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36 Hot New Bachelorette Party Ideas for Your Number One Gal

Wouldn't it be cool to plan a bachelorette party and check soemthing off the ol' bucket list at the same time?! It’s no secret that we love adventures and a good all-girls getaway around here. Whether it’s for bachelorette party ideas on the east coast and beyond, birthday bash or just a vacation, we're here to gather the most unique bucket list worthy experiences for to celebrate your lady love in style. We’ve got floating hotels on remote islands, glamping safaris in South Africa, marble palaces in India, and quite a few stateside spots that are worth an adventure. Let’s be real, we know who runs the world.

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    A floating palace made of pure marble sits in the middle of a lake in India, just outside Udaipur. Taj Lake Palace has girl squad adventure goals written all over it. A fave among the Insta jet setters, this Taj property is LUXE, LUXE, LUXE. Spots like this are what bucket lists are made for!
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    Glamp In Style With The Vail Collective Retreatlearn more

    For ladies who love the great outdoors, The Vail Collective Retreat is an awesome spot to glamp for a long weekend of celebrating. Just 20 miles outside Vail, popping into town is easy but you can just as easily hideaway and spend the weekend hiking, exploring and laughing under the moonlight.
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    Have A Rosé & Oyster Filled Brunch On A Ship

    New York, New York
    Ladies, leave your man at home and head to this wooden schooner on the Hudson River. For a bachelorette dinner experience that’s sure to have you waxing poetic about the Manhattan skyline, Grand Banks whips up some seriously good cocktails while shucking oysters and toting your gals around the New York Harbor. If feelin’ swanky in the city is on your bucket list, this floating spot is goals worthy.
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    Party On This Floating Festival Bar

    Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
    How about a side of Cloud 9  with your trip to paradise? Gather the girls and head out to Fiji for an unforgettable bachelorette weekend, and add icing to the tropical cake with a day spent on this pimped out barge. We can see you now, sipping on frozen dranks and enjoying the good life.
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    Experience Dome Dining In London

    Tower Bridge, London
    Get your freakin' dresses on and head to this London terrace to hang in a geodome with your top ladies. Pick one of these domes to deck out for your main B and Coppa Club will do the rest. Sparkling rosé, anyone? BRB – gotta go add lounging on a terrace in London with my boos to the bucket list!
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    Sleep While Suspended Off This Cliff In Peru

    Urubamba, Peru
    Your bride’s not traditional, so why should her bachelorette be? Head to Peru’s Sacred Valley of Cuzco for a totally dramatic stay on the side of a cliff overlooking the lush valley below. There’s room for four in each of these three clear-walled suites, but each requires a serious climb to get to, so choose your adventure crew wisely.
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    Sleep In The Living Art Exhibition at 21c Louisvillelearn more

    Part museum and part hotel, Louisville’s 21c offers up a bachelorette-worthy crashpad on the penthouse floor. With a massive private rooftop deck and epic views of downtown, this 1-bedroom apartment has a full kitchen and three bathrooms so all your girls can pop champagne and get ready together for your night out on the town.
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    Glamp In Malibu At Zuma Sanctuarylearn more

    Looking for a easy breezy gal getaway without the hassle of flights? This seaside glampsite in Malibu is just what your girl gang needs. Celebrate one another under the swaying palm trees while the sun sets over the Pacific. Dreamy, yes? 
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    Picnic with See Scout Golearn more

    If your main gal wants a Joshua Tree desert bachelorette, we can’t say we blame her. But, you’ve gotta get at least one surprise thrown in there, so here’s an idea for ya. This cool 1960s Vintage Scout vehicle is an easy one to fill up with picnic goodies before you drive out to the desert to surprise the bride-to-be with a whole smorgasbord of cheeses and rosé.
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    Escape To The Jungle At This Magnificent Retreatlearn more

    Perched high in the trees of the Balinese jungle, this luxury retreat is a definite treat for you and your lady friends. Seriously, think of your dream tropical vacation and this is it. Lush surroundings, fresh and local foods, and plenty of adventure await your tribe for the trip of a lifetime. 
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    Sleep In The Jungle Treetops In One Of These Podslearn more

    Forget treehouses. We’re moving on to treetop villas. Coming in hot as some of the most luxurious retreat pods we’ve seen in Thailand, a stay Keemala Pods would make for a bucket list worthy bachelorette getaway. The pods even have their own plunge pools (in the treetops.)
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    Experience The Most Glam Glampinglearn more

    This totally off-the-grid solar powered tent camp doesn’t exactly replicate your mama’s bachelorette party style. Instead it offers up an adventure you and the girls will never forget. Be sure to look into the wildebeest annual river crossing and time your stay so you can witness this incredible migration.
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    Stay In This Treetop Room In Baja

    Baja California Sur, Mexico
    Head on down to Mexico for a bachelorette getaway that’s relaxing and a whole lot of fun. Acre Hotel has a treehouse you can stay in for the weekend, and a restaurant that’s absolutely amazing too. Check out the orchards for a midnight stroll and bring along the mezcal while you gaze up at the stars above.
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    Visit The Luxurious Beaches Of Africa

    Zanzibar, Tanzania
    If visiting the blue seas and white sands of Zanzibar isn’t on your bucket list, you may want to reconsider. If nothing else, do it for the snorkeling! The spice plantations are also worth an explore, or you could learn to deep-sea scuba with your girlfriends. Essque Hotel has all this and gorgeous villas too.
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    Immerse Yourself In South African Culture With Singita Castletonlearn more

    Whattaya say to a glamping safari combo in South Africa with your besties? Because, we say Y-A-S! Singita Castleton is situated in the Sabi Sand and offers up incredible views of the landscape and wildlife. This is a serious safari immersion that’s perfect to add to your bachelorette bucket list and fit for adventurous ladies who love a bit of luxury. 
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    Glamp Next To A Volcanic Crater

    Tanzania, Africa
    If hikes, climbs, and cultural experiences are on the bachelorette bucket list, a safari and glamping trip to Tanzania’s Highlands could be your jam. A truly wild setting, these domed suites are decked to the nines to make your stay cozy while each day carries a new adventure with it.
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    Soak Up The Miami Sun At The Raleighlearn more

    Where can you and the girls spend all night on the beach till the break of dawn? Miami, ami ami! This iconic South Beach hotel has everything you’re looking for in a traditional bachelorette party weekend. With clubs nearby, tons of amazing restaurants, a private white sandy beach, chic art deco rooms, and adorable pool cabanas, The Raleigh is LIT.
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    Glamp Like A Celeb At The Yellowstone Collective Retreatslearn more

    With centers in Yellowstone, Vail, Sonoma, Texas Hill Country, and New York’s Hudson Valley, Collective Retreats offer up a glamping-meets-foodie experience that’s fab for any bachelorette crew. These luxury campsites are tucked away in the most gorgeous landscape of each area and give you and the girls a chance to decompress and enjoy each other’s company over good food and good wine.
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    See What Panama Has To Offer At American Trade Hotellearn more

    For ladies who love to snap selfies with stunning backdrops, the American Trade Hotel (AKA The Ace Hotel) in Panama is total bachelorette bucket list goals. Something gorgeous is around every corner of this design mecca and the vibe around Panama City is nothing short of mesmerizing.
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    Roadtrip To Goblin Valley State Park

    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Okay, okay, we’ve gotten a little too aspirational on you, we get it. Well, how’s this for an alternative that’s pretty easy to attain? In Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park, there are 25 campsites and a couple of pretty cool yurts. For a bachelorette getaway that’s not too far from home but still feels a million miles from everyday life, this spot is legit.
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    Live Like Royalty In Venicelearn more

      If it’s a formal affair you’re after for your bachelorette weekend, where better to spend it than on the famed canals of Venice? Head to the Gritti Palace to soak up some serious luxury and don all your most fabulous threads for an extravagant celebration that cues up thoughts of a bygone era. Splurge on the Presidential Suite and five adjoining rooms so you and your amici can enjoy afternoons sipping on spritzers and staring out at the Grand Canal.
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      Hot Air Balloon Over The Arizona Desert

      Phoenix, Arizona
      C’mon, every chica has to have a hot air balloon trip on her bucket list. Hop on out to Arizona to make that goal a reality and be sure to bring along your whole crew of girls. These four-hour excursions over the desert even include champers on-board and a gourmet meal. Cha-ching. And how cute is the cactus on the balloon! Grammin’ that!

      Take Your Vacay To New Heights At This Canopy Treehouse

      Machu Picchu, Peru
      Is a trip to South America on every good wanderluster’s bucket list? If so, check out the canopy treehouse at Inkaterra in Lima, Peru for a magical experience in nature that you’ll love to enjoy with your besties by your side. Go for a bachelorette, but stay for the incredible views and nature close-ups.
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      Lounge In The Mountains At Scribner's Lodge

      Hunter, New York
      For a weekend in the mountains with your best of kin, you and the ladies should head to Scribner’s Lodge in the Catskills for lots of day hikes and fireside chats over whiskey in the evening. What’s bucket list worthy about a bachelorette getaway to this spot? The rooms are gorgeous, the food divine and the nature is stunning. 
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      Experience Oscar de la Renta's Puntacana Resort & Clublearn more

      Designed by the late great Oscar de la Renta, Tortuga Bay Puntacana is beach chic perfection at the top our bachelorette bucket list. Whether you and the girls spend your days lounging by the beach or snorkeling and practicing yoga, you’ll feel revitalized and ready to head off to your wedding weekend after a quick trip to this slice of Caribbean heaven.
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      Escape To The Greek Islands To This Brand New Hotel

      Rhodes, Greece
      For a bride with a designer’s eye and a Greek wanderlust, Casa Cook Hotel is girls’ getaway paradise. With rooms that open right up to the sea, daily yoga classes, and lots of hiking and sailing nearby, this gem is totally bucket list worthy.

      Take A Train Ride through El Chepe

      El Chepe, Mexico
      Can’t wrap our heads around how rad this option is for a bucket list worthy bachelorette getaway. There’s a (very cute) passenger train that treks 400 miles from Chihuahua through the lush Sierra Madre and Copper Canyon and into the sugarcane fields of Los Mochis over the course of about 16 hours. Whoever thought Mexico was just beaches and tacos was muy incorrecto.
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      Dine Inside This Working Oyster Farm

      Coles Bay, Tasmania
      A couple hours northeast of Hobart (Tassie’s biggest city), sits this awesome oyster farm that shucks oysters and abalone as they’re plucked out of the Tasmanian waters. If Australia’s ever been on your bucket list, this spot could be the one that gets you and your ladies overseas.
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      Sleep Underwater With This Floating Room

      Pemba Island, Tanzania
      A list of bucket list worthy bachelorette getaways wouldn’t be complete without at least one remote island making the cut. Off the coast of Tanzania, The Manta Resort floats in turquoise waters that you can actually sleep in. Literally. This spot has an underwater hotel room where you can watch marine life float on by from the comfort of your hotel bed. So cool.
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      Have The Chicest Lakeside Stay At Drake Devonshirelearn more

      A modern gal’s dream, Drake Devonshire on Prince Edward Island overlooks Lake Ontario and touts interiors that are certainly worth gathering your crew together to experience. If sending your main girl off in style is what you’re about, peep this hotspot.
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      Glamp In The Chinese Mountainslearn more

      A place that celebrates Tibetan heritage, local wildlife, flora and fauna, and living life slow, Norden Camp is a truly hidden gem in China’s Gansu region. Styled to a T, this bucket list worthy collection of tents and cabins would be best experienced with your dearest friends in tow.
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      Embrace The Boho Life At W Punta de Mitalearn more

      Surfer girls, this one’s for you. The W Punta de Mita is located on one of Mexico’s most famous stretches of surfing turf. Even if your whole girl gang doesn’t surf, they’ll surely dig the boho vibes of this sweet town. Las aventuras abound, ladies!
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      Escape To The Mexican Rivieralearn more

        Hop on a flight to Mexico with your gals in tow for a fiesta themed weekend filled with margaritas and lazy hangs on the beach. Halfway between Cancun and Tulum, Rosewood Mayakoba is in a jungle world all its own. Glamorous and sophisticated, this spot is almost too bueno.
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        Head To The Sand Dunes Of Morocco With Scarabeo Camp

        Marrakech, Morocco
        If luxury camping in the Moroccan desert is on your bucket list, check out Scarabeo Camp just outside Marrakech. Bring along your fave gals for a bachelorette getaway you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. And this desert scene -- can’t get enough!
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        Get Your Art Fill At Renwick Gallery

        Washington D.C.
        With ambitious art installations and gorgeous architecture, Renwick Gallery is the kind of art space that makes you feel like you’ve entered a better and more colorful alternate universe. If a weekend in D.C. with your girls is in the cards for your bachelorette party scene, be sure to make a stopover at this bucket list worthy art haven.
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        Try Cave Dwelling At Kokopelli's Cave

        Farmington, New Mexico
        A cave house built into the vertical sandstone cliffs of Tertiary Ojo Alamo, Koko’s Cave overlooks the four corners of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. For a bucket list bachelorette that’s all about appreciating cliff tops and amazing hiking trails, this could be your crew’s homebase for a good, long weekend.
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