Celebrate men’s health with a man-cation.
Since November is host to Movember, a global campaign to raise awareness about men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, several hotels around the world are celebrating men this month with special “bro-cation” experiences.
Among the fun options…
Explore the Rainforest in Costa Rica
Set on a 1,100-acre rainforest, Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort offers a unique La Iguana experience aimed at outdoorsmen who want to interact with nature as well as explore the flora and fauna of the Costa Rican jungle. After a day in the jungle, treat yourself to a deep tissue massage treatment at Sibö Spa. Finish off your evening in the bar sipping a Manhattan cocktail.
Learn to DJ on Vieques Island
The W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island recently launched a new three-day DJ retreat for guests to learn how to mix beats on a remote island off the coast of Puerto Rico. Perfect for a boys weekend or bachelor party to play by day and mix and mingle by night, the DJ Dispensary retreat is available upon request for $20,000 and includes activities for 10.
Hone Culinary Skills in Puerto Rico
For the guys who enjoy a little competitive heat, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino pulls together a variety of ingredients and spirits indigenous to Puerto Rico in a Chef Cook Off, where guests can interact with the property’s culinary team to compete for the best dishes. Also, dive into a new mojito experience that pairs guests with the property’s skilled mixologists for a cocktail class.
Defy Gravity in San Jose
Costa Rica Marriott San Jose is near the Poas Volcano. Let out your inner child during an adrenaline-pumped afternoon that includes zip-lining over the forest canopy, rappelling into caves or hang gliding, and capturing the “for our eyes only” guys-weekend moments via a complimentary resort GoPro Hero4 camera.
Beer-cation in Grand Rapids
The Amway Grand Plaza and the JW Marriott Grand Rapids offer beer-infused “Brew and Renew” spa specials for guests to pamper themselves and experience the beer culture of the city. Treatments include tastings of local craft beers and the use of local hops and barley to exfoliate. Continue the “Beercation” with the Beer City USA package, including local beers upon arrival, Beer City Passport with brewery map, Beer City T-Shirt, plus save 20 percent off at The Spa and JW Marketplace.
Head to Toe Treatment in New York
Noting a rise in male guests, the Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York offers suit steaming and shoe-shine after every treatment, and “Gentlemen’s Services” (a.k.a., male-focused treatments) such as the Sports Massage and Energizing Facial.
Golf Stay & Play in Rio Grande
Surrounded by the El Yunque National Rainforest and a mile-long beach, men will be in paradise at The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. Located in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, golfers choose from either the River course (located next to the Mameyes River) designed by PGA legend Greg Norman, or the Ocean course. Take advantage the resort’s newly renovated guest room with the “Golf Stay & Play” package which includes daily round of golf, golf cart and pre-booked tee times, daily bucket of range balls, casino credit, and spa discount.
Just-for-Men Spa Menu in Arizona
Nestled in the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains, the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa provides the perfect backdrop for a guy’s retreat. The onsite Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa offers a complete gentlemen’s menu distinctly designed for men. A specialized facial effectively conditions razor burn and massages unwind and soothe tired muscles.
– Text & images courtesy Quinn PR