Top Destinations for a Fabulous Bachelor/Bachelorette Trip
Updated: Aug 16, 2022
A bachelor or bachelorette trip is something many look forward to planning. It’s a time to unplug and reconnect with the girls and guys before a big wedding day, and is special no matter where it takes place. From Santiago to South Africa, Italy, Switzerland and more, here are a few destinations from across the globe for planning the perfect bachelor or bachelorette getaway:
The Artsy Urban Bachelor - Santiago
Located in the artistic and urban heart of the city, The Singular Santiago makes for the perfect bachelor trip destination. Each of the property's 62 rooms are inspired by classical European design and boast custom furnishings that make for a warm stay in the city. The hotel’s Rooftop Bar, Restaurant, and Bar Merced also create a relaxing environment to take in the tastes and smells of Lastarria culture. Additionally, the hotel features a spa that offers guests the perfect space to unwind and a spectacular outdoor swimming pool on the 9th floor that provides a birds-eye view of the culturally rich, leafy, Bohemian neighborhood. During their time in the city, the guys can explore Parque Forestal, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Lucia Hill, and the city’s Municipal Theatre. Travelers can visit street vendors with local handicrafts, hip bars serving regional wines, and local hiking trails. The Singular Santiago also offers a new Secretos del Barrio tour that takes guests around the surrounding neighborhood to learn about its secrets and history. The tour is a unique experience, allowing guests to be immersed in the culture of the vibrant area, while taking them on a journey through time.
The Mediterranean-Inspired Bachelorette - Ascona
Just a few miles from the Italian border on the Switzerland side of Lake Maggiore (a quieter alternative to Lake Como) sits Ascona, the perfect destination for an Italian-inspired bachelorette trip with colorful cafe-filled streets dotted with palm trees and the Alps towering in the background. Nestled on the shores of Ascona just a short walk from the main piazza is Hotel Eden Roc. A member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels, an organization comprised of 39 of the most prestigious 5-star hotels in Switzerland, the property boasts beautiful lakeside suites, a 21,500 square foot Spa and Wellness Center, a private beach and yacht harbor, and four Mediterranean-style restaurants, including the Michelin-starred La Brezza. During a bachelorette trip, the girls can spend their days relaxing by the pool, indulging in a spa treatment and delectable meal, taking a boat out on the lake, visiting the Brissago Islands to see the botanical gardens, and heading into town for sightseeing and shopping.
The Road Tripping Bachelor - Patagonia
An ideal choice for the adventure-loving bachelor, Quasar Expeditions' Overland Jeep Safaris provides access to the top highlights in both the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. During a bachelor trip with the guys, travelers are able to drive their very own Jeep around the park, arriving at their various destinations in style and at their own pace. While on the road, explorers can stop to hike the area’s dominating mountains, kayak the racing rivers, spot majestic Andean condors and elusive pumas, and more. After spending his days exploring the rugged terrain, they guys will enjoy staying at some of the top hotels and lodges in all of South America where they can indulge in Patagonia barbecue, and unwind with local wines and beer. This exciting twist on a classic road trip gives travelers the opportunity to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with nature while soaking in amazing sights and one-of-a-kind experiences along the way.
The Spa-Loving Bachelorette - Bath
Just a 90 minute train ride outside of London sits the city of Bath. A UNESCO World Heritage site with museums, ancient sites and beautiful architecture for guests to explore, the city is a great destination for a bachelorette trip. The girls can spend their time walking the streets and visiting the area’s treasured spots, such as the Ancient Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey and the Holburne Museum of Art. Additionally, the city boasts the six-mile Bath Skyline circular walk, winding through forests and over rolling hills with spectacular views. Bath is also home to The Gainsborough Bath Spa, a five-star luxury spa hotel located in the center of town and the ultimate destination for the girls looking to enjoy some spa time. The Gainsborough is the only hotel that has tapped into the natural thermal waters of the area, providing the girls with incredible spa treatments and pools to bathe in the healing waters after spending their days exploring the city.
The Outdoorsy Bachelor/Bachelorette - Italian Dolomites
Surrounded by the sprawling Italian Dolomites, FORESTIS is a conceptual five-star mountain retreat perfect for an intimate and relaxing bachelor or bachelorette trip. The group can explore the dense forests on a guided hike with an experienced escort and reconnect with themselves through signature Celtic yoga techniques, such as Wyda— the Celtic movement theory—which aims at the unity of man with nature and leads through the path of mindfulness to inner harmony and contentment at the natural surroundings of FORESTIS. Between the peaks and valleys, the guide will then lead the way through the luscious greenery of the Dolomites and arrive at the Pragser Wilds lake. The crystal-clear water reflects the forest’s lining and rock mountainsides, calmly awaiting with wooden boats to sail along the lake for guests to take in the stunning views. Interactive wine tastings at FORESTIS immerse the group into the full experience of wine-making. Sommelier Lucas Chiodelli will show photos and real stones to demonstrate how wine changes according to the soil, play aroma-recognition games, and provide local cheese, cold cuts, and bread to the wine lovers of the bachelor party. The sun-baked slopes of Trentino-Alto Adige provide an excellent terroir for the infamous lagrein grape and is the most significant red wine variety in a white-wine dominated region.
The City Bachelor - Madrid
Madrid’s most iconic street, Gran Vía—also known as the “Spanish Broadway”—is the perfect destination for an unforgettable bachelor trip. This vibrant street is brimming with impressive architecture, music, art galleries, and, the best Spanish nightlife. Located at the very start of Gran Vía, The Principal Madrid is the ideal place for travelers seeking a unique bachelor trip and home base. Guests staying at The Principal Madrid can enjoy delicious tapas and fresh cocktails while facing extraordinary views from the lush terrace garden. More than a modern luxury boutique hotel, the property is a gateway to Spain’s capital city with its singular location, rooftop views, and elegant décor.
The History Buff Bachelor - Johannesburg
Gather up your boys for an international trip of luxury to The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa for an unforgettable weekend full of history, relaxation and exclusivity. Located in Johannesburg, the Saxon has played a part in the rich and transformational history of South Africa, as the property was home to Nelson Mandela for six months while he edited his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. The significant suite occupied by the beloved elder statesman was later named the Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite in his honor and sits at 4,305 sq ft - large enough for the groom to host a bespoke poker night in with his boys. Once the final hand has concluded, the Cigar Lounge awaits allowing the bachelor and his friends to choose from an extensive library of the finest cigars imported to Johannesburg from Cuba and the Dominican Republic, with the most popular choices being the Partagás Series 2 and Series 4, Montecristo and Cohiba. In addition to the cigar options, the Cigar Lounge’s menu provides suggestions for the perfect pairing of the various cigar brands with premium whiskeys and cognacs. The menu lists over 35 whiskeys including Scotch whisky such as Johnnie Walker Platinum and more unique options like Kavalan single malt, a Taiwanese whisky. Cognacs include everything from Hennessy Paradis to Remy Louis XII. For Bachelors who prefer to venture out, Marble restaurant is a 10 minute ride from The Saxon Hotel where it boasts one of the most spectacular rooftop views. Marble celebrates quintessential South African cuisine that embodies South Africans’ love of cooking with fire, a quality that makes the food culture different from the rest of the world. Meat and flame enthusiasts will be salivating at the extensive menu as all types of ingredients are cooked on coals, including fish, poultry, vegetables and breads. The perfect destination for any history buff to visit with friends, especially months before saying I Do!
The Bachelorette Beach Babe - Saint-Tropez
One of Europe’s hottest summer time destinations St. Tropez, boasts a vibrant energy and immersive atmosphere perfect for any Bachelor or Bachelorette parties looking to celebrate in style. Lou Pinet, A Maisons Pariente property and luxury hideaway in the French Riviera’s legendary town of Saint-Tropez, is strategically located between Place des Lices and the peninsula’s most sought-after, trendy beaches and destinations. The hotel’s vintage, chic spirit of the 60’s is embodied throughout the architecture, landscape, and 34 rooms and suites, each bathed in light tones with a private garden and outdoor lounge. Close enough to the action, but hidden in its own oasis, Lou Pinet’s location is ideal for groups looking to strike the perfect balance between the thrill of partying and peaceful refuge. With the rise of trendy openings such as Loulou and La Serena that offer unmatched experiences at Pampelonne beach, (just a 12-minute drive from Lou Pinet) this classic town has gained the nickname of The New St. Tropez. Loulou cultivates glamour, discrete luxury, and good mood through the immersive atmosphere and divine cuisine, while La Serena is bathed in a warm and welcoming zen atmosphere with casual drinks and sun loungers. Bachelorette parties alike can take advantage of this new vibrant era of St. Tropez and experience the very best of the French Riviera’s nightlife while enjoying Lou Pinet’s luxury amenities, such as the Tata Harper Spa Riccardo Giraudi’s Beefbar and Saint-Tropez largest pool between the property’s manicured gardens.
The Adventurous Bachelor/Bachelorette – Cape Town
On the slopes of Lions Head with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Ellerman House Villas epitomize the glamorous beach lifestyle Cape Town is famous for and provide the perfect location for a bachelor or bachelorette celebration. Exclusive and privately staffed with a private chef and dedicated hospitality team, each villa offers all the benefits of hotel living with the advantage of complete privacy and flexibility, perfect for the big celebration before saying I do! Villa One accommodates 2 to 10 people, offering spacious entertainment and relaxation areas and a private infinity pool with endless ocean views. Villa One boasts three levels, the first located directly above the Ellerman house Spa and Deluxe Spa. On the top floor, three en-suite bedrooms and a reading room provide unmatched wraparound views of the Cape. Villa Two, built above the wine gallery with two levels of gravity defying architecture and breathtaking views, welcomes a group seeking the utmost in privacy, accommodating up to six people. Three luxuriously appointed bedrooms with private terraces, a private cinema, spacious entertainment areas, private infinity pool, an interactive designer kitchen, and a personal chef on call await guests longing for a true experience of luxury and style. Prices start at $6,489. Beyond the luxury of Ellerman House’s villas, the concierge team offers innovative experiences perfect for a bachelorette party. The City Orientation & Bo-Kaap Walking Tour takes the group the historical Bo-Kaap, where the specialist guide will immerse guests in true South African hospitality, enjoying authentic South African food and culture. Explore the Cape’s coast on the Marine 4X4 Safari & Elgin Valley Experience. From Cape Town’s False Bay, the group will spot whales and dolphins, stop at Betty’s Bay to visit its resident colony of penguins, and walk through the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens.