A salty ocean breeze washes over as you make your way back from the calm blue waters, stand-up paddleboard in hand, toward the sandy shores of Waikiki Beach. Sitting down on a lounger to dry off under the warm Hawaiian sun, you spot your children building tiny sandcastles near the water's edge.
A day spent on the iconic shores of Waikiki Beach is just one of the many family-friendly Local experience awards that DISCOVERY loyalty program members may redeem for free once achieving platinum or black level membership status.*
From private boat rides alongside dolphins in the South Pacific Ocean to learning the indigenous art of batik painting from skilled artists in southern Thailand, the DISCOVERY loyalty program Local Experience awards provide plenty of fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy at Outrigger resorts around the world.
Here are five family-focused Local Experience awards to earn and experience:
Private Dolphin and Island Hop Tour: Dolphins playfully swimming alongside your family’s private speedboat in the turquoise waters. Hopping from one palm-fringed island to the next as you learn the history of the Mamanuca group of islands. The DISCOVERY loyalty program benefits at Castaway Island, Fiji Resort offer all this and more during your picturesque South Pacific Ocean family vacation. (Black Level award)
A Water-Filled Day at Waikiki Beach: Walk out of the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and end up directly on the bustling white-sand shores of Waikiki Beach for a day of family-friendly fun in the sun. An introductory stand-up paddleboard lesson and 90-minute board rental await your family’s most active members. And, in case you want to spend time perfecting your bronzed vacation glow, two-hour beach chair rentals along with an Absolutely Natural Tanning travel pack are also available. (Platinum Level award)
An Underwater World Adventure: DISCOVERY loyalty program benefits offer you and your family a chance to be up-close and personal with marine life at Micronesia’s only aquarium, UnderWater World Guam during your stay at the Outrigger Guam Beach Resort. A SeaTREK helmet dive puts you right on the frontlines, while a 3-day pass offers unlimited day-time access to the aquarium, where divers hand feed sharks every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday beginning at 2pm. (Platinum Level award)
Learn the Art of Batik Painting: Used to create wall hangings and clothing, traditional batik painting is an art form used by artisans in southern Thailand for generations. Spend a couple of hours with an expert at the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort learning the art of batik textiles before designing you and your family's very own perfect vacation souvenirs: batik print t-shirts or handkerchiefs. (Platinum Level award)
Lunch at an Elephant Sanctuary: If you and your family are all beached out, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort include unique alternatives. A morning or afternoon trek through lush tropical jungles at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary includes feeding, walking and observing these gentle giants. Coupled with a delicious vegetarian Thai buffet spread, you and your family will be sure to leave with memories that last a lifetime. (Black Level award)
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* The Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program offers three levels of membership based on the number of qualified nights stayed within one calendar year. The DISCOVERY loyalty program starts off with a Gold membership that's free for anyone to join. Access to Platinum level member benefits begins at the accrual of 10+ nights, while Black level benefits can be redeemed after 30+ nights are accrued. Once an elite level is reached, DISCOVERY loyalty members also earn additional local experience awards when they stay at different brands in the DISCOVERY Collection.