Forget Las Vegas. The new trend in girlfriend getaways is going global. More resorts around the world are now offering special getaway packages for bachelorette parties, reunions and girlfriend escapes. So grab your best friends and check out these Top 10 "Girlfriend Getaway" ideas.
Whether you want your trip to be all about shopping, hanging out at the beach or spa hopping, we have you covered with these destinations.
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
: CasaMagna Marriott
: CasaMagna Girls Getaway Package
: This affordable package is all about pampering. It includes an ocean-view room and breakfast buffet for two. Per stay, you can enjoy a "chocolate soak" and two other signature spa treatments plus passes to the Ohtli Spa's wellness center.
• How Much: Starting at $318 a night for two people.
• For more information, visit the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Web site.
PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
: Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Resort
: Girlfriend's "Bagua Lite" Package
: This three-night package for two is all about a luxurious spa experience. For this special, you'll stay in a junior suite and be pampered with all kinds of treatments like facials, manicures, pedicures and hair styling. You'll have fresh fruit and vegetable juices daily, two sessions with a personal trainer and guided morning walks.
• How Much: Three nights for $1,504 per person
• For more information, visit the Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Resort Web site, part of VH Hotels and Resorts.
: Waikiki Parc Hotel
: My Place-Waikiki Escape Package
: This three-night package is packed with tropical fun and starts out with a bottle of wine and hors d'oeuvres. Girlfriends get the option of private surf lessons, cruising around the island in a Lotus rental car or heading to the spa. For dinner, you get the VIP treatment at the popular Nobu Japanese restaurant.
• How Much: 3 nights start at $999 for two people
• For more information, visit the Waikiki Parc Hotel Web site.
VIRGIN GORDA ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
: Baraka Point
: You Go Girl! Getaway
: This is the place to go if you have a large group and want to stay a week. This luxe package is offered in a private villa where there's room for 10 girlfriends. Highlights include: a daily breakfast, activities -- including wakeboarding, water skiing and snorkeling -- a cocktail party and bonfire at the beach, a Martini Movie Night and a relaxing 60-minute hot-stone massage for each person. You'll also have access to two 4x4 Explorers if you want to roam around the island.
• How Much: One week all-inclusive package starts at $16,500
• For more information, visit the Baraka Point Villas Web site.
ST. PETE BEACH, FLA.
Where: Don CeSar Beach Resort
What: Girls Spa Getaway Package
Why: This quick escape will have you feeling like you're in another world. This one-night package starts off with a champagne and gourmet cheese welcome. It includes a guest room and 60-minute spa treatments for two. You'll also feast on a special spa cuisine for lunch.
• How Much: Starting at $559 a night for two people