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Guys who are looking to get away with their friends should check out the options below to find the perfect trip.  Whether it’s bonefishing in the Bahamas, gambling and golfing in St. Kitts or jungle ATV-ing in Guatemala, there’s an adventure for every type and budget!

 

 

 

Thrill or Chill  in Aruba

 

Whether a guy’s idea of a vacation is adventure and thrill or relaxation and chill, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is a perfect getaway for him. Through Vela Aruba, the resort can arrange for guys to try a thrilling water sport, like kitesurfing and windsurfing, in a beautiful destination below the hurricane belt with incredible trade winds. Men can also find adventure through another resort partner company, De Palm Tours, on off-roading jeep safaris and natural pool snorkeling on the rugged side of the island. Guys who want to chill can also enjoy the gorgeous beach with palapas, pool and swim-up bar, the largest casino on the island if he’s feeling lucky, or one of the property’s nine restaurant and bar options including Aruba Marriott Resort’s sunset beach pop-up restaurant, Atardi. Whether guys wants to relax on the beach, ride the waves, or explore the island’s lush surroundings, there’s something in Aruba to suit every guy. Visitwww.arubamarriott.com for the ‘Happiest’  guys getaway.

 

 

 

Hook Your Dinner in Barbados

 

Head to Barbados for a unbeatable combination of food & exploration with Colony Club's Bait to Plate excursion. Travelers seeking an intimate & 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.

 

 

 

Get Lucky in St. Kitts

 

Guys looking to get lucky should plan to 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, head out to explore the island’s rainforest and zipline across the rainforest canopy, walk over to the nearby Frigate Bay Strip to beach bar-hop 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.

 

 

 

Bros, Brews, and the Beach on Florida’s West Coast

 

Grab all of 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 offers 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.

 

 

 

Bonefishing with the Boys in The Bahamas

 

For the guys looking for natural surroundings, seclusion and fishing, Andros in The Bahamas is the ideal location for a boys getaway. As the bonefishing capital of the world, the island screams adventure. Located on a three mile private beach, at Kamalame Cay Resort & Spa is the perfect spot for fisherman to reside during their manly getaway, as anglers enjoy two distinct world-class sport-fishing options in the crystal waters surrounding Kamalame Cay,  bonefishing and deep sea fishing. Not to mention that there’s a marina available for the travelers who just sailed in. After a long day on the boat, the guys can head to the Great House Dining Room & Lounge, which boasts an international wine and spirits list, as well as an innovative, locavore menu that changes daily. Visit www.bahamas.com for more information on a guys getaway in The Bahamas.  

 

 

 

Brews & Bros in South Florida

 

For the guys who need a getaway, the chic W Fort Lauderdale beach hotel, situated on an exclusive stretch of South Florida’s sugar-sand coastline, has the essentials for the ultimate bromance weekend. Unwind at happy hour with local beers at the rooftop WET Deck before heading to Stephen Starr’s STEAK 954 to indulge in the restaurant’s delicious cuisine. Just walking distance from downtown Fort Lauderdale, end the weekend off at one of the local hotspots or sports bars on Las Olas before capping off the night with late-night deliveries from the hotel’s Whenever/Whatever service that provides round-the-clock attention for anything the guys might want or need.

 

 

 

Explore the Adventure in Eleuthera

 

With 90 miles of unspoiled pink sand beaches, rocky cliffs, and crystal-clear waters, Eleuthera is the quintessential location for a bromantic getaway. Remaining as one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, the island plays home to a range of restaurants, live entertainment and outdoor activities, from Friday night fish frys at Anchor Bay with world famous rum bubbas to dune buggy sightseeing tours and cliff diving. Offering a tranquil retreat nearby the island’s hot spots is French Leave Resort. Situated on the tranquil, Caribbean island of Eleuthera, French Leave Resort is the ideal escape for travelers seeking a escape away from life's daily hustle and bustle, but close to all the island adventure.

 

 

 

Man-Friendly Getaway in Minneapolis

 

Grab your buddies and head to Minneapolis - a midwestern hidden gem known for its vibrant local art scene, great restaurants, beautiful bike paths and breweries galore. Located in the midst of downtown’s hustle and bustle, W Minneapolis - The Foshay is where you want to relax and recharge after a day of sports, craft beer and plenty of Juicy Lucys (a hamburger filled with cheese -- it’s a local staple!). When you’re not busy brewery-hopping, kayaking or catching a Vikings game at the brand new US Bank Stadium, take one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles for a spin, sip on a selection of barrel-aged whiskeys at W’s speakeasy Prohibition Bar, or take in spectacular city views from the 360° observation deck. During football season, toast to your favorite team  with a decadent brunch buffet at the award-winning Manny’s Steakhouse, complete with prime rib, fresh seafood and Manny’s signature thick-cut bacon. For more info, visitwww.wminneapolis.com.

 

 

 

Not Your Average Bro Trip in Key West

 

Grab your crew and head to Key West for a not your average bro trip.  Located just a short walk from Key West’s iconic Duval Street, a long strip of bars and parties, NYAH(pronounced NIE-yah), an acronym for “Not Your Average Hotel,” is where you’d want to stay. Transforming the traditional travel experience, NYAH offers rooms that can be customized to meet the specific needs of guests. Here’s how...the versatile beds can be configured to accommodate a single traveler, a pair of vacationing friends, or a bachelor party of six, without any added fees - perfect for a budget-friendly bromantic getaway of any size. In addition to the unique accommodations, this adults-only hotel also features complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, daily wine and cheese happy hour everyday at 4:20 p.m., three pools, two Jacuzzis, and several wrap-around rooftop decks that overlook Key West’s tropical paradise. Talk about a bang for your buck!  

 

 

 

Boozin’ ‘n’ Broin’ Out in Mexico

 

If you and your crew dig a beachfront escape as much as you do the mountains, you’ll find both at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Perched on a sandy strip between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is the ideal escape to enjoy the beach and some tequila with the bros. During the day, guests can get their adrenaline pumping at the beach and enjoy some kayaking,  stand-up paddleboarding, parasailing, or even head across the street to Marina Vallarta Golf Club to play a round or two. If your crew is thirsty, the property can arrange a private tequila tasting followed by a multi-course dinner on property in La Cava wine room, or if you need to cool down, enjoy some drinks at the pool’s swim-up bar. If there’s a sports game you don’t want to miss, then you’re in luck, as you can catch the game at Champions, the on-site sports bar. To sum things up,  if you’re seeking a true bro trip, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa has your back !

 

 

 

Boating Bros Set Sail for Bimini

 

What if we told you that at Resorts World Bimini, you could sail up on your own 200 foot mega-yacht right into the largest marina in The Bahamas, right in front of the casino at the new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini? Here’s how you’ll spend your day: make an AM fishing excursion -- this is the big game sport fishing capital of the world, after all -- and then retire to Resorts World Bimini’s Paradise Beach for an afternoon jet skiing with those Bimini blue views. When the sun goes down, grab a rum in true Ernest Hemingway fashion (Bimini was one of his favorite havens) at The Healing Hole Rum Bar. To do like the locals do, rent a golf cart and caravan into town on this seven-mile island for some bar hopping -- don’t miss the famous End of the World Bar, and make a pit-stop at Stuart’s Conch Shack for fresh conch salad with an ice cold, Bahamian-brewed Kalik beer. Your boys will be on island time in no time.

 

 

 

Speed it Up.. Then Slow it Down in Palm Springs

 

Miramonte Resort & Spa, a Destination Hotel in Indian Wells, CA sets the scene for an ideal guys getaway with access to the best attractions and experiences around Palm Springs. With the BMW Performance Center just a short drive away, bros can sign up for two hours of BMW performance driving school which includes a tour of the BMW plant. After a day of speeding things up, it’ll be time to slow things down and grab a few craft beers or cocktails and chop it up with their buddies around a fire pit with views of the desert’s mountainous backdrop, by one of the resort’s three pools or even head to the WELL Spa for a massage or facial. Added bonus, during football season it’s 'Football Fever’ time every Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights where Miramonte’s chef creates a special menu item from the hometown of both teams that are playing.  For the ultimate revved-up-meets-relaxing guys getaway, grab your boys and get to Miramonte Resort & Spa.

 

 

 

Hit the Links with the Boys in Sarasota, Florida

 

Gather your entourage and head to The Resort at Longboat Key Club, situated on the stunning beaches of Florida’s west coast. The resort boasts 45 holes of PGA-approved golf split between two championship courses, perfect for the boys to bond over  a little friendly competition with  round or two  on the greens (brewskies in hand). With a choice of playing at the tree-lines fairways of the Harbourside Golf Course that runs along the Sarasota Bay, or at the challenging Links on Longboat course bordering the Gulf of Mexico, there’s plenty of time to hang around. Care to make things interesting? After a few holes-in-one, you and the boys can pop into Spike n’ Tees restaurant for celebratory drinks and lunch -- friends treat winner.   

 

 

 

Kings of the Jungle in Peten, Guatemala

 

It’s a jungle out there, but it’s no biggie to you and the rest of the guys! Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, located in the jungle of Peten, Guatemala, will make you and the boys feel like true kings with guided  ATV tours into the wild where the adrenaline will kick in when you come up-close-and personal with ocelots, jaguars, and monkeys in their natural environment. The boutique hotel also offers tours to check out a major bucket-list site of  historic Mayan temples, like Tikal and Uaxactun (once the setting for the ‘rebel base’ in Star Wars IV film). Back at the hotel, relax and unwind in your own private bungalow suites each complete with their own private decks and jacuzzis. Then pick up the pace again and grab cocktails at the bar by the infinity pool overlooking mesmerizing views of the Quexil Lagoon. The bromance is real!

 

 

 

Party in the Heat in Miami Beach, Florida

 

One of the only hotels perched right on the sand of Ocean Drive, Stanton South Beachis the perfect jumping off point to explore Miami Beach with the boys. There’s no question that Miami Beach is the perfect location for a guy’s getaway, with the hottest bars, nightclubs, and restaurants all just a short stroll away from the hotel. The chic and sophisticated Stanton South Beach sits in the exclusive South of Fifth district, giving guests the most picture-perfect oceanfront & Miami skyline views on the strip -- the perfect backdrop for a toast to friendship. When not hitting up the cool spots all over town, you and the guys can enjoy basking in the glorious SoBe sunshine at the beach (a step off property), go for a dip in the hotel's two side-by-side swimming pools, grab a freshly muddled mojito at Deco Blue or at the newly renovated outdoor terrace.