There’s never a bad time to escape reality and jet set with your closest girlfriends. Now, hotels across the country are making it that much more enticing to check in with your cronies in tow. From Atlanta to Maui, we have five luxe getaways that you’ll want to add to your list.
Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui
The sprawling ocean-view suites at the just-opened Montage Kapalua Bay feature as many as four bedrooms with luxurious bedding, state-of-the-art kitchens and large lanais made for sipping tropical drinks. The resort’s in-house Cultural Ambassador, Silla Kaina, has created some fun Hawaiian programming that is perfect for girlfriends, such as hula dance lessons and lei-making. The Montage Maui Memories package includes accommodations, a $50 daily breakfast credit and a $200 Spa Montage credit, so guests can indulge in signature treatments such as the Awa & Cacao Hawaiian Cocoon or the Island Bamboo & Ginger body polish, which both feature indigenous Hawaiian botanicals. Groups can also enjoy a deluxe manicure and pedicure experience (try Island Passion Fruit) together in the spa’s ocean-view salon before a sunset restorative group yoga class and dinner on the patio or at the Hawaiian- and Asian-influenced restaurant, Cane & Canoe, which opens in late June. For a truly full-service getaway, groups can also arrange for a personal chef to create a customized in-suite dinner.
Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites, Naples, Florida
Located in the heart of Naples, just blocks from the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf shore, Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites is ideal for a girlfriend getaway any time of year, and the Beauty and the Beach package is specially designed for groups of six or more. The newly redesigned hotel has 119 modern, spacious rooms and 32 plush Club Level Suites that feature a rooftop retreat, buffet breakfast, full bar with hors d’oeuvres throughout the night and more. The two-night package includes a one-hour spa treatment, complete makeover (hair, makeup, manicure and pedicure) and a one-hour fashion consultation (and 20 percent off purchases) at one of the boutique’s on Fifth Avenue. The offer also includes snacks and refreshments on the beach and dinner at the hotel’s new Avenue5 restaurant, so after a day of beach time and pampering, girlfriends can toast craft cocktails (we suggest The Botanist, with Botanivore Gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, cucumbers and mint) and enjoy locally sourced seafood dishes such as diver sea scallops a la plancha or macadamia- and coconut-crusted sea bass.
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe
Thanks to its flavorful New Mexican cuisine, bohemian-inspired boutiques, vibrant museums and galleries, and multitude of outdoor options, it’s easy to see why Santa Fe is one of the top destinations for a girls’ getaway. To celebrate, Four-Star Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has created a new Girls Getaway Geocaching Adventure package, which includes luxury accommodations for two nights or more, daily breakfast for two in The Anasazi Restaurant and Bar, $100 wellness credit to use toward an in-room massage and a geocaching adventure with Santa Fe Mountain Adventures. The two-bedroom Anasazi Suite welcomes groups with its modern Southwestern design, fireplace, Pendleton pillows and luxurious bathroom. The restaurant elevates local ingredients and regional spices into creations such as duck enchilada mole and free range New Mexico lamb rack. The inn is located just a stone’s throw from the famed Santa Fe Plaza, where visitors can browse through the multitude of shops or buy Pueblo jewelry and pottery directly from the artists. Book a three-night stay now through December 31 and receive a fourth night free.
Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin
For a real escape from everyday life, besties can experience a retreat at Lake Austin Spa Resort, situated on 19 lakefront acres in the Hill Country. The side-by-side Luxury Lakeview rooms are great for your posse, but the Lady Bird Suite is ideal, with its spacious living room area, fireplace and private wildflower garden with a hot tub for six. Small groups can also enjoy side-by-side Thai massages in the outdoor treatment porch, or reserve the Bamboo Room, an outdoor treatment suite with two massage tables, hot tub, seating area and outdoor showers, all surrounded by black Japanese bamboo. The resort features a variety of group classes, from Pilates and Zumba to lake activities such as hydrobiking and kayaking to workshops on crafting and journaling. This summer also brings special programming such as workshops with renowned romance writers such as Tessa Dare, culinary experiences with acclaimed chefs such as Sara Moulton and Breathe, a series of classes meant to sync body with mind, such as moonlight meditation, chakra balancing, Tai Chi, Nia and more.
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta located in the city’s upscale Buckhead area, also has a Girls’ Getaway package, perfect for BFFs who enjoy world-class shopping and dining paired with ultimate relaxation. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s luxury suites exude Southern decadence, with dark wood, velvet armchairs, dressing rooms and butler service. The offer includes accommodations, daily breakfast, a Mandarin Oriental manicure for two, choice of an 80-minute Oriental Essence massage or customized facial for each at the property’s Four-Star spa. Plus, you’ll receive a spa gift bag filled with products. After a day out in Buckhead, ladies can relax in the 15,000-square-foot spa before toasting with a Georgia peach martini in Taipan, a jazz lounge that overlooks a blossoming English garden. The Café & Bar features fresh New American cuisine, with dishes such as strawberry-basil gazpacho and North Georgia spring lamb with fava beans. It’s the perfect prelude to a night on the town or tucked into one of the hotel’s decadent mattresses.
Photos Courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay, Doug Thompson and Lake Austin Spa Resort