Bachelorettes come with immense pressure. It’s the event of a lifetime, and one that’s just as exciting as the wedding ceremonies that follow. As a solo traveller of 24, I find that selecting a “safe” travel destination is always high up on my travel chart of “things to consider before booking that ticket” and contrary to what most people believe is the ultimate “party spot” I find Bangkok surprisingly unsafe to travel. Here are other alternatives you could consider for your getaway with the girls:
1. Bentota, Sri Lanka:
Book yourselves a luxury resort and pamper your girlfriends silly with spa treatments, fresh cocktails and sunbathing on Bentota’s clean beaches. It’s a 2 hour drive from Colombo, with cabs easily and affordably available. Stay at the Vivanta by Taj if you want to take it up a notch or rent the Villa Bentota if you’re a party of plenty. Spending in Sri Lanka is equivalent to spending in India, with the 1 Indian Rupee yielding approx. 2.32 Lankan Rupees, so you won’t have to worry about splurging beyond your means. My vlog from Sri Lanka will make you shortlist this one right away:
The Arabs are all about the temptation, with their extravagant lounges, sinful brunches and a thriving food scene. If there’s a way to celebrate new beginnings, it’s in the lap of Dubai’s luxury. You could try out adventure sports, get high tea at the Burj Al Arab or watch the city from high up- 124 floors high, exactly. There are a plethora of international as well as domestic carriers flying to Dubai everyday, and tickets during the summer months are as low as INR 14,000 for return flights. Visa might prove to be tricky though- they have some rules against single women under the age of 23 traveling alone.
A raving nightlife, river cruises, dreamy cathedrals, clearance sales for cheap shopping, pubs and cafes with heavenly food, heck- even the ballet! xWhat else could a girl ask for? Some travel companies offer 3 and 4 night packages to Moscow. Getting a Russian visa isn’t tough, it only requires one additional document- an invitation letter from the hotel you’ve booked. Most hotels send it within 24 hours of filling and online form and making the payment. Once there, the rouble is unstable and is equivalent in value to the Indian Rupee at the moment- making it another destination that’s relatively affordable on-ground. Watch Russia at it’s gorgeous best in my Vlog here:
Think beach parties, rooftop parties and even yacht parties! Couple that with an amusement park and a load of shopping! It comes with my favourite flying affair as well- hop on to a Singapore Airlines flight for some of the best in-flight service and experience. It might be a tad expensive so I would recommend booking an apartment on AirBnb instead of a hotel.
Live it up in the rustic city of Praha, partying by night and sipping champagne in Old Town by day. There’s an unmistakable charm about Prague, and a city that truly comes alive once the sun sets. Old-world Europe mixed with the romance and thrill of a city that lives “passion” to the fullest, there’s just something in the air here. Maybe its the street performances. There’s a sense of liberty and freedom and passion and love all mixed into one. Though flights may be expensive, the Czech Koruna won’t burn a deep hole in your pocket. You could easily book yourselves a luxury/business hotel without spending too much.
Bali is all about the well-being, pleasing the inner self and all the positivity in the world! It’s the one place in the world that could cure almost any kind of stress with its pool villas, beach bars, yoga classes, spa treatments and smoothie bowls! For an Instagram worthy bachelorette- look no further. Bali is every bit as dreamy as its bloggers have made it out to be.