04 JUNE, 2019


For many, their dads are their superheroes. They’re the ones who defend and provide for their families, all the while making sure they have enough time to spend with them. If you still don’t know how to make Father's Day special and show your appreciation for all of your dad’s hard work, then take a look at these Father's Day celebration ideas that you can do at the beach. This list will make it easier for you to plan a stress-free family trip filled with Father’s Day activities and games.

1.Share a drink with dad 

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A lot of dads would love a cold bottle of beer as they look at the crystal blue waters of Boracay. If you are of legal age, why not buy your dad a few bottles of his favorite cold beer and drink with him? Make sure to get his favorite side dishes to go with it. In case your dad prefers wine or likes hard drinks, make sure you choose his favorite brand of liquor and serve it the way he wants. If you want creative things to do for Father’s Day, then play his favorite drinking game. You can also go on a bar crawl with him. It may cost around Php790 per person and may cover several shots, bars, and entrance fees.

If he’s not a drinker, there’s always Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snack Bar to cool your dad off during a hot day at the beach. This can cost anywhere from Php75 to Php160. Nothing beats drinking a cold bottle of beer (or shake) with your dad on a hot summer day.

2. Go on a food trip

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There’s a famous saying that goes, “The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” If you want to go down this route, your dad would be happy to try the best of what  Boracay has to offer. There are plenty of restaurants just a few meters off the beach that is perfect for a Father’s Day food trip. You can get your fill for around Php500 to Php2,000, depending on where you’ll be eating.

Treat your dad to an "eat anything anywhere" food crawl through Boracay’s best restaurants. There’s  Pineapple Pandan Pancakes (P280) for breakfast and Fish and Prawn Curry (P440) at Nonie’s at Station X. If you’re craving for Mexican, Mañana Mexican Cuisine serves excellent taco and burrito platters for below 400 pesos. But if you're staying Alta Vista de Boracay, you can simply drop by L’Altura restaurant on Father’s Day as they serve sumptuous Filipino and Asian dishes to keep your tummies full and happy.

3. Set up a paddleboarding session 

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Does your dad love to try out different water sports? If so, then you should let him try one of the best beach activities for adults: stand-up paddleboarding. It may look simple, but balancing on a surfboard while floating on the sea can be challenging to those who’ve never tried it before. Moreover, it is a true test of balance and stamina, according to Reuters.

It is, on the other hand, easy enough for beginners to try; and when they get the hang of it, paddleboarding could be a relaxing physical activity for dads. A one-hour stand-up paddleboarding session will cost you Php1,000 per person.

4. A good run on the beach 

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Don’t have the budget for an extravagant trip for Father’s Day? Don’t worry. There are plenty of things that you could do on the beach without spending too much. In case your dad loves to work out, then why not break a sweat on the beautiful white sands of Boracay and go jogging with him?

Running on the beach has less impact on your feet, strengthens your weak links, burns more calories, and is resistance training with a beautiful view, according to Triathlete. Aside from bonding with your dad, running on the beach is healthy and one of the free things you and your dad can do on Father's Day. If he doesn’t like to run, then you can walk together and get to know him a little bit more. It’s a win-win situation for all.

5. Play sports by the beachside 

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Did you plan a Boracay trip with your dad and his friends on Father’s Day? Do you want them to bond? Why not try one of the fun things to do at the beach with friends:  play sports. They can choose from the best beach games such as beach volleyball, soccer, or ultimate Frisbee. It’s a great way to bond and get a workout. Moreover, you don’t have to spend to play; just make sure you’re far enough from the crowd. Pro tip: you might want him to win since it’s his day after all.

6. Go on a unique snorkeling experience

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Since you’re already in Boracay, wouldn’t it be nice to cross out one essential item on the beach to-do list? Go snorkeling with your dad and swim in the crystal clear water of Boracay and enjoy its beautiful marine life.

You can rent a sailboat with a crew for just Php500 per hour, while renting snorkeling gear may cost anywhere from Php300 to as much as Php800, depending on your negotiating skills. Make sure to take lots of pictures so you can look back and reminisce about the time you and your dad went snorkeling together.

7. Have an outdoor adventure 

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Still in need of ideas for Father’s Day activities? Why not go out on an adventure with your dad? You can opt to go trekking, cliff jumping, ride an ATV or race on go-karts.

If you want to plan a reunion with your whole clan so your dad can enjoy their presence, then try Ariel’s Point. For just Php2,800 per person, you can enjoy free use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, cliff jumping, a VIP boat ride, and a BBQ buffet lunch with unlimited drinks. It’s the perfect package for a big Father's Day event with your family.

8. Visit the oceanarium 

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At Station 2, Boracay has an oceanarium which you and your dad can enjoy. It’s relatively smaller compared to Manila Ocean Park, but it’s a good place to visit especially with family. You’ll be able to see the local marine life through fish tanks. You'll also get to visit the Philippines’ longest underwater tunnel. You can even watch mermaids swim. For just Php400 per person (Php600 for non-guests of the hotel/oceanarium), it’s a good Father's Day suggestion if you have the whole family with you

9. Enjoy a fine dining experience

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As mentioned, there are a lot of restaurants in Boracay. After all the tiring activities you’ve done, wouldn’t it be nice to slow down and have a wonderful dinner together? This may look like one of the easiest activities for Father's Day, but looking for a fine dining restaurant that would suit his palette might be a challenge, depending on how well you know your dad.

Bring him to L’Altura to experience fine dining and international fusion cuisine. It makes sense since the restaurant is just a few steps away from your rooms, assuming you’ve booked at Alta Vista de Boracay.

Another option would be to bring him to Indigo, a restaurant that has an international menu specializing in coastal dishes. Although the restaurant itself is a little bit cramped, there are a few tables outside facing the beach. Set course meals range anywhere from Php1,500 to Php2,500.

Your dad will surely appreciate some quiet time with you over delicious food,  especially if you don’t know what to do for Father's Day but have the means to pay.

10. Take a break 

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After all the Father's Day indoor games and outdoor activities, it’s time you give your dad a break and his much deserved rest. Send him to one of the many spas in Boracay such as Tirta, Bella Isla Salon, and Terra Wellness. Packages can start for as low as Php500 and go as high as Php6,000. Your dad will surely appreciate this Father's Day gesture from you.

There are plenty of things to do on Father’s Day. You can plan a trip to Boracay or even a simple dinner. Just remember that Father’s Day is showing how much you appreciate your dad, so make sure you have time for him.