We’re sharing our edit of 7 unexpected and new luxury travel destinations for the best bachelorette trip for every type of bridal party, whether your aim is adventure, relaxation or a wild pre-wedding escape.
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Though bachelorette parties take place all times of year, we always see an uptick in the spring and summer months as the weather gets warmer. And as the bachelorette party industry has grown, so has the variety of options for how you want to celebrate.
Not everyone wants to have a crazy weekend in Vegas. Some brides just want a chill weekend at a beach house, with homemade meals and lots of downtime. Some people only want to celebrate for one night. Others want to devote an entire weekend or longer to the pre-wedding festivities.
Bachelorette houses, which are Airbnbs specifically tailored for a week-long bachelorette trip complete with a decked out house (think neon signs, pool floats, multiple places to lounge) have become a new trend, according to Apartment Therapy. But whether you want to have a crazy bachelorette with strippers and club nights or just sit around the pool all day, these locations will serve everyone depending on your vibe.
top luxury travel destinations for the perfect bachelorette party
Though Charleston often gets more of a buzz for its food scene, Savannah is like its funky younger sister (that loves ghosts.) If you want a more relaxed weekend than a busier city like Charleston or Nashville, Savannah may be the way to go. With its historic charm and southern hospitality, Savannah is a great option for a relaxed bachelorette weekend. You can stroll through the picturesque streets, take a ghost tour, and enjoy delicious southern cuisine. And how many bachelorettes can you say you saw a ghost on?!
And now The Alida, Savannah’s premier hotel on River Street, a new bar and lounge experience located at its pool deck. The Cabana Club offers a lovely day at the pool plus the drinks will keep coming! New menu items include Street Taco cart service, shareable seafood options with a South of the border spin such as Mango Bites, Shrimp Aguachile and Fresh Ceviche, plus signature popsicles.
Alida is full another great spot in Savannah is The Drayton. Located in one of Savannah’s oldest buildings dating from the 1890s, The Drayton Hotel was carefully restored to embrace the building’s 19th century exterior and the neighborhood’s charm, while offering a contemporary, luxury experience. If you want to not have to worry about planning dinners every night you can dine right in the hotel at St. Neo’s Brasserie, a restaurant inspired by the Lowcountry, and have more drinks at The Vinyl Room, an intimate cocktail lounge, and the Pendant Terrace and Bar, a vibrant rooftop bar with unmatched City Hall, Savannah River, and Historic District views.
However, nothing wrong with wanting a classic, crazy bachelorette and Charleston is a perfect place for that. During the day you can do tours, hit the beach, take a boat tour, visit a brewery or relax at a spa and then at night hit up the lively bar scene. A few top choices would be The Belmont, The Cocktail Club, The Blind Tiger and Prohibition.
As for places to stay, The Ryder Hotel is an upscale boutique hotel in Charleston’s historic district with a distinct laid-back bohemian design. You can recover from your hangover at the hotel’s second-floor sundeck and outdoor pool. Hop on a comfy cabana beds, order some drinks and have a great day. The Ryder also offers complimentary bicycles to explore.
3. Los Cabos
Have you even lived until you’ve been to a bachelorette in Mexico? But depending on your style it doesn’t have to be a crazy trip where you can’t remember you middle name by the third day. You can have a very rejuvenating and relaxed bachelorette trip too. Consider the Nobu Residences Los Cabos, an exclusive new “home away from home” residential-style hospitality concept.
This is essentially a home with the amenities of a luxury hotel. Perfect for a large or small group, The Residences offer a variety of suite categories ranging from 1-4 bedrooms. Complete with Nobu’s signature contemporary Japanese design, each suite will feature garden or golf course views, a private kitchen, soaking tubs, and a 24-hour concierge service, with private plunge pools in the ground floor suites, and a private fitness area in the penthouse.
Guests will also have exclusive access to the new Esencia Onsen wellness spa and fitness center and can use all the hotel has to offer including their restaurants and four pools. The average starting rate is $1,600 per night.
4. Santa Monica
Does your bride love old Hollywood glamour? For something a bit different head to Santa Monica with its beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, and endless options for fun activities. But first be sure to book a stay at The Georgian, which just reopened in April. This picturesque hotel looks like it came right out of a movie with its gorgeous art deco style.
Plus, this place has history! Opened in 1933,
guests included Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and First Mother Rose Kennedy. The property offers 84 keys – with 56 classic rooms and 28 one bedroom suites – with sweeping ocean views. When you aren’t gawking at the hotel explore the Santa Monica Pier, visit the Getty Villa, shop and dine at the Third Street Promenade and take a group yoga class (Santa Monica is known for their incredible fitness scene.) There are plenty of bars to hit up at night but you can have nice, healthy days.
In the last 10 years, Nashville has become a major bachelorette destination. Dubbed Nash-vegas, this is where you want to go if you want to party non-stop. From the honky tonks, to the music scene, to the shopping (you will walk away with cowboy boots), this city was made for bachelorettes. Plus, beautiful parks, lakes, and hiking trails, perfect for paddleboarding, hiking, and kayaking. For accomodations check out the new Hotel Fraye in Music City.
Hotel Fraye’s restaurant and bar concepts include the seventh-floor Eddie Ate Dynamite, a posh rooftop bar and lounge with indoor and outdoor spaces, and Gathre, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
6. Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
Thinking about a bachelorette in New England? Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket should be on the top of your list. Though they are both expensive and not the easiest to get to (but both offer direct flights from most major airports) they are worth it.
For MV you may need to go for a full week if you want to rent a house, as it’s tough to get a house there for a weekend. But there are plenty of small hotels on both islands – just be sure to book way ahead as these islands are prime summer destinations! From beach bonfires to bike rides to lazy fishing off the dock, this will be an extraordinary bachelorette. Check out our guide to summer rentals on Martha’s Vineyard here – along with a thorough guide to the towns of the island.
For hotels consider Summercamp; Pequot Hotel; The Oak Bluffs Inn; Dockside Inn,The Harbor View; Winnetu; Charlotte Inn; Vineyard Square ; The Christopher, The Hob Knob Hotel. If you want a great meal you really can’t go wrong in MV. Hit up the Menemsha Fish Market for lobster rolls and then have a long, fun meal at The Port Hunter. There are plenty of great bars in Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, and Edgartown.
Nantucket would also be great for a bachelorette (and a super preppy one at that. Check out our guide to summer rentals and hotels on Nantucket here. For hotels Greydon House, a 20-room boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Nantucket, provides the ultimate luxury experience and puts your right near Main Street. Greydon Hotel Group also has 52 Union, perfect for a bachelorette group. Designed by Boston-based Lianne Leventhal, Founder of Beyond the Common, the three bedroom Craftsman-style property offers water views and hotel service within walking distance to Nantucket’s historic downtown.
luxury travel destinations for the perfect bachelorette party
Those are our thoughts on the best luxury travel destinations for the perfect bachelorette trip for every type of bridal party, whether the aim is adventure, relaxation or one last wild escape. Have fun!