Four Dream Destinations For A Grown Up Girls’ Holiday
It’s time for a holiday, and what could be better than a getaway with all your best girlfriends?
Whether you want a wild vacation, a wine-filled weekend, or a real adventure Down Under, here are four dream destinations for your grown up girls’ holiday:
Las Vegas, USA
Although Sin City is usually recognised as a boys’ vacation spot due to movies like The Hangover, there’s no reason why girls can’t go for their own hedonistic holiday too. There are plenty of sights to see, shops to peruse, and more spas then you can throw a soap-on-a-rope at. Of course, there are also the incredible casinos along the infamous Las Vegas Strip that everyone has to visit!
If money is no object, then the best hotel to stay at is The Bellagio as it combines amazing views, Cirque du Soleil shows, shops, a spa and salon (where prices start at £120). One night in a Fountain View Queen Room for four guests will set you back £275, but it’s got everything you could possibly need, from a 40” flatscreen TV to 24-hour room service. There’s also high-speed wireless so you can keep playing live roulette when you leave the casinos!
Ningaloo Reef, Australia
Though most people visit Bundaberg when travelling to see the Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo Reef is significantly quieter with just as much to offer tourists. Situated on Australia’s Northwest coast, Ningaloo Reef is close to the Gnaraloo Sheep Station where you can see turtles, fish, surf or snorkel. Meanwhile, in the North, Exmouth offers visitors the chance to swim with whale sharks and humpback whales if you go as they are migrating.
There are plenty of campsites along the coast, but if your group would prefer to stay in a hotel Ningaloo Reef Resort is your best option. Units, apartments and penthouses cost between £150 and £280 a night, plus they offer manta ray interaction tours, catamaran trips, scenic flights, 4WD buggy tours, kayaking and more!
If you and your ladies are into wine, then there are few places better than Bordeaux in Southwest France. The city produces more fine wine than anywhere else in France, which is why they plan to open La Cite du Vin – a museum ‘exploring the evolution of wine and honouring all vintages of the planet’ – next month. The ten-storey glass building has already been named the ‘Guggenheim of wine’ and will be the perfect destination for wine lovers everywhere.
If you’d enjoy the experience of staying in a Unesco World Heritage site, The InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel is your perfect pick. The hotel faces the Bordeaux Opera House and boasts rooms designed by Jacques Garcia, Le Bordeaux brasseries, and Gordon Ramsey’s Le Pressoir d’Argent. A Superior Room costs £265 per night, but it’ll be worth it!
For foodie friends, few places are more mouthwatering then Copenhagen. There are plenty of high-end restaurants that offer more affordable menus throughout certain parts of the year, including Rene Redzepi’s Noma, which becomes 108, and Kadeau, which has launched Eldorado in Christianshavn. There’s also the Mikkeller, a craft brewery that revealed Ramen to Biiru in the Nørrebro district.
Regarding hotels, there are so many to choose from; it all depends on your preferences. There’s a Radisson Blu, a Marriott, the Copenhagen Admiral, Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers and the Scandic Palace Hotel to name just a few. With so many incredible hotels across the city, it may be a good idea to see what each of them offers and go from there.