Travelling lets us experience life in different forms by exploring new places, cultures, cuisines and ways of living. Whether you are looking for a journey full of party nights or want to embark on an outdoor adventure, each trip has its purpose. We’ve come up with our favourite destinations for various options.
Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is a beautiful Indonesian spot known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The place exudes a sense of serenity, making it ideal for wellness tourism. Take a deep breath and bliss out in the tranquil settings as you enjoy bespoke treatments such as beachfront massages in Seminyak, or receive flawless manicures, pedicures and facials by the riverside in Ubud. Get your skin sun-kissed as you take your first surf lessons in Uluwatu. Go for long walks on the beach, meditate, detox and take part in cultural activities in Canggu.
India has long been well regarded for a variety of treatment centres, spa resorts and wellness retreats. You can visit the mountains of the Himalayas and experience true Ayurvedic expertise and hydrotherapy or try the healing therapeutic elements of sound therapy in Puducherry. Go to Kerela and let the serene spring waters, fresh air and healing Venga trees soothe your soul, or why not even try a Kathakali dance class? Meditate and centre yourself while overlooking Ladakh’s magical dunes and bare mountains. You will also find the best places for preventive health care, yoga and detox therapies in Goa.
Made up of over 1,000 islands, islets and crags, Croatia is a stunning country in Southeastern Europe with plenty of choices for exciting parties. Visit Split, a city brimming with renowned attractions and activities for all types of holidaymakers which also boasts a fantastic clubbing scene. Rijeka is famed for annual special parties, festivals and music events. Or take a ferry to Hvar, that’s bustling with modern restaurants, luxury guesthouses and a vivacious nightlife scene. You can go island hopping to find the best party scenes, but you also find lively spots in places like Trogir, Zagreb and Dubrovnik.
Spain is synonymous with great weather, fantastic beaches and the celebration of music and dance. Spanish culture is renowned for its incredible social atmosphere and buzzing nightlife. And it shows in places like Barcelona that have it all, from electrifying beach and boat parties to uptown premium clubs. Ibiza is consistently ranked top among the best party destinations worldwide. You can visit Madrid for lively tapas bars, late-night beach clubs, street fiestas and music festivals. The parties on the Costa del Sol and in Benidorm and Valencia are guaranteed to have you dancing until early next morning.
Few things are as fun as holidaying with your girls, and Italy undoubtedly ranks high among the best destinations to do so. Italy is an amazing place filled with stunning landscapes, charming towns and delicious food! Stay right in the hustle and bustle of the city in Rome and explore its rich history and iconic cultural landmarks or visit Florence and take in its stunning architecture and art museums. You can rent a gorgeous villa in Tuscany and go grape tasting at local vineyards or spend an incredible weekend experiencing the breathtaking Amalfi Coast or Cinque Terre.
Germany is another great destination for a fun girls’ trip. Housing a great deal of Europe’s history, Berlin is full of museums and other interesting attractions. After all the walking around, stop for a satisfying glass of hops and pretzels or other delicious treats. Later in the day, get dressed up and enjoy the liveliest nightlife, where the party scene is second to none. You can also visit the beautiful gardens, exquisite churches and engaging museums in Munich or drive further south to the forested mountains, photogenic villages and ski and spa resorts of the beautiful Bavarian Alps.
For anyone looking for thrills and excitement, head to New Zealand. Walking and hiking enthusiasts can find an abundance of well-established and maintained trail networks along rugged coastlines, farmlands, river valleys and forests. Zipline your way past stunning harbour views on Waiheke Island, or admire the immersive wilderness while zooming through the treetops in Rotorua. Take a leap of faith and bungee dive at the original Kawarau Bungy site. Or travel to the Tongariro River in Lake Taupō and get your adrenaline pumping as you experience the white water rafting like never before.
Considered a sight-seeing paradise boasting the Andes, deserts and ocean, Peru is also well-known as a preferred destination for adventure and challenge seekers. With thousands of miles of coastline and yearround swells, the beaches across this country offer the most epic surfing opportunities or maybe learn windsurfing or kitesurfing in Mancora. Touch the sky and enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you paraglide in Lima. Have a lot of energy and an inclination for bicycling? Connect with the environment and explore the astonishing Peruvian jungle on mountain bikes.
Take time out for yourself and your partner and rekindle that passion as the two of you escape to heavenly Mauritius. Book a spot at a wonderful luxury hotel and unwind as you sip tasty beverages from your poolside cabana. Explore the mainland, brimming with cultural diversity and historic landmarks. Or visit the breathtaking waterfall at Tamarin Falls or see the vast wildlife and lush greenery in the Black River Gorges National Park, the largest protected forest of Mauritius. Take a special tour to Tamarin Bay and then swim with wild dolphins.
Grab your partner and head to the Caribbean paradise that is Saint Lucia. Glistening waters, awe-inspiring mountain views and luxurious accommodations are the perfect settings to fall in love all over again. Feeling active? Then, take the Gros Piton hike tour and get the best view of the island from this special vantage point. The northern town of Gros Islet is a fun destination featuring a number of restaurants and lively nightclubs. There you can also find the famous Friday Night Street Party, the longest-running street party in Saint Lucia. Or hold hands and take a long walk on one of the fabulous beaches, finishing with a wondrous candle-lit dinner.