Once the crazy summer wedding planning, shopping, and sending out the invites is finally done (which is, by the way, no mean feat for a bride-to-be) — a girl deserves a break with her bride tribe to let off some steam. An awesome bachelorette trip has become an imperative part of every wedding, which makes up for all the failed yearly plans for group trips! By The Wedding Brigade
Bachelorette is all about bonding, doing crazy stuff (that must not be spoken of..ahem!) and partying like never before with your bridesmaids. The most important task then in hand is zeroing in on a perfect destination. If Europe is too expensive for you, look somewhere closer. We have listed here five summer destinations in Asia for a guaranteed fun bachelorette.
1. Bali, Indonesia
Bali in Indonesia is one of the most loved destinations of both honeymooners and girl gangs alike! April and early May is a good time with plenty of sunshine to explore Bali with your girlfriends. Head to Seminyak for beach-side clubs and shop around at upscale stores. If you are a nature lover, rent an Airbnb at Ubud (like we saw in Veere Di Wedding, only it was in Phuket) where there is no dearth of luxurious spas, lush green neighbourhood and temples. Indulge in a relaxing body massage and kiss the wedding-planning stress goodbye!
A treat to culture vultures, Bhutan has a lot to offer in spring/summer (with beautiful rhododendron flowers in full bloom making the most picturesque photo background ever). Gather your bridesmaids and get ready for an adventurous trip. April-May is ideal for the famous Paro Takstang (Tiger Nest) monastery trek amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Experience the local culture in Thimphu and take off-the-beaten path to visit meditation caves near Dochula Pass.
3. Istanbul, Turkey
If history, architecture, food, nightlife and retail therapy excites you and your friends then Istanbul fits the bill perfectly. With perfect weather to discover the city, you will come across enchanting monuments like Blue Mosque, Galata Towers and Hagia Sophia. Take a bunch of stunning instragramable picture with your BFFs (don’t miss the rainbow stairs along Bosphorus) as memories. Turkish baths or Hammams are one of its kind experience and will enhance your bridal glow. Gorge on some delicious kebabs, baklavas and doners and shop till you drop at this magnificent city.
4. Koh Tao & Koh Phangan, Thailand
And you thought Thailand is just for boys trip? As a budget-friendly destination, islands like Koh Tao and Koh Phanang are perfect if your idea for a bachelorette is unwinding while sipping cocktails on white beaches, snorkelling in pristine waters and attending full & half moon parties with your girl gang! The islands are far from the madding crowd in the tourist hubs in Thailand and offer a perfect blend of tranquillity and a happening nightlife.
5. Hongkong & Macau
No matter if you are getting married next week, the charm of Disneyland is alike for kids and grown-ups and you cannot cannot miss it. A world in its own and the happiest place on the earth, Disneyland gives a chance to relive your childhood and what’s better than experiencing it with your besties in tow? If you want to party hard, take a trip to the popular nightlife district, Lan Kwai Fong for some of the trendiest bars and restaurants.
It’s a crime to not go to Macau when you plan a trip to Hong Kong. Looking for the casino experience of Las Vegas on a budget? Visit Macau for crazy parties, opulent hotels and casinos before you head back home.
P.S: This article was first published on The Wedding Brigade.