There seems to be a trend right now of talking about "Galentines Day" escapes, so how about Malentine's Day instead? Here's some awesome places guys can go and get away from it all while enjoying an awesome experience with their male friends and forget about romance, girlfriends, spouses, or relationships in general.
Hook Your Dinner in Barbados / St. James, Barbados
Grab your guys and head to Barbados for an unbeatable combination of food & exploration with Colony Club
's Bait to Plate excursion. Bros with an appetite for an action-packed, hands-on culinary experience can embark on the complimentary fishing tour, which takes up to four guests out on a private boat with the hotel chef to spot marine life, learn about reef conservation and hook the tastiest fish on the island (most likely grouper, ning ning or snapper). Upon returning to the hotel, the chef’s team will fillet and grill the day’s local catch right at the table - served Bajan style with rice, salad and plenty of pepper sauce. The excursion happens once per week and is complimentary to all guests. Visit www.colonyclubhotel.com
for more information.
Find Treasure in St. Kitts / Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
Guys looking to get lucky should escape to the island of St. Kitts and hit the tables at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
- home to the largest Vegas-style casino in the Caribbean with 300+ slot machines and 20 table games. When you need a break from rolling the dice, you and the boys can explore the island’s rainforest and zipline across the rainforest canopy to bump up that adrenaline, walk over to the nearby Frigate Bay Strip to bar-hop by the beach and get a taste of local island flavor at the resort’s Friday Fish Fry and beach bonfire. Bros looking to perfect their golf swing can book a tee time at the resort’s Royal St. Kitts Golf Club - where you can aim for a hole-in-one between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
A Home Run Holiday/ Phoenix, AZ
With Spring Training getting into gear in February, and mild temperatures making it the prime season to explore the desert, hike Camelback Mountain, or opt for a game of golf, sports and outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy an early spring vaca spent in the Sonoran. Dudes who love food will also enjoy Phoenix this time of year, provided a slew of culinary festivals including the Strong Beer Festival an. The AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore
, Midtown’s newest hotel, is centrally located in the heart of Phoenix’s Biltmore neighborhood and financial district, within easy access to these attractions. Bros can start their morning off with a Euro-style breakfast at the AC Kitchen to fuel up for shedding a little sweat on the world-class Biltmore golf course, follow a ball game with a refreshing cocktail or local beer at the AC Lounge or take a dip in the pool after soaking up sweeping views of the desert from the summit of Echo Canyon Trail. Book your stay now at
Brews and Beaches / Clearwater Beach, FL
Grab your best bros and escape to the sugar sand beaches of Clearwater Beach, Florida for an unforgettable guys’ getaway at Sandpearl Resort
. Kick back, relax, and take in the views - by the pool, beach, or on a boat. Start the trip at Tate Island Grill, just steps from the beach by the zero-entry pool, where everyone can grab a bite to eat and an ice-cold rum cocktail. Grub on pulled pork nachos or grouper sandwiches and catch a game on one of the big screen TVs. For guys night out on the town, Sandpearl Resort can arrange a VIP Craft Beer Trail Chauffeur Service, where up to 14 friends get a personal chauffeur for the day or night along with a guide to the best hotspots. Explore dozens of trendy breweries in the area along the St. Pete / Clearwater Beer Trail for a hoppy experience, riding in style. Sandpearl even has its own craft brews created by a local brewer called Deep Blue IPA and Deep Blue Tangerine Wheat. After bro time enjoying beach, brews, and bites, end the trip on a relaxing note with a spa treatment created just for guys - The Sports treatment features a custom facial, a deep tissue massage, and a MANicure and pedicure.
For the Laid Back Lads / Jupiter, FL
Travelers can opt for the ultimate boys trip and get in to the swing of the easy, breezy beach life at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
, the area’s only oceanfront hotel, located on a pristine stretch of golden Atlantic coastline. Whether they’re taking in rays on the property’s secluded beach, practicing their backswing on tennis courts or unwinding with their favorite beers in the adults-only hammock garden, the property has something for every male traveler looking for some much needed R&R. The destination has some of the best fishing in all of South Florida
, and local fishing charters and marinas are just minutes from the resort. Males traveling in groups staying at the property can venture out on the waters for and head fishing followed by a private dinner where the hotel chef’s prepares the day’s fresh catch. When they’re ready to explore the local area, bros can opt for SUP or kayaking with a chance to rub elbows with local marine life or catch nightly live music at one of the area's local waterfront bars.
Mix It Up With Friends / Columbus, OH
Foodies and spirit enthusiasts can indulge in back to back evenings of chef’s tables and paired cocktails with the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin’s
“Keep Your Gin Up” Package, in partnership with the award-winning Watershed Distillery, valid weekends through March. This exclusive package includes two-nights / three-days accommodations at the AC Dublin, transportation to and from Watershed Distillery for a night of gin tasting, with spirits distilled and aged on site, accompanying a three-course Chef's Tasting menu. Dine at VASO
the AC Dublin's stylish Spanish-inspired rooftop restaurant and bar, where chef will prepare four courses from the popular tapas menu, and resident mixologists will craft a cocktail to accompany each dish, infused with a multitude of spirits including VASO’s signature Watershed Four Peel Gin. Keep the party going with a bottle of the hotel’s custom gin to take home. Package starts at $699, is based on double occupancy and valid through March 31, 2019.