You haven’t seen them for a while, but they’ll always be your best friends. That’s why you asked them to be your bridesmaids. You’re all the same — but just a little more grown up. We offer some destination bachelorette party options designed to help you relive your childhood — with flair.
Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase | Big Water, Utah
Did somebody say s’mores? You met your best friends back in the day at summer camp, so why wouldn’t you gather around the campfire together again for your nostalgic bachelorette party under the stars. But now that you’re grown up, you’ll want to be stylish campers in glorious glamping tents. Choose Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase, which occupies the other otherworldly landscape of its namesake Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, an ancient, expanse dotted with the otherworldly Wahweap Hoodoos, which are a grouping of balanced rocks and pinnacles. You can sing adult renditions of “A-Camping We will Go” and “Boom Chick-a Boom,” while strumming the campus loaner Gibson guitars. During the day hike, splash in the lake, play board games reminisce and learn all about dinosaurs, who once roamed the region. Serving western-inspired cuisine, the camp has luxurious West Elm outfitted tents on elevated decks, featuring private ensuite bathrooms.
Room to Book: Go for the Suite tent, which has space for four people.
Hotel del Coronado | San Diego, California
They call it the “Del,” and it reigns as one of the United States’ most revered grand dame hotels. For elegant bachelorette festivities, or hen parties as they are called in the UK, gather your sophisticated sisters to this historic hotel, which occupies one of the nation’s most breathtaking beaches. A favorite of Hollywood heyday stars of yesteryear (think Marilyn Monroe), the hotel continues to delight with private sailing excursions, surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding, painting sessions by the sea, bike tours, and Power Hula fitness classes. Group spa parties and ocean cabins with bottle service rule the day. Add in the resort’s roster of summer movies projected on the beach with the waves as rhythmic accompaniment, and it feels like a bonafide slumber party.
Room to Book: Reconnect with one another in the cabana section of the hotel, with a contemporary Pool Cabana room, where your terrace leads right to the pool.
Marquis Los Cabos | Baja California, Mexico
When you were teenagers, you spent a lot of time in the kitchen together making cookies — that is, when you weren’t studying for your Spanish exams or practicing that hard to master dance team choreography, of course. That said, as bridesmaids-to-be you want to celebrate with your favorite soon-to-bride in a place where you can relive all your childhood penchants. At festive Marquis Los Cabos, an all-inclusive, adults only resort on the tip of Baja California Sur, enjoy the magic of one of the only places in the world where the desert meets the sea. At the fashionable retreat plan to take cooking classes, learn to salsa dance, play tennis, kick up sand with beach soccer, do archery, taste tequila (and drink it, too) and alternate meals between five unique eateries. Poolside gossip is a given.
Room to Book: Choose the Oceanfront Casitas to step right out to the sea.