A Guide to the Perfect Bachelorette Trip
Whether it’s you or your best friend getting married, either way, you get to plan a dream vacation with your BFFs. Here’s a guide for every type of bachelorette.
It’s not every day that you have carte blanche to celebrate the final days of your single life with your best girls by your side. So whether you’re the bride or the maid-of-honor or just getting ready for your best friend’s big day – don’t underestimate the ritualistic importance of the bachelorette bash.
The bachelorette party is one of the many fun traditions that the bride-to-be generally partakes in and it’s essential to get together with your girlfriends and spend some quality time before the big day.
With so many destinations to paint red, the only difficulty comes in deciding where to head. Here are a few ideas for where to gather the girls.
When planning a bachelorette, it’s really about three things – location, affordability and fun quotient. And of all the amazing places in the world, Thailand fits in beautifully into this mix.
USP: A mere 4-hour flight away from India, Thailand offers visa on arrival which is valid for 15 days. One of the most striking destinations, with its nightlife and natural beauty, what makes it a winner is that this country is a safe place for a bunch of girls to run amok on their epic trip.
Activities: Whether you want to spend the entire day at a spa with your girls or simply devour the delish fare, this destination offers an array of activities for you to explore!
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Thailand is anytime between November and February.
Total expenditure per person for a 7 nights Bachelorette in Thailand: INR 80,000 approx.
You and your girls want to be out and about late in the night partying or hitting some popular shacks and the party capital of Goa is the answer to your prayers.
USP: Whether it’s getting a golden tan on any of the beautiful beaches or buying up the boho designs, partying all night or gorging on seafood, you’ll be able to do it all.
Activities: Experience an array of water sports, rejuvenate with a spa or go shopping at the night markets.
Best Time to Visit: Goa is fun throughout the year, however the best time to visit is from October-February.
Don’t forget to pack outfits for going out at night, daytime activities, some sun-resistant headgear, swim wear, sunscreen and some comfortable clothes for your flights.
Total expenditure per person for a 4 nights Bachelorette in Goa: INR 25,000 approx.
From chilling on the beach to setting off on a spellbinding desert safari in an open-roof vintage Land Rover, an ultra-glam bachelorette bash in Dubai is all you need. Plan and apply for visas in advance to avoid last minute hassles.
USP: Its energy, optimism and openness towards people from all over the world, the staggering variety of authentic global fare and of course, the sheer diverse opportunities to shop from jewellery to brands to high-street bargains.
Activities: Whether you want to laze around with your girl gang on a sofa with a bottle of premium champagne or ride the waves by chartering a lavish yacht, there’s something for everyone at Dubai.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is between November and March especially during the popular Dubai Shopping Festival.
Total expenditure per person for a 5 nights Bachelorette in Dubai: INR 1,20,000 – 1,50,000 approx.
The quintessential holiday destination, Bali offers every obligatory diversion for guaranteeing a good time with your best ladies – world-class shopping, spas, nightlife, restaurants and lots more. Bali offers visas on arrival which are valid for a month making it a great last-minute choice.
USP: The island’s natural beauty and stunning views make it the easiest way to give everyone Instagram envy but there’s a lot for a crew of close friends too.
Activities:Consider renting a beach house on the Island, with forays into nearby areas for shopping and dining. Or you can spend an afternoon checking out the eclectic boutiques or book a cooking class with your ladies.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island’s dry season.
Total expenditure per person for 5 days Bachelorette in Bali: INR 60,000 – 80,000 approx.
Scenic beauty, a wealth of history and with the perfect blend of old world charm and modern restaurants, God’s Own Country tops the list for those after a unique and reasonably priced bachelorette.
USP: The unique variety of attractions and things to do in Kerala will ensure that you and your girl gang relax and spend some quality time together.
Activities: You are in the most rejuvenating place in the country and therefore, you ought to get a soothing massage! Also, don’t forget to experience bamboo rafting and sail down the backwaters in the mesmerizing houseboats at Alleppey, the Venice of the East.
Best Time to Visit: Best time to visit Kerala is from September to March and June to August.
Total expenditure per person for 7 days Bachelorette in Kerala: INR 15,000 – 20,000 approx.
6. Sri Lanka
The luscious green landscape and the beautiful scenery make Sri Lanka a favourable destination to organize a bachelorette party. The people are warm and the food is incredible.
USP: For all the beach lovers, Sri Lanka makes for a great bachelorette bash with the variety of resorts, inexpensive liquor and great nightlife.
Activities: Whether you’re planning to lounge around the beach, check out the water sports or enjoy some delicious seafood, Sri Lanka has so much to offer. The idyllic beaches are perfect for sunbathing and the greenery is a sight for sore eyes. Indians do require a visa to enter Sri Lanka but process is absolutely simple and quick.
Best Time to Visit: January – April
Total expenditure per person for 7 days Bachelorette in Sri Lanka: INR 50,000 – 60,000 approx.
Dance the night away at some of the best nightclubs in the world, sip on yummy cocktails, eat succulent seafood and shop till you drop only in Singapore. It’s also very safe for women travelling on their own.
USP: Known as an expensive travel city, Singapore still has a lot of fascinating things to explore without worrying about running out of money.
Activities: If you’re not headed to the beach, how about catching the sunset or maybe enjoy the lovely light and water shows in seats at the Lantern, Fullerton Bay Hotel. Start your day enjoying the rides at Universal Studios Singapore with your girls for reliving those childhood days. And plans for the evening? What beats a party onboard a private yacht in unknown waters?
Best Time to Visit: Since the island nation experiences a warm, tropical climate year-round, the best time to visit is anytime. Plan your trip and apply to get tourist visa to Singapore for 30 days.
Total expenditure per person for 8 days Bachelorette in Singapore: INR 70,000 – 80,000 approx.
Candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe’s great cities.
USP: With so much on offer for this city it can be overwhelming knowing where to start.
Activities: If your group of girls is large enough, why not chip in for a swanky private boat to carry you through the canals while you sip champagne in Amsterdam? The Nine Streets area is criss-crossed with side streets that lead off Amsterdam’s main canals and features favorite cafés, restaurants, chic fashion boutiques and long-established vintage stores. Perfect for a shopping spree with your girl gang. Plan your trip in advance and apply to get tourist visa to Amsterdam.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Amsterdam is between April and September, when the days are longer and temperatures are milder.
Total expenditure per person for 7 days Bachelorette in Amsterdam: INR 1,50,000 – 1,80,000 approx.
9. Las Vegas
The life of the party expects nothing less than a big ole’ Vegas-style bachelorette.
Activities: Splurge on a poolside cabana at REHAB at the Hard Rock, see some Cirque and then hit the club. Hopefully you won’t end the weekend on the Hangover Bus. You’re heading to the mecca of indulgence, a place that’s as much a state of mind as it is a city.
Best Time to Visit: Hit Vegas in the winter and you can actually walk down The Strip. Don’t forget to try your luck at the casinos. For a visa to the US, it’s ideal to plan the trip way in advance and apply for visas.
Total expenditure per person for 5 days Bachelorette in Las Vegas: INR 1,50,000 – 2,00,000 approx.
London is one of the party capitals of the world, so you’ll be wanting to pull out all stops.
USP: It is an essential part of any bachelor party, club hopping, pubs, bars and there’s no better place in Europe to experience a chic atmosphere then London. So if you want your bachelorette to be classy then London should definitely top your list.
Activities: If you want to spend some quality time with your girls, have a quintessentially British afternoon tea or visit the London Eye and spend the afternoon on the carousels and in the parks.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit London is in the spring when the temperatures are mild and the city’s parks are green and blooming.
Total expenditure per person for 5 days Bachelorette in London: INR 1,50,000 – 2,00,000 approx.
Picked your favorite destination? Now celebrate #likeaboss with these bachelorette party ideas.