Are you planning a trip with your besties? Undecided where to go? How do you choose something that will suit all of you? If you need some ideas, here are some. (I’ve thrown in a European trip in case budgets stretch that far!)
1 Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH
Ranking as one of the most affordable vacations for BFFs in the US is the lovely Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH. Unwind at the resort's fabulous 25,000-square-foot Spa with your best friend and enjoy strolls through the lovely New England countryside or hikes through the Presidential Mountain Range on your doorstep. The resort offers great two-for-one deals on National Best Friend Day at their Spa, so what are you waiting for?
2 Montage Beverly Hills, CA
Located just two blocks away from Rodeo Drive in the heart of the golden triangle in Beverly Hills, Montage Beverly Hills offers deluxe vacations for BFFs that are hard to beat. Enjoy drinks on the exclusive rooftop terrace, where you can also dive into a gorgeous swimming pool to show off your slender limbs or sit in the whirlpool and chat until the cows come home. Sip a cocktail at the Rooftop Bar & Grill and think of how much you saved by booking the Bachelorette package, which includes manicures, and various delightful refreshments.
3 Enchantment Resort & Mii Amo Spa, Sedona, AZ
Overlooking the spectacular red rocks of Boynton Canyon, the Enchantment Resort & Mii Amo Spa in Sedona, AZ, is an ideal get-away for BFFs. The resort's three, four and seven-night packages include two spa treatments per day plus three meals per day at Mii Amo Café. The Spa offers best friends an abundance of wellness activities and leisure programs, such as the WOGA class, an activity incorporating yoga and power walking.
4 Dream Downtown, New York City, NY
Located between New York City's bustling Meatpacking District and lovely Chelsea, Dream Downtown is the perfect spot for best friends going on vacation. Look out for the "Women's Weekender" package, which includes a glass of champagne and a plate of strawberries with chocolate coating upon arrival. Live art installations in tune with the DJ's offerings form the background to a 4,800-square-foot artificial Dream Beach and glass-bottom pool. Various complimentary goodies include Lemon Drop shots, disposable cameras, body lotions and bottled water. Relax on Cote D'Azur style chaise lounges and look forward to dancing the night away at the rooftop PH-D bar or gyrating to the latest hits in the subterranean Electric Room.
5 The Dolder Grand, Zürich, Switzerland
The Dolder Grand Hotel and Spa offer some of the most luxurious European vacations for BFFs. Boasting a 40,000-square-foot Spa, a wealth of massages and treatments, a Japanese style Sunaburos, a Snow Paradise room and an outdoor terrace with three whirlpools for you to relax in, while feasting your eyes on the stunning views of Lake Zurich, the Dolder Grand is the perfect choice for girls determined to have fun. Activities on offer include outdoor yoga and bike tours. After exerting so much energy, you can treat yourself to fabulous food at the resort's 2-Michelin Star restaurant, where Chef Heiko Nieder's magic wand conjures up mouth-watering international cuisine. Zurich has numerous tourist attractions and is a great place for going shopping.
6 The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
If you're looking for a Grand Cayman BFF getaway with a difference, head to the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, located on the western coast of Grand Cayman. Start getting back into shape with stand-up paddleboard yoga in the morning, followed by a foodie-session exploring the Westin Super Foods Breakfast Menu at Ferdinand's Caribbean Café. In the afternoon, go snorkeling to meet the maritime denizens of the reefs, shipwrecks and sandbars along this stretch of crystal clear water. Stroll through Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park or dive with stingrays at family attraction Stingray City. Before heading out for a night of clubbing, relax with a Moor Mud Body Wrap at the Hibiscus Spa.
7 The Inn at Little Washington, VA
Located in the rural tranquility of Rappahannock County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Inn at Little Washington offers one of the best weekend vacations for BFFs in the US. Famous for its amazing food, great hiking trails in Shenandoah Valley, yoga and wine-tastings in local vineyards, the small town has a surprising number of attractions to offer. If you're staying for more than just a weekend, spare some time for a day trip to nearby Charlottesville or picturesque Middleburg. Take amusing pictures of your best girlfriend with The Inn's own herd of llamas and sheep, before tackling Chef and proprietor Patrick O'Connell's amazing 10-course menu.
BFF holidays are a joy. Many years ago, I went to Ibiza with my best friends and had such a fantastic time that the day after we got home we went to the travel agents and rebooked for later the same year! Tell me some great vacations you’ve had with friends. Where did you go? What made it special?