaway Retreat Programme is perfect for Dads who have been searching for the time to get in a round or two of golf. Retreats are inclusive of two rounds of golf at the Vista Valley Golf Club, two deep-tissue massages, all daily meals and a cooking course, as well as access to the retreats daily scheduled fitness activities.
Prices start from US$4,400 | Book now on Compare Retreats
5. The Family Retreat: The Chateau
This wellness resort may look like a Bavarian castle, but it’s set deep within the Malaysian rainforest. The Chataeu offers a wide range of wellness packages for solo travellers, couples and families, but it’s Family Organic Picnic offers the perfect opportunity for families to spend quality time together. Retreats are inclusive of accommodation in a one-bedroom suite, an organic welcome drink, a tour of the property’s organic farm, an hour-long horse ride and lesson for parents and children, and dinner at the resort’s restaurant, La Vie.
Prices start from $480 per night | thechateau.com.my
6. The Sleep Retreat: REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort
Based on the beautiful island of Bali, REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort offers a wide range of holistic wellness treatments and services for mind, body and soul. A sleep-centred retreat offers some much-needed rest and relaxation time for any parent, and the resort’s three-night Sleep Well Retreat does just that. Packages are inclusive of a body impedance analysis, skin and blood tests, a daily salt floating session, nutritional cuisine throughout your stay, up to three fitness activities daily and use of the resort’s water suite, so dad can catch up on some much-needed sleep while relaxing in paradise.
Prices start from US$2,094 | Book now on Compare Retreats