Something’s different. No longer can you and your one-and-only spend weekends brunching on a patio, fixing up the house, or doing anything fun, really. Because football. Your main man is all like “Can’t do that, the game is on.” And it’s important we let you know – this is just the beginning. The next few months will be a constant struggle of you trying to sit down and actually watch a game you don’t have much interest in just so you can spend time together and making plans with all your other girlfriends who are in the same boat.
Two words. Girls weekend. Why not leave the guys at home, as you and your closest girlfriends jet away for some serious R&R time on a beach far away from home? Sounds like a dream, huh? Oh, and if there’s a conference or rivalry game on that weekend, it’s probably for the best that you’re far, far away. Here’s where the girls and us are heading this winter:
Think Las Vegas meets the beach. Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa is the place you’re picturing when planning your girls getaway. Its vibrant, chic, and modern experience is custom tailored for large groups of people looking for a good time. Days will be filled reigniting the summer tan that’s quickly faded with a strict schedule of beach and pool time. Advice: make sure to stop by the swim-up bar for a premium cocktail that comes standard as part of your Unlimited-Luxury® experience.
The best part of the day comes when nighttime approaches. Start the night with dinner at one of six restaurants. Grab another fun concoction and head over to the open-air nightclub to do some mingling, or make friends with Lady Luck at the resort casino. Oh, and the best part? This resort is adults-only so it’s fully equipped for your group of ladies as you party it up in the Caribbean.
If your idea of getting away would include a sunrise yoga session on the beach, a customized spa package, and gourmet (and health conscious) dining options cooked to order, then Zoetry Casa del Mar Los Cabos is exactly where you need to be. This beach haven focuses on health and wellness. Amenities such as heated swimming pools, bubbly Jacuzzis, on-site nutrition expert to verse you on the perfect Los Cabos food experience for you, and customized spa treatments are just a few of the things that await for you and the girls at this resort haven.
Would you believe us if we told you this option is actually budget-friendly AND five stars? We know. It’s hard to believe. But Iberostar Playa Mita is tucked perfectly in Riviera Nayarit and opened barely a year ago. It’s what we call a “mega-resort,” so the options are endless. This is where you need to head if you’re rolling deep and want to keep lots of different ladies happy.
In terms of why it’s one of our recommendations for a good girls getaway comes from the five restaurants, nine bars, adults-only pools, signature spa treatments, nightly entertainment, and resort disco (among other things) that call this resort home. Not to mention Riviera Nayarit has been referred to as “Mexico’s secret jewel,” so it just seems fitting a group of girls would fit right in here.
For the ladies who pride themselves on being trendsetters and staying ahead of it all, you’ll want to schedule a weekend at San Juan Water and Beach Club stat. Located in the Isla Verde area of San Juan (an exceptionally hip and upscale part of town), this boutique hotel just underwent a $2.5m renovation. That means you can expect a long list of hip things to do and fresh amenities to enjoy.
Perhaps one of our favorite perks is the pool and sundeck that’s located on the rooftop and overlooks the white sandy shores of San Juan beaches. You can stop for a cocktail at pool bar, Mist, then venture to over-sized lounging beds where you and the girls can truly unwind. When the sunsets, grab dinner at one of 2 restaurants and head to Mist Lounge (with rooftop access), where you can dance the night away as the DJ bangs out some sweet jamz. Also, there’s often a chance for a celebrity sighting, so keep your eyes peeled and if you see anyone noteworthy, play it cool and mingle away.
Not that you need a ton of convincing, but if a weekend with the BFFs at one of these beaches doesn’t sound like perfection; well, we just may not know you anymore. Where are you and your girls headed this season? Celebrating anything special? Tell us in the comments below!
Brittany Innes is a travel junkie with a passion for food, trying new things and being spontaneous.