Every bride deserves a dream holiday with her girls, especially before one of the most important days of her life—her wedding! Yes, planning your big day can be quite stressful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some time out to relax. We recommend indulging in one last all-out, wild (or not) excursion with your girl squad.
Read on to find out where you should head for your bachelorette; there’s something for EVERY bride.
Cape Town: The Thrill-Seeking Bride
If you’re the kind of woman who prefers tents to nightclubs, Cape Town is the perfect getaway destination for you. For the ultimate camping experience, try the dramatic scenery of Tankwa Karoo National Park. Set up your tents and sit by an open fire with your best girls around and the stars shining above! If camping isn’t quite up your alley, consider heading down to Imhoff Farm for a fast-paced game of paintball instead. You can also take the adventure quotient up a notch by skydiving with Skydive Cape Town or experiencing indoor rock climbing at HangTime Gym.
Paris: The Fashionista Bride
Begin your day with high tea and macaroons at Ladurée or hot chocolate at Angelina. In the evening, experience fine French cuisine at Pierre Gagnaire, followed by cocktails at Kong, one of the hippest bars in the city. Continue your wild night dancing away at Le Queen or watching the Moulin Rouge live. The next day, raise a toast to your best friendships with glistening flutes of champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower. If you’re a culture buff, explore the Musée d’Orsay or pay the Mona Lisa a visit at the Musée du Louvre. As for shopping, head to Rue de Charonne, an area filled with quirky independent boutiques as well as popular French labels (hence, ideal for every budget). Finally, take the sightseeing cruise on the River Seine to rediscover the splendour of the City of Light.
Bali: The Beach Bum Bride
For a more relaxing get-together, rent a villa in the Ubud area, known for its sublime and peaceful atmosphere. The most popular option, though, is renting around the Seminyak area, as transportation is easily available and nightlife is close by. Instead of exploring crowded beaches, try Geger Beach in Nusa Dua and Padang-Padang Beach in Uluwatu, so you and your friends can make the most of the powdery sands and the calm blue sea. Spend your evening at Seminyak, which is replete with rows of fine dining establishments that serve a range of cuisines. Then, continue the celebration at one of the popular nightspots, like Potato Head, Kudeta, or Mirror.
Mykonos: The Rager Bride
During the summer, Mykonos is just the place to be. Get the party started at The Belvedere Hotel’s poolside lounge, which is perfect for night owls who love to dance until the sun comes up. Charter a private yacht to cruise in style with your squad. Later, check out some of the wildest beach parties, along with the most picturesque views of the water at Super Paradise, Paradise, and Psarou. If you’re looking for a classier vibe, give Paraga Beach a visit. The beach offers food and drinks at affordable prices as well as an opportunity to swim and relax by the shallow rocks in the sea.
Kerala: The Spa-Loving Bride
For the bride who shies away from loud music and large crowds, there is no place like Kerala. Book a houseboat in Alleppey and sail through the tranquil backwaters to unwind with your girl gang. Witness lush green hill stations, waterfalls, and plantations of tea and spice during your journey. For some more stunning views of the backwaters, take a 3-4 hour shikara ride in Alappuzha. You can even get closer to nature and stay in a tree house at Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally or Thekkady. Don’t forget to rejuvenate yourself with the help of Ayurvedic massage and spa therapies at Kalari Kovilakam or Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort—you’ll need it before your wedding.
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