10 Bachelorette Destinations Abroad You Can Actually Afford!
Manasvi Abhishek Jaitly
Senior Wedding Writer
Call it a bachelorette or your last ‘single’ girl trip… Either way it’s a break that you must take. Not just to get away from all the shaadi madness but also to totally let go and chill with all your BFFs. And this time, let’s make it better with an International vacation! Here are all the places you can visit abroad without overshooting your budget. Just what you were looking for, right?!
Pristine beaches, lush forests and rocky hills. There is something for every nature lover in Sri Lanka. You can all laze by the secluded beaches, swim with the whales at Mirissa, go out an evening safari into the national parks or play with and bathe elephants at the Elephant Orphanage. This country will not let you get bored! Moreover, from the flight tickets to the stay, it’s all pretty cheap and can be planned even on a tight budget. Stay at Yala National Park for a night before you hit the beaches. It is the second largest national park in the country and worth a visit.
Relaxing massages, indulging in street shopping and a night of dancing at the local bar… Sounds like fun right?! Bali is one happy place and you and your girls can be rest assured that this trip will be one helluva time! Visit the Bali Safari and also take a tour of the coffee plantation in Ubud for a tasting session. The people of Bali are extremely friendly and you can even find some really amazing and budget-friendly guesthouses to stay. Chill, party, eat, drink, relax… Bali is your ideal vacation spot.
Did you know that Bhutan is known to be the world's happiest country? And that’s reason enough to visit it with your girlies. An all year round tourist destination, this one’s a budget-friendly deal and boasts of views like no other. Visit the Paro Monastery or the Dochula Pass for the magnificent views of the Himalayan mountains. If you and the gang are on the adventurous side, do plan for the 3 days Bumthang Owl Trek. And also the local delicacies, you can’t miss those!
Ho Chi Minh, one of the main cities of Vietnam has recently emerged as a major tourist attraction. Known for its French colonial landmarks and museums, the city is lined with oriental style architectures and is always bustling with crowd and activity. For the beach babies, the Bai Sao Beach is a must visit. You could even take the overnight Halong Bay Cruise to enjoy a night of drinks, dinner and dancing. Again, travelling and stay is decently priced and this way you can have a luxury vacation on a medium budget.
Live life king size… That’s what Dubai is all about. Bringing you luxury at it’s best, Dubai is all about high-end brands and a nightlife that you and your girls will never forget. Skyscrapers, the Burj Khalifa and of course, the desert safari will leave you wanting for more. While the flight tickets are pretty decent, stay and travel may cost you big at Dubai. It’s best to look for all-inclusive travel packages for a great deal in your budget.
One of Asia’s most popular beach destinations, Phuket is your ultimate party place. A rainforested island, you can relax on the palm-lined beaches, indulge in snorkelling and the numerous other water sports. Phuket city is a major shopping hub for tourists where you can pick up souvenirs for family back home. Hit the vibrant nightlife at the Patong Beach for a night to remember. And all this comes at extremely low prices. A crazy bachelorette awaits you here!
PS: Phi Phi Islands are insanely gorgeous… A gem that you just cannot miss!
A high altitude hill resort in Malaysia, what makes this destination even more exciting is the fact that it takes a skyway cable car to get here! Genting boasts of a theme park complete with crazy rides and attractions. There’s shopping, nightlife, food, casinos, exciting shows… It’s like a carnival! If a quick and budget holiday is what you’re looking at, a few days at Genting will not disappoint you!
A quaint little country, Cambodia is famous for its beautiful temples and contemporary architecture. The main cities, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh boast of a diverse nightlife, restaurants and hotels. For the ones looking for some beach fun, the South Coast is lined with beautiful beaches while the northeast will be a soothing sight for those interested in nature and wildlife. Cambodia is still not a popular choice with Indian tourists, but it sure is worth a visit.
An urban paradise, Hong Kong is all things nice! Theme parks and night markets, delectable food and a beer garden, Hong Kong will leave you girls wanting for more. Once you’ve had enough of the city, take a ferry to the land of Macau! Casinos and clubs, the nightlife at Macau is absolutely envious! You can even plan a trip up the mountains to enjoy the city lights or a visit to the gorgeous churches.
Nothing's better than a trip to Nepal for the adventure seekers. As you plunge into a new life, take the Asia’s highest bungee jump. You can even go on a short trek on the Pokhara to watch the stunning sunrise. Visit the Chitwan National Park and also the glorious temples to get a taste of medieval architecture. Ooh, and it does get really cold during winters so carry your woolens wisely!