Your wedding day is filled with joy and celebration; a day to remember and cherish. But before you walk down the aisle and say your ‘I dos’, there’s plenty of ‘wedmin’ to get on with—like planning the bachelorette party or hen-do. If the bride-to-be is more into plush pampering than a punishing night on the town, a weekend (or longer) at a luxury retreat could make for the perfect party. Find some inspiration among our favourite spa retreats for a girly getaway and start planning a bachelorette party at one of these luxury retreats now.
The Byron at Byron
A stone’s throw from one of Australia’s most iconic locations, The Byron at Byron offers luxurious holidays for wellness-minded travellers, and its Girls Getaway packages are perfect for those big on ambition but short on time. Two-night retreats are inclusive of accommodation in standard, superior or deluxe spa suites, daily breakfast, an hour-long facial and foot spa and daily yoga. You’ll also receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and cheese and wine platter—the perfect way to toast the bride.
Prices start from US$708 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Surrounded by verdant jungle in the mountainous region of Central Java, Indonesia, MesaStila is a relaxing retreat space perfect for those looking for a quiet escape. Its five-night Destress and Indulgence retreat is inclusive of accommodation in one of the property’s villas (ranging from one to five-bedrooms) and includes healthy nutritious meals throughout your stay, a daily steam bath in a traditional Hammam and a daily massage. Guests also benefit from a relaxing scrub, a customised retreat plan and access to any of the resort’s scheduled activities.
Prices start from US$2,125 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Swap party night at Kuta for something more spiritual at this luxury retreat in Bali’s Ubud region. Perfect for friends looking to connect with each other and to enjoy a meditative, restorative week, Fivelements’ signature five-night Rejuvenation retreat includes accommodation in a luxury riverside suite complete with private pool and patio, healing massages, restorative local cuisine, yoga and meditation sessions, two beauty rituals and a Balinese blessing ceremony. You’re guaranteed to leave the whole bridal party feeling restored and ready for the big day ahead.
Prices start from US$4,205 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Looking to get trim ahead of the big day? Six days of hiking, restorative yoga and plant-based wellness cuisine should do the trick. If the bridal party are up for an outdoor adventure and getting back to nature, there are few better places than the New Zealand wilderness. Based in its luxurious eco-accommodation on the resort’s 8.4-hectare site, Aro Hā offers a five-night Wellness Adventure that along with fitness activities, has a comprehensive programme including cooking classes, mindfulness practices and spa therapies so the group has plenty of time to relax and reflect.
Prices start from US$3,677 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Atmantan Wellness Spa
Atmantan is a wellness facility near Pune in India steeped in the region’s history of healing and wellness. The intimate environment creates the perfect space to connect with yourself and your friends, and the resort’s five-night Spa Life retreat includes accommodation in a spacious guestroom or villa, individual wellness assessments, access to the resort’s daily wellness and fitness activities, your choice of spa treatment each day and a relaxing bath. It also includes wellness cuisine throughout your stay and a wellness departure assessment to help you make the most of your experience in the long run.
Prices start from US$3,210 | Book now on Compare Retreats