Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

No gift will stand out more this Father’s Day than the gift of a lifetime: a luxury vacation on a private island. These remote island vacations don’t sacrifice the elevated style and exceptional service that come with luxury travel; They only exclude the tourist crowds and commercial attractions of the most popular island destinations.

As he scours the world for truly unique travel opportunities, these are the best private island vacations for Dad this Father’s Day.

North Okavango Island, Botswana – Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

The captivating contemporary African design of Botswana’s North Okavango Island combines style and comfort in four luxury safari tents, set against stunning lagoon views. Each tent includes a private plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers, air conditioning, and fireplace. Wellness activities, desert tours, cycling and air safaris are just some of the unique experiences on the North Okavango Island menu. The 7-day Wisdom Walk allows guests to spend time with the San people, indigenous rainforest scientists and Kalahari nature teachers. A minimum of 25 percent of the amount paid for each safari goes directly to supporting the San people and wildlife conservation. All-inclusive rates start at $1,395 per night.

Cayo Levantado Resort, Dominican Republic – Gift Guide for Father’s Day 2024

Previously awarded Best Resort in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor, Cayo Levantado Resort is an all-inclusive property that occupies an entire island off the coast of Semana, on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. When he’s not working out in the indoor or outdoor fitness areas, Dad can enjoy spa treatments, outdoor meditation in a tropical garden, or simply take a walk on the beach. The hotel’s six dining options include Manaya, an international steakhouse with select cuts from Spain, the United States, Australia and Japan. Cayo Levantado earned the distinguished Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating for 2024, highlighting the excellent hospitality and experience the resort offers. Rates start at $665 per night.

Guana Island, British Virgin Islands – Father’s Day 2024 Gift Guide

Accommodating just 35 guests at a time, Guana Island is a private island resort on 850 acres of lush wild beauty in the British Virgin Islands, perfect for parents who appreciate biodiversity, hiking trails through dense vegetation in flower, pickleball and endless water sports. The organic garden supplies produce and herbs for the resort’s restaurant and spa treatments. Each of the 15 ocean-view rooms and four villas have panoramic views of the Caribbean and Atlantic, and are individually designed without TVs or phones. To ensure complete disconnection, there is no public bar, marina or commercial facility on the island. All-inclusive rates start at $995 per night.

Como Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands – Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Located on its own private island, COMO Parrot Cay spans a mile-long beach and 1,000 acres of pristine sand luxury. Rooms with teak and white cotton accents span rooms, suites, houses and villas. The cute “Love Pumpkin” villa is one of the most popular villas and houses in COMO Parrot Cay because of the spacious main villa and guest house, and the second floor swings. The luxury treatment pavilions at COMO Shambhala Retreat overlook the North Caicos Channel. There is also a garden with a jacuzzi, a pilates studio and a yoga pavilion with daily holistic wellness therapies available. COMO Shambhala cuisine offers optimized nutritional options with pure and healthy ingredients. For parents who appreciate sustainable travel, farm tours and eco-friendly activities abound at Parrot Cay. Rates start at $1,299 per night.

Velaa Private Island, Maldives – Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Contemporary luxury marries Maldivian culture to create an exclusive Maldives hideaway at Velaa Private Island Maldives for jet-setting dads this Father’s Day. At Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal, dad can play the seven-hole golf course, designed by Master’s golfer José María Olazábal, with personalized instruction from PGA professionals aided by the latest swing analysis technology. The Velaa Kids Club for children ages 4 to 12 is a play area where children enjoy activities such as Maldivian baseball, Koraa (an island candy hunt), and coral painting. Velaa Kids Club also has the largest children’s water park in the Maldives. Within the Wellbeing Village, guests enjoy extensive wellness treatments, including holistic Ayurveda treatments, mindfulness practices and personalized nutrition with personalized menus and fitness classes for every level. Rates start at $3,150 per night.

Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize – Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

With just 18 beachside bungalows and one overwater villa, Coco Plum Island resort is the adults-only private island vacation dad has been waiting for. Opt for mainland jungle experiences such as cave expeditions and zip lining. All-inclusive snorkeling packages start at $3,579 per night for a four-night stay in low season from May 30 to December 18.

Pine Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands – Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Pine Cay is located on a secluded private island, just a quick boat ride from Providenciales, on the edge of the world’s third largest barrier reef. The 13 beachfront suites have all-inclusive rates and a treasure trove of experiences. The resort’s aquarium is home to turtles and cranes, and a deep-sea fishing expedition will allow you to see the luminous fireflies up close. Stargazing is a must at night, while daytime adventures on dry land include cycling, hiking, tennis and yoga. Rates start at $1,800 per night.

Manta Island Resort, Belize – Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Just a two-hour flight from most US cities, Manta Island Resort is located on Glover’s Reef Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected marine reserve. Adventurous dads will appreciate the intimacy of just 11 beachfront bungalows and three 2-bedroom family-style villas. Deep sea fishing is an attraction for dads who enjoy fishing adventures; wahoo, tuna and blue marlin almost always reside. Complimentary kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and water sports equipment make this an ideal family adventure destination. All-inclusive packages start at $4,075 per night.