Be it the hearty laughter that roars through the living room or the gentle but firm tuck before bed, fathers have played a formidable role in the person we have become today. With the scope of being a hero to a son, a first love to a daughter and a rock to a wife, being a dad is a big job and Father’s Day is the time for us to show them our appreciation. Instead of gadgets or predictable pressies like another shirt or pair of socks, why not give your dad the gift of experience? We’ve rounded up the best gifts for Father’s Day for the experientialists—these are DayAways we’re sure he (and maybe you tagging along with him) will surely enjoy.
If you’re a wife looking for a family-friendly outing for Father’s Day, here’s one you should consider—a daycation celebration at Fairmont Singapore. Spend the morning soaking in the outdoor swimming pool before heading back into your private Fairmont Room to relax. This experience is for up to 2 adults and 2 children making it ideal for a wholesome family day out.
This ticks the boxes of an over-the-top experiential gift for Father’s Day. The 259sqm Presidential Suite comes with a beautifully decorated space all for your dad and the whole family to enjoy. Aside from luxuriating at the suite, you’ll be served a handcrafted menu of sweet and savoury delights designed by Executive Pastry Chef Desmond Lee. The best part? You can bring up to 4 guests so it makes for the perfect pick for a family of five.
We’ve hardly met a man who doesn’t like massages, so it’s a good idea to give the man of the house an indulgent spa experience. The treatments at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay includes a massage and 30-minute scrub, which is sure to be an absolute indulgence. This wellness escape also provides whole day access to the gym and pool. Imagine: soaking in the sun, sweating it out and capping the day off with a massage… isn’t that just a great Father’s Day gift?
If you’re looking to give your husband or father a treat for being the best dad in the world, here’s an experience that both of you could enjoy together. Parkroyal Collection Pickering’s Pamper Treat for Two includes the ultimate self-care activities. First, you will receive a rejuvenating body scrub followed by a healing massage before ending it with a refreshing dip in the pool of this verdant property.
For food lovers, there’s no better way to celebrate this joyous occasion than to have a gastronomic getaway. This experience starts with access to the hotel’s pool and cabanas where you can savour a welcome cocktail (and a swim if you so please). Afterwards, you’ll be whisked to an eight-course Keyaki Kaiseki feast prepared specially for two.
If you’re keen on a quick but memorable getaway when one of the most popular DayAways, Sling & Swim, provides just that. Rest and relax by the pool with Raffles Hotel’s iconic Singapore Sling in hand, and you’ll also get a complimentary $20 credit at The Pool Bar. If you’re peckish afterwards, there are also plenty of dining outlets within the hotel or at the Raffles Arcade to explore—the perfect recipe for a chill day out.
Just like the name suggests, this DayAway promises a perfect experience for Father’s Day. It comes with a 12 hours’ access to a Classic Room and 2-hour access to Singapore’s first Saltwater Relaxation Pool. But what’s a day experience without some food? Don’t worry, it includes all-day breakfast at Berthold Delikatessen and a two-course set lunch at a restaurant of your choice in Arcade—Frieda German Restaurant or La Scala Ristorante for two.
If your dad’s a spirit enthusiast, this would be up his alley. Voted as the best hotel bar in the world by Departures’ 2020 Legend Awards, Darkside at Rosewood Hong Kong proffers the very best in the art of cocktail making. In this 90-minute masterclass, one can learn how to make three classic cocktails (and of course, sip them afterwards) as well as enjoy a cheese and cold cut board during the session.
The life of a father is all about striking a balance between work and family and sometimes that leaves little time for self-care. This DayAway at Sindhorn Kempsinki gives your father the rest he deserves. It includes a day pass to Sindhorn Wellness by Resense which provides access to Thermal Experience, pool, gym and even classes! After an activity-filled day, he could sit back and enjoy a drink of his choice—a bottle of beer or if he’s looking for a healthier alternative, juice is also available.
Father’s Day is a time to spoil the man of the house, and what better way to do so than by gifting him a day of indulgence? Start your day with a “create-your-own” 90-minute spa experience before moving on to savour afternoon tea featuring the finest drinks paired with delicious delicacies at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s grand lobby.