Best destinations for girls’ getaways 2018, as recommended by Oyster.
1. Marrakech, Morocco
Under a four-hour flight from London and just two hours from Madrid, Marrakech is an ideal getaway for a girls’ trip, especially for ladies that live in Europe. Besides being within easy reach, the Moroccan city is home to a plethora of sites and activities. Spend a weekend visiting a hammam, shopping at souks for spices and woven goods, feasting on spicy tagines, and touring the Koutoubia Mosque.
2. Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, a coastal city in Colombia, has been making the where-to-travel lists for the last couple of years, and for good reason. A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Cartagena has it all — striking architecture, phenomenal food, and Caribbean beaches. Bantu Hotel By Faranda Boutique is our hotel pick for its stylish interiors, outdoor pool, and prime location that’s just a six-minute walk from the famous Clock Tower Gate.
3. Miami, Florida
Sure, Miami isn’t exactly a hidden-gem destination for a girlfriend getaway, but it’s a tried-and-true spot for ladies who like to let loose. The beaches and pools alone are enough to lure sun-seeking gals, but add in chef-helmed restaurants, renowned clubs with famous DJs, and excellent shopping opportunities, and it’s clear why it’s such a popular spot. Whether your group of girls likes to keep it low-key or rage all night, there’s a spot along the coast geared toward both. Stay in South Beach for easy party access or head farther north to Miami Beach for a more quiet setting.
The Confidante is one of the best hotel options: It has chic, retro rooms, two pools, multiple bars with occasional live music, and it’s a bit removed from the noisy South Beach scene.
4. Montreal, Canada
Particularly for NYC dwellers, Montreal is an easy-to-get-to city that still offers a delightfully foreign appeal. Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and most locals speak French, giving it a European charm without the pricey cost of a trip to Paris. Plus, it’s very pedestrian friendly, has historic sites galore, and amazing museums. The beautiful parks are excellent for summer visits, but given that there’s an Underground City (a series of connected restaurants, hotels, and malls), it shouldn’t be ruled out for winter trips.
5. Costa Rica
For a more active girls’ getaway and one that can last longer than a weekend, consider Costa Rica. Though the country itself is pretty small, it’s packed with tropical rainforests teeming with wildlife, beaches that have excellent surfing, relaxing hot springs, and colonial buildings in San Jose.