Whether it’s your last hurrah, or an excuse for one final trip away with your bestie, we’ve compiled 9 fabulous vacations to take with your #1 girl before you tie the knot.
1. Phinda, South Africa
This luxurious getaway at &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge is a feast for the senses. Think: daily 3-course meals, cocktails on tap, hunky Safari Guides and close encounters with all the native animals that South Africa is renowned for. All this and your own private pool for serious pre-wedding tanning? Yes please.
2. Istanbul, Turkey
Named as TripAdvisor’s hottest destination for 2014, Istanbul is a fusion of culture, nightlife, great food and shopping. Head to the markets with your girls in tow and splurge on beautiful fabrics, Turkish delight and baklava.
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3. Waikiki, Hawaii
Aloha girlfriends! If you’re looking for a destination with sun, sand, shopping and surfers, look no further than Waikiki. Great restaurants (The Cheesecake Factory is a must), fantastic boutiques and long stretches of white sandy beaches are waiting for you.
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4. Hayman Island, Queensland
Splurge on your final hoorah as a single lady at One&Only Hayman Island, a private luxury resort that is regularly visited by the crème da la crème of international celebrities and socialites.
5. Sydney, New South Wales
The biggest city in Australia, Sydney is one of the only places in the entire world where cultures from all over the world combine in a melting pot of great food, vibrant city life and friendly local attitude.
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6. Las Vegas, Nevada
What could better than Vegas, baby!? This destination is just made for the bachelorette, complete with gorgeous men, 24/7 poker, great restaurants and more shows than you can poke a (Louboutin) high heel at.
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7. Billabong Retreat, New South Wales
If you’re looking for a little pre-wedding TLC with your girlfriends, consider Billabong Retreat in NSW. This all-inclusive yoga and health retreat includes organic food and daily yoga and meditation classes. Total bliss.
8. Kani, The Maldives
Club Med Kani is party central. Not only is endless amount of desserts available almost all day, but the overwater bar is open early, meaning you can grab a morning champagne before taking a beachside yoga class. Every evening, you and your bestie can dance the night away under the stars.
9. Johannesburg, South Africa
If you’re looking for a city rich in history, funky organic eateries and the best dance-spots in the Southern Hemisphere, Johannesburg is for you. Not only does the city boast a cultural experience like no other, but you’ll be given some awesome Instagram backdrops so you can document your journey.
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