You’ve got your vacation planned, what next? Time to check out the new wave of experiential add-ons that top hotels and resorts around the globe are offering. Sure, you might be staying at a luxe five star resort, but adding on a Great White Shark Expedition or dining with kangaroos will take your trip to a whole new level. Here are a few over-the-top extras to consider when planning your next getaway.
Have Breakfast with Kangaroos
Exclusive to The Louise, a luxe wine retreat in Barossa Valley, Australia, guests can book breakfast with kangaroos. At dawn (yes, the price you have to pay to dine with these fun, furry creatures!), a guide will take you into the conservation park via a short 15-minute bushwalk where you can enjoy a gourmet breakfast while viewing kangaroos in their natural habitat. We consider this #winning.
Ski with an Olympian
When staying at Waldorf Astoria Park City, book their signature Waldorf Ski With An Olympian Experience and elevate the fun. The experience includes a private all-day mountain tour with local Olympian and freestyle skier Nate Roberts, who will customize the day based on your ability. It also includes two nights at the luxury hotel, dinner at Powder, an Alpine Sports Massage at The Spa, and a welcome ski amenity upon checking in.
When staying at Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod, don’t miss out on their Great White Shark Expedition offering. Along with a member of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, you’ll get to explore the barrier beaches near Chatham in search for sharks. Swimming with dolphins just got real basic. (Expeditions run twice daily, Mondays and Thursdays, July 7 – September 29, depending on weather conditions).
Learn How to Be a Mixologist
At Four Seasons Jackson Hole, enhance your stay by learning how to make your favorite cocktails from Ascent Lounge after a day on the slopes. From their best-selling Teewinot Toddy to the El Chupacabra (a hot coffee cocktail with tequila!), the mixologist will show you step-by-step how to concoct your top three choices. What an awesome takeaway memory, right? Food pairings also accompany the lesson, making it a great après activity for a group of friends.
xx, The FabFitFun Team