What’s better than a weekend (or more) with your girlfriends to escape the everyday hustle and bustle?
After a long winter that got us hibernated – our bodies and souls are in need of some well deserved all-women fun under the sun. So, if you feel the need to explore Bahrain, Hawaii, Turkey or even our own United Kingdom, we have got plenty of inspiration for you.
Get ready to tick things off of this year travel resolution list – here is stylist.co.uk’s best getaways to enjoy the warmer months with your girl gang.
Es Saadi Marrakech Resort
The same time zone but a world away – Es Saadi in Marrakech is the sunny relaxing retreat we have been dreaming of, all winter long.
The hotel offers two wellness packages: a three nights ‘weekend’ or four nights ‘long weekend’ option, including four hours of spa treatments per day. From traditional Moroccan therapies to modern techniques, their incredible spa will make you forget the cold, the rain and most importantly, your morning commute.
Even away from the spa, wellness is a priority at this sun-soaked oasis. Yoga sessions in a Moroccan palace set in 20 acres of banana trees, roses, bougainvillea and bird-song, locally sourced and organic produce from their own nearby private farm, and there are lagoon style pools, ancient trees and flowering gardens at every turn. Just don’t blame us if you never want to leave.
Nobu Hotel Marbella
If a party weekend is what you are searching for, Spain is still the hottest place to be during the warm season.
Opened at the end of March, Nobu Hotel in Marbella is the new headquarter for the ones in search for a sophisticated night of drinks and pure fun. Bringing a new twist to the the ‘Golden Mile’ of Marbella, this adult-only hotel offers a 24-hour in-room dining and cocktails all night long…
Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
Located in a quiet Greek fishing village, Cavo Spada Resort & Spa is a (five) starred oasis of peace. During the day, nothing better than enjoying the many treatments offered by the incredible (and newly renovated) spa. Or, if you don’t want to miss your daily dose of exercise, the beautiful gardens of the Resort offer the perfect backdrop for a private yoga lesson.
Located close to Chania, Cavo is a great place to be if you want to enjoy a night out on the town: the centre of this new Cretan hot-spot comes to life when night falls, to disclose a vibrant atmosphere to enjoy without moderation.
All in all? Sheer perfection.
X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort
This new luxury boutique hotel has something for everyone: the Oxygen Dining Room is ideal for foodies, being the first restaurant in Chiang Mai to boast consultation from a Michelin-starred chef, the French-born Nicolas Isnard. All the ingredient are fresh and locally sourced, to meet the highest culinary standard – and, best of all, the restaurant is nestled beneath the leafy tamarind trees, overlooking the Mae Ping River.
If you are less into food and more into fun, you will definitely want to check out the stunning rooftop pool and the private bar. It’s the perfect place to finish the day with a cocktail, while watching the sun sink behind the splendid Doi Suthep mountain range.
Royal Blue Resort & Spa
If you still have doubts about the incredible beauty of Greece, Royal Blue Resort will convince you for good.
This immense resort is perched directly on the blue mediterranean water and has private beaches and bays, but also tennis courts, mini-golf and much more. Once an adult-only retreat, from this year small families will be welcomed as well. But there’s no need to worry for your desired piece and quiet, the hotel still has some adults-only areas, which include an entire beach.
If you are in for a more private retreat, choose one of the many villas that come with their very own pool – with a jaw-dropping view of the shimmering sea – where you can enjoy an in-villa dining experience.
Hmm. We have a feeling this must be what paradise looks like…
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Searching for a city escape? Fly out to Barcelona to enjoy the warm Spanish spring.
A modern retreat overlooking the pristine beaches surrounding the Catalonian city, Hotel Arts is a great cocoon for a fun European weekend. Offering everything from an amazing Spa to a great location and incredible views, the hotel’s new crown jewel is their new bar, the P41.
Inspired by the localities that lie on the very same parallel (Italy, Turkey, China and Japan), the bar offers a trip around the globe, just with one sip. For the ones who enjoy the classics, their unbelievably vast collection of gins won’t disappoint. If you are on the hunt for a bonding experience, why not a private tasting or a mixology class in the lounge bar Coctelarium? Bliss.
Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort
Trying to find the dreamiest experience for you and your ladies? Let the professionals at the Miraggio do it for you.
The largest coastal thermae spa in Europe, an incredible pool overlooking the sandy beach of Halkidiki and a delightful team of experts that will take care of you and your skin while you enjoy some bubbles and the best mediterranean food.
In the mood for some low-key, relaxing activities? Book up a private group sunset yoga class on the beachfront pavilion or let the resort treat you to a gorgeous walk, filled with a delicious picnic to be enjoyed along the way (champagne included, of course!).
Four Season Hotel Florence
Exquisite gardens, pompous decor and an incredible view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world: the Four Season Florence is the place to stay if you want to feel like a Renaissance princess.
An incredible 15th century palace, this hotel includes a secret 4.5 hectares garden where centuries-old trees, pools, statues and even a small temple. And, in the middle of this beautiful green space, is the spa suite, where you can enjoy a private pampering experience before going around, exploring the breathtaking Tuscan countryside.