As much as we love the blokes, there are times when you want to do nothing more than escape your routine for a few days with a bunch of female friends! A girls’ weekend away is a chance to catch up with old friends, maybe make some new ones, eat all the foods you know you shouldn’t and laugh until you cry. What’s not to like?!
One of the most popular ways to spend a weekend getaway with girlfriends is to book a holiday rental, either by the beach or somewhere picturesque, like the mountains or a pretty country town. How you wish to spend your time with your friends will determine your choice of holiday accommodation. If you want to sun bake or lounge on a deck sipping cocktails, then a beach house is an obvious winner. If you’re a more outdoorsy bunch, maybe a cottage near a good walking track would be preferable.
You also need to decide if you’re happy to self-cater, or would like someone else to do the cooking for you. If you’re content to bring your provisions with you, then a cabin in the woods can be great fun. In contrast, if you fancy lively conversation over a good meal in a flash restaurant, it might be easier to book accommodation close to the hub of things in town.
Pamper weekends are increasingly popular, for both hen’s parties and girls’ get togethers and there are plenty of resorts, hotels and spa retreats which offer weekend packages tailored specifically for the girlfriends market. In fact, spa towns like Daylesford and Hepworth Springs in Victoria are a Mecca for groups of ladies, looking to unwind in beautiful surroundings. Similarly, health retreats like the Golden Door, Gwinganna and Camp Eden (along with numerous others) offer treatment packages covering a vast array of beauty therapies and well being treatments.
If you like the idea massage and beauty treatments, but don’t wish to stay at a health resort, perhaps staying at a luxury hotel that incorporates a day spa would suit you better? Alternatively, book your weekend away to somewhere which has a good day spa nearby and indulge in massage packages and beauty treatments for you and your friends.
A girls’ weekend is the perfect opportunity to hop on a plane and try somewhere completely new. City breaks are a fun way to see a little bit more of Australia and going with a group of friends means you certainly won’t to short of someone to go out on the town with in the evening! Whether you’re thinking about a hen’s weekend or a simple short break with the girls, why not have a look at some of the last minute deals that are available and book a couple of days away with your mates?
There are dozens of reasons why you should plan weekend getaway with your girlfriends and a seemingly endless list of places to stay – whether you’re looking for fun and excitement or to chill and relax. Over the next few months we will be adding pages to give you more ideas on where and how to enjoy your next girls’ weekend away.
Snow Weekend Away
Whilst it is true that a special moment can be shared witha lover almost anywhere, there are times when only the best will do. For some, a few days away in a deluxe holiday rental is the ticket, but if you want to go for service and pampering with style, here are some of our suggestions for the ultimate romantic weekend.